I started this post with restraint but found so many great summer crochet projects that I had to share more than 17. Enjoy!
Travel in Style
This is a fantastic pattern for a crocheted spare tire cover from Crocheters Anonymous© member Laurie of Spider Mambo Designs. It’s at the top of my list for projects I want to make, I just love it!
Etsy shop Unique2Who has several excellent examples of dynamic spare tire covers. It’s a great place to find inspiration and order a custom-made piece for a gift or for yourself.
Brighten the Neighborhood, Support a Cause
Some yarnbomb fun. Bunting is great for all kinds of summer projects from yarnbombs to babies’ rooms.
Here’s a great Summer Lace Bunting Tutorial from Sandra of Cherry Heart to get you going.
A beautiful punch of color in this floral hanging basket by Katie B of Winchcomb, England
Yarnbombing, Texas style
Yarnbombing, Olek style
Friends collaborated to knit this luscious basket of strawberries for a friend.
Catch some butterflies with Grandad Picolumbr. What a fun summer crochet pattern!
This is the kind of frog that’s fun for crocheters! The Henri le Frog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern.
Crocheted Light Summer Shawls
This extra- large crocheted floral scarf is nice and roomy or can be doubled up for concentrated warmth. Alma Chita has written up a lovely pictorial with written instructions in French on her blog.
This is a great inspiration piece: find your own favorite flower pattern or motif and stitch them together to create scarf, shawl, wrap or other vibrant and stylish summer accessory.
Sandra of Cherry Heart created a beautiful crochet pattern named “Sophie” as a tribute to the renowned crochet designer Sophie Digard. What a stunner, and of course perfect for summer wear.
This Blue Flower Lariat scarf is just right for accessorizing summer beach wear or dressing up a simple cotton blouse. You could try modifying it into fun and summery necklace or shawl too: very versatile.
Crochet some earrings and make some extras for gifts with this Summer Crochet Lace Hoop Earrings crochet pattern. These would make great little extra gifts for bridesmaids, especially for a casual beach wedding.
Crocheted Summer Hats
This beautiful hat by Tatyana of Our Healing Art was created from flax and is available for sale in her shop. What a beautiful piece to buy or to save as inspiration for your own crocheted summer hat projects. Variations on this piece change its personality, giving it a range of suitability for various ages and events.
Beaded bead bracelet crochet inspiration
These crocheted Gerbera daisies would be great stitched together into a floral shawl, too. Click here to get the crochet pattern for this Gerbera daisy necklace.
This necklace of beaded love knots and what look like starfish accents is a unique and lovely piece. What great inspiration, too: imagine a shawl created with these techniques. Beautiful!
What a brilliant idea for a crocheter from Repeat Crafter Me!
The short crochet hook keychain and clear ornament for this project are available on Amazon.
Summer Casual and Beachwear
Crochet a really awesome bikini! This one from Free People is a blend of cotton and nylon fibers. It’s sold out (of course!), but what wonderful inspiration for your own crocheted swimsuit project.
This hooded cool shawl/beach cover up crochet pattern is one of my favorites. I’ve nearly worn my crocheted beach cover out, I’ve worn it so much. I’m rather glad, though, because now I can try my hand at this one.
Well, I hope that this round-up of summer crochet projects has given you some great patterns and inspiration for the start of the season. I’d love to see your comments on your favorites, and of course please come and share your own projects in our fun Facebook group: Crocheters Off Their Hooks!