Summer Crochet Ideas 2021 - Start Crochet

10+ Free Summer Crochet Patterns For Beginners (2022)

Summer is here and we're all digging around to find some quick summer crochet projects!!

I've come across some fun summer crochet ideas and thought I'd share them with you quickly!

You didn't think crochet is just for winter, did you?

There are tons of crochet ideas for all seasons...

Most people like to read by the pool in summer, but hey, why not bring your crochet hook and some yarn and get working on a beautiful summer crochetproject instead?

Don't forget your sunscreen though!

I curated my favourite list of summer crochet ideas I'm going to crochet this season. They're all free patterns too! 

Have a look and choose your favourite 🙂


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Free Summer Crochet Patterns For Beginners

1. Summer Hat Crochet Pattern

Keep your head protected! This summer hat is super easy to work up and uses Raffia Yarn. It's great to experiment with new types of yarn and create something that's so beautiful and useful too! I tried it out and am delighted with the results! Give it a try!

Via Crochet Kingdom

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And if you're really into summer hats, check out these  15 trendy bucket hat patterns.


2. Heptica Granny Top Free Crochet Pattern

Check out this cute halterneck top that is so easy to make and has a row of adorable granny squares at the bottom.  

It's tied from the back so you can adjust to fit snugly on your body.

Recommended yarn: Rowan Handknit Cotton

Via Hooked by Anna

crochet summer - Heptica Granny Top - Start Crochet


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3. Beach Day Accessory Crochet Pouch Free Crochet Pattern

This crochet pouch is so adorable, and functional too!

It's a perfect fit for your sunglasses, phone, keys and other valuables that you want to keep with you on the beach, but keep out of the sand.

The pouch is lined and closed with a zipper to keep all your belongings safely inside and the sand kindly outside.

Recommended Yarn: Premier Home® Cotton Yarn 

summer crochet project - Beach Day Crochet Accessoris Pouch - Start Crochet

4. Sturdy Market Tote Free Crochet Pattern

Ever tried working a crochet project using two strands at the same time? It's fun and makes your project have a nice bulky look. It'll be sturdy enough to carry your heavy market purchases. Can be used as a beach bag too, of course.

Recommended yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Quick & Thick

Via Delia Creates

Crochet Market Tote Free Pattern - Start Crochet

5. Crochet Swimsuit Free Pattern

What a delight this trendy swimsuit is! It uses elastic yarn, but other crocheters have worked it up with acrylic yarn and it came out just fine. Give it a shot and make yourself a super sexy swimsuit this summer! Enjoy!

Via Beautiful Crochet Stuff

Summer crochet swimsuit free pattern - Start Crochet

6. Crochet Boho Tank Top Free Pattern

What a perfect summer beach top to make you stand out from the crowd! Work up some 7 inch granny squares in Caron Simply Soft, join them and add some strands & a pretty button and voila! You've got yourself a most adorable boho tank top! Bonus: You can wear it back to front too!! (It is intermediate level, but well worth the challenge!)

Via Hooked On Homemade Happiness

Summer crochet ideas - Crochet Boho Tank Top Free Pattern - Start Crochet

7.  Crochet Sandals with Flip Flop Soles Free Crochet Pattern

Oh man! Aren't these sandals just to die for? Repurpose your old flip flops and use some Caron Simply Soft Cotton yarn to make these lacy… summery… breathable cotton… sandals 🙂

Via Sewrella

Summer Crochet Sandals with Flip Flop Soles (Sewrella) - Start Crochet

8.  Wind Spinner Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet Wind Spinners are so easy to whip up. They make lovely decorations for your home and you could give them away as gifts as well. They are super beginner-friendly and are great stash busters too!

Via Start Crochet

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9. The Boardwalk Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

Here's a cool project you'll get worked up with 100% worsted cotton yarn in no time at all! What a fun way to accessorize your summer outfits with this boardwalk scarf when the nights start to get cooler. 

Via Alex Resch (NimaLab)

Crochet Summer - The Boardwalk Scarf Free Crochet Pattern - Start Crochet

10. The Shamrock Flower Crown Free Crochet Pattern

How about wearing something a little festive this summer? This patterns combines 3 and 4-leaf clovers and there's no stitching together of individual clovers in the end? It works up seamlessly in no time at all using Lion Brand yarn!

Via She's Got The Notion

Shamrock Flower Crown Free Crochet Pattern - Start Crochet

11. Liv - Girl’s Top Free Crochet Pattern

Check out this sweet crochet top for your summer girl.

The top has lace on the chest, breaking up the front pattern of the top, creating really fine detail.

Liv is crochet in Rainbow 8/4, resulting in a light top perfect for the warmer days.

Via Hobbii

Girl's Top Free Crochet Pattern

12. Spirit of Summer Shawl Free Crochet Pattern

Feel like wearing a glorious shawl that's super soft, lightweight and airy? Well here's a simple pattern for you using Sheepjes Spirit Yarn. All you need to know is 3 basic stitches and you're good to go!

Via Crafts From The Cwtch

Spirit of Summer Crochet Shawl Free Pattern - Start Crochet

What are some crochet ideas for summer?

There are LOTS of projects you can crochet in summer. Here are a few ideas:

  • Crochet bucket hats, summer hats, granny square hats
  • Crochet tops, tank tops, crop tops, bralettes, skirts & dresses
  • Light summer cardigans, kimonos, ponchos, shawls, shrugs & summer blouses
  • Summer scarves, cowls
  • Crochet beach bags, tote bags, market bags
  • Crochet sandals
  • Crochet bikinis, beach cover ups
  • Crochet summer wreaths
  • Crochet wind spinners (great for gifts!)

So there you have it! Have a blast crocheting by the pool this summer and show off  your favourite summer crochet project!

Happy crocheting!


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