Your Top 5 Ravelry Faves from Love of Crochet Summer 2017

For those of you who can’t make it to the coast this summer, Love of Crochet Summer 2017 brings the beach to you with lightweight tops, breezy wraps, and home décor summer crochet items that evoke the seaside. I love this issue so much that I don’t know which project to start with. So I turned to Ravelry to see what you, our devoted readers, think!

Whether you’re looking to get a summery tee, a fun accessory, or home décor on the hook first, these Ravelry favorites are sure to inspire. If you make one of these projects, please check in on Ravelry and show us how it turned out! And don’t forget to tag us on Instagram (@interweavecraft) as well.

Beach Shelling Tee by Natasha Robarge

Love of Crochet Summer 2017

This versatile lace top with dolman sleeves is a beautiful addition to any summer wardrobe. It is worked from the top down in two pieces straight from the shoulder slope; a yoke is added at the end to shape the neck and shoulders.

Difficulty Easy
Finished Size 29.5 (32.5, 35.5, 39, 42.5, 45.5, 48.5)” bust circumference
Yarn Fibra Natura Cotton True Sport (distributed by Universal Yarn) (100% pima cotton): #115 frappe, 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) balls
Hook Size F/5 (3.75 mm)


Maritime Stripes Shawl by Stefanie Bold

Love of Crochet Summer 2017

Add a classic maritime look to your wardrobe with a striped asymmetrical shawl. Worked sideways in Tunisian crochet, this fun wrap features a mitered pattern that runs from corner to corner. Its simple construction is enhanced by two alternating rows of color. Looking for creative ways to style an asymmetrical shawl like this one? We have (more than) a few ideas.

Difficulty Easy
Finished Size 63” long and 22” wide (at point)
Yarn Habu Textiles Cotton Gima (100% cotton): #14 navy (A) and #17 light beige (B), 2 cones each
Hook Size I/9 (5.5mm), 22” Tunisian cable hook


River Rock Necklace by Sue Perez

Love of Crochet Summer 2017

Simple loops and knots take the humble crochet chain to elegant heights in this stunning accessory that contrasts the softness of linen with the hardness of stone, highlighting the beauty of both.

Difficulty Beginner
Finished Size About 24” long, excluding pendant and tassels
Yarn Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen (30% baby alpaca, 35% wool, 35% linen; 137 yd 125 m/1.75 oz 50 g): #2244 spice, 1 ball
Hook Size D/3 (3.25 mm)


Martha’s Vineyard Tote by Anne Potter

Love of Crochet Summer 2017

An easy stitch pattern makes this classic straw beach bag a quick crochet project that’s ready for fun in the sun. Leather straps lend pretty preppy-chic style. Get a great deal on yarn, notions, and pattern when you get them together as a kitInterweave Crochet Editor Sara Dudek has great suggestions on how to customize this tote even further – read her blog for some true crochet inspiration!

Difficulty Easy
Finished Size 13” tall, 20” wide (across top), and 4” deep
Yarn Premier Yarns Premier Home Raffia (100% cellulose rayon): #94-03 almond, 9 balls
Hook Size J/10 (6 mm)


Fisherman’s Cottage Curtain by Sarah Read

Love of Crochet Summer 2017

Use basic hairpin lace to create a lacy fisherman’s net for your window or wall. Thread the yarn with pretty shells before working each strip to create a “beaded” fabric as you go.

Difficulty Beginner
Finished Size 48” wide and 24” deep, including tassels
Yarn Fibra Natura Flax (distributed by Universal Yarn) (100% linen; 137 yd 125 m/1.75 oz 50 g): #04 pearl, 3 skeins
Hook Size G/6 (4 mm)


Which project from Love of Crochet Summer 2017 is your favorite? Let me know in the comments, and don’t forget to order or download your copy today if you don’t already have it!

Yours in Stitches,
—Andrea


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