Hot summer weather has hit hard in Denver this week! All of the sunshine is beautiful but maybe you don’t want a big wool or alpaca project laying across your lap as you work when the weather is so warm. There are plenty of crochet projects that either can be worked small or in small pieces.
Now is a great time to work on a granny square blanket. Seam it all together when it gets a little cooler out but you might surprise yourself with how many square you can finish this summer!
This Lacy Flower Granny Square by Meladoras Creations has a great photo tutorial along with video tutorials for righties and lefties.
This crochet-along begins June 26th and is a chance to learn overlay crochet. It’s also low-commitment as you’re making a pillow instead of a blanket.
Dishcloths and Washcloths
Even lower commitment than a granny square project and usually made with cool cotton, dishcloths and washcloths give you a chance to try out a new technique with the responsibility of only making one. Pair them up with a soap that makes dishwashing or bathing a luxury and you’ve got a great gift that your giftee will appreciate!
These Cable Stitch Dishcloths give you the opportunity to try out cables while at the same time either using up scraps of yarn or working in just one color.
Another opportunity to try out some new stitches, the Jazz Age Washcloth is a beautiful washcloth that is a great gift to give – even if you’re giving it to yourself!
How about adding a necklace or bracelet to your jewelry wardrobe? This Seed Bead Necklace pattern is free through July 5th.
As another opportunity to try out a new stitch without a commitment to make something big, this Crocodile Stitch Owl Bag is pretty darn cute!