June 4th, 2012
With the changing of the seasons, it seems that a lot of people are making the transition to knitting or crocheting with fibers more suited for warm weather; cotton is definitely a popular appropriate spring/summer yarn. Additionally, with the change of the seasons, there’s usually a change in the types of projects you work on – maybe you create more dishcloths, or knit/crochet small, portable items to seam together into one large piece later. I’ve been seeing some beautiful projects online made by crafters such as yourself that I’d love to share. Take a look at the projects below and maybe you’ll find some inspiration for your next project!
|Kitchen Cotton Yarn Bombed ChairVal, over at Val’s Corner was inspired by the bright colors of Kitchen Cotton to yarn bomb her sweet little chair for a fun summery look. I love her color combinations, and the choice of leaving some of the white wood exposed was perfect; the contrast really allows the colors to pop!|
|Crochet Medallion PotholderWhen Sara from Creative Jewish Mom started her stash busting project, she whipped up some pretty potholders with her scraps of Lion Cotton. Although these were created as potholders, Sara mentioned another great idea for the use of these potholders, which would be to use them as wall decor; you can stiffen them with some spray starch and hang, or seam them together for a table runner.|
|Crochet Table RunnerSpeaking of crochet table runners, Melissa from Pug Notes has already created one out of Lion Cotton using our Circular Washcloth pattern. I love the combination of the various colors and sizes, which mesh so perfectly together. The yellow border of her washcloths adds a nice finishing touch.|
|Bright Baby Blanket I absolutely love the color choices of Cotton-Ease that Wendy from Parenthood in the 21st Century chose for her crochet baby blanket. She also found inspiration from one of our patterns – the Bright Baby Blanket. I’m sure the recipient of this blanket will light up as soon as she sees it.|
|Crochet Baby SandalsAshlee‘s baby sandals are way too cute! It’s the perfect time to knit or crochet small items and garments for babies. A small project like this is easy to carry around with you during your travels. Check out Ashlee’s original pattern using Extra Soft Wool Blend and Babysoft over at I’m Topsy Turvy.|
What will you be crafting for the summer? Will you be making dishcloths, a little yarn bombing perhaps? Share your plans in the comments below!
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