17 Crochet Projects you'll want to try this Summer

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

17 Crochet Projects you'll want to try this Summer

Summer is here! And with it, lots of opportunity to get creative with our yarn crafts. If you ever thought yarn craft was just for the winter months, then take a look at these fun crochet projects that are all about the summer sun! Whether you are planning a trip to the beach, or simply want to brighten up your home with some summer inspired projects, we've got you covered.

These patterns are mostly free and you'll find the link to each in the description of each one - enjoy!


Crochet Projects to Keep You Cool This Summer

It's amazing what you can do with some yarn to create beautiful, breathable clothing this summer. Here are some ideas that we love:


1. Upcycled Crochet Flip Flops - Whistle and Ivy

Why not spruce up an old pair of flip flops with this beautiful pattern. You could have a rainbow of sandals for a fraction of the cost with this quick crochet project.

2. Seaside Slip-Ons - Make and Do Crew

If you're looking for something a bit more, then these seaside slip-ons, again made using flip flops, are super cute! 

3. Crochet Beach Cover Up - Garn Studio

It's as if crochet was made for beach cover ups. This beautiful pattern from Garn Studio would work perfectly over a swimming costume or just as a casual summer top.


Crochet For A Day At The Beach

If you've got a beach day planned for this summer then be sure to checkout these awesome beach accessories and fun projects that we've found for you:


4. Ice cream Baby Rattle - Yarnspirations

This fun pattern is a great way to keep baby entertained at the beach. It would make a lovely gift for someone with a new baby this summer!

5. Crochet Beach Ball - Persia Lou

I love this pattern as it can be customised to suit the child (or grown up!) and there's lots of details on the website for this one.

6. Crocheting Around Pebbles - Coastal Crochet

This is a great mindful activity to help relax and unwind, and don't they just look beautiful? There are lots more coastal crochet ideas on this website that I'm sure you'll love too!

7. Summer Day Bag - Winding Road Crochet

We all need a bag for the beach and this one is really durable and holds a lot. The pattern is on the website and is just 22 rows, so super quick to work up.

8. Sea Shell Collecting Bag - Dream A Little Bigger

Collecting shells at the beach is a favourite pastime of many, but often you end up taking half the sand back with you too. This sea shell bag is a genius idea for collecting shells and leaving behind the sand!


Super Practical Summer Crochet Projects

These next projects are all pretty but practical - they're all quick and easy to make and are a fun way to brighten up your summer!


9. Freeze Pop Cosy - The Unraveled Mitten

The only downside to freeze pops is that they do become difficult to hold after a while - but not anymore! These freeze pop covers are perfect and fit nicely in your bag for a day out too.

10. Water Melon Coasters - Crochet 365 Knit Too

You can never have too many coasters, and these watermelon inspired coasters are just perfect for adding a summery touch to your garden space.

11. Sunglasses Crochet Cord - Homemade At My Place

Never lose your sunglasses again with this crochet cord to keep them on. Super practical and you can design yours to match your own outfit!

12. Water Bottle Holder - Dream A Little Bigger

Another really simple but practical project. With this bottle holder you don't need to worry about walking around with your water bottle in hand anymore, simply sling it over your shoulder and you're off!


Fun Decorative Crochet Projects for the Summer

Sometimes it's just nice to have a reason to create something pretty! And summer is the perfect excuse for this last set of crochet ideas.


13. Pineapple Jar Cosie - Posh Pooch Designs

This pineapple jar cosy looks so much fun and would make a great decoration both indoors and out.

14. Summer Picnic Blanket - Mary Maxim

With summer comes the opportunity for lots of picnics - and you can picnic in style this summer with this beautiful summer picnic blanket from Mary Maxim (Premier Yarns Pattern)

15. Bike Basket Bunting - Whistle and Ivy

Every bike should have bunting! This Basket bunting is so easy to make but instantly transforms any bike basket - and whatever else you want to add some decoration to!

16. Sunny Stripes Patio Cushions - Winding Road Crochet

This fun striped cushion can be used indoors or outdoors and is a great way to brighten up a patio space this summer.

17. Cosy Jam Jar Covers - Coastal Crochet

And finally, for those beautiful summer evenings, these cosy jam jar covers are just what you need. Simply pop in a tea light and enjoy the outdoors late into the night!

We hope you've been inspired to pick up your crochet hook and brighten up your summer with some of these delightful crochet projects! We'd love to see what you get up to - don't forget you can join our community over on Facebook at the Secret Yarn Stash Group, we'd love to see you there!