Spring is here and if your closet is like mine, it could use a refresh. Here are 7 amazing garment patterns perfect for spring and summer. Now I have to say this….it is a complete and total coincidence that a lot of these images are in neutral tones. But I will say seeing a garment in a neutral allows you to get a good base image of it. I assure you these will look great in your favorite colors to coordinate with items you already have in you closet!
The perfect tank
This long open work style tank will work up quickly and look amazing on any body type. Crocheted in sport weight yarn on a size E hook. The tank comes in 2 sizes but the easy, flowy nature of the tank will fit more than the number of sizes implies. Get the pattern here and shop for yarn here.
The ideal tee
I am a little partial with this one as it is one of my designs. The boxy fit of this is super cozy, the yarn (if you choose what the pattern suggests) is just a dream to work with, and the color combo in this one is a amazing (if I do say so myself). The tee comes in 7 sizes and also uses a sport weight yarn. The stitch pattern is an all over herringbone stitch which is very meditative once you master it. Find the pattern here.
The fancy tee
This dressier style tee is the short sleeved version of the Stamford Pullover (which I have made a couple of times myself). The pullover comes in 5 sizes, uses a bamboo/cotton yarn and features a simple lace stitch pattern. The pullover is worked from the top down in a round yoke construction. Once you get past the lace, it’s easy peasy stitching to the finish line. Get the pattern here and the yarn used in the pattern here.
The trusted tunic
Tunics flatter almost any figure and the WOW factor on this one makes it really standout from the rest. Each section of stitching will keep your interest while you are working it and once you finish you will have a work of art that will look great on the beach or for going out! It comes in 5 sizes and uses a DK weight yarn. Find the pattern here and select the perfect color and yarn here.
The everyday dress
This lovely maxi dress comes in sizes small to 4X-large and features sections of plain stitching and stripes of openwork. Make one in several colors and rotate it throughout the week. Toss it on over a simple tank and jeans or a slip dress. Wear it over your swimsuit to the beach. Pair it with a cardigan or jacket. The options are endless. And this will work up quickly as it uses a worsted weight yarn. Pattern can be found here and yarn here.
The lightweight cardigan
This is one of those that I could really see myself wearing a lot. It classy looking, lightweight and it has an interesting stitch pattern. Plus I am a sucker for stripes of any kind! No buttonband to worry about either, since it’s a simple single button closure. This beauty is available in 5 sizes and uses a worsted weight yarn. So again you will have a lovely piece to wear in no time! Get the pattern here.
The ultimate cool evening jacket/coat
This long textured kimono style jacket/coat would make an amazing addition to your wardrobe. It’s available in 6 sizes and is also made with a worsted weight yarn. The easy style of this kimono cardi will have you wanting to wear it every evening this summer as you go out on the town or lounge on your patio in the evening. It would even make a great coverup in the morning instead of your typical robe! Grab the pattern here.
—Britt Schmiesing, editor