The Perfect Summer Crochet Cover Up

Summer officially begins tomorrow, but warmer than normal temperatures and sunny skies have already left me with two lobster sunburns and a longing to lounge beside the pool. Finding the perfect warm-weather crochet project can be a bit more difficult than finding the perfect pool. Sweaters, hats, and scarves can be too warm for summer weather. So how do you show off your crochet when the temperatures climb into the 90s and above? How do you find the perfect crochet top?

  A definitive pineapple stitch pattern and exploded lace pattern balances classic design with modern techniques. Designed to wear as a swimsuit cover up, the Capri Cover by Tammy Hildebrand can be easily shortened into a light-weight top or lengthened into an elegant dress.
  Try something new and whip up a pair of Strappy Sandals by Brenda K. B. Anderson in hemp twine. This textured and lacy footwear will elicit compliments at the pool, the beach, or on a downtown shopping trip. The base of this sandal is worked around a comfortable flip flop.
  With an openwork lacy design and eye-catching large motifs, the St. Tropez Tunic by Cristina Mershon is an elegant cover-up for a swimsuit, a light dress, or even a tank top and capris. The individual crochet motifs are joined as you go. This dainty tunic is also the perfect travel project.
  Explore the intricacies of hairpin lace with the Enigma Tunic by Jennifer Hansen. This crochet tunic is long enough to wear as a dress, with a lining, or slip it on over a swimsuit or tank top and leggings. The arresting geometric designs are created with a combination of hairpin lace and tall crochet stitches.

No matter what your summer adventures, you can find the perfect hot-weather project in the Crochet Me Shop. Download your favorite patterns today.

Best wishes,

P.S. What is your favorite summer crochet garment?

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