I feel it when I step outside and the weather forecast has
confirmed it; summer is definitely pushing its way through the door. Warmer
temperatures and travel plans have changed my crochet choices as I imagine it
has many of yours.
But one of my favorite designs remains, perfect as it is for
warm and cold weather designs. Motifs are the classic building blocks of
crochet. But while we may first think of the chunky designs of granny squares
or crochet afghans, lacy crochet motifs are perfect for layered summer wear. A few of my favorites are in Robyn Chachula's
||Inspired by Gothic architecture and designed to be worn with
bridesmaid dresses, the Katie Bolero is a stunning bolero. This top looks
beautiful with a sundress or just slipped on over a tank-top and paired with
||The Paige Sweatheart Top is an elegant layer worked in bamboo,
a great summer fiber choice. A light and breezy top with romantic construction,
this delicate lace cardigan allows you to stay cool while highlighting the
possibilities of crochet motifs.
||I am in love with the beautifully draped collar of the Raeanne
Shawl Sweater. Simple lace crochet motifs are simply joined as you go. Button
the front for a structured tailored look or leave the front open for an easy
||The perfect layer to combat a light breeze, I think the
Megan Sweater would look stunning with three-quarter length sleeves. These
lacey motifs are gorgeous and joined as you go, making the job of modifying
your cardigan easy and intuitive.
Another traditional summer even is upon us as well. The
annual Hurt Book Sale! This year you can find uninjured books at great Hurt
Book Sale prices as well. Order Blueprint
Crochet by Robyn Chachula or find your favorite crochet products at
incredible discounts. Hurry, you don't want to miss these amazing savings!
P.S. Do you have a favorite crochet technique for summer
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Learn the universal symbol language of crochet and create gorgeous patterns with Blueprint Crochet
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