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Our Spring & Summer Collection, Part 1: 7 Free Patterns!

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Our Spring & Summer Collection, Part 1: 7 Free Patterns!

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We’re thrilled to bring you Part 1 of our Spring & Summer Collection! These 7 free patterns are perfect projects to stitch up for warmer weather. Not only are they juicily bright for the warmer months, but they’re also quick, so you can get outside! Read on to see all 7 patterns, and choose your favorite.

Our Spring & Summer Collection

3 to Knit

This effortless bolero is a piece you’ll grab again and again, all spring & summer. The Malibu Bolero (Knit) features an elegant mix of textures, enhanced by the neutral color. It’s 24/7 Cotton, so it’ll feel like and smooth even on warmer days, and it’s easy to pop in the wash, and wear again. The thick ribbing along the front panels is un-fussy, and the zigzag hem along the back adds an element of flirtation.

Spring & Summer

Folklore Top (K)

The Folklore Top (Knit) is a tangerine dream! This substantial orange hue elevates citrus, while remaining comfortable enough for everyday wear. The little stitching detail around the notched neckline is so fetching – adding an element of ‘handmade’ to an otherwise very neat design. It’s a Level 3 Intermediate pattern, perfect for a garment challenge.

Our Kennebunk Cardigan (Knit) is a little more substantial, to wear in the shade on a cooler day, or grab for an evening outdoors. Our Flikka Yarn in Toucan offers a summery vibe, while being understated enough to wear with everything. This yarn is a 3 Light weight and will feel soft without overwhelming you in this easy silhouette.

4 to Crochet

The Orient Beach Tunic (Crochet) is gorgeous to throw on over your suit, and elevate your poolside attire. Grab three skeins of Shawl in a Ball, and whip up this lovely coverup! Pictured here in the Reflective Crystal color, you could certainly try another hue, but this one hints at everything lovely for summer. It’s a Level 2 pattern, perfect for the beginning looking for a fun challenge!

Spring & Summer

Camel Rock Ripple Afghan (C)

If you’re looking to take your beach game to next-level stylishness, chain the Camel Rock Ripple Afghan (Crochet). These on-trend summer hues leave primary color summer gear in the dust. And our 24/7 Cotton is perfect for the sand! It’s sturdy, and easily laundered, and will feel clean – not cloying – on even the hottest of days. The pattern is simple enough to be your vacation project!

Our Surf Side Top (Crochet) is a serious beauty. The neckline is daring, but also hearkens back to midcentury bathing styles! The color, Cranberry in our ZZ Twist Yarn, is perfect to take your look from afternoon to evening. And you’ll look love looking back at photos from concerts & cookouts of you in this creation! It’s another easy pattern, so you’ll get a big ‘wow!’ without a big headache.

Spring & Summer

Greenmarket Tote (C)

There’s nothing more carefree than a swinging tote, with an open-weave, so you can see all your gear. The Greenmarket Tote (Crochet) is a quick project, in a lime-y fresh green. Since it’s 24/7 Cotton, it’ll be sturdy enough to carry anywhere, and easily-laundered, for whatever trouble you get into. Bring it wherever your spring & summer adventures take you.

Your Spring & Summer Style

Turn to Lion Brand for your spring & summer style, and get free patterns for these wonderful pieces! We can’t wait to set aside our bulkier yarns for the moment, and make something that celebrates the coming sun. Share with us in the comments below if you’re eyeing any of these projects to craft this season!
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  • Great patterns, gonna make the tote first. Thanks for making them available

  • Deal with the arms. Many of us hate our arms.

  • Like to see more afghans and shawls

  • Oh, how I wish that Folklore Tank was crochet. I love the style of it.

  • Love all the bright colours!

    • Thanks, Elisabeth! 🙂

  • Love the Lion brand patterns and yarn. Going to try the Folklore Tank for summer!

    • Thanks, Judith! And please let us know how it goes!

  • Cher-Lynn Maynard if you crochet it with tr linked are from side to side you should get the desired effect.

    • Thank you for this suggestion, Ronni! Love to see crafters helping each other out!

  • … and the Malibu Bolero, and the Kennebunk Cardigan. Crochet versions, please!

    • Thank you for suggesting, Elahn! Will pass along your feedback.

  • folklore top; try tunision crochet, looks like knit.

    • Great suggestion, Peggy, thanks for sharing!

  • More Afghanis and throws for beginners please.

  • I’m more of s knitter, but I’m loving all those crochet patterns…which to do first?? And all the happy colors.
    I also would like to try the Malibu bolero

  • The arm opening looks very long and deep on the Folk Lore top. I love it but would need to raise the opening on the sides or ‘everything’ will fall out!! LOL Have any tips?

  • …and i wish the surf side top was available in a knit pattern!

  • Binding off 9 stitches on each of 6 rows. Has anyone had trouble in getting the correct count ) after the bind off on the back. I should be winding up with 90 sts. on my size but am way off. What am I not counting????

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