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 Shari White
Shari’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 listen to music when I walk. I get my inspiration from the architecture of homes, the Art Deco buildings in NYC, and nature.
Can you recommend one or two songs/pieces of music you find inspirational?
My favorite song is Nether Lands by Dan Fogelberg. It inspires hope of things to come.
Design Showcase: The Opening Act
Pattern name: Pineapple Delight Throw
- Get the pattern:
- Crochet! Summer 2015 (magazine digital download)
- Crochet World April 2019 (magazine digital download)
- (See the Pineapple Delight Throw pattern page on Ravlery for reference.)
About the pattern: I love all things pineapple. This was fun to design. I wanted it to flow from the center.
Tell us about one (or more) of your favorite crochet-related items.
I love working with gradient yarns. It’s exciting to watch the color changes and I actually crochet faster. My favorite go to hooks are both my Susan Bates bamboo hooks and my Furls. Favorite books are the Japanese stitch patterns since all crochet symbols are universal. My favorite tools are my tabletop swift that can hold over 2,000 yards at a time and an oversized ball winder that can hold just as much and can clamp onto any table. I have an OttLite Swivel Floor Lamp in the corner of my bedroom with my comfy chair.
Design Showcase: The Showstopper
Pattern name: Circular Motif Shawl
Get the pattern: Free on Yarnspirations: Red Heart Circular Motif Shawl
About the pattern: The design was inspired by the wonderful Japanese motifs in all books that I peruse. It was a join as you go and I added the fill in motifs to avoid large gaps in between.
Design Showcase: Designer’s Choice
Pattern name: Breast Cancer Awareness Scarf
Get the pattern: Available on Annie’s e-Patterns Central: Breast Cancer Awareness Scarf
About the pattern: The design was inspired by my mother who fought against breast cancer. She did the walk for many years and raised money for the cure. This was the very first design that I had published in 2008.
Crochet Designer Shari White
Shari says, “My favorite items to design are throws, scarves, ponchos. I really enjoy doing Tunisian.”
You can read even more about Shari and her designs in Crochet World magazine in this “Meet the Designer” post on the Crochet World Blog.