Stitching with yarn seems to be more suited for the cold-weather months, but you can create several fashionable, airy and comfortable crochet projects for warm-weather climates or cooler evenings out during the summer as well. Don’t let warm weather spoil a great crochet project as you tackle these eight awesome designs.
An open-air tunic made from hairpin lace creates a cover to wear to and from the beach during your summer afternoon outings. Match the colors of your favorite swimsuit to complete the look.
Boho Circle Vest
If you have more time on your hands, a Bohemian circle vest, inspired by Stevie Nicks from the 1960s, creates a colorful look from head to toe. This statement piece goes with any wardrobe selection as a cover for cool nights, outdoor concerts at sunset or walks to the park at dusk.
Lover’s/Solomon’s Knot Wrap-Tie
Complement your outfit with an open-air crochet pattern that creates a cover that wraps around your midriff in a large knot. The name comes from the Solomon’s knots that join pieces of yarn throughout the open design.
Plenty of airy tops feature sleeveless blouses, spaghetti strap designs and form-fitting tunics that complement several outfits while providing an extra layer of cover.
A headband comes in handy as a way to keep your hair up during hot days. This skinny headband with a flower or shell design makes a fashionable accessory for your afternoons out in the sun.
A knitted tank top takes a little extra effort, but it’s worth it when you realize this handmade beauty works as a main garment rather than just something to cover with on cool days. This tank top works on extra-hot days as well, whether you’re running errands or spending an afternoon in the garden.
A mesh blouse may look complicated, but it’s really quite simple when you look at the single strands of yarn joined together in circular patterns. All you need is a small crochet hook, one color of yarn and simple crochet stitches to have an excellent cover for beginners.
This bandana cowl helps keep your neck warm on cooler days, while the berry clusters give the garment a harvest feel for nights out in September or early October.