crochet classic · handbag · summer

Summer Totes

Another great summer crochet project: Tote bags. Last summer I made some drawstring bags using Loops and Threads ombre yarn from Michael’s. This summer I wanted to make something a bit more classic, and something that reminded me of summer in New England. I opted for a rectangular handled cotton tote: easy to open, deep…… Continue reading Summer Totes


Summer Crochet

Coming up with summer crochet projects can be challenging. After all, who wants an afghan in July?  I have found that jewelry is a good go-to item. It’s light, easy to make and travels really well (you can do it at the beach, by the pool, on a plane, etc.)   I went for a…… Continue reading Summer Crochet

Craftolution · scarf · summer

Craftolution Creation: Lattice-Work Scarf

For August (a little out of order I know!), I wanted to capture the last days of summer in an item that carries into fall. This is a really light lattice work scarf with a flower applique:

Craftolution · delicious gift · summer

Craftolution Extra: Mini Pouches

I had some left over yarn (again!) from my June projects, so I decided to make a smaller version of the pouches with the remaining yarn.

children · delicious gift · summer

Blanket or Towel…Let the Season Decide

One of the best gifts I got as a kid was a personalized beach towel. I still use it today, some 20 years later: it's a great size to pack if you're traveling and I always know that it's mine. For a long time, I've wanted to crochet a towel. I finally did. Using 100%… Continue reading Blanket or Towel…Let the Season Decide

Craftolution · summer

Craftolution Creation: Summer Drawstring Pouch

My June Craftolution project: Out of 6 skeins of variegated yarn, I made two drawstring pouch bags–perfect for toting to the beach or running quick errands.  Two mini drawstring pouches are on their way as well…