Style Watch: Find Spring in Crocheted Accessories

When I got up this morning, it dawned on me that I was hearing the happy sound of birds chirping. For me that is the soundtrack of spring. I hear the sound and want to spin in a “The hills are alive with the sound of music” sort of way. I want to be out. I want to be seen. The time for farmer’s markets and outdoor festivals quickly approaches.

That also means a slow time for crocheters. Not much use for beanies, scarves and gloves with summer near, but the art of crochet can be seasonal. Crocheted accessories aren’t limited to winter wear. There are many options in the realm of crocheted accessories for the spring and summer months.

Headbands are not only fashionable; they can also be functional in holding our hair back and out of our eyes. I also like to think of a headband as a tool that allows the sun to shine on an upturned face. Designer Sue Perez’s Rampant Arch Headband Pattern, from Interweave Crochet Spring 2015 makes a trendy statement, and is functional. Consider crocheting it in a cotton yarn in neutral colors such as white, cream, olive, sand, or even blush. Blush, after all, is the new neutral.

While the days are warm during the spring season, the nights can still be cool. To combat the evening chill, I recommend Sue Perez’s lovely Tidal Shawl from Love of Crochet Summer 2016. The rich ocean-colored body of this shawl is finished with a seafoam border inspired by an edging from an antique table runner. I would use the Cascade Yarns Heritage Silk Paints that is recommended for the pattern.

Nothing can tie a look together more than a necklace and earrings. Indulge and make Kathryn White’s Breena Necklace and Earrings from Interweave Crochet, Summer 2014 for yourself or spoil your friends with a wonderful gift. Crochet the attractive and exquisite array of Celtic-inspired shapes. Consider making this set in a neutral color.

Enjoy the season, and look great doing it. Have fun crocheting these fashionable accessories!

Keep On Hookin’ On,

—Dana Leigh

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