As the summer approaches I am constantly thinking of the outdoors, holidays and having friends over for lazy summer lunches. Then I think; What shall I crochet? You will have seen watermelons and pineapples everywhere as key summer icons. So I have created a couple of quick and easy crochet projects to brighten up your summer holidays.
Firstly, the Pineapple Potholder. Such a simple project and perfect for a beginner. It uses the new Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran from LoveCrochet. I have mine hung up in the kitchen, but I reckon if you made a few they would make very jaunty summer bunting. You can download this pattern for free from either my blog here or the LoveCrochet website.
There is also the Watermelon and lemon potholder and mats which will add to your fruit salad theme. If you have not worked crochet in the round, this is a perfect pattern to start with. You can also practice your surface crochet and embroidery to create the melon veins and seeds. Download this again from here and or the LoveCrochet site.
Finally I have a couple of cheeky wee patterns coming out in issue 92 of Lets Get Crafting. Two broaches, Cherries and Watermelon. I know my god-daughters are just going to love these.