Guest Author - Beverly Elrod
In most parts of the world, the frigid and blustery days of Winter are falling behind as the warmer, usually green and prolific days of Spring steps in to change the scenery; as well as the sometimes mundane attitude we’ve had hanging over us during the previous season.
We hesitate little when putting aside the heavy and suffocating warmth of afghans, chunky hats and scarves and look forward to the more portable and light-weight items; such as doilies, fiber jewelry, lace and such. Instead of snuggling under layers of blankets to crochet yet more blankets, we don our fun furry wrapped slippers and meet friends to share what we’ve been working on during the winter months. Or, we might pick up the children from school and treat them to an afternoon at the park while we enjoy a bit of breeze with our ice tea and crochet.
Some fun and easily portable to carry with you might be those same patterns we worked with over the winter months with a light and airy twist. We can simply down-size our yarn to a feather-weight or even a sport-weight yarn to have a fashionable scarf and hat that’s suitable for Spring and Summer wear. By changing to a Spring/Summer color you’ll have cover-up head and neck gear for all seasons. I frequently make notations on the original pattern so that I can duplicate the look should I desire to make another set in another shade.
Another item to consider in a carry-all project, brings to mind some lacy socks to show off in those wonderfully fun slippers. Not thrilled about the thought of crocheting socks? How about a store-bought pair of socks with a homemade lace crocheted around the edge? Lacy for semi-dressy occasions and a simple single or double crochet of a coordinating color for fun times.
Now, since the season is Spring, we frequently think of flowers; such as the new colorful growth which pops up from the ground or out from trees and bushes. To create either a perfect imitation or something from our own imagination; it doesn’t matter how we make it, as long as flowers are made of a light or bright color to don our new scarf and/or hat/bonnet or beret. We’ll be the envy of anyone we pass and sport out latest articles. And, you know what they say, “If you’ve got it, flaunt it.”
Follow along with more BellaOnline crochet and you’ll find more patterns to dress up your wardrobe and spring into the warmer months in fashion.