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22 Summer Crochet Patterns

These summer crochet ideas will make you rethink crochet as ONLY a cold-weather activity.

By: Christine Weihar, Editor, FaveCrafts.com
Updated May 03, 2018
Summer Crochet Patterns

Summer is such a fun time to crochet new patterns. You can find bright patterns and designs that you will want to wear right away. Free crochet patterns are fun to make when you use multiple colors. Here we have many for you to choose from. You can find some fun dishcloth patterns, some brightly colored clothes and even some outdoor furniture for your patio. Have fun with our free crochet patterns designed just for you.

Many people think crochet is just for the colder months. While it's true you can make deliciously bulky patterns to cozy up in, you can also make light and lacy patterns that are beachy and lovely for summer. Explore our favorite summer crochet patterns in this collection. You won't be disappointed!

Crochet Summer Shawl Patterns

  • Elegant Crochet Flower Shawl

    This popular pattern can be crocheted for a summer wedding or as a simple coverup for any floral dress!

  • Crochet Shawl for Summer

    The name says it all. This lacy shawl is lightweight but also big so you can pull it snugly around yourself on chilly summer evenings.

  • Downton Abbey Shawl

    To be honest, this shawl isn't necessarily for summer, but who doesn't love Downton Abbey? The lacy stitches make it a breatheable option for warmer weather.

  • Sargassum Free Crochet Shawl Pattern

    Inspired by all the colors you see at the beach, including sand, seaweed, and ocean, this beautiful pattern is striking and so perfect for summer.

  • Lake Shawl

    Look at those colors! Think sunset on the lake when you view this pattern, and the starry motifs are so lovely.

Wearable Crochet Patterns

These wearable crochet patterns are great for gardening or a day at the beach.  Sun hats, accessories, and clothing can all be crocheted with ease, and you'll love the look and simplicity of these summer patterns!

  • Floral Mesh Vest

    A subtle floral theme is created out of this vest when you crochet it. It's very feminine looking and great for the summer.

  • Garden Party Hat

    Wear this adorable garden hat while you're planting your new flowers this summer. You can also wear it for a nice occasion.

  • Light Crochet Shoulder Shrug

    Wear a shoulder shrug like this to keep warm on those cool summer nights while the breeze is on your body.

  • Nautical Sleeveless Shirt

    Looking for something to wear while out on the boat? This is just the top you need. Sleeveless is the way to go.

  • Crocheted Sun Hat

    Keep the sun off your face and out of your eyes with this pretty and lightweight sun hat crochet pattern. Perfect for the garden or the beach, this floppy sun hat is easy to make and fun to wear! Add a big flower to the side for a little bit of color!

  • Infinite Ways Crocheted Sarong Pattern

    Crochet lends itself so nicely to beach cover up patterns, and this one is so versatile! Learn how to make a sarong for summer to wear infinite ways.

Crochet Bags for Summer

Whether you're heading to the farmer's market or the beach, these crochet bags for summer are perfect for toting whatever it is that you need.  From fresh produce to sunscreen and your favorite book, these crocheted bags make summer travel easy and fun!

  • Crochet Tote Bag

    This durable crocheted tote bag is perfect for carrying almost anything.  Great for beginners, this simple pattern makes a bag that will last you for years to come.

  • Crochet Summer Tote

    Perfect for a quick run out, this cute crochet bag will hold all your must-have necessities, from a wallet and keys to sunscreen and sunglasses.

  • Desert Sunset Tote Bag

    This beautiful striped crocheted tote bag is so fun to show off at the beach.  Perfect for using up extra yarn and creating a tote bag in all your favorite colors, this simple crochet pattern works up easily and quickly and can be used over and over again.

  • Beach Mat and Tote Bag

    Carry everything you need for your beachy adventure in this oversized beach tote bag.  This pattern is great for sand and surf lovers because it also comes with an awesome beach mat pattern, great for laying out in the sun or having a picnic.

  • Lightweight Shopping Bag

    Grab this lightweight bag before heading out to the farmer's market and carry all your delicious produce home in comfort.  This cute tote bag works up very quickly and you can make one in all your favorite colors so you always have reusable bags on hand.

Outdoor Crochet Patterns

We all spend a lot of time outside in the summertime, so why not beautify your outdoor space?  These crocheted projects are great for adding color and style to your outdoor furniture or patio. 

  • Easy Patio Pillows

    Decorate your patio with these colorful crocheted pillows. You can switch the pillows every summer with different colored yarn.

  • Crochet Kneeling Garden Cushion

    While you're planting your new flowers you can kneel on your garden cushion. It'll definitely help ease the pain.

  • Rolling Place Mats

    Use this free crochet pattern to bring along on your next picnic. It's great for holding food and the ants won't "bug" you.

  • Infinity Rug

    Warm up your outdoor floors with this Infinity Rug.  This crochet mat is an intermediate level, but don't let that scare you!  The directions are easy to follow. 

Summer Crochet Dishcloth Patterns

Add color to your kitchen or bathroom with these crocheted dish cloth patterns. The bright colors are perfect for summer and dishcloths work up quickly and easily. A set of dishcloths also makes a great housewarming or bridal gift!

  • Cheerful Dish Cloth

    You'll love this dishcloth because the yellow and white colors are nice and bright. It'll put a smile on  your face and brighten up the room.

  • Crochet Springtime Cloth

    Use this free crochet pattern year-round. Even during the winter, your "springtime" cloth can help you get out of that blah winter mood.

  • Daisy Dish Cloth

    Who doesn't love daisies? You can use this dishcloth as a fun home decor piece aside from an actual dishcloth.
     

  • Easy Ombre Dishcloth

    This is an easy crochet pattern you will enjoy making because once you make one you can make many more. Use any colors you wish.

  • Fabulous Dahlia Dishcloth

    A dahlia dishcloth like this one is sure to make you think of spring and summer. The pastel colors are just brilliant.

  • Rose Dishcloth and Potholder

    Make a dishcloth and a potholder with this free crochet pattern. The rose is a nice embellishment.

  • Granny Crochet Dishcloth

    Fun, colorful dishcloth that begins with a small granny square, then is worked corner-to-corner for a striped effect. This fantastic crochet pattern is great for beginners.

Do you crochet in the summer or do you put it on hold until the fall?

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