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March 2021

Oh, those Summer days are just calling my name! Were you able to get away at all last Summer? There were a quite a few local beaches that were closed or offered very limited access. Sigh.

The month of March always gets me thinking about Spring break and sunny getaways… I doubt most of us will be doing that this year. Well, when you can’t actually get away, sometimes a friend’s pool might do just the trick! That’s where we take you this month for our Life’s a Beach segment and it’s here’s that I am showing off the BEACH BABE PONCHO. My sweet goddaughter has a few of these in cotton towel material and it inspired me to crochet one for her.

Now I would strongly recommend 100% cotton for projects like these as they absorb moisture well and are very low maintenance to care for. This poncho was made using a yarn I absolutely fell in love with; Cotton Colors by Loops & Threads. BUT! I have tried looking for more to make other projects and they are nowhere to be found. Arg! I think this was a limited run, sadly.

Click here for the free video tutorial

What I love about this yarn is that it feels lovely to the touch. It’s a much softer strand than something like a handicrafter cotton, for example. Perfect yarn for garments. You might remember that I used this same yarn for the February Beach Vibes Tank top.

What’s your colour?

I had a little assistance from Marisol while we put the finishing touches on her poncho. A few more stitches and we are good to go!

The colourway I used was called Starfish. How appropriate!

What colour would you crochet your poncho? Seaside blue or maybe a sunshine yellow would be lovely!

Looking for the written pattern? Click below and you’ll find it in my Etsy shop.

Beach Babe Poncho Written Pattern

With the weather warming up, my brain starts to overflow with excitement at the idea of spring cleaning and organizing. It may sound silly but for me it represents a brand new start - the beginning of a new season. And…. some house and home crochet projects start “springing” to mind.

The classic dishcloth

One of the more popular stitches to use for dishcloths is the Linen Stitch. It’s so easy and creates a lovely fabric. Remember to use 100% cotton for all those kitchen and bathroom accessories. Cotton holds up best in all those high moisture areas. I know I said that already but I can’t drive that point home enough.

click below for the video tutorial

Linen Stitch Dishcloth

The Balcony Doormat

Maybe some of you saw my summer crochet nook makeover a few summer’s ago? All part of the Spring cleaning:)

Well, I needed a mat for my balcony door so I crocheted one! The thermal stitch did just the trick to create a thicker, sturdier fabric for a high traffic item like a door mat.

Check out the video tutorial for that fun and easy project right here.

Crochet the Balcony Door Mat -  The Stitch Sessions #49

This month’s gift is the

FREE WRITTEN PATTERN BELOW!

If you’re curious to check out my $0 balcony makeover, you can take a peek here:

Summer Crochet Nook - $0 Balcony Makeover  2019   (Didn't cost a dime!)

Come on over and say hi on all the socials and if you have any questions, just pop me an e-mail directly. Just click the little envelope.

Happy crocheting!

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