As crafter, we always tend to be about a season ahead, right? After all, you can’t wait until the last minute to handcraft a whole bunch of Christmas gifts. And if you wait until spring to begin crocheting for Easter then the holiday will pass you by without the crafts complete. So, it’s understandable that a lot of you are already starting to think about fall crafting. However, it’s important to enjoy the season that we’re in. So before you go moving ahead, take a look through these summer crochet patterns and projects to make sure that there aren’t just a few that you still want to make before the autumn leaves begin changing colors.
HAPPENING NOW: BiCrafty Games / Champions Workshop
Before we get into other crochet projects for this sunny season, don’t forget that BiCrafty Champions CAL/KAL is happening as we speak. Every day of the summer Olympics we’re releasing a portion of the knit and crochet pattern. It’s so fun to be a part of this awesome community all crafting together during the summer games. It’s not too late to join, right here.
Make Crochet Water Balloons
If you don’t fit any other summer crochet into the rest of this season, go make some crochet water balloons. You craft them, soak them, then toss them at each other. It’s perfect for summer parties, kids complaining that they need something to do, etc.
Your Best Summer Crochet Patterns for Garments and Accessories
It’s not too late to make things that you can still wear this summer.
Start by making a top. Whether it’s a tank top or a summer poncho, you’ll find the pattern on this list of 50 crochet tops. If you live in a place where you can use a cozy summer sweater then my Floral Tee Sweater is the perfect summer crochet top pattern. My Kimono-inspired Crochet Cardi is another good summer top option.
You’ll need a bottom to go with those tops. That’s why we put together an amazing collection of crochet shorts patterns for you. Not into shorts? Here’s what we recommend as the best free crochet skirt pattern for summer.
Shawls are the perfect accessory all year long. Even on the hottest days, you might need one. After all, some places turn the AC up so high that you feel like you’re in the frozen tundra. So check out summer shawl patterns. First, we’ve got 10 lightweight shawls for crocheters. Then we’ve got a bicrafty roundup of 10 more knit and crochet shawls for spring / summer. Finally, my Super Simple Shawl is another good choice for summer.
When it comes to summer accessories, a good shade hat is a must. So crochet a summer sun hat!
Good Blankets to Crochet in the Summer
If you choose the right yarn and the right pattern then you can comfortable crochet blankets in the summer. This list of nearly three dozen crochet blankets will have what you need. Also, despite what some may think, it’s not too late in the year to start a crochet temperature blanket.
Summer Crochet Projects for the Beach
Beach projects are perfect for summer crochet. Check out our roundup of crochet beach coverups patterns. Of course, you can’t go to the beach without a bag. Therefore, we’ve also got a roundup of crochet beach bag patterns for you.
I also always think of sandals when I think of the beach, so make sure to see if anything on our roundup of knit and crochet sandals patterns is for you. And finally we have our big roundup of 44 free knit and crochet beach projects.
Our Best Tips for Crafting in the Summertime
People often aren’t sure how to comfortably crochet in the summer. It’s all about the yarn you use, the projects you choose, and some smart bonus tips. Find 17 summer craft tips here.
And Don’t Forget to Take Flat Marly With You on Summer Adventures!
No matter what you do this summer or where you go, make sure to take Flat Marly with you. Print her out, photograph her along your journeys, and share in the Minions Facebook group. Visit this post for details.