WWDD: 5 Quick Projects to Help You Hold Onto Summer
Students have returned to classes, the temperatures are cooling; you might even see the leaves start to change! Fall is just around the corner. If you’re like me, you hold onto summer as long as you can before fall arrives. Here are 5 quick crochet projects that can help you ignore the signs of fall:
1. Giardino and Fiore Bracelets
Julie King designed these beautiful bracelets; they work up fast and will help you keep the feeling of summer around just a little bit longer. Each uses so little yarn, it can easily be made with leftover laceweight yarn or size 10 crochet thread. Pick some of your favorite beads as the center to your crochet flowers and these projects will really shine.
2. River Rock Necklace
A new crocheter would enjoy making the River Rock Necklace, designed by Sue Perez. It’s all about chain stitches and assembly. Make this project for summer, but carry it into fall. A crochet necklace is perfect for any season!
3. Sand Dollar Beret
This gorgeous hat design from Elisa Cleveland may have been inspired by summer, but it’s perfect for fall weather, too! Make it in a bright yellow or orange color to wear through the changing seasons. This hat is the perfect project for practicing your post stitches. Its patterning reminded us of a summer sand dollar, but it’s also reminiscent of falling leaves.
4. Martha’s Vineyard Tote
This Anne Potter project may seem big, but it works up fast. We know because we’ve made a few of them (since it was our favorite project this summer)! The Almond color is perfect for a summer by the beach. Or make one in Embers red to tote around library books or large crochet projects for fall. Our kit has all you need to make this practical design.
5. Verdant Wrap
Never tried a linked stitch? This project will give you all the practice you need! Designed by Kristin Lynn, this beautiful mini-scarf spans the seasons. It’s light-weight enough and small enough to keep wearing through the summer heat. Then when cooler fall days arrive, wrap it tightly around your neck for warmth.
Have you made any of these projects this summer? What project are you trying to finish before the seasons change? Let us know in the comments below!
Associate Editor, Interweave Crochet
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