Summer Crochet Patterns for Holiday Gifts

by WritingSharon

Summer crochet patterns sound nice and light, but due to the time it can take to finish projects, you may want to consider working on winter projects instead.

When you are looking for summer crochet patterns, you think of items that are summery such as shawls or light clothing articles.  But you may want to consider finding holiday patterns when searching for summer crochet patterns as these can be lighter and you will have more time to get them done before the holidays.

Making Gifts with Summer Crochet Patterns
Making Gifts with Summer Crochet Patt...

Picking a Pattern

For instance, my work does a raffle at Christmas time.  So if I were looking for summer crochet patterns, I might want to find a nice snowflake to make in crochet cotton.  Due to the fact that I will need it to be completed by November, I may want to start it in June to make sure it is done as I am not a fast crocheter.  Or I might plan to make a sweater for someone and turn this into summer crochet patterns due to time constraints.  But I would want to work on this somewhere that I have air conditioning as projects can get quite warm as they sit on your lap!

Different Materials

Summer crochet patterns also require different materials than those that are designed for use in the winter.  If you are looking to make a summer crochet patterns shirt, then you are likely going to work in a light yarn such as cotton but if you are making a winter shirt, you may prefer something heavier such as wool.  This can make a difference in regards to the weight of the project as well as the price and the color selection available to you.

Even if you are using summer crochet patterns, there is no reason why you cannot adapt for different seasons or uses by changing the type of yarn you are using.  In my opinion, it is never too early to start picking summer crochet patterns for a gift as you never know when life will get in the way and that summer crochet pattern has to get pushed to the side.

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Granny Square Love: A New Twist on a Crochet Classic for Your Home

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Time to Complete the Pattern

Another consideration when looking for summer crochet patterns is how long you think it will take you to complete the project.  Let’s say you start your summer crochet patterns in August, but you quickly realize you aren’t going to finish it before the summer season is over.  You may want adapt the summer crochet patterns so that you can wear it next summer or you may need to modify the summer crochet pattern if it is for a baby or child who is going to grow a fair bit in the next year.

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Updated: 09/19/2011, WritingSharon
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