Projects for weekends at the cottage

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Projects for weekends at the cottage

With summer in full swing it’s always nice to plan for weekends at the cottage or camping. The enjoyment of getting away from it all and finding some peace and quiet, to relax and make the most out of summer. These kinds of weekends call for a knit or crochet project to work on, below you’ll find some tips on the best types of knit and crochet projects to bring to your summer weekend getaway.

Small Knit and Crochet Projects

Small projects are always great for a weekend away, you get the satisfaction of having a project to knit or crochet and one that you would finish faster than a larger project. Taking into consideration how quickly you stitch, a great small project for weekend stitching would be dishcloths, hats, baby blankets or scarves. When looking for a small project you also want to look at how many skeins of yarn the knit or crochet pattern calls for, choosing a pattern that calls for only 1-2 skeins should be a small enough project to complete on the weekend. Take a look below at some of our most popular small projects for weekend stitching.

Knit and Crochet Dishcloths

Free Knit Pattern - At Your Service Knit Dishcloth in Bernat Handicrafter Cotton yarn

 KNIT    SKILL LEVEL: EASY

At Your Service Knit Dishcloth

Free Crochet Pattern - Sailor's Knot Dishcloth in Lily Sugar'n Cream yarn

 CROCHET    SKILL LEVEL: EASY

Sailor's Knot Dishcloth

Knit and Crochet Hats

Free Knit Pattern - I'm a Hoot Knit Hat in Bernat Softee Chunky yarn

 KNIT    SKILL LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE

Im a Hoot Knit Hat

Free Crochet Pattern - Stepping Texture Hat in Bernat Softee Chunky yarn

 CROCHET    SKILL LEVEL: EASY

Stepping Texture Hat

Knit and Crochet Scarves

Free Knit Pattern - Men's Basic Hat & Scarf Set in Caron Simply Soft yarn

 KNIT    SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER

Men's Basic Hat & Scarf Set

Free Crochet Pattern - Straight Up Scarf in Caron Simply Soft Brites yarn

 CROCHET    SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER

Straight Up Scarf

Knit and Crochet Baby Blankets

Free Knit Pattern - In a Wink Baby Blanket in Bernat Blanket yarn

 KNIT    SKILL LEVEL: EASY

In a Wink Baby Blanket

Free Crochet Pattern - One Skein Baby Blanket in Caron One Pound yarn

 CROCHET    SKILL LEVEL: EASY

One Skein Baby Blanket

Easy Knit and Crochet Projects

Choosing a pattern you understand is also another great way to find knit and crochet projects that are quick and easy to make over a weekend trip. Knit and crochet patterns with stitches you have experience working up will be easier for you to breeze through and that much more relaxing. Check out our latest round up of quick and easy projects.

Free Knit Pattern - Lacy Knit Baby Blanket in Bernat Baby Sport

 KNIT    SKILL LEVEL: EASY

Lacy Knit Baby Blanket

Free Crochet Pattern - Spiral Crochet Pillow in Lily Sugar'n Cream yarn

 CROCHET    SKILL LEVEL: EASY

Spiral Crochet Pillow

Super Bulky Yarn Projects

If you’re tempted to work on a larger project like a comfy blanket or summer throws, consider finding a pattern that calls for a super bulky yarn. Easy projects made with thicker gauge yarn work up quickly so you can easily finish a blanket made in a super bulky yarn, like Bernat Blanket in just one weekend.

Free Knit Pattern - Get Fresh Knit Throw in Bernat Blanket yarn

 KNIT    SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER

Get Fresh Knit Throw

Free Crochet Pattern - Pin Stripe Crochet Blanket in Bernat Blanket yarn

 CROCHET    SKILL LEVEL: EASY

Pin Stripe Crochet Blanket

Another knit and crochet pattern to consider working on during your weekend getaway are projects that are worked up in separate sections and then later joined. This makes it easy to work on a more complex and large project without having to carry around a large work in progress. Knit and crochet patterns made with mitered squares or granny squares are a great example of projects you can work on in separate sections.

Free Knit Pattern - Turning Points Knit Afghan in Caron One Pound yarn

 KNIT    SKILL LEVEL: EASY

Turning Points Knit Blanket

Free Crochet Pattern - Crochet Hexagon Afghan in Caron Simply Soft yarn

 CROCHET    SKILL LEVEL: EASY

Crochet Hexagon Afghan

Hopefully you find some great knit and crochet projects here for your summer weekend getaways! Whether your stitching at the cottage or while camping, don’t forget to share your projects with us on Facebook or using #yarnspirations on Instagram. If you’re the kind of knitter or crocheter who likes to work on perfecting their craft and technique then be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for weekly pattern and skill tutorials.