In this Issue

Just in time for summer, the new and improved Crochet Today!

Beachy Fashions
From airy cover ups to a swingy skirt, you'll be looking stylish on the boardwalk.

Projects for Charity
Afghan patterns designed for you to make on your own or with friends to give to those in need.

Fun and Fabulous
Fruit, fish and sports inspired patterns make stitching for little ones more fun than ever. 

Plus . . .
New articles featuring our readers—and more!

This little throw is the perfect project to make and donate to an organization that helps kids in need.
Gather a few crochet friends and together you can work up this easy afghan in no time.
Baby & Kids
An enormously retro floor cushion with kitschy flair and cuteness to spare gets a modern makeover.
This shell top is engineered to flatter, and an offset granny motif panel adds a hint of lacy interest.
This stunning shawl is just the thing to top off summer dresses.
lace wrap
Subtle shaping provides a flattering fit in this classic vest.
Sweet and flirty, this cotton skirt is amazingly versatile.
fun lace skirt
Plastic rings make this openwork bag surprisingly structured and sturdy.
Add a little vintage charm to your wardrobe with this amazingly light and silky vest.
This light and airy beauty is a perfect summertime throw! Join-as-you-go construction makes it delightfully easy to...
Home décor
Lined up on a couch or bed, the fish seem to swim from one pillow to the next.
fun home pillows
Baby & Kids
Over a tank and shorts or a bathing suit, this summery sweater will look sweet on any girly-girl.
cute fun home
What could be sweeter? Stitch this fruity blanket and hat for any little lady.
Home décor
Cheerful colors and swervy stripes make this afghan perfect for picnics on the beach or naps in the shade.
afghan fun home
Baby & Kids
Straight out of the reef, this bright and cheery fish toy is swimmingly sweet.
Gather a few crochet friends and work up this easy afghan to give to those in need.
Home décor
Bring a bit of beachy fun indoors with these whimsical cushions.
easy home pillows
Brighten someone’s day with these cute, crafty flowers.
This sporty throw is sure to be a hit with budding baseball fans.
baby blanket easy
Add a splash of color to summer celebrations with this festive tablecloth.
Stitched in a soft, terrycloth-like yarn, this cover-up is the remedy for that just-out-of-the-pool chill.