Ready for Summer Crocheting?

I know I’m really ready for the warmer season to be here. But what does that mean for crocheting?

Definitely isn’t the time for crocheting big afghans, fortunately the June 2021 issue of Crochet World Magazine has some great ideas for summer crocheting.

Included in this issue is my “Shells by the Sea Wrap” design. This design uses solid and lacy shell stitches to create a fun wrap that can be tied around your hips as a swimsuit cover-up, or wrapped around your shoulders when the air-conditioning is a little too chilly.

I love Universal Yarns “Bamboo Pop” for this wrap. It is a great weight yarn that combines bamboo rayon and cotton for terrific stitch definition and breathable drape. The contrast between the 2 fibers gives a lovely subtle light play between the matte and shiny.

Update May 7, 2021: I discovered there was a misprint in the magazine in Row 1 of the Body of the Wrap. The instructions for the row say: “Row 1: Turn to back of work along flat side of Foundation Strip,” 
It should say: “Row 1: Turn to work back along flat side of Foundation Strip,” 

7 thoughts on “Ready for Summer Crocheting?

  1. Just finished “Shells by the Sea Wrap. I was not familiar with stacked rows foundation but found the directions helpful. And mine looks just like the photo! On to the next project!

    1. You are decreasing each row, so you will lose 1 frV-st on each row after Row 36.
      So for Row 37 you will have 19 frV-st.
      By Row 55 you will have just 1 frV-st creating the point of your wrap.
      Hope that helps.

      1. Thank you so much I guess I am on the right path then. Yours looks so much better! lol

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