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Summer Crochet Pattern Considerations

Updated on October 8, 2012
Summer Crochet Pattern Considerations
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When you are looking for summer crochet patterns to work on, there are a few different things that you want to keep in mind. This article explores these topics to help you select the best elements for your summer crochet pattern.

Heaviness

How heavy is the project going to be? While it may look light and lacy, depending on the yarn you pick out, it could end up being a bit too heavy to either work on in the summer or to wear in the summer. Of course, if the project you are working on is not a clothing article but something such as a blanket, you will want to think about heavy it is going to be while working on it.

Time

Another consideration with your summer crochet pattern is how long it is going to take you to complete. If there is no timeline or due date, then this likely is not a factor but if you are creating a Christmas gift or an item for a person to take on a holiday, you will need to think about the time needed to create this summer crochet pattern.

Yarn

How easy is it for you to find the yarn that you require for your summer crochet pattern? If you are using something special and unique, you are going to need to start looking for it long in advance of starting as it could take a while to come in.

Cost

You also need to consider how much the project is going to cost. Summer sweaters are going to take a lot more yarn and money then a light shrug. An afghan for a full size bed is going to cost more than a baby blanket. Consider how much you are willing to spend and calculate how much you will need before you even head to the store – you may find it is not as budget friendly as you hoped and change your plans quickly.

Portable

Depending on the type of crocheter you are, you may want to pick a summer crochet pattern that is easily portable and does not require a lot of thought. This is a good time to leave the intricate lace pattern alone but to select a simple sock or blanket where it is repetitive and not need to worry about where you may have left off.

Colour

The colour of yarn you are using for the summer crochet pattern likely is not that important but depending on the size and where you are working, you may find those projects where you are using dark yarn end up being quite warm.

Crocheting can be quite satisfying and if you pick the right pattern and yarn for your summer crochet pattern, you will be happy while you stitch.

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      RTalloni 

      6 years ago from the short journey

      Great points to keep in mind. Thanks for sharing these summer crochet tips.

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