March is National Crochet Month!

Did you realize that March is National Crochet Month?  I have to admit I did not and I’ve been crocheting off and on for some forty-five years.  A couple days ago, I received a Talking Crochet Newsletter and in that I learned that March is observed as National Crochet Month.  It was started in 1999 to let others know about the guild and to celebrate the love of crochet.

Each day in March, crochetville.com will be posting an article regarding one or more crochet designers.  It might be a behind the scenes tour of a design studio or a peek into one’s creative design process.  A special tutorial might be shown or even a free pattern to download.  I’m looking forward to checking this site out each day during March.  You can also find a list of crochet designers with their personal blog web site addresses at crochetville.com.

March is widely known for St. Patrick’s Day and green as well.  ‘Going Green’ is a term one hears more and more as we all become more re-cycle and re-use conscious.  hand crocheted bags are a great way to do your part.  They are durable, washable, have many uses and can be made in any size, color or pattern to suit the user.  It can be a market bag to carry groceries, a beach bag to carry a towel, sunglasses and perhaps a book or two.  How about a child’s bag to carry their favorite toys/books or even an overnight bag when going to Grandma’s!  The uses are endless.

Below is pictured my latest crochet project which just happens to fall right in line with this post, a mesh market bag!  It is made using Peaches & Creme 100% cotton yarn, a color called ‘Ivy League’.  I just love the colors, a variegation of sea foam blue, off white and shades of moss green.  It has two sturdy handles and the mesh pattern allows for considerable stretch.

Share your love of crochet – teach a child to crochet!

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