Warm weather crochet projects

Summer crochet

It’s January but (depending where you live) it will be time for those cotton, bamboo and other warm weather crochet projects. Starting now will have you set with one, two or more pieces in a fresh spring or summer color to perk up the winter grays.

Warm weather crochet happens to be my specialty. I live where it’s warm for about 9 months out of the year. I’ve never made a single project out of wool or a wool blend!

Let’s look at some of my patterns and some that aren’t mine that I love too and maybe one will inspire you to get crocheting this month.

Crochet Mesh Summer Cardigan

Nuboo yarn pattern

The Nantucket mesh cardigan works well as a swimwear coverup or a summer accessory if you don’t like to show your arms or just want to flaunt your crochet. It is designed like a real garment with seams, adjustable sleeves and edging for a tailored look.

Cotton crochet modern tank top patter

I wanted a tank with a modern neckline so I created a tank and halter hybrid with the verity tank top crochet pattern. I love it so much I made it more than one color!

You can work it to a crop length, mid length or a bit longer if you prefer more coverage over your midsection.


For this pattern I used Lion brand truboo yarn for the charcoal and silver version and coboo cotton bamboo blend for the vibrant orange (my favorite color). Both a 3 weight yarn so it has a nice drape and doesn’t look bulky.

Truboo yarn pattern, coboo yarn pattern, summer crochet top

Crochet summer tee

Crochet teeshirt

Hooked on Patterns has a great meshy crochet tee shirt style top if you like a little more coverage than a tank top. Beautiful easy stitches come together for a very wearable top you can get around in during warm months.

Check out the free pattern here.

Short sleeved summer crochet cardigan

The sweet citrus summer cardigan, to date, is my most popular pattern. It’s easy to work up for comfortable beginners. I used the juiciest of blood orange yarn from paintbox cotton dk.

It works for a swimwear coverup but the most popular use is for day to day wear over tank tops and sundresses. You style it to suit your own personal style. I love to see all the colors people use when they make this!

More info here.

A crochet mesh tunic for summer

This beginner friendly top looks so elegant and has a beautiful drape thanks to the truboo yarn I used. It has a slight sheen. Both the yarn and the design keep you cool when the sun is blazing.

I designed it to have a split at the bottom side seams so if you like a longer tunic length it won’t bunch up or pull when you sit down.

You can customize the length to any that suits your frame and how covered up you prefer to be. It can work at the beach in all cotton if you want a tunic style cover up for your day(s) in the sand.

More info on the cherry blossom windowpane tunic here.