Summer Stitch Along Round-up
The patterns featured below were all part of week 2 of the Summer Stitch Along in June 2020. During that week these patterns all had free pdfs offered by the designers for the event. Unfortunately, that has now ended , but you can still find many of these patterns free on the designers’ blog posts along with links to the paid versions if you prefer those!
1. The Crayon Pencil Case by Sunflower Cottage Crochet
This one is a great scrap or stash buster. It uses #4 worsted weight yarn and a 5mm hook. You will need two colors – a main color and black (but of course you could use an alternative to black!) Its a great gift to make ready for school starting again and the pattern is not age or gender specific! It is also a good project to try inserting a zip on and adding lining. If you grabbed the lime coin purse last week there was tutorials in there on how to do this, but there are also lots online! This one works up quickly and is great for beginners too. Get your pattern here.
2. The Retro Hacky Sack from Carroway Crochet
Carroway Crochet is offering you the free PDF of her Retro Hacky Sack pattern. This is a new one for me! Apparently they are a throw back of the 1980s but I’ve never heard of them before. Perhaps it is because I live on the wrong side of ‘the pond’ LOL. They also make great stress balls and Pam has sold lots of these at a local farmers market! So they would be great craft fair inventory! Pam fills hers with popcorn kernels…. something I would never think to use but apparently it is perfect! Pattern requires #4 weight yarn and a 2.5mm hook. Check out the post and find the pattern link here.
3. Dad’s Soap on a Rope by Through The Loop Yarn Craft
Ashley recently released her Dad’s soap on a top pattern. Its great to see some patterns for the men folk! With Father’s Day coming up it is quite difficult to find patterns other than hats and scarves for Dad’s – especially if they are tricky to buy for anyway! You can find this one here.
4. Twisted Cowl by Itchin’ for some Stitchin’
RaeLynn is offering you the free pdf of her twisted cowl pattern. Its a cute one and great for the summer. It will work in any colour way and is a great beginner pattern too and perfect for a little summer layering and accessorising! You can find out more about this pattern here.
5. Strawberry Crochet Applique by Raffamusa Designs
Raffamusa Designs has made just the cutest appliqués! The strawberries are certainly a match for the apples she featured last week! They are small enough to be used on just about anything – baskets, hair clips, headbands, on bags and dresses and dolls clothes, coasters and cup cozies – the list is literally endless. What will you use your for? This pattern uses a 2.5mm hook and sport weight cotton, but you can make them bigger with a bigger yarn and appropriate hook. Find the information and links for this one here.
6. The Jeans Clutch Bag by Hanjan Crochet
Making yarn with old jeans has been on my to do list for a long time! I love the up cycling and minimum waste ideas that we have around us at the minute! We go through so many pairs of jeans in this house – they certainly don’t make them like they used to. I usually cut them up for sewing projects such as durable dog beds, bookmarks for the boys. Yarn is definitely on my mummy-daughter activities list!! I can see a few teenage girls I know loving this project. You can find out more about the pattern and how to mean yarn from old jeans here.
7. The Arewa Pouch by Fosbas Designs.
The Arewa pouch is such a handy one and is so pretty and feminine! It’s a great one to add as a stocking filler for any female. This one is big enough to be used for an iPad so it will fit all sorts into it! You could pop a book in it for a perfect gift, use it for your iPad or kindle, add a strap and use it as an over the shoulder bag. This one uses a 5mm hook and dk (#3 weight) cotton so it is very durable for everyday use. You can out more about this pattern and grab the link to the free pdf here.
8. The Sweet Darlene Tee by No Hooks Given
This summer top is perfect for layering! I love how the bold colours make this stand out so much and it looks great with a dark wardrobe …. which mine is! It doesn’t matter how hard I try to ‘cheer up’ my wardrobe I always end up gravitating back to blacks, blues and little bit of yellow. Its a super simple construction that uses a 5.5mm hook and #4 worsted weight cotton, so it is a super pattern to get you going if you have never made a garment before! Check out the post and grab yours here.
9. Sweet Stripes Sunglasses Case pattern by Green Fox Farms
This one is another great stash buster / scrap busting pattern! The use of colors in these just makes me smile and think of summer! I also love how a cute inexpensive button can set off a project like this one and really make it stand out. You can find out more about this pattern and grab the pdf here.
10. The Tunisian Honeycomb Purse from Creations by Courtney
Can you do Tunisian Crochet? It’s a journey I started a couple of months ago and I have to say I love it! The honeycomb stitch was actually the first one I tried and it looks beautiful worked up. Courtney links to a great tutorial if this is new to you. I would highly recommend it. Find out more about this super cute pattern and grab the free pdf from here.
11. The Textured Bandana Cowl from NeedleKlankers
This is definitely one to make in preparation for the colder weather. It looks so cozy and warm. This pattern uses sc, dc and popcorn stitches to create this fabulous texture. Its definitely a pattern to grab for making as Christmas gifts. You can find out more about it here.
12. Icy Boho Cozy by Crochetastic Designs
This is the final design for this week. It has been released especially for this event and is super cute! Again, there are so many ways to personalise this one. You can find the link to the pattern here.
And that is all of the fabulous patterns which featured in week 2 of the Summer Stitch Along 2020! If you make, or have made, any of them the designers would love to be tagged on social media or you can share them in our Facebook Community group! We would love to see your take on these designs!