Friday Pattern Spotlight ~ Summertime Crochet

I’m an avid knitter but during the hot summer months I enjoy working on light airy crochet projects, especially scarves and shawls.  Today I am spot lighting a few of my favorites, and one I’m currently working on.

First up is Nanci by Julie Blagojevich.  This project requires approximately 520 yards of light fingering weight yarn.  I love the airy look and the beautiful lace detail.

Photo Courtesy of Julie Blagojevich

From the Designer:   Nanci is a light, asymmetrical wrap which can also be worn as a scarf. The design begins with one stitch and gradually increases in length and width. It is finished on one side with a fun, lacy edging

Next is the Floss Scarf by Eline Alcocer.  I’m a huge fan of Rowan Fine Lace and Rowan Kidsilk Haze.  The use of both of these in this design is perfection!

Photo courtesy of Eline Alcocer

From the designer:  This scarf was designed to use up small leftovers of beautiful alpaca silk and mohair yarn. It combines them into a captivating stitch pattern – a bit of lace, some mindless panels of dc, ombre-effect colour changes using linen stitch – to ensure Floss is as fun to make as it is lovely to wear.

Next is Haiku by Rebecca Velasquez.  This shawl is very soothing design to work on, which  I can honestly say this as I’ve made three!  This shawl will require approximately 442 yards of fingering weight yarn.

Photo courtesy of Carrie Bostick Hoge

From the Designer:  I love the wearability of long, narrow shawls and am equally in love with interesting, yet simple, stitching. This shawl has a very modern and clean feel while keeping its wooly, relaxed comfort.

Last is the Quicksilver Shawlette by Tamara Kelly of Moogly.  I’m actually working on this design as my summer crochet project.  The pattern is very well written, easy to follow and quite beautiful!

Photo courtesy of Tamara Kelly

From the Designer:  The Quicksilver Shawlette features gorgeous neutrals and the interplay of stitch patterns, finished off with a beautiful and striking edging. And it uses (less than) 2 balls of yarn – and takes only a few evenings to make!

Do you have a favorite summertime project that you enjoy doing ?

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