Summer Crochet Patterns for the Crocheter on the Go

by WritingSharon

On the go but do not want to leave crocheting behind? Here are a few ideas to help you craft in comfort while travelling.

When it comes to going on holiday, there are many crafters who like to take some crocheting with them when they travel. This might be the best bit of downtime they get to work on their crafts and to make a great head start on them.  Regardless of the reasoning, it is important to pick the right summer crochet patterns to take with you and to make the most of your time.

What you take with you will greatly depend on where you are going and how you will be travelling.  For instance, being in a vehicle will likely give you greater freedom as you can work in the vehicle and have a bit of space.  That said, depending on how you work, you may find the space a bit cramped, especially if you sit in the front seat.

Crochet on the Go
Crochet on the Go

For me, I tend to have a few projects that are on the go. But depending on where I am going and how I am travelling, that will determine what I will take with me.  I don’t get a lot of time to travel and actually work on my projects, as I am usually the one driving but the few times I have been a passenger, I take something simple.  Scarves are usually the project of my choice as they are easy to pick up and put down and I typically just create a simple double crochet scarf.  This is a fairly mindless project for me and one that I can easily work on while carrying on a conversation as well.  Occasionally I will mix it by using single crochets or some other fancier type stitches but those can be trickier to remember.   I also love to use variegated yarn for these kinds of projects as it adds interest.

That said, I know several knitters who tend to carry a pair of socks with them no matter where they go.  They find them simple and relaxing, and know the pattern pretty much off the top of their heading, having done it many times before.

Either way, finding the right summer crochet patterns when you are travelling can be a bit of a challenge.  My last trip, I met up with a friend and knew that I likely would not have much crafting time, so  I just took a few random balls, a few hooks and made scarves.  Simple, mindless, and perfect to work on while watching TV or just gossiping away an evening.   Does it get much better than that, really?

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Updated: 01/31/2012, WritingSharon
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Sumona on 03/18/2014

sometimes i crochet in trains!!!

Rose on 11/27/2013

I find I need to concentrate otherwise I make mistakes. I've never been able to crochet and chat at the same time.

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