Crochet in the Summertime

By 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!

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  1. Peggy says:

    Its not too hot to crochet with thread. I’m making my doilies and jar toppers (for my home made grape jelly bottles) for Christmas gifts and a fall wedding gift – thinking ahead.

    • Diane says:

      please share… sounds interesting

      • Peg says:

        What would you like me to share? If its the jelly bottle toppers, I just crochet a doily that’s about six inches around. I’ll tie a bow or raffia around it and voila. I make them in reddish colors to match the jelly. After they eat the jelly, they can use the doily if they like. Or regift it if they don’t!

  2. Grace says:

    For some odd reason, summer is the time I like to make socks or hats that I give away later to the shelter. If it was something I intend to keep, I think I’d be making bags, bottle holders, and possibly a that nifty checker’s blanket that I saw once…

  3. Ashley says:

    My favorite this summer is barefoot sandals. Make them with cotton thread and your feet stay cool. They’re perfect for any occasion, just lounging around the house, the beach, and you can even spruce up plain sandals by pairing them together.

  4. Pia says:

    In the summer I like to crochet small afghans for our local animal shelter. It gives rescued animals a nice and soft place to snuggle up in their cage. This is also a great way to use up yarn leftovers. Shelters are always looking for blankets, towels, etc for the animals.

  5. patirish says:

    I have a lot of pain in my hands and find it’s easier to crochet when it’s hot than when it’s cold. I leave the large projects for when it’s cold out so I can use them to keep me warm! LOL

  6. Maggie says:

    I find that like a lap robe sized afghan that ya might have made in the past or currently are a great present for a person that has to use an electric wheel chair or a go buggy as i call mine. Believe me in the summer the seats on them get real hot also and it so helps cool them and make them much cozier for the person having to use the power chairs. Stay Blessed and think of a nice random act of kindness!!

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