9 perfect summer crochet patterns to keep your kids occupied and entertained this summer. Top 9 free summer crochet patterns.
I absolutely love summer.
The days are long, warm, and everything feels so alive. The sun is life-giving after a long, dark, and cold winter. Pools are finally open again and lakes are bustling with boats, kayaks, and inner tubes.
Crocheting outside in the summer feels like sheer perfection! I love every. single. thing. about the season.
I’ve gathered 9 summer crochet patterns that I think you’ll love and are perfect to help you and your kids beat the heat this summer.
I hope this roundup helps you enjoy all the fun summer has to offer (and maybe helps you make a sale or two along the way!).
We’re starting off the roundup today with my very own Bitty Boho Bag. I’m convinced there’s nothing cuter than a toddler girl with her own dainty little purse! Choose a summery-colored yarn and it’s a perfect accessory for the season!
There are even some free modifications to the pattern that can be found here.
You either spend a ton of time filling up and tying water balloons or you spend a ton of money on the “easy fill” kind. The fun lasts about 2 minutes and then you’ve got a bunch of small rubber pieces all over your yard to clean up. NOT fun.
That’s why I LOVE these crochet water balloons from Stitch by Fay. These babies are reusable, don’t take a ton of yarn, and are so easy to fill up that a toddler could do it. Now that’s fun for all ages!
Being hands-free is essential when you have small kids. You never know when you’ll have to take off in a sprint to prevent something horrible from happening… not that I know that firsthand or anything… 😐
This is especially true in the summer, but we also have to stay hydrated, so this water bottle holder pattern from Crochet Dreamz is a great idea! And if you’re like me with a kid old enough to carry her own water bottle, it’s great for her too!
HOW CUTE IS THIS BAG FROM BLACKSTONE DESIGNS?!
So. Cute. Absolutely *perfect perfect perfect* for summer. I love the texture and movement this pattern gives the bag. It looks small enough to be an excellent accessory but big enough to hold the essentials. I can even see this being cute for mommy ‘n’ me matching.
This pattern from Homemade @ My Place is an oldie, but a goodie. It’s so helpful to have a sunglass strap for those bright summer days!
And as a bonus, these could even be marketed as eyeglass straps! Perfect for any glasses, but especially for reading glasses while on long road trips.
Little hands get cold quickly when holding popsicles. If I had a dime for every time I heard some variation of, “Mommy, it’s too cold!!” I would definitely be richer. I would end up taking a paper towel, folding it several times, and create a makeshift popsicle holder.
This idea is much cuter and much better for the planet! Unicorn Ice Pop Holder from Blackstone Designs! It’s adorable, reusable, and functional. Isn’t that all we want in life?!
She’s also got a Monster version here!
I think this Striped Mini Backpack from A Crocheted Simplicity is just beautiful. It would be such a great bag for kids going on day-adventures with friends! I’m thinking something like an amusement park or county fair… put a water bottle, sunscreen, money, and sunglasses in there and you’re good to go! And it’s so pretty, she’s going to LOVE showing it off!
8. Beach Bag
Check out this gorgeous beach bag pattern from Craft Passion.
The shell stitch is to die for!!!
The bag works up to be a great size for holding all your beachy things and that open stitch will allow any sand to just shake right out. Make it in a color your ideal customer will love and you’re sure to get some sales!
9. Tic Tac Toe
I think this travel Tic Tac Toe game from Nicki’s Homemade Crafts is so much fun! The board doubles as the carrying case, which is so clever, and the magnetic pieces are a creative solution for playing while on long car rides. Any kid would love this!
And alas, our roundup is over. Summer has just started though, so I hope you found this roundup inspiring and it helps you make some steady sales this season! Tag me on socials @acraftyconcept to show me what you made. I love sharing beautiful crochet!