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Summer Crochet Ideas

by Laura Eccleston

15 Jun 2023


Summer Crochet Ideas
When it comes to Summer, as a crafter and crochet lover, we often end up doing a lot less crochet for many reasons; we're outdoors a lot more, we're busy off on our holidays and although we love to crochet, it can often be something left to Autumn or winter. After-all, cozy-ing up under a thick crochet blanket as we hook away is probably not on the top of our hobby to do list in 40 degree heat!

Yet we miss it right? We have flights to get through, we may have a long drive ahead of us, we may just be bored sat at our friend's garden party. Even in summer, we get those moments where we wished we'd packed our yarn and hooks, just to have something to do! But if we don't want to be making socks or finishing that huge winter blanket we'd started just before Christmas, what kind of projects are the best for those long summer days and hot journeys?

Let's take a look at some great summer crochet project ideas that are easy to pack, keep our hands busy, but our laps cool!

Fruity Projects
Who doesn't love watermelon at this time of year. I know I do. These fruity projects are not only super quick to crochet, but they look summery and fun to boot. Pack a few select yarn scrap balls in your luggage and you'll be whipping up some key-chains or summer decorations in no time.

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Beach Crochet eBook
If you fancy something a little more detailed, yet still easy to pack away on your travels, then how about our Summer eBook, packed full of beachy summer projects from shells, ice-creams to dream catchers and feathers. Quick projects that can be made in any yarn and any hook size that will keep you dreaming about summer for years to come!

Beach Themed Crochet eBook with 10 summer themed patterns.

Summer Bunting
Perhaps you're looking for a special crochet party piece this summer to show off your creative skills? Then how about a whole play-list of crochet summer triangle bunting patterns, each with their own stitch design and style with my Summer Bunting crochet-a-long! Not only will these decorations look amazing at your summer bash, but they may also introduce you to a new stitch, which you can keep ready for some winter blankets next season.

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Sea Breeze Crochet Shawl
If you'd prefer a longer, more repetitive project to keep your hands busy this season to help you switch off, then how about my beautiful Easy Summer Crochet Shawl. This is absolutely one of my personal favourite designs, which the yarn definitely sets off. I used KingCole Opium Palette yarn (not sponsored) and the texture allowed this shawl to have a beautiful drape that really flows in the summer breeze. A wonderful light and airy project to enjoy over the summer.

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Naturally HappyBerry Crochet Magazine - Summer 2023
And if you truly want to leave your yarn and hooks at home this summer, but still crave a little crochet magic, then how about our new crochet magazine, Naturally HappyBerry, which has just been launched this summer. Packed full of crochet patterns, nature inspired craft ideas and mental well-being goodness, you definitely won't be bored on those long flights. As a digital magazine, it is also super easy to pack!

Find out more here about our monthly subscription, which not only includes our seasonal crochet magazine, but also a ton of other exclusive benefits for just £5 a month!

I hope you feel inspired this season with these suggestions, but if you do crochet at your friend's rather dull garden party, then make sure to really impress them when they start complaining with some of these patterns. You'll be hosting summer crochet parties before you know it! Have a wonderful summer!

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