It’s the season for vacations, road trips and amazing adventures! You may be wondering what items you’ll need to take with you, but never fear as we’ve got a lovely selection of crochet patterns that you can whip up in no time! We’re all for celebrating, so gather your crochet tools and get started!
Add a personal touch to your keys and keep nature close by whipping up a birdy keyring. This design by Heather Gibbs is the perfect item to keep all your keys together when you’re away on holiday. Take your crochet skills to new heights and create a cross-stitch gift bag too, which can double-up as a holder to keep your keys safe. Many sections are worked without joining in continuous rounds, so place a stitch marker in the top of the first stitch to mark the start.
If you’ve got kids coming along on the journey, why not add a personal touch to their hair essentials by creating bear headbands? Your little ones will say goodbye to flyaway hair on windy beach days as this handy item will help to keep their locks in place. They’ll look incredibly stylish, too! This pattern is quick to make, and only uses three simple crochet stitches, making it ideal for using up oddments from your stash!
Taking your pooch on a road trip? We have good news, as pampering your pet just got a lot easier. This multi-coloured blanket is ideal for keeping your dog comfy; the granny squares in Karen Wiederhold’s pattern are worked tightly, which is great to avoid his or her nails getting caught. If you want to enlarge it, replicate the squares and keep adding them to the sides to continue with the patchwork effect.
Flower Coin Purses
Keeping coins together may be the last thing you think of before you go on holiday, but ensuring they are safe in a cute flower purse will save you endless time digging through your bag. Sarah Shrimpton’s eye-catching design will enable you to use up all your yarn oddments in no time, too!
Circular Shoulder Bag
Looking to get a new bag? Why not create one using Kath Webber’s clever design? This bright shoulder bag will hold all the essentials you need while you’re away. It features bobbles and front post stitches to create an eye-catching folky feel. To make the pattern easier, you could work the simpler back circle twice, instead of a front panel. Finish the bag by crocheting a long thin gusset and adding a fabric lining and leather strap.
Cat Phone Case
The last thing you need while you’re on an adventure is for your phone to be ruined by a fall. However, Tilley Bancroft has come to the rescue with her colour-worked feline cosy. It only involves two simple stitches and is worked in a continuous spiral.
Adult Animal Slippers
Nothing says cosy like these animal slippers; they are the perfect addition to your flight wardrobe. Slip them on before take off and see just how easy it is to take a nap once your feet are snug. Sarah Shrimpton’s design is super simple to make as she uses a basic double crochet stitch. There’s a bit of shaping for the toe area and the ears, but that’s all. If you want them longer or shorter, just work more or fewer rows where instructed.
Heart Clutch Bag
Jazz up an outfit on a night out while you’re away with this beautiful crocheted heart clutch bag. When working the curved flap, you’ll need to work back and forth and at other times you will need to cut your yarn and join the next colour on the same side without turning, While Tilley Bancroft’s make may be a tad bit challenging, you’ll be pleased with the results once you’re done.
Block out any light, even in the brightest aeroplane cabin with Susie Johns’ quirky eye mask duo. Each mask is made up from a number of separate components which use only simple stitches, making this a satisfyingly fast project that is sure to give you a great night’s sleep!
Jackie Carreira’s cute blue and yellow bonnet is the perfect staple to shield your head from the sun’s rays. Start crocheting by working in the round, beginning at the crown and working down to the brim. The bonnet only involves easy stitches and the increases are easy to master; simply work multiple trebles into the same chain space. Once you’ve completed the body of the hat, add a yellow ribbon and three pretty flower motifs
Barefoot Crochet Sandals
Walk across a sandy beach and dip your toes in the water in style with Karen Wiederhold’s barefoot sandals. The loop on the end of each triangle hooks over your toe and the sandals are then secured around the leg with simple crocheted chains.
Girl's Pinafore Dress
This pattern will make a cute crochet dress for that little lady in your life. This pretty pinny is simple yet stylish, and is worked in a pure cotton yarn that’s comfy to wear. It’s also a super easy project to get stuck into as it’s made up of half treble stitches with basic shaping around the armholes and neck.
Keep little ones occupied with these two baby bunny amigurumi projects. Sarah-Jane Hicks’ rabbits are great for crochet newbies, and will keep children smiling while on holiday. Cuddle time will be especially comforting with these makes.
Heather Gibbs’ dress-up doll will make a great distraction for a little girl on long haul flights. Many parts of this pattern are worked without joining in continuous rounds, so be sure to place a stitch marker in the top of the first stitch to clearly show the start of the round. The doll’s interchangeable outfits are a lovely little addition to help make a child’s play time just that little bit more interesting.
Wondering how to make playtime on a beach holiday more interesting for a little one? Well, this toy ball will certainly do the trick. Liz Ward’s pattern is made up of pentagons and hexagons, which are joined together along the edges and stuffed to form a sphere.