Wearing Beach Crochet Patterns

I have been to the beach three times, and it was incredible! Of course each time was during the winter or early spring, so barely dared to dip my toes in the freezing water. But with the sizzling days of summer on the horizon, I am looking for a few warm sandy beach and sunscreen worthy crochet patterns.

This crochet monokini is the perfect beach crochet pattern.

Mango Monokini by Jenny King

Luckily the Interweave Crochet Summer 2016 issue has an incredible array of summer and beach worthy fashion. Here is editor Marcy Smith to tell us more about it.

Crochet on the Beach

Back when fall was turning to winter, we learned that we would be shooting our summer issue in California. Our hearts lifted—and we set about planning a fully beach-worthy issue.So here you will find things you’ve never seen in the pages of Interweave Crochet: Not just one bathing suit, but two! Barefoot sandals! Body jewelry! Four surfer dudes in crochet shorts! And a purely delightful mermaid beach blanket.

As the projects started arriving, we could already smell the scent of the ocean wafting in and hear the crash of waves. The actual shoot was everything we’d imagined and more. A storm had washed up a boat, which made the perfect backdrop for our own Ariel. Our dudes rocked the shorts (and wanted to take them home). Breezes blew across our Ocean Breezes projects.

Limpet Lace Top Crochet Pattern

Limpet Lace Top by Mimi Alelis

Back in our landlocked offices, we looked afresh at the images. And fell in love all over again. Truth is, you don’t have to be on the beach to love these projects.

The Ocean Breezes story is full of lacy projects you can wear all summer long, no matter where you live in the Northern Hemisphere. (To our Southern Hemisphere friends: wrap yourself in the Mermaid Beach Blanket and imagine for a while.) The Shades of Summer story has projects that span the seasons.

And if you are, in fact, going to the beach this summer, you can work up all the beachy crochet and send postcards to your friends, saying, “Wish you were here!”

—Marcy Smith

Man, I really need to plan a trip to the beach—in the summer this time! Until then I have plenty of incredible projects in this issue to keep my hooks busy and a summer full of sunny days on which to wear them.

Juniper Top Crochet Pattern

Juniper Top by Dora Ohrenstein

Order or download your own copy of Interweave Crochet Summer 2016 and crochet the perfect piece for a day at the beach or enjoying the beautiful warm days and blue skies of summer.

Best wishes,

P.S. Would you wear a crochet swimsuit?

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