Designer Shari White is no stranger to the pages of Crochet World. Her designs have been featured many times over the years and are always unique and different. Each carefully conceived design is expressed in beautiful combinations of stitches and gorgeous color palettes.
Shari’s design showcased in the June issue of Crochet World is another exceptional example of her unique style. Suited for a bride, it would be equally stunningly in tonal shades of beige, pink, lilac or light blue for the mother-of-the-bride.
The Spinning Wheel Shawl is crocheted in white and gold metallic size 10 crochet thread with rhinestone accents. Truly a masterpiece that will be cherished forever!
Shari tells us, “I have literally been “hooked” on crochet from the time an aunt put a hook and yarn into my hands at the age of 9. Most of the girls I knew were still playing with dolls, and I was designing the clothes and accessories for the dolls. When asked by family members what I wanted for presents, yarn was usually at the top of my list. I would beg my mother to take me to Woolworth’s or the local yarn store in Yonkers, N.Y. I found it fascinating how you could turn yarn into “something” by twisting it into different stitches. The fascination with yarn still continues to this day.
I continued to crochet throughout high school and college as a stress reliever. My roommate crocheted as well. My crochet went to another level before the birth of my first son in 1987.When I couldn’t find designs that I liked, this is when I really started designing. To this day, all 6 of my sons request items such as throws, pillows, scarves, etc.
Sometimes the yarn inspires me as to what it should be. I find inspiration all around me. I carry a small drawing pad with me and will sketch when a design pops into my head. I also carry hooks and yarn with me on my commute to and from New York City and can work on what’s in my sketchbook and bring it to life.
I’m a current member of the New York City Crochet Guild and the Big Apple Knitting Guild. In addition to this, I’m also a professional member of the Crochet Guild of America since 2006.”
You’ll also find a gorgeous throw in the June 2018 issue by Shari as well. Shari used the new long-striping cake yarns to their best advantage as she crocheted the Summer Morning Throw.
Get the June issue here which includes both the Spinning Wheel Shawl and the Summer Morning Throw. Shari’s other patterns featured in this post can be purchased by clicking on the photo which will take you directly to the link where you can purchase each pattern. Or you can go to epatterns central to search for her designs.