Are you looking for a great, free, & easy crochet projects for spring and summer? You may think that crochet and knitting projects are less popular in these warmer seasons but think again. Spring and summer months are the best time for crochet and yarn arts’ enthusiasts:
- all yarn is on sale;
- there are plenty of great finds in the clearance and sale isles;
- you can crochet a perfect beach cover-up for your next vacation;
- work on a crochet project during a long flight as it saves you from boredom;
- life slows down after Christmas and Easter making it a great time to work on wearable projects and hand-made gifts for next season;
- there are lots of baby showers in spring and summer and hand-made crochet baby blankets make a great gift!
We have curated a great round-up of best easy crochet projects for spring and summer, including breezy tops for the beach, cozy shawls for starry nights, and clever picnic blankets for your next family outing.
And the best thing?
These are all FREE CROCHET PATTERNS ready for you to spread your creative wings!
Easy Crochet Project #1: Mandala Wall Blanket that works as a Bag and Picnic Blanket
How clever is this idea! This handy and beautiful crochet blanket by Mamainastitch doubles as ‘carry-everything’ bag. With step-by-step tutorial and free crochet pattern, it is so easy to crochet. Make it now and enjoy all summer – you can take it to the beach, afternoon picnic, or an outdoor concert. The pattern requires 2 balls of Mandala yarn and is a breeze to crochet in the round with mostly double-crochet stitches. You can download a free pattern and order a kit from LionBrand website.
Easy Crochet Project #2: Spring Bean Cowl using Mandala Yarn
This next crochet project by LittleMonkeys is an easy-breezy cowl also created with self-stripping Mandala yarn that is available in 16 exciting colors designed to brighten up your wardrobe. This modern cowl with ombre effect was crocheted using bean stitch and 1 full cake of Lion Brand Mandala (shown in ‘Genie’) and is easy to create following a free pattern. Lovely colors for cool spring days or chilly summer nights!
Easy Crochet Project #3: “Dawn To Dusk” One Skein Crochet Scarf Pattern
To continue our love affair with Lion Brand Mandala yarn, we present another wonderful FREE PATTERN of ‘Dawn To Dusk’ Scarf designed by talented Jess of Make & Do Crew. What do we love about this pattern? It uses one skein and can be made in any (or every) gorgeous shade of Mandala yarn. Don’t forget to check the order of the colors in your Mandala skein to decide if you want to pull your yarn from the center of the cake or the outside. Looking for a perfect gift for Mother’s Day or birthday? It is such a quick and easy crochet project to make on a budget for only $5-$8 following simple instructions, clear diagram, and great video tutorial. Enjoy!
Easy Crochet Project #4: Isle Wave Crochet Wrap Pattern
The Isle Wave crochet wrap designed by Krista of RescuedPawDesigns is perfect to cozy up in and stay warm on a cool spring morning! Measuring 14″ wide and 76″ long as a finished project, it is almost big enough to be considered a crochet blanket wrap pattern or lap blanket. With a simple half double crochet stitch repeat, this intermediate level but still easy crochet project is simply fun. Lion Brand put it into a helpful kit with all 4 skeins of Vanna’s Choice yarn that you’ll use to crochet this wrap and free written pattern download. Video tutorial on designer’s website makes it even easier to grasp for all visual learners.
Easy Crochet Project #5: Crochet Cherry Blossom Poncho in Cotton Bamboo Yarn
This easy and breezy poncho looks sophisticated but is so easy to crochet using single crochet & double crochet stitches. It is a perfect topper or layering piece for a spring or summer outfit – lightweight to keep your skin breathing when the sun is out, yet warm enough for a romantic stroll on the beach. Lion Brand kit has all the yarn you’d need (4-6 skeins, depending on the size, of Cotton Bamboo Yarn in Cherry Blossom) and it is a bargain with free pattern download. Ashleigh, a great designer behind Sewrella.com, has FREE PATTERN of this Ava Fringed Poncho on her blog, step-by-step instructions, and very helpful video tutorial so you can finish this easy crochet project with confidence.
Easy Crochet Project #6: A Touch of Alpaca Pink Cowl
Rejoice if you are a beginner just learning to crochet – this project is for you! This beautiful pink cowl is an eye candy and a bargain to crochet using only 2 balls of Touch of Alpaca yarn in Blush. Check out this Crochet Kit – Saugerties Cowl that has everything you need, including a FREE PDF CROCHET PATTERN. Using crochet hook size H-8 (5 mm) and 2 skeins of the softest yarn you can create this masterpiece with just chain and double crochet stitches combined in a cluster. Definitely worth a try if you need a new infinity scarf, a quick pattern for a hand-made gift, or just want to learn how to crochet.
Easy Crochet Project #7: Beach Cover-Up Tunic
With skill level easy+ (free crochet pattern for beginners) this colorful beach cover-up may be your next fun and easy crochet project. What makes this breezy crochet wearable look so fresh? White, navy blue, and green colors are so perfect for summer! This cold-shoulder, openwork crochet cover-up is a must-have piece for your next beach outing, lazy summer days by the pool, or next vacation. The Lion Brand crochet kit includes a FREE PATTERN download and 6 balls of 24/7 Cotton® Yarn. It is a breeze to crochet using U.S. size F-5 (U.K. Size 9) 3.75 mm hook and a free written pattern. Enjoy!
Easy Crochet Project #8: Light and Airy DIY Crochet Summer Poncho
This simple crocheted poncho will be so fun to make and wear on your next summer vacation or getaway! What an easy way to update your summer wardrobe with this easy crochet project that looks so sophisticated yet is fun and quick to crochet. Designed by talented Jessica, Mama, Colorado gal, lover of yarn and life, this Casablanca Summer Poncho is as delightful as it is easy to crochet (even for beginners) with a free pattern, detailed photos, and easy-to-follow instructions on how to assemble this wearable piece of DIY yarn art. This easy crochet project requires US Size L 8.0 mm crochet hook and 4 Skeins Lion Brand Heartland Yarn in Acadia color and is available as a kit from Lion brand. Definitely worth trying! So, grab a good cup of coffee, follow this easy crochet pattern, and create something for yourself!