Hello everyone! Tara here—
Spring is officially here, so it’s time to get started on some summer projects!
The new Summer issue of Crochet! Magazine is about to come out and I can’t wait for you to see the projects inside.
So here’s a sneak peek:
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Summer 2023 Issue
With 25 bright and eco-friendly designs to choose from, the Summer 2023 issue has something for every stitcher. If you love your tops to have color, the Summer Striped Tee is a must-have— the alternating stripes of bright blues and purples and pinks, balanced against a beautiful white, is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face! Or, if you want to stretch your skills with Tunisian stitches, the Tunisian Scrubbies are quick to stitch and something you’ll reach for again and again. And if your local grocer has stopped giving out bags? The Posy Patch Tote is a bag you need!
The projects in this issue are divided up between three main sections and the usual beginning sections:
The Beginning sections in this issue are all quick to stitch and perfect to have for the summer.
There are Cotton Face Cloths that have a convenient pocket for your to slide your hand into, the beautiful Lavender Lace Vest (which would look incredible over a variety of outfits), the Keychain Wristlet, the Upcyle T-Shirt that pairs with a tutorial to teach you how to take any boring t-shirt and add beautiful crocheted details, and the Arcade Tote, which could be made in any color and used for shopping or for holding your projects.
Go Green is made of four projects that are environmentally friendly—they’re made with natural fibers and recycled yarns and are projects that you’ll use (and wear) again and again!
Go Green Section
Some of our favorites from this section are the Natural Spa Headband, which is soft and squishy and perfect for keeping your hair out of your face. Another piece that we love is the Posy Patch Tote, which is perfect to bring to a farmer’s market or your local shopping center.
Road Trip features six designs that would be perfect to bring along on any road trip.
Road Trip Section
The Lizard Bookmark is an absolute favorite of ours! It’s quick to work up, a fun gift and incredibly versatile. Use it as a bookmark, a gift tag, an applique for another project, or even a cute little friend for your desk. We’re also loving the Pack & Go Blanket, which rolls up and gets secured with an easy-to-carry handle and the Lace Stripe Cover-Up, which has is easier to make than it looks and pairs with anything—a dress, jeans, or leggings.
Carnival Days includes four bright and fun designs that scream summer days and nights at the carnival. They’re colorful, full of movement, sure to make you smile.
Carnival Days Section
You can’t have a carnival-inspired section without bright colors and stripes. The Zigzag Stripes Poncho is perfect to throw on and give any outfit a bright splash of color, and the Summer Striped Tee is a must-make! Swing Tank was inspired by the swing ride at a carnival, and you’ll love spinning in this one so you can watch the fringe fly.
Let us know what your favorite project is in the comments below!
– Tara Orchard, Editor of Crochet! Magazine
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