Summer Knitting & Crochet Projects

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In the heat of the summer, it’s really difficult to pick up a lot of my favorite crafts. I’m a huge fan of knitting and crochet. I just finished a giant granny square blanket that was almost torture to complete during the heat wave here in Oregon. It was so big, I basically had to wear it as a blanket to keep stitching. I’m so happy it’s done, and I think it looks pretty great for my first real crochet project.

Giant Granny Square Blanket

I love to work with yarn because it keeps my hands busy and doesn’t require much artistic talent to accomplish. I’d love to continue working with yarn for the rest of the summer months, so I need to get past the blanket I started in the winter and pick up something lightweight that I might actually get some use from even in the 90 degree weather. Here are some projects I’m considering:

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Convertible Swimsuit Cover-Up

Crafts, Crafts to Wear, Sewing, Summer No Comments

By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.

Sew a DIY Convertible Swimsuit Cover-Up!

Summer is a great time for enjoying the beach or the pool.  Cover-ups are great for going to and from the pool or beach.  Depending on your swimsuit you might want a different cover up style to avoid extra tan lines.  This convertible cover-up will allow you to style it to fit your swimsuit style or to just switch it up whenever your feel like it.  Make this convertible cover-up for yourself and keep cool during the dog days of summer!

Materials:

  • Larger T-shirt (the larger the better)
  • Ribbon or Cord (Get approximately your height in length)
  • Thread 
  • Pins

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Ladybug Plant Marker

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By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the Blog A Geek in Glasses.

Ladybug Plant Marker

Ladybug plant markers are a cute way to mark the plants in your garden. These simple markers are fast and easy to make for even the littlest of children. We made ours by using permanent markers but paint can also be used. This is a way to get kids interested in crafts and gardening this summer.

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Supplies:

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DIY Fun and Fashionable Clothing Ideas

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These easy and fun ideas are perfect for almost any occasion. Recycle an old pillow case into a trendy bag or even a tee-shirt that you might have owned for years into a fun tank top. The possibilities are endless…

Sequin Shirt from Chic Steals

DIY Sequin Shirt- Chic Steals

This is a great way to add some “sparkle” to a plain shirt!

No Sew Tote Bag from a Pillow Case - Creme de la craft

DIY No Sew Tote Bag- Crème De La Craft

Tired of a pillow case that you have owned for ever? Turn an old pillow case into a fashionable cloth bag with these few steps!

Lace Jean Cuff DIY from WobiSobi

 Lace Bottom Jeans- Buzz Feed

This lace jean looks is cute and easy! This look is perfect for spring and summer.

colorful sandals

 DIY Gladiator Wrap Sandals - Miss Kris

Choose any fabric and make an ordinary pair of sandals your own with these easy steps!

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 T-Shirt Refashion- Sweet Verbana

Turn a plain tee shirt into a fashionable top!

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 Easy Circle Skirt- Merricks Art

 This classy look is perfect for work, a night out or during the day time!

 

Free Stuff Friday Winner!!

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It’s Monday again, and we all know what that means, time to announce our Free Stuff Friday Winner! Congratulations to… Judy! Knit up a storm with your lovely needles!

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This set includes seven 29 inch bamboo circular needles in sizes ranging from 7 – 15, all in a roll up carrying case!

The winning answer to “Do you live in the country, suburbs, or city?” is…

“We live in a very small town.We know all our neighbors,see them and speak with them often!”

Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week.  Check back on Friday for your chance to win!!

Oh, Baby! Card

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By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

Peg’s Crafting Corner

Oh Baby! Onesie Card

Is there a baby in your future?  Whether you need a card to make the announcement or say congratulations, this card is perfect for the occasion.  It’s a great card for a little girl or boy or even to keep everyone guessing what the baby will be before it arrives just by the colors you choose to create it.

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Sweet Watermelon Banner

Home Decor, Kid's Crafts, Summer 1 Comment

By General Crafts Contributor Michelle

Watermelon Banner for your summer decor! Make with the kids!

This sweet summer banner is a perfect summertime decoration, and an easy and fun project to do with your little ones.  My three-year-olds love to make crafts, and this project was a big hit at our house!  We each made out own watermelon, and then hung them together to make a complete banner.

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:

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