Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Shake, Rattle, & Roll

Ahhh, my house is alive with the sound of...rattling.  I have just completed crocheting some maracas which my children are delighted to finally be in possession of.  As far as musical instruments are concerned, these are by far the least offensive that they've had - no blaring of a horn, no banging of a drum, no shrill whistle to be heard - just a nice, pleasant rattle and two great big smiles!

The maracas are also egg cozies.  They can be stuffed, but a plastic egg is a lot easier (and lighter, and keeps its shape, and produces an unmuffled rattle).  Leave off the handle and you have an egg or a doll.  Fun!

Traditionally, maracas are played in pairs - one pitched high and one low.  It's fun to find things to fill them with.  I used different size beads.

Here are my Fiesta Maracas:
Available now on Etsy and Ravelry

"Music is what feelings sound like."  ~Author Unknown

Here are some musical free patterns for your enjoyment:

Music Notes form Nuland News

Sheet Music Scarf from Cats-Rockin-Crochet

Guitar from Donna's Crochet Designs

Piano Key Scarf from Crochet Spot

Happy Crocheting!

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