We love making lists, and we have once again put together a fantastic list of project ideas for your upcoming holiday. After all, what’s a holiday without a great holiday project? Are you a big crochet fan, or handier with a pair of knitting needles, or have you recently discovered the super trendy technique of punch needle? Then you’ve come to the right place. Here are our top 10 holiday projects all in a row!
The sun is shining, and the holidays are in full swing. Now, image how wonderful it would be to chill in the shade during the midday heat or relax on balmy summer evenings with a handicraft project. To help make this a reality, we’ve put together a list of our top 10 projects that guarantee the fun-factor. Remember that they are in no particular order. All 10 projects are great fun to make!
Tip 1: Off to the beach with the Slouchy Pouch Color Block bag from Yarn and Colors
For the ultimate holiday experience, nothing beats the beach. And when you go, show off your trendy handmade bag! This bag is designed by Yarn and Colors designer Manon and is crocheted using the zen-sational Yarn and Colors Zen. It features a special way of inserting your hook through the stitches to create a super sturdy fabric. The Slouchy Pouch is the ideal bag for a day at the beach. Swimwear, beach towel, the latest (crochet) magazine, some essential drinks, snacks… It all fits in the Yarn and Colors Slouchy Pouch Color Block. It’s so good, you’ll start using yours as soon as it’s hot off your hook!
Tip 2: Crochet the coolest carry-all in all the land!
If you prefer shoulder straps on your bag, then the new Yarn and Colors Tote Bag is the one for you. A stunning crochet classic with a trendy twist! If you have a drawer full of tatty cotton bags at home, all looking a bit worse for wear, then it might be time to replace them with this stylish tote bag that can do it all. Trips to the market, picnics in the park, an extra layer for date night… The Yarn and Colors Tote Bag has a cool striped pattern and the kits come in 3 different colorways. Which one will you go for?
Tip 3: Vacation time with the Dream Scarf 5.0
On cooler days, it’s a great idea to complete your outfit with some stylish accessories. And a definite must-have accessory is this knitted Dream Scarf 5.0. Inspired by the much-loved Dream Blanket 5.0, Bea Torfs designed this floaty scarf using Yarn and Colors Elegant. This yarn is a fine mix of acrylic, mohair, and wool, and is as soft and fluffy as you could wish! This scarf would look fantastic styled with a denim jacket or light sweater or draped over a flowing maxi dress on a cool summer evening.
Tip 4: Crochet scarf from Yarn and Colors
I’ve leaving on a jet plane and I’m taking… my crochet work, of course! Yarn and Colors’ latest Lookbook 20 is packed with fun projects that you’ll want to take with you on holiday this summer. One of which is this crocheted summer scarf, aptly called ‘It’s a scarf’. A simple, stylish summer accessory designed by @karingvanhaasteren. This airy scarf has a repeating lace pattern and is one for crocheters of all skill levels thanks to the clear step-by-step instructions. Is this one for you?
Tip 5: Organic Cotton Scarf from Pink Label
Another great crocheted scarf option is this Organic Cotton Scarf from Pink Label. It certainly adds a fine finishing touch to any outfit! The filet crochet pattern and balls of Pink Label Organic Cotton make both the crocheting and wearing of this item a pleasure, particularly during the warm summer months. Go for a bright summer color and treat yourself to this stylish, suits-everything scarf!
Tip 6: The handy Perky Pouch
Looking for a quick crochet make to work on between larger projects or to mix things up while tackling that stack of beach reads that also made it into your luggage? Then you’ll love this handy design from Yarn and Colors’ in-house designer Manon (@petit_petite_nl)! Manon has used the slightly challenging technique of tapestry crochet to create a sturdy, trendy-looking pouch. Ideal for storing your crochet accessories or make-up and keeping them from getting lost at the bottom of your bag. Or use it as a bag-in-a-bag to store your travel essentials, like your passport, hotel keycard, and foreign currency. This project looks so good, it even works as a clutch for a party! The pattern is suitable for adventurous beginners and includes clear descriptions with photos for anyone not yet familiar with tapestry crochet. So, if you’re looking for a crochet-quickie, the Perky Pouch from Yarn and Colors is the bite-size project for you!
Tip 7: Picnic on the Tessellation Blanket
What a beauty! With all its colors, this Tessellation Blanket is a truly a ray of summer sunshine! The elements that make up this blanket are all easy to crochet and come together to form a phenomenal blanket that you can be proud of. Picnics have never been so stylish!
Tip 8: Home decor for outdoors - Cushions
If your vacation is more a staycation, then how’s your outdoor area looking? Nothing beats sitting outdoors in the summer when the weather is fine. If your garden, balcony, or roof terrace could do with some cheering up, we’ve got you covered. Start by knitting or crocheting a comfy set of cushions for your garden chairs, sun lounger, or hammock. In collaboration with Yarn and Colors, @karinvanhaasteren has designed two great cushions for summer 2021. The crocheted Connect the Dots Cushion and the knitted ‘XX’ Cushion. These eye-catching cushions feature contrasting stripes, bobbles, and cheerful tassels. A great way to add a personal touch to your outdoor space.
Tip 9: Home decor for outdoors – Accessories
In the summertime when the weather is fine… We dust off the barbecues, set up the parasols, and hit play on our all-time favorite summer playlist. It’s garden party time! And nothing says party like some fabulous handmade decorations. In Yarn and Colors’ Lookbook 18, you’ll find all the accessories you need to make your next garden party the event of the season. Get started on some crocheted lanterns that look great both day and night, then add a mandala or two, either as wall hangings or coasters (or both!). Finally, make a gorgeous garland to pull the look together. Afterall, what’s a party without bunting?
Tip 10: Dream Tablecloth 5.0
Transform your next barbecue into a fine dining experience with a beautifully laid table. We fell head over heels in love with the style of our popular Dream Blanket 5.0 and wanted to make another fantastic project featuring filet crochet. So, we did! Meet the Dream Tablecloth 5.0, the latest addition to our Dream Collection. It makes a great centerpiece for any garden party. You’ll love it, so have a go!
What is your ultimate holiday project? We’d love it if you shared your WIPs and finished projects with us! Use #yarnplaza on social media and don’t forget to tag us @yarnplaza so we can see your latest creation.