There’s something about crochet that makes it just perfect for Summer. Perhaps it’s how fast the stitches work up. Or maybe we choose it because it pairs so well with Summer fibers like cotton or hemp. It could also be the flowy openness of the fabric or its cool vintage look. Whatever it may be, crochet has been on the top of my mind (and maybe yours) all month. Today we share fun, summer crochet projects that will add some excitement to your hook and your warm-weather wardrobe.

Cute Amigurumi Panda by Mariana Emeren

Not exactly a wearable accessory, but still oh-so-cute. Create a panda buddy to sit on your desk, carry in your purse, or gift to a friend. Use two colors – black and white if you’re going the traditional route – of sport weight yarn to create this adorable four-inch panda.

Keary Market Bag by Pacific Knot

Crochet this simple and trendy bag to take with you on quick trips to the store or on a picnic. Grab 450 yards of worsted weight yarn and a size G hook to work this bag from the bottom up.

Santorini Bracelet by Tatiana Zuccalà

Make yourself an armful of bangles with this free crochet pattern from Tatiana Zuccala. Use two colors of DK weight yarn and a size G hook to create these vacation-inspired accessories.

The Fox Instax Case by Meemanan

While it might have been designed for a Polaroid camera, but we think you can carry this fox purse anywhere, with anything in it. With DK weight yarn, work this bag from the bottom up, add straps, and wear it often.