Posted on 29-3-2022 by Karlijn van Mil
Knitting and crochet are not just for old people. Nowadays, young people are mastering these crafts en masse and enthusiastically sharing fun videos on TikTok and Instagram. Our feeds are full of trendy bucket hats, cute scrunchies, and fabulous bikini tops. For those who want in on the action, read on as we share eight free patterns from Drops for making awesome fashion accessories.
1. Vanina - Crochet bikini top with Drops Safran
Okay, let's be honest: this crochet bikini top won’t be very practical if you plan on swimming all day long, but you sure can sunbathe in it! The top is made with granny squares crocheted in cheerful colors. Drops Safran is made from 100% cotton and is therefore easy to wash in the machine (up to 40 ºC). Ideal for your next vacation! You can find the free pattern on the Garnstudio website.
2. Summer Ride - Crochet bikini top with Drops Safran
This top can not only be worn as a bikini top, but also looks great paired with denim shorts! The cups have a unique shape, tied together with beautiful beads and cords. This top is also crocheted with Drops Safran. Want the pattern? You can find it here.
3. Seaside Shade – Crocheted hat with Drops Belle
If you’ve been on TikTok or Instagram lately, you will no doubt have seen a crocheted bucket hat or two (or twenty) as you scroll by. These fun hats are hip and happening and essential items for your summer wardrobe. You crochet this version with Drops Belle in a solid color. Go for light beige or opt for a more striking color, like cherry red or moss green. Find the free pattern at Garnstudio.
4. Beach Friend – Knitted hat with Drops Paris
This cute hat will protect you from the bright, summer sun! It features a mosaic pattern from the brim up and is knitted with Drops Paris, a yarn made from 100% cotton. Choose two matching colors as in the sample or go all out with funky color blocking. Find the pattern here.
5. Beat the Heat – Knit scrunchies with Drops Sky
If you have long hair, then you will know what it is like. The sun is shining… And your silky locks are sticking to the back of your neck. Gah! Fortunately, a super-cute, hand-knitted scrunchie around your wrist can save you from this misery. These scrunchies are made with Drops Sky, and you can find the pattern via Garnstudio.
6. Summer’s Here! – Knit a hair band with Drops Cotton Light
Hair bands are all the rage. This version is super easy to make and features a lovely cable pattern. Shop Drops Cotton Light in light purple (or one of the other great shades) and get started with the free pattern from Drops.
7. Colourful World – Crocheted bag with Drops Paris
Heading to the beach? Day-tripping to a city? Strolling in the woods? Whatever your plans, you need a trusty bag by your side. This version is the perfect size and made using granny squares crocheted in a fun selection of colors. You can find the free pattern at Garnstudio and shop the yarn you need at Yarnplaza!
8. Hedera Tote – Crocheted market bag with Drops Muskat
Plastic bags are simply not done anymore, which is why you see more and more people heading to the market with fun, crocheted bags in hand. Do you want to look as cool as them with a fabulous market bag? Then crocheted this version yourself! You can find the free pattern to make this mesh bag at Garnstudio.