I'm so done with this winter. As much as I love to hook up the chunky infinity scarves and blankets and cozy woolies every season, I cherish the day I can put my crochet hook to rest and lounge by the pool, baking under the Summer sun, sipping on a icy cold fruity cocktail.
Scratch that. I live in England. It's never hot enough and we don't have a pool. That just leaves me with the juicy cocktail then. Except, I don't really drink.
So what I did was trawl the internet for some Spring/Summer inspiration and as I had a couple of occasions coming up, I made some presents!
I just love these patterns. They were so much fun and so quick to make. The added silliness, joyful, colourful and playful element of these projects were just what the doctor ordered to banish the residual grey winter doldrums and completely brighten up my day! Read my other post about watermelons here.
Bring on the SUMMERTIME!
I love a bit of chain/crochet bunting. There is a time and a place for every fathomable crochet variation. If you can think it, we need to bring it to conception, and rock it. In fact, I'm already looking at possible BBQ party season decorations (because I won't be here in rainy old England)...drumroll please...flamingo bunting. I know! *Squeal*
But back to the more serious stuff, ahem. What can say sunshine and tropical happiness more than, yep, you guessed it, pineapples? I found this brilliant pattern at byhandlondon . The step-by-step tutorial is full of close up pictures and super simple to follow. I think a beginner would even find this a doddle. And of course, it's totally free. I heart the internet.
I whipped these up in no time at all and literally had a smile on my face the entire time. I just couldn't control the yellow bright happiness =)
Then, I started playing around a bit more. I was running out of yellow so I tied in some salmon pink to see how it would blend in.It came out looking like a guava/peach/ mango! I think I love this pattern even more now. I made a tutti-frutti concoction of juicy flavours of the rainbow.
These are the finished product. They are on the wrong side (WS) as I was blocking them and drying them flat. It doesn't matter though, you can still see how totally adorable and fun these are going to be. I couldn't find a good place to hang them up for the pictures but that's just as well as they are 'especially made for you' presents and I really hope the people that are receiving them won't be reading this post before I pack them up and send them off for their anniversary. Oops, spoiler alert.
Give them a go if you feel inspired, and honestly, who wouldn't?
Then leave a comment and a link to your creations with #walkthedogyoga and share the summer love.