Advent Meditation Coasters by Michelle Westlund
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Advent Meditation Coasters

December 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
This pattern is available for free.

We love Advent, the time before Christmas but we do know that it can be a very hectic and stressful time. So why add something to do during this time, you might ask. Well, we had the idea that because life is so hectic during these days, it is all the more important to take some time to calm down and to focus. So, the idea of the Advent Meditation was born.

For us, crochet can be like a meditation, that is a time where you live in the moment because you focus on the task at hand and don’t let your mind wonder. However, when one follows a written pattern, it is very easy to get distracted (hello phone, hello family, hello housework… you get the picture). It is also easy to skip ahead, to read ahead and thus not focus on the task as hand (in this case the row or round you are working on). While thinking about this dilemma, Michelle had the idea of a crochet meditation podcast, that is, a pattern which can only be heard but not read. The pattern is read out in the podcast and one has to crochet the rows/rounds as one listens to the instructions. No worries, it is not read at super speed but at a decent crochet time (we had it tested).

The podcasts can be downloaded from the Crochet Between Worlds’ blog in December 2017.