Crochet is your business but chances are, it’s also a important way for you to unwind. So of course you’ll want to take a project along on all of your summer adventures. These portable crochet projects are perfect for your vacation (or staycation). So grab a hook, kick up your feet, and start relaxing!
They’re small, or made of small motifs, and have simple stitch patterns that you can work on mindlessly while you’re at the beach, on a plane, or at a campsite. And even though you’re on vacation, if you want to slip one or two items into your craft fair display or Etsy shop, we won’t tell.
Why Makers and Sellers Need A Vacation
All joking aside, taking time for yourself is super important. Even if you love your work, doing all the things required to run your business can become exhausting. You’re in charge of making products, marketing, attending craft fairs, managing your online shop, bookkeeping …
If you’re not careful, it can lead to burnout. Simply, you need to take care of yourself so you can take care of yourself so you can take care of your business. But self-care is about more than candles and bubble baths.
Reusable, quick, and easy enough to make for beginners, these bulky facial scrubbies can be used as makeup remover pads or exfoliating cloths. They're perfect for warm-weather craft fairs and can also be packaged with other items in a spa gift set.
A marvelous mindless make crochet pattern is the Cozy Striped Lapghan using moss stitch! You can keep your hands busy while focusing on your kids, watching a game, or the TV. You'll have this snuggly blanket made up in no time!
The Moss Stitch Scarf is a great project for those looking for a quick and easy pattern. It's the perfect project to work on while on-the-go, small enough to put in your bag! The one-row-repeat pattern makes it easy to pick up where you left off.
Even though this Solid Hexagon Blanket is the size of a throw, you can easily bring with a skein or two and crochet a few hexagons on the go! The pattern is super easy to memorize, so you won't have to constantly check.
The Mariquita Ladybird Blanket crochet pattern is a great project for crocheters on the go, as it involves making individual granny squares that can be easily transported. Once the squares are complete, they can be sewn together to form a delightful ladybird motif. This beginner-friendly pattern includes two different ladybird designs to choose from, making it a versatile and fun project for crocheters of all skill levels.
The Caitlin Zigzag Scarf crochet pattern is the perfect portable project for crocheters who love to work on-the-go. With a beginner-friendly filet zigzag design that looks great in any color, this scarf is versatile and suitable for men, women, and children alike. Plus, with the ability to easily adapt the size to your preferences, this pattern is a great choice for anyone looking to create a custom and stylish scarf that can be worked on anywhere.
Start your getaway with your favorite worsted weight yarn and come home with a stylish accessory you'll love to wear all winter long. The St Peregrine scarf has a classic texture thanks to puff stitches in a unique pattern that makes it easy to stop and start while you're off enjoying your next adventure.
So which of these designs are you going to take on vacation? Where will you take it? Comment, below, and tell us. And if you have any favorite portable crochet projects that are not listed here, we’d love you to share those, too!
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