13 Useful (and Adorable) Things To Knit This Summer

You don’t have to limit your knitting projects to chunky sweaters and heavy scarves. As the temperature heats up, try taking a summery approach. Create useful bags to keep yourself organized and energize any room in your house with unique accessories.

1. Linen Market Bag

Along with the warmer weather and barbecues, summer also offers a bounty fresh fruits and veggies at your local farmers market. This bag is made from just two balls of linen yet it’s big enough to carry a substantial bundle of food.

from Knitting 24/7

2. Soft Drawstring Pouch

We love that you can give this soft drawstring pouch as a gift, or use it to wrap one. Hide a small surprise inside for two presents in one!

from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts

3. Sea Crest Bookmark

This quick-knit bookmark is a perfect gift for any avid reader. It’s thin enough to slip into a book but also sturdy so the edges won’t roll under.

from Knitting 24/7

4. Reverse-Bloom Flower Washcloths

Decorative flower washcloths are perfect for adding flair to any bathroom. At the end of a long day, lather it up with soap, wash your face, and start the unwinding process. With just a few basic skills you can make a whole bunch of these in no time!

from Weekend Knitting

5. Diamond Chair Cushions

These colorful cushions are bold and can add a dash of style and comfort to your home.

from Weekend Knitting

6. Backgammon and Checkers Travel Set

Knit these boards and accompanying bags to take to a local café or on vacation for some friendly competition!

from Weekend Knitting

7. Felted Stash Accessories Bag

This small accessories bag is extremely useful. Toss it in your purse or backpack to hold pens and pencils, makeup, or other small essentials.

from Weekend Knitting

8. Modern Pillow

Looking for a fun accent to spice up a couch or chair? The graphic elements of this pillow truly pop!

from Knitting 24/7

9. Muriwai Bath Mat

The rope-like cotton yarn and fluid stitching make this the type of mat you’d want to step onto after a long soak.

from Knit 2 Together

10. Felted Yoga Mat Bag

This handmade bag for carrying your yoga mat definitely beats the nylon kind sold at sporting goods stores.

from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts

11. Cabled Purse

Carry everything you need in style with this comfortable cabled purse, great for all seasons.

from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts

12. Tahiti-Style Picture Frames

Make a knit photo frame to show off a favorite snapshot. The easy stitch pattern with an optional flower embellishment is designed to fit a box frame and is the perfect finishing touch for your home.

from Knit 2 Together

13. Doctor’s Bag

Here’s a bag to store your knitting or to use at your next slumber party. The classic shape and generous size make it perfect for holding all kinds of treasures.

from Knit 2 Together

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