Crochet in the SummertimeBy Tameko Barnette – 8 Comments
There does not seem to be many summer clothing options for crochet enthusiasts. Yarn is warm. Summer is warm. So, the two do not seem to go together. However, some things we can do with the crochet creations we already have will assist us during the summer months.
Wearing a wrap or a shawl during the summertime in hot weather is just asking for trouble, so what do we do when we want to flaunt our crochet creations in the mid and late summer heat? We use crochet creations we already have for another purpose.
Here are a few helpful, yet funny ideas for you:
1. If you have any crochet baby blankets leftover or that the kids have outgrown, you can clean them and use them as car seat covers. During the summertime, particularly July and August, the temperatures can escalate at a rapid pace, which makes our cars unbearably hot until the AC kicks in. Cover the seat to give your passengers and yourself a cool break from the hot seats during your journey.
2. Create nice crochet tablecloths for your outdoor parties and cookouts during the summer. Break out those crochet coasters too!
3. Use your afghans for outdoor events during the summertime as well. There are plenty of outdoor festivals, concerts, and at-home cookout events going on during the summer months, so make good use of those afghans. They are not just for wintertime anymore! Just spread them out over the grass and there you go! If they get a little dirt on them, you can always wash them.
4. You can also create covers for your chairs on the porch and patio. Those seats get hot just like the car seats in the summertime. We have to keep ourselves cool and protected from any potential injury.
One thing about the summertime is that we love to spend it outdoors when we are not working or going to school. As you can see from the suggestions listed above, we have plenty of things we can do with our crochet creations for the summertime.
Do you have any other ideas for crochet creations in the summertime? If so, please share your ideas in the comments below. We look forward to hearing from you!