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Welcome to the Create and Craft Club

Welcome to the Create and Craft Club

Get Hooked On 6 Summer Yarn Crafts

Do your knitting needles go into hibernation over the summer months? Yarn crafts call to mind thick wool jumpers and matching sets of hats and gloves, but knitting and crochet are not only for the winter! These mindful crafts are suitable for any time of year, and these six fabulous projects prove it.

Get Hooked On 6 Summer Yarn Crafts

1. Pearl cluster bracelet

Charlie Mumford’s crocheted bracelet is not only an uber-fashionable accessory, but it’s so easy to whip up when you have a spare hour. The metallic pearl beads add a modern twist to the simple design – for a similar effect, try Totallybeads Christmas Bauble Dressing Kit - Satin Pearl Beads Special (502740). For the full steps, click here

2. Nursery blanket

Depending on where you live, the summer months may still have plenty of grey days and chilly evenings, so a lightweight blanket is a must. While this nursery blanket would make a great gift for someone who’s expecting, it’s also a perfect size to throw over your knees on a blustery summer day. We love the bright colours and chevron design!

3. Crochet beads

Charlie Mumford has done it again with this simple but effective necklace design. With minimal materials, you can create your own version ready to wear the same evening! Why not try experimenting with changing up the colours or adding different beads for a look that’s totally personal to you? Try the assorted colours of a Hello Cotton Yarn Pack (556445) and you’ll never be short of choice.

4. Queen B short sleeved sweater

Looking to improve your knitting skills? This on-trend, lightweight top may be just what you’re searching for! Remember to use separate small balls of yarn for each colour area, and to avoid any holes, twist your yarns together at colour change. Click here for the pattern.

5. Lacy summer top

Siân Brown’s stylish lace top is a wardrobe winner – it looks great whether paired with simple denim jeans or a flowing white skirt. Take your skills up a notch with the intricate hexagon pattern. There is a lot of lace work and shaping involved with this garment, but it’ll be well worth your efforts. Find the pattern here.

6. Plant holders

When all your pretty flowers are in bloom in the garden, why not brighten up the indoors too with a handmade pot holder? Mandy Cameron’s crochet design here is just as stunning as the blooms inside. If you’re looking for something a little more subtle, check out Denise Holmes’ pretty teardrop pattern here – it’s a stylish option for air plants or small ornaments.