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Summer Crochet Ideas: 7 Lightweight Afghan Patterns

By: The Editors of
Summer Crochet Ideas 7 Lightweight Afghan Patterns

There are two kinds of people: those who would rather be hot than cold and those who would rather be cold than hot. I am definitely one of the latter. My philosophy is that you can always put another layer on, but eventually, you have to stop taking layers off.

It’s good, then, that I live in the upper Midwest and get to spend most of the summer under 90 degrees. Afghan patterns are a regular part of my life, with blankets in every room of the house for easy access.  I’m a little chilly? No problem. Just grab an afghan and cuddle up.

But, whether your summer means 120 degree heat and spending most of your time indoors or highs of 70 and frequent rain, you can always use lightweight afghan patterns for those I’m-a-little-chilled moments. Sometimes you just need the comfort of a cozy throw blanket for all to be right with the world.

Plus, if you make afghan patterns for summer, there’s no rule that says you can only use them for the summer months. These afghans will also be great to use on fall, and even winter, days.

Lemony Lime Citrus Square

Think of all the fun patterns you can create with this Lemony Lime Citrus Square. Using brightly colored worsted weight yarn, this free crochet afghan square pattern is perfect for summer, and would make a great summer granny square afghan

Lemony Lime Citrus Square

Unforgettable Hazel Birthday Blanket

This is the perfect lightweight lapghan! Unforgettable Hazel 100th Birthday Blanket/Lapghan designed as a birthday gift for my husbands Nanny. Wheelchair sized lapghan blanket crochet pattern.

Unforgettable Hazel Birthday Blanket/Lapghan

Summer Waves Baby Blanket

"Finding lightweight projects to work on during the summer can be tricky. You want to crochet but it’s too hot to be holding a thick blanket next to your skin for hours. I usually make toys and small things in the summertime, but I really had the urge to make a blanket. So I came up with a lightweight ripple crochet pattern that is perfect for summer."

Summer Waves Baby Blanket

Eileen Blanket

The Eileen Blanket is a lightweight cotton blanket perfect for those summer babies or even picnics with the family.

Eileen Blanket

Day at the Beach Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

This Day at the Beach Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern will make a great baby shower gift for any newborn. The eye-catching blue and beige color scheme evokes a pleasant feeling of going to the beach or casually strolling along the coast. 

Day at the Beach Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Neptune's Stripes Blanket

"Made with soft and easy care yarn, this is a gorgeous and lightweight blanket I made it in baby size, but I have included the instructions for other sizes too, and I think it would be fab in all of them! And best of all, all the colors move up along the side no extra ends to weave in!"

Neptune's Stripes Blanket

Criss Cross Crochet Blanket

The Criss Cross Blanket is a deceptively easy solid granny square crochet blanket that uses beginner stitches and clever construction to create a fabulously delicate yet cosy look and feel. 

Criss Cross Crochet Blanket

I hope you enjoyed reading about these patterns, and that you found your next beautiful afghan. Make great use of your summer down-time with one of these afghan patterns.

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