Embrace Crochet with some simple summer projects! - June 25, 2015

by Hill Country Weavers June 24, 2015

Let’s talk crochet...

Instead of two needles, there is one hook. Add a ball of yarn, and that’s just two things you need. Like knitting, you join loops of yarn together to create fabric. But with crochet, it’s just one loop at a time. That makes crochet projects easy to put down without worrying about dropping stitches. 

If your summer is interrupt-driven, crochet is the perfect take along craft. Just dump those two things into a go bag and take your project everywhere. And for summer projects, crochet and linen just go together. For example, Audra from Tahki Stacey Charles. It blends silk and linen for a light, breathable yarn with great drape. The viscose adds a subtle marl for texture. Crocheted in a shawl like Dixie Charm, the result is a lace accessory that is both casual and elegant. The shawl takes 3 balls ofAudra for the body and we've done the border in Habu's Cotton Gima for a bit of contrast, switching yarns on row 9 of the 7th repeat and then then working row 9 a total of 4 times before working the final edging.

If you’re looking a smaller project to hone your crochet skills, try Exception. Although this free pattern looks complicated, the points are easy to master in crochet. We've worked it up in Lang Yarn's Filo, a silky cotton blend that's ideal for summer accessories.

 

If you're looking for fun and portable, consider the ideal take-along crochet project; granny squares. If that makes you think of afghans in garish colors, think again. Creative assembly can give you all kinds of fun possibilities. If you'd like some guidance trying out these techniques Renee will be doing a class in August for 
Happy Hippo & Friends.




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