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Ebook for SUMMER

Time to get your Lace on and head to the beach with these amazing crochet fashions!!


My oh so controversial CHIQ SHELL SHORTS made the book.

This new, free eBook from AllFreeCrochet includes 55 pages of trend setting beach wear. The collection is divided into convenient sections for diy beach cover ups, crochet barefoot sandal patterns, diy beach bags and other summer crochet ideas . Included in this fabulous collection is a Sunkissed Lace Cover Up (pg. 14), a Straw Sun Hat (pg. 24), Toddler Barefoot Sandals (pg. 30),  a Straw Beach Bag (pg. 43) and more.
According to The Daily, of Ball State University, lace and crochet summer fashions are going to be hot this year. "With crochet you can bare some skin, without putting it all out there." A large crochet shirt can make you feel covered, while still giving you that lightweight feel. And according to the Craft Yarn Council, 76% of crocheters find a project they like before going out and buying the yarn needed.
How cute are these bags for the summer!!! I adore the Moogly pattern on the right!!!

What free patterns excite you? Which do you think you want to try??

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