Summer is slowly making its appearance; we lately have warm and sunny days around here which means open windows and lovely crochet on the balcony!  Lovely summer shades of cotton yarn are on top of my stash in summer, as truly cotton yarn is a savior during the warmer days of summer! 

I recently shared  a few projects in the latest issue of I Like Crochet; the Lemon Zest Tote  and the Vivid Coral Reef Top! The tote is made with cotton (Rico Creative Cotton is the brand used) in really cool summery shades of white, blue and yellow! I also attached a pair of wooden handles to really make it the perfect accessory this summer! I was also really excited to see my tote on the cover too!

Also you can find the Vivid Coral Reef Top in the same issue as well! I really love the simplicity behind this top, as the back and front are crocheted (almost) in the same way! I also used cotton yarn to make this project, Schachenmayr Catania Cotton is the brand I used! I really loved the stripe sequence and the color combination! Really summery!

The current issue of I Like Crochet is packed with lots of summery ideas and projects so if you're looking to make something new and exciting I truly recommend you give it a try! You can find out  more here!
I hope you will give these projects a try! Do you like to use cotton in the summer too? Or if it is fall/winter in your part of the world, what cozy knits are you creating? I would definitely love to see!
Enjoy the rest of your day!


  1. congrats Tanya!!! Happy summer!


  2. I love your coral top! I highlighted it as one of my favourites in my blog post about my bunting which is also in this issue. Congratulations on making the cover!!!