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Let's create a fresh look for the summer season with coastal inspired projects for your home, for entertaining and for wearing and accessorizing your style. All of our projects are easy enough that you can relax and enjoy the people you are with or listen to a book on tape as you yarn.

You'll love these easy-living looks in yarns that don't break the bank, so you'll still have the funds for an actual trip to the beach. We invite you to sit with a cool drink and peruse these 14 projects.

Hanging Out in Comfort

Easy Beach House Knit Throw
skill level: easy knit

Beach House Knit Throw

Chose the shades of the seaside to knit the perfect throw for relaxing. You will love wrapping it around you while you enjoy ocean breezes.

Pattern knit in Red Heart Soft.

Easy Beach House Knit Pillows
skill level: easy knit

Beach House Knit Pillows

Knit pillows make a room feel more comfortable and inviting. Here are three different stitch patterns used to add style and texture to any living area. They are designed with buttons so that the knit covers can be removed for washing

Pattern knit in Red Heart Soft.

Easy Crochet Starfish Pillow
skill level: easy crochet

Crochet Starfish Pillow

This wonderfully designed starfish is sewn onto the crocheted pillow cover for a cool beachy style. It's the ideal accent for a sofa or comfy chair.

Pattern crocheted in Red Heart Soft.

skill level: beginner craft

Woven Wire Basket

A purchased wire basket becmomes a decorator accessory by embellishing with yarn. Our basket has a woven top border done with yarn left over from other projects. We encourage you to use your imagination and create your own unique basket.

Pattern Crafted in Red Heart Soft.

skill level: beginner craft

Beach Wall Hanging

If you love pompoms, but would rather not make them, this is the yarn for you! Pompoms come already attached to the base string and ready for crafty fun. We used a starfish as an embellisment at the top of the hanging — but you could use any shells you have collected.

Pattern crafted in Red Heart Pomp-A-Doodle.

Relaxed Bedroom

skill level: easy crochet

Crochet Summer Breeze Throw

This crochet throw is reminiscent of a restful seaside vacation! The soft brushed yarn in calm self-striping colors is perfect after a busy day.

Pattern crocheted in Red Heart Dreamy Stripes.

skill level: easy crochet

Ocean Front Crochet Bed Pillows

Crochet covers for regular bed pillows add color and interest to your bed. They are designed with a different color and pattern on each side of the pillow, and have a buton closure for easy washability.

Pattern crocheted in Red Heart With Love.

skill level: easy crochet

Scallop Shell Crochet Pillow

This easy pillow is the perfect finishing touch to a well-dressed bed or chair. Pillow is crocheted with a ripple pattern that is reminiscent of the ocean waves. Then it is finished with a burlap wrap and scallop shell applique.

Pattern crocheted in Red Heart Scrubby Smoothie.

skill level: easy crochet

Crochet Coastline Lampshade Cover

Add a bit of texture to a plain lampshade with this fringe cover. We've used a neutral color cotton yarn, but depending on the needs of your room, it is perfect for adding a pop of color.

Pattern crocheted in Red Heart Scrubby Smoothie.

Easy Entertaining

skill level: intermediate crochet

Scallop Shell Crochet Pillow

Modern design meets a classic beach color story in this crochet table runner. Don't let our beach theme keep you from making it for your home, there are so many color combinations it would look great in!

Pattern crocheted in Red Heart Scrubby Smoothie.

skill level: beginner craft

Fish Net Jars

Add a touch of coastal whimsy to any table or porch with these fishnet inspired jars. This yarning craft is a great way to add color and light to the dinner table.

Pattern crafted in Red Heart Scrubby Smoothie.

Summertime Looks

skill level: intermediate crochet

Shore Thing Crochet Dress

This dress is ready to take you from ship to shore! We love it as a cover-up, but with a slip dress underneath, you could easily wear it out on the town.

Pattern crocheted in Red Heart It's A Wrap.

skill level: easy crochet

Beachy Crochet Cover Up

This cute cover-up is just the thing for a day at the beach! Or pair it with shorts and a tank top for a fun everyday look.

Pattern crocheted in Aunt Lydia's Red Heart Fashion Crochet Size 3.

skill level: easy crochet

Shore Thing Crochet Dress

Cotton yarn is a great choice for a tote you'll depend on all through the warm sunny months. The color-blocked neutral shades are set off with pompom and tassels for light-hearted fun.

Pattern crocheted in Red Heart Scrubby Smoothie.

skill level: beginner craft

Mermaid Tails Keychains

Carry a piece of the beach with you wherever you go! Or use these keychains to mark your beach house's keys. Whether you make your own wire-wrapped charms or buy them at the souvenir shop, they'll always remind you of the sound of the surf.

Pattern crafted in Red Heart Scrubby Smoothie.