Summer Crochet Lace

Tendrils Throw

Tendrils Throw by Linda Dean

Summer is definitely knocking at the door at my house, and I guess it’s time to put away the wool and sweaters. Bring on the crochet lace!

This year I want to add lots of crochet lace to my wardrobe. There are many incredible lace tees, shawls, afghans, and I really want to play with Tunisian lace. And now I have so many more projects to add to my queue with the new summer 2016 issue of Love of Crochet. Here is editor Marcy Smith to tell us more about it.

Summer brings much love of crochet!

Summer’s lacy crochet celebrates a delicate interplay of fibers that yields such beauty as the Tendrils Throw. Inspired by ivy climbing wrought iron in a special garden, this throw is a mingling of picots and shells—with a clever chain twist—whose laciness belies its sturdiness. Worked in squares, the throw is joined as you go, for portability.

Sunrise Shawl

Sunrise Shawl by Sheryl Thies

Because, of course, wherever we go in summer, we want to tote our crochet! And just so you can display your love of crochet inside and out, we have three great summer bags to crochet—in varying sizes to meet all your summer needs.

This season is a fine time to learn crochet techniques. To learn more about Tunisian crochet, see our Stitch Dictionary column on the Tunisian left slant stitch. Then put your new knowledge to work crocheting the Sunrise Shawl.

If one of your goals this summer is teaching someone to crochet, we have a headband worked in either stripes or a single fun multicolored yarn.

You and your student will be finished in no time and ready to start one of the twenty other projects in the magazine.

Shell Gathering Tote

Shell-Gathering Tote by Sheryl Thies

What will you be crocheting this summer?

Happy crocheting!

—Marcy Smith

Download or order your copy of Love of Crochet Summer 2016 and get started on crochet lace for your summer wardrobe.

Best wishes,

P.S. What is your favorite crochet season? Vote for your favorite in the comments.

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