Smallish crochet projects, like the scarf above, are perfect to make in July and stash away for Christmas gifts. I don't mind crocheting in summer, even at a picnic table or in a camping chair, as long as the project is not too large or too heavy. On Kim Layton's Everything Etsy blog, I found this delightful post: DIY Crochet Slipper Patterns.
But this post contains far more than slipper patterns, fun as those are. (I was really taken with the look of this slipper pattern from 2 Create in Color,
|Photo from 2 Create in Color|
Kim's post also includes links to fun scarf patterns, hat patterns, and headband patterns to crochet. Every bit as much fun is a link to her free printable labels for crocheted gifts: Free printable crochet gift labels. These are adorable and could be used on any small crocheted projects, even dishcloths as shown in the photo. I love how they look printed on kraft paper!
|Photo from Everything Etsy|