Our 5 Favorite Crochet Patterns for Summer
It’s officially summer! For most people, this is their favorite time of year: school is out, the days are long, and everyone is relaxed and taking things at a slower pace. As DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince say, summertime is the perfect time to sit back and unwind.
But just because we’re relaxing doesn’t mean we can’t crochet! Crochet is the perfect activity for when you’re hanging out poolside or on a leisurely road trip —and it’s also the perfect thing to wear. Crochet garments are light and loose and breathable, so you can be sure that whatever you get up to this summer, you’ll be cool and comfortable. Grab your hook and get going on one of our favorite summer crochet patterns!
Tide Pool Tank
One of my favorites from the last few years, the Tide Pool Tank from Interweave Crochet Summer 2017 is basically my ideal tank top. It’s simple enough to feel relaxed and summery, but the fun filet details on the front and down the back make it anything but boring. Wear it with shorts or a long flowy skirt for a carefree look.
This top is one of the most popular from recent issues, and it’s easy to see why! With its simple shaping and beautiful patterning, the chic Boardwalk Tank from Interweave Crochet Summer 2017 can take you from morning brunch to an outdoor evening concert with ease. It’s also versatile: wear it with shorts now and then layer it over jeans and a long-sleeve shirt in the fall.
Limpet Lace Top
If you’re searching for a top that positively oozes summer, look no further! The Limpet Lace Top from Interweave Crochet Summer 2016 is just the thing you need for all your dressy occasions this season. (Although I love the idea of wearing it with frayed jean shorts for a fun contrast.) The doily-inspired upper portion is delicate and lovely but definitely not old fashioned. Adjust the solid-stitch body for a custom fit in this perfect summer top.
Embrace lightness and lace with this stunning dress. This piece would look amazing over a simple summer dress or as a swimsuit cover-up. Worked from the top down, Interweave Crochet Summer 2016’s Zephyr Dress has progressively longer chains between the pineapple panels to create a comfortable, flattering fit.
The gorgeous Oasis Shell is beautiful and elegant in the front; the back, with its vintage-inspired standard edging worked directly into the body, will turn heads. Try this stunning top from Interweave Crochet Summer 2017 in a neutral, or really make it pop in your favorite bright summer hue!
What are you crocheting to wear this summer? Is your favorite summer top in this list? Let me know in the comments!
Happy summer crocheting!