Shari White, Featured Crochet Designer

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

Our featured designer of the day is Shari White. You can find Shari’s patterns in the magazines Crochet World, Crochet!, and Simply Crochet, as well as in her Ravelry designer portfolio.

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

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.

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3 thoughts on “Shari White, Featured Crochet Designer”

  1. Hi Shari I have just found your blog but I am hoping you can help me with a stitch I am not familiar with I am working on a afghan (School Colors Crochet Afghan) which is found on in row #8 it is telling me to skip 3 hdc then do a dtr in the next stitch then I am to go back to the 3 stitches that was skipped and work in front of the dtr I and to work 1 hdc in each of the 3 missed stitches can you explain how I need to do this stitch I would really appreciate your help my email address is:

  2. Hi! I’m trying to make your Poetry Poncho and am having trouble on row 29 . A chain 4 was left out and then further along you are saying dc in next dc, ch 1 4 times. That doesn’t work. Help please. Thanks.


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