You’ve arrived at the annual NatCroMo Blog Tour! What is that, you ask? It’s a virtual celebration of National Crochet Month with new blog content daily throughout March, including featured crochet designers, free patterns, discounts, giveaways, and more.
This year our theme is The Crochet Concert and we are celebrating music as creative inspiration. Each featured designer’s showcase will include an “Opening Act” (a quick or easy pattern); “Intermission” (the designer’s favorite crochet tools, yarn, or books); a “Showstopper” (an impressive or unique pattern); and “Designer’s Choice” (any pattern of the designer’s choice).
See all of this year’s tour here: NatCroMo Blog Tour 2021.
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About Michelle Ferguson
Our featured designer of the day is Michelle Ferguson of Two Brothers Blankets. You can find Michelle’s patterns in her Ravelry designer portfolio or in her Etsy shop.
Hi! I’m Michelle! I am a wife and mom and crochet pattern designer! I started Two Brothers Blankets in 2013 making and selling finished crocheted items. In 2014, I started designing and by 2015, I was designing crochet patterns full time! At Two Brothers Blankets you’ll find modern and simple crochet garments and accessories for your handmade wardrobe! I love to crochet and design sweaters, tees, and accessories like hats and scarves!
Michelle’s Special for Our Readers
Get 50% off all Michelle’s individual patterns (multi-pattern e-books not included) in her Ravelry store now through the end of March (March 21-31, 2021) when you use coupon code NATCROMO21. Shop here: https://www.ravelry.com/stores/two-brothers-blankets and apply the coupon code in your cart before checking out.
Michelle’s Creative Inspiration
Is music a source of inspiration for your crochet creativity? Or do you listen to music while you crochet? If so, tell us about it. If not, what is something else that helps fuel your creative inspiration?
I wouldn’t say my designing process is inspired by music, but I do enjoy listening to it when I crochet. Especially when I’m crocheting in the car (passenger of course!) and enjoying the ride with the music and my project! What usually fuels my inspiration is yarn or certain characteristics of every day clothing. I will usually be inspired to make something out of a certain yarn or be inspired to create something I personally would want to wear!
Designer Showcase: The Opening Act
Pattern name: Edgewater Hat
Get the pattern: https://www.twobrothersblankets.com/edgewater-hat/
About the pattern: The Edgewater Hat is a super cute and cozy beanie that is full of great texture and easy to make!
Tell us about one (or more) of your favorite crochet-related items.
Two of my very favorite products are WeCrochet Brava yarn and Furls Streamline Wood Crochet Hooks!
Designer Showcase: The Showstopper
Pattern name: Chevy Cardigan
Get the pattern: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/chevy-cardigan
About the pattern: The Chevy Cardigan is a modern and trendy fall cardigan that is made all in one piece in a vertical chevron stitch combo! This gorgeous cardigan also features inside pockets and comes in 9 sizes!
Designer Showcase: Designer’s Choice
Pattern name: Michelle Sweater
Get the pattern: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/michelle-sweater
About the pattern: The Michelle Sweater is a fun pullover style crochet top with great texture and a ribbed trim. This sweater pattern comes in both children’s and adult sizes and looks great with color blocks or just one solid color!
Follow Michelle Online
Here’s where you can connect with Michelle online to be sure you don’t miss any of her new designs!
- Website/Blog: twobrothersblankets.com
- Instagram: @twobrothersblankets
- Facebook: @TwoBrothersBlankets
- Pinterest: @twobrothersblankets
- Etsy: Two Brothers Blankets Etsy shop
- Ravelry: Michelle Ferguson Ravelry designer portfolio
- Newsletter: Subscribe to Two Brothers Blankets free email newsletter