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Your June 2023 issue of I Like Crochet is a Bursting with Colorful Projects!

More than 71 sunny, summery crochet projects are ready and waiting for you!

Set your own summer style with these great patterns!

Dear Crocheter,

Let’s take summer by storm with bright colors, bold stripes, and tantalizing textures! Our June 2023 issue is jam-packed with possibilities. Check out over 71 incredible patterns, from indoor décor to beautiful garments for work, play, and just plain fun in the sun!

Carried away in crochet carryalls

The decorative detail, wooden beads, and casual tassels give our Boho Medallion Bag a laid-back look. You don’t need a lot of color when you have great texture. This eclectic cross-body bag can be finished in a weekend, ready for your next adventure.

Other projects that will carry you away:

  • Multipurpose Striped Tote
  • Doting on Stripes Tote
  • Summer Blush Chevron Bucket Bag
  • Freya Fringed Tote
  • Stonewash Bag
  • Sunset Stripes Tote
  • Go-To Gingham Bag
  • Adventure-Ready Tote
  • Flower Bud Handbag

Statement sleeves

Coletta Cardigan: Take your cardigan game up a level with the Coletta Cardigan, featuring a row of beautiful motifs worked front and back. Double crochet shapes the body, finishing off the three-quarter sleeves with a row of motifs at the cuffs. You’ll love the look and feel of this cardigan!

Or maybe you’d like to try:

  • Carmella Cardigan
  • Elisabeth Tea Cardi
  • Blueberry Fields Kimono
  • Shoreline Cold-Shoulder Tee
  • Social Butterfly Sweater
  • Claire Scallop Top
  • Vivi Ruffle Sleeve Top
  • Emmy Tied Sleeve Tee Version
  • Sea Isle Tunic
  • Lighter than Air Top

We’re loving blue + white

For a lazy day around the pool or at the beach, the Sarasota Beach Dress is just the thing. It’s light and airy, and each color panel features a different stitch. This is a great Intermediate pattern for crocheters who want to add a little something elegant to their summer-wear wardrobe.

  • “Something Blue” Wrap
  • Blue Sea Star Bag
  • Coastline Cool Afghan
  • China Blue Honeycomb Scarf
  • Summer Romance Headband
  • French Riviera Shift Dress
  • Summer Blues Skirt
  • Wide Horizon Boatneck Tee
  • Marin Ruana

Hot pink summer

How about a new clutch for that upcoming special occasion? Our Amelia Clutch makes a bold statement no matter what color you choose! We made ours in vibrant pink. What makes this chunky, textured clutch stand out is ribbon textile yarn. Finish it off with the bold lining that suits you.

Other hot projects include:

  • Tropical Daze Throw
  • Pink Sapphire Shawl
  • MesMERizing Blanket
  • Criss Cross Crochet Stitch Tote
  • Mini Mixer Garland
  • Peek-a-Bloom Floral Coasters
  • Presto Placemats
  • Rincón Stripes Afghan
  • Sarape Scarf
  • Cabbage Patch Scarf

Soak up the sunlight & the limelight

Need a fresh burst of color inside to celebrate summer? Spice up your favorite chair with our dazzling Retro Flower Cushion. This wildly colorful pattern uses just two motifs in a blaze of color combinations. As a bonus, the pattern uses the five basic crochet stitches — a perfect project for anyone from beginner to expert!

There are plenty of projects here to celebrate the sunny summer season!

  • Lime Breeze Scarf
  • Lime-Trimmed Cardigan
  • Summer Lovin’ Sunglasses Case
  • Harmony Hairpin Lace Afghan
  • Ombré Queen Anne’s Lace Tote Bag
  • Arlena Floral Infinity Cowl
  • Kitchen Casuals Hanging Towels
  • Tunisian Flirt Skirt
  • Key Lime Beanie
  • Bright and Early Hexagon Pillow
  • Peppy Blossom Bunting
  • Jaelynn Ripple Scarf
  • Happy Hues Scarf
  • Flower in Bloom Scarf

Mellow yellow

Get that sun-kissed look and feel with our lovely Soleil Stripes Tank. Partial stripes look random, but they’re perfectly planned and placed for a whimsical summertime feel. Pair this tank with your favorite skirt or jeans.

Get more mellow yellow inspiration….

  • Sweet Sunshine Afghan
  • Lemon Bursts Throw
  • Lemon Meringue Pullover
  • Here Comes the Sun Vest
  • Golden Citrus Wrap
  • The Pineapple Tunisian Pillow
  • Lone Mesa Pillow

Now trending: breezy neutrals

Sonic Swirl Shawl: Our Sonic Swirl Shawl echoes the way air can swirl and carry sound with the twisting, undulating waves that radiate out from the center. Our version is made in a subtly variegated grey yarn, making this airy shawl is reminiscent of a dusty windstorm. You pick the colorway that inspires you.

Other projects to inspire you:

  • Oak Sweater
  • On the Fringe Tank
  • Sandstone Shawl
  • Iris Beach Cocoon Wrap
  • Griselda Wrap
  • The Flowers that Be Vest

Dreamy, drapey cardigans, flirty skirts and dresses, terrific totes and more! Which project will you create first?


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