7 Ways to Staying Cool While Crocheting This SummerBy Rachel Choi – 19 Comments
I love crocheting in the summer, but I often come across people who say, “Are you crazy? It’s too hot to crochet!” For me, it’s never too hot to crochet! I think I’d go crazy if I couldn’t crochet just because it was hot. Here are some ways that I keep cool while crocheting in the summer. If you have ideas to share as well, feel free to leave them as a comment on this post so that other can read them too!
- Crochet in the cold air condition. Have you ever noticed that you’re colder in the summer than in the winter, just because the air condition is on so high? Whether it’s at home or at a place you visit, the air condition can be blasting harder than you’d like so don’t just carry around a sweater, bring your crochet with you too!
- Crochet in the shade. It’s great to spend time in the great outdoors, especially when the weather is nice. There’s no excuse to not bring your crochet with you. If you get a little too hot, just find a nice place to crochet in the shade on your porch, under a tree or beach umbrella.
- Crochet on a table. Lots of times when folks crochet the item sits on top of their lap. This can make you super hot when you’re crocheting, sort of like having an unwanted blanket. Instead, try placing your item on a table in front of you so that your crocheted item isn’t resting on your lap.
- Crochet small projects. If you don’t have a table to crochet on top of, try crocheting small projects. Small projects won’t cover your lap like a blanket and make you hot. Plus, you get quick satisfaction when you complete a small crocheted project.
- Work on projects that require sewing. Projects that require sewing normally have several small items for you to crochet instead of one huge item. For example, crochet a blanket that has motifs and squares, instead of a blanket that is crocheted in one piece. Each motif or square won’t make you hot while crocheting it, but a huge blanket might.
- Use lighter weight yarn or thread. Light weight yarns and thread are less hot to work with, simple as that. If you’ve never tried working with different weights of yarn, there’s no better time than during the summer to try it out and learn something new!
- Crochet when it’s too hot to do anything else. You know those days when it’s so hot that all you want to do is sit around and do nothing? Those are the perfect days to crochet. Whether it’s inside your house or outside with your feet dipped in the pool, you can always lounge around and crochet.
How do you stay cool while crocheting in the summer? Feel free to share it as a comment on this post!