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Sunday, March 14, 2021

Happy NatCroMo 2021!

 Hello Crocheters, yes, incredibly, it is already March again and time to celebrate National Crochet Month!  


  I'm so excited to once again be a part of Crochetville's NatCroMo Blog Tour for 2021.  This year's theme is "The Crochet Concert" and an exploration of whether music serves as a source of inspiration for crochet creativity.  I have to admit, I'm much more of a visual person and get my creative juices flowing through colors and shapes.  But this year's theme got me thinking about how music often is a motivator for my creative endeavors and how it can enhance or even change my mood when I'm crocheting.  Instrumental, calm music in the background will definitely yield a much different outcome than disco or 80s music!

So, I decided to put on some tunes to see what would emerge!  And, here it is...

The Coffee Cup Crochet Cosie:

With worsted weight yarn and an H hook, ch 32.

Row 1: (WS) In the "nub" of the ch, 1 sc in next 7 chs, 3 scs in next ch, 1 sc in next 7 chs, skip a ch, 1 sc in next 7 chs, 3 scs in next ch, 1 sc in next 7 chs, turn.

Row 2: (RS) Ch1, in BLO, 1 sc in next 7 sts, 3 scs in next st [note: this should be the center st of the 3 scs from below], 1 sc in next 7 sts, skip 2 sts, 1 sc in next 7 sts, 3 scs in next st, 1 sc in next 6 sts, 1 sctog in next 2 sts, turn.

Rows 3 - 8: repeat Row 2.  Don't bind off when done with Row 8.

Fold the piece in half, with the RS facing out, the point at the top., and the edges to the left.  The working loop should be at the top left.  Slip stitch the edges together, fasten off, and weave in yarn tails.

 I hope you find crochet inspiration from music as well, and please check out all of the offerings on Crochetville's Blog Tour throughout March.

Please follow me on Instagram (@PhyllisofMCG) - you'll be the first to find out about my latest crochet patterns.  One's about to drop... and here's a sneak peek!


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Have a wonderful NatCroMo 2021!


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