10 Dreamy Boho Chic Crochet Patterns for Festival Season
Late summer is my favorite time of year here in Fort Collins, Colorado, because it’s when my favorite summer music festival, Bohemian Nights New West Fest, takes place. Every year, I look forward to connecting with old friends, watching favorite musicians, and strutting my sartorial best. This year, however, something has changed: I’m now a crocheter, which opens up a whole new world of boho chic crochet apparel and accessories.
In search of the perfect boho chic crochet project, I started by browsing Beth Nielsen’s lovely new book, Modern Bohemian Crochet, as well as the wonderful 2017 issues of Interweave Crochet, Love of Crochet, and Crochetscene.
If you’re looking to infuse a little bohemian chic style into your wardrobe, whether for music festivals, fiber festivals, or just for fun, maybe one of these crochet patterns will tickle your fancy.
Kinzie Tee from Modern Bohemian Crochet, designed by Beth Nielsen
This cropped tee showcases beautiful linen yarn in a cool geometric pattern. It features raglan-sleeve construction with a keyhole detail in the back and is a great weight for warmer weather. Unusual tan-lines notwithstanding, this top would be a showstopper at a summer music festival.
Giardino Bracelet and Fiore Bracelet from Interweave Crochet Summer 2017, designed by Julie King
Either of these easy crochet bracelets would add the perfect boho chic finishing touch to any outfit this summer. Get a group of friends together and make a party out of crocheting these delicate accessories and you’ll be the coolest crochet squad on the patio.
Labyrinths Cardigan from Love of Crochet Spring 2017, designed by Robyn Chachula
Nothing says boho chic quite like a mandala…and this crochet cardigan has TONS of them. Endless color options allow your personality and taste to shine through. Plus, you’ll feel like a zen goddess while you’re stitching it. No one will believe you made it yourself…but you’ll know the truth.
Yuma Headband from Crochetscene 2017, designed by Jennifer Pionk
Tame your tresses with this quick granny-square-festooned crochet headband with corset-style closure and bead crochet trim. This project is easy enough for beginners, or a project an experienced stitcher can blast through in a single day. Yeah, you’re a cool kid now.
Pioneer Pullover from Interweave Crochet Winter 2017, designed by Jill Hanratty
With its rustic look, tie front, and bell sleeves, this pullover is perfect for unleashing your inner boho goddess. Rock this unique pullover at the farmer’s market or make jaws drop at a fiber festival. Bonus: play with your yarn choices to create a garment airy enough for summer and layer-able for winter!
Martha’s Vineyard Tote from Love of Crochet Summer 2017, designed by Anne Potter
An easy stitch pattern makes this classic straw beach bag a quick crochet project that’s ready for fun in the sun. Think of this bag as your blank canvas for all kinds of fun boho embellishments: tassels, macramé, fringe, crochet flowers…we’ve got all kinds of ideas.
Unfettered Shrug from Interweave Crochet Spring 2017, designed by Robyn Chachula
Robyn Chachula is the master of crochet motifs, with an incredible method for blueprinting garments made entirely from joined motifs. In the Unfettered Shrug, the result is a cute boho project that adds lacy flair to any outfit without adding much warmth.
Clover Beret from Modern Bohemian Crochet, designed by Beth Nielsen
This gorgeous beret features a continuous lace design. It looks incredibly complex, but the construction is simple and the lace pattern is easy to memorize and quick to stitch. Top off your summer festival outfit without making your head too warm!
Oasis Shell from Interweave Crochet Summer 2017, designed by Juliette Bezold
This lightweight summer shell uses the reverse side of Tunisian simple stitch to create a lovely woven bouclé texture. And just look at that back! Everyone will ask you where you got this gorgeous top. And you’ll have the satisfaction of saying, “Oh, this? I made it myself!” while casually flicking a strand of hair over your shoulder.
Gobi Dress from Crochetscene 2017, designed by Annastasia Cruz
This thread crochet dress is the ultimate boho chic crochet challenge! Panels of petite crochet granny squares are separated by figure-flattering multicolored rounds, followed by a mesh skirt. If you start now, you’ll be able to wear this dress all summer long…next year. But watching your friends’ jaws drop will be worth it.
Let me know in the comments: which of these boho chic crochet projects is calling your name? And where are you excited to wear it?
Yours in Stitches,
Unleash Your Inner Boho Chic Goddess