Sadly, it seems like summer is almost over, but at the same time, it almost feels like it hasn’t begun. I say this because it’s been so rainy here in the Chicagoland area and we haven’t seen as much sun as we usually do. There’s still plenty of time left to make the best of the summer, though, and have a blast. My plan is to have fun the only way I know how—the knit-and-crochet way.
There are so many cute crochet patterns  and knitted projects that I want to add to my list of things to work up. Since we have to work fast I won’t waste any more time ranting. Find the best summer vacation beach bum crochet patterns  and have at it!
Summer Crochet Tops
Walk around in a brand new fashion this summer, but don’t hit the mall. You can have a whole new wardrobe that you make yourself! Talk about #thrifty! Sport your new tops, dresses, and cardigans for everyone to be envious of.
- Crochet Summer Colorblock Top  (shown)
- Cap Sleeve Open Cardigan 
- Retro Summer Dress 
- Comfy Crochet Crop Top 
- Textures Crochet Top Pattern 
Crochet Sandals and Flip Flops
You’ll be one-of-a-kind when you wear any of these flip flop or sandal patterns. They’re so easy to make, you can make them all! Don’t spend money on cheap flip-flops that will fall apart within weeks. Make these instead!
- Crocodile Stitch Flip Flop Toppers 
- Crochet Summer Flip Flops 
- Baby Flip Flops 
- Henna Barefoot Sandals  (shown)
Crochet Bags and Purses
What would summer be without a crocheted bag or purse? Crocheted purses are super stylish these days. Forget about Coach and Burberry. Instead, show your personality, not the personality the designers want you to have! These bright pops of colors will make anybody pumped for summer.
- Crochet Nautical Tote 
- Roses Crochet Purse 
- Rainbow Crochet Tote Bag 
- Impeccable Crochet Bag 
- Making Waves Beach Bag  (shown)
Cover up or flaunt it with any one of these knit patterns. You’ll love hitting up the beach with your new designs. The best part? You know that all of these will be utterly unique at the beach party because you made it yourself. Score!
Knitted Summer Tops
Whether you’re looking for a knit top, a knit sweater, or a knit cardigan, we have the perfect pattern for you. You’ll definitely need the lightweight feel of these stylish knit clothes in the summer. No sweating for you!
- Summer Kimono Sleeve Cardigan 
- Summer Sunburst Cardigan 
- Simple Summer Tank Top 
- Silken Straw Summer Sweater 
- Dainty Lace Tank Top 
- Italian Summer Cardigan 
- Sleeveless Summer Top  (shown)
You might also like these fabulous patterns straight from the blog!
- You Are My Sunshine Crochet Tote Bag 
- Summer Marigold Granny Square 
- The Most Stunning Summer Knit Shawl Pattern You’ll Ever See 
- Barefoot Sandals