The Best of Summer Crafting!

This summer we’re looking forward to a relaxing season filled with picnics, fireworks, roadtrips, and of course, crafting. When it’s hot and we’re on the go, we say yes to portable, breezy and fun and no to hot, chunky and heavy! Here are our favorite summertime craft projects, great for the passenger seat, the pool chair, or the hammock!

Projects are listed from left to right, top row to bottom row.

Friendship Bracelets

Inspired by a childhood fashion trend, Molly’s Friendship Bracelets are quite possibly the world’s most perfect travel project. With just your hands and some embroidery floss, you’ll be on the road to having your own stack of pretty bangles!

Pom Pom Peds

These adorable Pom Pom Peds are a fun and action-packed little project, perfect for knitting on the go. They’re also a great first sock project if you’re feeling up for a little summer school!

Bamboo Wedding Shawl

The very best way to make a wedding memorable is to infuse it with details that come from the heart. This Bamboo Wedding Shawl is just such an infusion! The cool drape of Habu Bamboo is especially elegant, while the simple lace pattern is utterly timeless. (And unlike the wedding dress, you’ll actually wear it again!)

Cap Sleeve Lattice Top

Laura's Cap Sleeve Lattice Top is the perfect simple knit for summer lolly-gagging. Knit it up the back, over the shoulders and down the front, two seams, and you’re done! Then pop it on anytime, in warmer months as a slip of a sweater and in cooler months as a layering essential!

Citrus Coasters

Molly designed these charming felt Citrus Coasters for summertime get-togethers. Think sun tea and lemonade, friends and family! These coasters are so simple and portable that you can whip them up in the car, on a plane or at the beach!

Tiny Triangle Dress

Inspired by a traditional pillowcase dress, Molly’s Tiny Triangle Dress is designed for hot days and cool babies! In Libery of London’s Tana Lawn, this little shift is as fresh as a breeze and as pretty as a summer day.

D Ring Belts

Ultra quick and cute, these fun belts could not be easier to sew or love. With just some Cotton Webbing and a couple of D Rings, a summer fashion craze is born!

Picnic Roll

From Griffith Park to Prospect Park, it’s picnic season! This festive Picnic Roll is  easy to sew, easy to haul and easy to wash. In a sturdy Organic Cotton Duck, this is a perfectly practical summer project.

Silken Straw Sweater

Whitney answers the age-old question of what to knit in the heat with her beautiful Silken Straw Sweater. Adored for its gorgeous hand dyed color and one-of-a-kind texture, Alchemy’s Silken Straw is also cool and crisp, just right for hot and humid!

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9 Responses to The Best of Summer Crafting!

  1. Quinn says:

    Just a heads-up: the link to that beautiful sweater isn't working.

  2. that picnic roll looks amazing, thanks for sharing! i just finished sewing a brush roll and will have a post on it soon. this picnic roll might be next!

  3. Jude says:

    I keep getting an error message when I click on the silken straw link, please help…

  4. Sandy says:

    Your link above to the sweater is not working.

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Lots of great projects! I couldn't get the link to the Silken Straw Sweater to come up…

  6. Rebecca says:

    The link for the Silken Straw Sweater is not working – and I am so keen to take peek. It looks almost magical – great pic!

  7. purl bee says:

    Hi All-

    Thanks everyone who let us know that the Silken Straw Sweater Link wasn't working. It has been fixed now!

    Thanks again!


  8. Stephanie says:

    The link to the cap sleeve lattice top isn't working. Would love to learn more about it!

  9. purl bee says:

    Hi Stephanie-

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention. It should be fixed now!


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