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Summer Crochet Bucket List

For many Summer, is the perfect time to catch up on their stitching projects that have gotten away from them. For others it is a time to plan out your holiday stitching and fall sheep and wool festivals. For me its all about road trip projects and designing for the fall. So I thought I would come up with a bucket list based on the Summer issue of Chain Two. (For more information visit

Yarn to Try:
– Sylvan Spirit from Green Mountain Spinnery
– Cotton Comfort from Green Mountain Spinnery
-Tatamy by Kraemer Yarns
– Weekend by Berrocco
– Jute Cord
Projects to Stitch:
– Summer Lacy Cowls
-Something to show your All-American Pride
-Great Beachy items like a shawlette or Beach Bag
Places to Visit:
– Local Yarn Shops
-Fiber Festivals
– Farmer’s Markets
– Local fiber farms
Techniques to try:
– Working in the round
– Spike Stitch
– Fpdc and Bpdc
– Chevron
– Openwork
– Filet Crochet
– Beaded Crochet
Event to Participate in:
-Ravelry’s Ravellenic Games

Farmer’s Market Crochet

As a lover of all things handmade and locally grown. One of my favorite Summer pastimes is going to my local farmer’s market or the local one to where I am visiting and I check out all the samples and usually bring home a bountiful bag of produce. As I started frequenting these markets I noticed stunningly beautiful utilitarian bags….some call them Market Bags, I call them awesome works of art. What a history they tell of people and their community and the handmade items that make a community truly a community.

As part of our Summer issue, we have put together a collection of two market bags ( there is one more coming), a capelet to flaunt while you shop and two count them two amazing clutches to hold all your stuff while you shop! I hope you enjoy stitching them as much as you do. We would love to know what is your favorite farmer’s market. Mine is probably either the one in Richmond, VT on Friday nights or Stowe, VT on Sundays.

Peace, love,farms and handmade,


Creative Director, Suzy Allen Designs and Editor of Chain Two Digital Magazine


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