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Summer is here! Well, it’s supposed to be. I don’t know about you but the weather here does not exactly feel summery. It’s raining a lot (a nearby town had a catastrophic flood) and it surprisingly cool most days. I’m sure it will heat up though. In the summer there are two types of projects I try to work on. Small, handy objects that travel well and don’t cover you with yarn in the sticky heat, and large warm winter gear that is nice to work on in the air conditioning. The benefit of course to working on winter gear is that you aren’t in a rush and so you are willing to make it longer, thicker, wider, which adds extra warmth when you need it. When you make winter gear in the winter you usually want it quick and then find yourself with cold ankles, wrists, etc because you cut it short. Today, I’m going to share some cute projects from the first category! Things to keep your hands busy but not have you buried in yarn when you’re already hot. They are also small and transport well. So these are the Perfect Summer Crochet Projects!!
If you don’t know how to crochet don’t worry! I’ve created several tutorials for basic stitches! I’ve done Single Crochet, Double Crochet, and Triple/Treble Crochet. I’m working on videos for more stitches. Feel free to make a request in the comments!
The Perfect Summer Crochet Projects:
Unless noted these are only ideas and not things I have actually made. I have not personally tested these patterns. All photos are from the original designer and are not my own. Some pages may be affiliate links, meaning if you make a purchase there I will make a small commission at no cost to you. These projects are picked based solely on what I like, and not due to affiliates or commission. If you are one of these designers and want your project removed for any reason just send me a message and I will remove it.
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This Kawaii Watermelon slide from 3 am Grace Designs is perfect for several reasons. It’s cute, it’s small, and watermelon and summer go together like peas and carrots. You can find the free pattern HERE.
3 am Grace Designs clearly understands summer. They also decided this popsicle cuddler. You can find this free pattern HERE
For easy summer projects, especially on the go, you may want to not have a bunch of yarn colors needed. This tiny mini pig from Amy’s Crochet Cave fills that desire. This small adorable little pig would be wonderful for an on the go project. I think I’ll be making one (or several) of these myself! You can find it HERE.
While I’m talking about cute stuffed animals, and Amy’s Crochet Cave, OMG, this dragon!!! You can get the pattern for free, or a pdf for $1. The free pattern is HERE, with a link to the paid pdf.
You could get a jumpstart on Christmas and have a nice and easy portable project with these Christmas Baubles from Crochet for You. You can find the free pattern HERE
Would it be summer without a picnic? NO! Everyone can enjoy this adorable picnic from Left in Knots. She makes this adorable set with thick poofy yarn to be toddler-friendly, and it makes for adorable play food. I bet you could also make it smaller and have it be 18″ doll sized just by using a smaller yarn. The free pattern can be found HERE.
Who doesn’t need a beach bag in the summer? Right? This one looks great and could carry everything you need for the beach, pool, or just an outside party! I like the way it is nice and open but has a solid bottom. The solid bottom means you can throw in shells and stones and they won’t fall out. I’m an avid shell and stone collector, just ask my friend Heather. Free pattern from Stitch 11 can be found HERE
Whistle and Ivy made these adorable plant hangers. You can’t ask for a better summer project than this! I have several handmade plants hangers of different varieties in my house in a variety of sizes. Besides plants, you could just put a basket or empty pot and use it to hold keys, markers in your craft area, or anything really! You can find Whistle and Ivy’s free pattern HERE
My Creative Blog designed this lemonade bunting. You could also use individual components for other uses! I bet the lemon slices could easily be coasters. Very versatile!! The free pattern can be found HERE.
This one is a little less like the others, but it’s beachy, fun, small, and just hilarious. The Pirate Cozy from Yarnovations would be a perfect summer project for so many reasons! You can find the free pattern HERE. She also includes her lemonade recipe, some pirate vocabulary, and seems generally funny.
As a bonus, don’t forget my own summer pattern for reusable water bombs! I offer several ways to make them and you can whip them up in no time at all! The pattern is HERE
There are of course TONS of fun and free projects out there, these are just a few I found particularly cute. Hopefully, you get some time to make something this summer, even if it isn’t one of these. I’d love to know which of these is your favorite??