Crochet - Woman's Weekly

Are you looking for something to enjoy during your precious “me time”? Why not get started on a new crochet project?

It’s a great way to relax after a busy day and it doesn’t take long to pick up. Similarly, if it’s an activity you haven’t had a go at for a while, you’ll get the hang of it again in no time!

Do-it-yourself clothing has been making a big comeback in recent months, with ladies all over the UK getting out their knitting and sewing needles and getting stuck into crafts. If you haven’t hopped on this bandwagon yet, now is the perfect time to do so.

After all, it’s wrong to associate wool with the winter months and there are lots of lovely garments you could crochet that would look great in the summer.

For instance, a short-sleeved crochet top would perfectly complement a floaty skirt or a pair of linen trousers, while a crochet round-necked tunic is an ideal item to throw over a bikini when you’re on holiday.

Cardigans are a wardrobe essential for the warmer seasons, as we all know it can get chilly in the evenings when the sun has set. When crocheting your cardy, put your own stamp on it by varying the colour of the yarn and making it short-sleeved. If you’re feeling daring, you could even make it into a longer waistcoat.

If you’re a vintage lover, then there are lots of cute accessories you could make to give your outfits a touch of glamour. For instance, a crochet collar would look great with a flowery dress and a retro-inspired hat – and you’re guaranteed to be the talk of any summer parties you attend.

Whether it’s as simple as a flower to pin on your handbag or a new cushion cover, the options are endless with crocheting, so there’s no excuse for not digging out your needles and having a bash!

How to Crochet

Ready to start crochet? Learn how to crochet starting with the basics using our step-by-step illustrated guide here.