Crochet Home Décor & Spruce Up Your Summer

The official first day of summer is almost here, and what better way to celebrate than by making something new for your home! Why not crochet home décor? From rugs to baskets to pillows, we make it easy with the Summer 2018 issue of Interweave Crochet. We have what you need to spruce things up for summer!

I don’t know about you, but there are a few rugs in my home that are looking a little tired. So, when I saw the First Light Rug by Gwen Buttke McGannon, I got excited! Not only is this rug easy to make, but it’s also totally customizable for my space: I can make more or fewer motifs depending on the floor area I want to fill.

First Light Rug

After finding the perfect place for the First Light Rug—my living room—I realized that the rest of the room could use a refresh, too. I especially need new storage containers for my yarn and other crochet supplies. Then I remembered the basket set featured in this very same issue of the magazine! If you need baskets as much as I do, you’ll love the Ombré Nesting Baskets by Brenda K. B. Anderson. Made with 4 strands of cotton held together, these dip-dyed baskets are sturdy enough to keep my yarn from rolling away and large enough to hold everything I need for all my WIPs!

With all this crocheting, I’ll definitely need something to lean against while I work. Although my current throw pillows are nice, the Shibori Pillow by Maria O’Keefe will be an awesome addition to my current collection. Not only that, but crocheting this pattern will also allow me to learn a new technique: shibori resist dyeing. What’s even better? There’s a tutorial on this technique in the magazine.

Wow, I didn’t realize I needed to do so much to get ready for summer! I’d better get started soon. And if you’re anything like me, you’ll want to pick up this issue of the magazine sooner rather than later so you can get started, too!

Join me in sprucing up your home for summer! Please share your projects in the comments.

Happy stitching!


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