5 FREE Summer Vacation Patterns

Welcome to the BEST time of the year – at least in our opinion! We love summer and everything that goes along with it…well aside from mosquitoes. Sun, warmth, picnics, bonfires, road trips, lightning bugs–what's not to love?
Now besides all these fantastic things that summer brings, we are sharing 5 free patterns from across the web! Enjoy!

Beach Stuff Tote

The beach season is well under way, and you can never have too many totes, right? The designer drew inspiration from the yarn itself on this one. If you want to substitute with another chunky weight yarn you can–but I recommend sticking with Bernat Maker Outdoor for its durability.
Click here for the free pattern.

Skill check:

You will be changing yarn color frequently. Look for tutorials on carrying your yarn behind the stitches.
What you’ll need:

  • Bernat Maker Outdoor yarn: 2 balls Sandy Beach
  • 1 ball Fresh white
  • 7.0mm hook
  • Canvas Tote 18”x16”x3”
  • Darning needle
  • Sewing needle
  • DMC pearl cotton in Ecru
  • Ball headpins


PomPom Sunshine Pillow

🎶 You are my sunshine, my only sunshine… 🎶

This pillow is every bit as sweet as the song that inspired it. It has a soft and plushy texture if you use Caron Simply Soft or a similar yarn. 
Click here for the free pattern.

Skill check:

Have you ever made pompoms? If not, you might want to invest in a pompom maker. Though not strictly necessary, it sure does make life easier.
What you need:


Summer Sun Softie

This quick, easy, and adorable sun is a great summer project. It makes a great gift on its own, or crochet four of them and make a mobile or wall hanging.
Click here for the free pattern.

Skill check:

There is a tiny amount of embroidering to do.
What you need:

  • size H yellow yarn (I used Lily Sugar and Cream in Vanilla Bouquet) 
  • 9mm safety eyes 
  • black embroidery thread 
  • red paint (for cheeks, optional) 
  • paintbrush (for cheeks, optional) 
  • stuffing 
  • yarn needle


Sunny Days Beach Cover-up

The perfect pool or beach cover-up. This flexible design works for doll sizes up to women’s 4x. You could make matching mother-daughter-doll covers! 
Click here for the free pattern.

Skill check:

This is super easy, but since there are different sizes within the pattern, it might be useful to go through and highlight instructions for the size you want.

What you need:

  •  Worsted (4) Weight 100% Mercerized Cotton Yarn (186 yards / 170 m / 3.5 oz / 100 g).
  • H/8/5.00mm hook
  •  Scissors
  •  Yarn Needle
  •  Stitch Marker
  •  Pony Beads (optional)

Citrus Slice Coasters

Add a splash of color to your patio table with these coasters. They’re super easy and fast, and if you stick with cotton, they’re absorbent, too!
Click here for the free pattern.

Skill check:
NONE! This is a great beginner-level project.
What you need:

Happy Crocheting!

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