The June 2017 issue of Crochet World is now available digitally, so I thought I would share some of my favorite projects with you.
This issue is all about summer stitching! You’ll find plenty of pretty floral designs and beautiful summery colors here. Lori Zeller’s Daisies in the Garden table runner featured on the cover will keep thread lovers happy and challenged. The project includes motifs and Bruges lace, all surrounded by a pretty mesh border.
If you have not noticed, Tunisian crochet is gaining popularity again, and designers are creating stunning projects to tempt us. Juliette Bezold, a new designer who has fallen in love with Tunisian created this pretty Setting Sun poncho just right for keeping the sun off your shoulders; or wear it over a summery outfit on cool summer evenings. Worked in a variation of the Tunisian knit stitch and crocheted from the top down, each band is built off the previous band in self-striping yarn and finished off with Clones knots for a fun and flirty touch!
We all love baskets and Agnes Russell’s Five Square Basket is sturdy and large enough to hold magazines or a your current crochet project in style!
Here’s a cute way to bring summer indoors all season long. Designer, Terry Day’s Summertime Picnic Set supplies all the trappings of the classic picnic including the watermelon, checkered tablecloth and even a few ants to complete the look!
If you plan to travel this summer, we’ve got you covered with a number of small, easy and quick-to-make projects that are perfect for road trips or vacationing.
I fell in love with Lena’s Pouches and plan to make a few this summer. Not only are they small enough to crochet while traveling, but when you are finished you can use them to hold all the essentials you need for a day trip, including a small crochet project!
Speaking of vacations, you might want to crochet up Abbey Swanson’s Beachcomber Hat before you go. A great way to shade your eyes from the sun, the brim has a wire crocheted right into the last round for easy styling.
Be sure to make Margret Willson’s Seaside Tote to complete your summery beach look! With its fun textured stitches, it makes up quickly in worsted weight yarn.
You’ll find 15 other projects to keep your crochet hooks busy all summer long! See all the designs in the June issue here. Get your digital copy here or look for the June issue at your favorite craft store on May 2.
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