I Like Crochet Magazine – August 2016 Review
This issue of I Like Crochet features more than 25 summer patterns, including back to school patterns, summer scarves and summer ponchos and 5 patterns to crochet on the go.
This issue is filled up with lovely things to crochet and add to your collection, or gift to loved ones.
But let’s go thru them one by one, shall we?
This issue of I Like Crochet – August 2016 Includes the following patterns and tutorials
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Summer Mist Poncho:
There are times in warm weather when you just need a little something around the shoulders to counteract those lazy summer breezes.
Lovely lace poncho that could be used during the late-summer days and the fall starts to be noticed more, providing just a bit of cover around the shoulders but being so light that is still summer friendly.
The design looks very clean but featuring a nice combination of stitches to make it look fashionable.
Will look great with any yarn color.
High Tide Cardi:
When the tide comes in as the sun goes down, you’ll want to have a light cardigan on hand. This is a gorgeous summer cardigan worked in lace weight yarn. The motifs are worked for the bottom edge.
This short sleeve cardigan is great for your trips to the beach, and easily also be used anywhere else because it doesn’t scream “beach”.
I love these kind of clothing that can be worn almost anywhere.
I also love the fact that with just some extra rounds you can transform that short sleeve into a long sleeve.
La Plage Bracelet:
Inspired by larger granny projects, this simple bracelet works up very quickly. Metal jewelry findings give it a professional look.
Looks like a very easy project, and fast to finish too. I bet that an experiensed crocheter can finish this pattern in about one hour.
Farm Stand Watermelon Basket:
Celebrate the BBQ season with the quintessential summer fruit, the watermelon. This lovey basket serves not only as a summer table display but is also functional to use as a fruit bowl or napkin basket.
This piece is just adorable, creative and funtional! a complete package!
I can already imagine everyone complimenting the cute basket and even asking for you to make one for them.
Watermelon Placemat and Napkin Ring:
This adorable placemat and napkin ring set is perfect for summer family gatherings. Make a set and pair it with the watermelon basket for the ultimate summer table.
Perfect to complete your table, right next to your watermelon basket.
Buttermint Squares Table Runner:
This is wonderful table runner worked in a lacy granny squares pattern.
The center part of the squares is worked in two different buttermint colors and each square is finished and joined with white thread.
I really like this table runner, but looks time-consuming.
I would probably use this as an “in-between” project. You know, when you get tired of crocheting a huge project, but you still want to crochet something and go for the small projects?.
Well, I would use each little square to distract from bigger projects, and still have something done rather quickly inbetween, just saving one little square at a time until is time to join them.
High Five-Color Square Throw:
Practice your stitches and work on each square wherever you go! This afghan is the perfect summer project and easily customizable to be whatever colors you would like.
To be honest, I’m not to sure about the colors from this throw, but that is something easy to change and just use the colors of yarn that you prefer.
Dress up your summer outfit with this fun cowl. The Dakota Cowl is worked in a light weight yarn in bright colors perfect for your bright adventure.
Lovely lace cowl to be worn during summer.
Nice accessory to add a pop of color and some details to a simple outfit.
This is the kind of projects I love to give as gifts because I don’t need to worry about sizes and measurements.
This cozy but open poncho is perfect for car rides in the sunshine. The motifs are joined as you go and it’s an easy project to throw in your bag.
I love ponchos!
And I haven’t been wearing them much during summer because most of mine are for winter.
This cute project is a nice open poncho that agrees with summer.
It would be a nice addition to anyone’s closet.
Let’s go! This bag was inspired by floral granny squares, which are crocheted first and the rest of the stitches are picked up from them.
Does anyone else is thinking “Doctor Who” right now? I mean, with that name!
Well, name to the side, that bag is gorgeous! I love the stitches, the color, everything!
Happy Day Throw:
Have fun choosing your colors for this entertaining and portable project. Motifs are worked in two different colorways and connected with the join-as-you-go method.
Seems lovely, although I’d prefer to see more of the throw and less of the model to be able to give a better opinion.
Owl See You at School Backpack:
Your little one will certainly have the cutest back pack in her class! The triangle button adds the perfect touch to this little owl.
I’m sure I don’t have to say much about this project. Adorable!
Using a simple textured stitch, this Cat Backpack will be cute on the school bus or at the park filled with school supplies or a snack. This project uses simple construction and amigurimi techniques to achieve adorable results
Cute project indeed. And you can easily use the base pattern to create the back pack, and just adapt the ears, eyes and paws to make different animals.
Play it School iPad Case:
With many kids using iPads at school, this case will keep an iPad safe from scratches while looking fun. Velcro keeps the iPad from slipping out and there is even an opening to plug the charger in.
I think this will also make for a great gift for a teacher or school-bus driver.
Babies love texture and interesting pattern designs – this blanket has both! With cute little animals all over, this blanket is perfect for a baby’s room.
Adorable is not enough, just darn cute!
Who doesn’t love baby projects?
My baby girl needs something like this!
Lavender Dreams Baby Blanket:
Keep it sweet and simple with this lovely baby blanket. The scallop edging is the perfect touch.
I really like this project, but being honest, although I like it, I also think that there are many free patterns available that are just like this one.
That being said, its already in a magazine full of nice projects, so you don’t have to look for it around, and now is easily available and stored in your magazine pile or ipad, depending if you have the physical or digital copy of the magazine.
Dragonfly Wing Shawl:
This little shawl is reminiscent of a dragonfly’s wing in both shape and color. Add this shawl to your summer wardrobe to brighten up your basic tops.
Love the colors, but is not something I would make.
Looks simple to make, though.
If you like it, go for it. We all have different tastes.
Pull Through Scarf:
This scarf can be worn many ways and is easily adjustable with a buttoned loop.
Simple. Functional. Cute. In conclusion, great project.
Fresh Air Scarf:
The delicate edging of a shawl – without the shawl. This scarf perfectly represents the beauty of shawls in a fresh and summer-y way.
Seems too little for my taste.
But I can just add a couple of rows using the same stitch pattern and fix it to my taste and needs.
In A Splash Pull-Through Scarf:
This small scarf is well-suited for keeping away the chill during breezy summer evenings. Its keyhole construction makes it easy to wear and allows it to adjust to match different neckline styles.
Also small, but this one is compact, I like it better.
With the right combination of yarn and color could be worn with almost anything.
Skinny Latte Scarf:
The Skinny Latte Scarf is a lovely warm weather accessory. Worked up in a cool cotton blend yarn, it is perfect to add as an accessory scarf to a summery outfit. A beautiful trellis-like stitch is easy and quick to work up and is ideal as a portable project for summer travels too.
Nice project, but not my favorite in the collection of the magazine.
Something for beginners maybe.
Into Thin Air Cowl:
This delicate cowl is light as air. With a mesh body and lace border, it’s crocheted in the round and can be wrapped once or twice around the neck.
This projects is more like something I would make and wear.
Look at that finish! I like straight scarf, but I already have so many of them. I need something different like this one.
Read Between the Lines Scarf:
Mix it up with some forest-y hues and stripes for your summer reading adventures.
Looks so simple to make, but also so professional finished and lovely!
Lovely, but seems to me that is more fall friendly, than summer friendly.
Still a lovely project.
Up and Away Tank:
A floral lace pattern makes up this pretty tank top. The crochet belt adds shape to simple shaped piece.
Cute tank top. It could be quite an statement piece if worn with the right accessories.
Think a nice belt to define your curves and lose that square finish that is not always so flattering on everyone.
Working hdc stitches through the back loop creates a ribbing effect that looks knit when held sideways. This is a light piece that can become a staple in your summer wardrobe.
I think anyone can rock this cute vest!
This versatile top is made with basic stitches. Wear it with your favorite maxi skirt or crochet a few more rounds to wear it with leggings in the summer.
Cute top. Nice combination of stitches in my opinion.
I could add something to the neck line as a contrasting detail. Just a though of something that can be done to have variations using the same pattern.
Rose Resort Tee:
Crochet up this unique layering piece in no time! Mostly double crochet mesh, this tee employs strategically placed filled squares to make rose, vine, and leaf pictures. Be sure to wear it over a highly contrasting color to maximize the effect of the pattern.
Nice piece, but not for me.
Although I think it would look great on a younger person, like my sister.
Great Heights Cardigan:
This lightweight open-front cardigan with pretty lace detail is the perfect addition to any woman’s warm weather wardrobe.
Another nice piece for the final days of summer. When fall starts to be noticed and it gets chill outside during the earliest hours of the day and also the late hours just before the day becomes night.
This beachy tote is complete with bamboo handles and a fabric lining to keep all of your summer essentials sand-free.
If this project doesn’t scream summer to you, we might have a different vision of summer.
So simple, but so cute!
Sand Dollar Earrings:
With the delicate design of a real Sand Dollar, these earrings will compliment any light summer outfit for your next beach party.
Another cool project that can be finished in an hour or less.
And think beyond earrings, how about this pattern used to ornament the Boho Tote just showed above?
Hawaiian Flower Baby Sandals:
During the warmer months, these little sandals would keep even the tiniest toes looking extra cute and summer-y!
The sandals each feature a pair of cross over straps towards the front to give a nice, snug fit.
Nice combination of colors. Doesn’t look like your every-day sandal.
Hope you enjoyed the review of the patterns included in the latest issue of I Like Crochet. All the pictures are from I Like Crochet Magazine.