Crochet Creations: Light & Airy Summer Wear by Kristin Omdahl

We are right smack dab in the middle of bathing suit season and let’s face it. It has been a long, hot summer already in some areas of the country and it’s far from over. When headed to the pool or the beach what we all crave is that perfect cover up to pop on over our bathing suits that makes us feel fabulous and confident.

Shopping for one online can be a chore, will it fit right, and will it be of a good quality once it arrives at your door? I think many of us have had the experience where the photos can be deceiving, and you end up disappointed with the actual product.

That’s the beauty in learning to crochet. When you make something by hand yourself you get to choose the materials and the care that goes into the creation.

The Audra Crochet Poncho for example creates a blended light weight lace fabric in any color you love or that goes with your bathing suit! While keeping with the beach motif, I decided to add in a beach bag assortment of two patterns as well. Mix colors or match your cover up, you really can get very creative.

The poncho pattern is created so that you can leave the sides as open slits or thread a belt through for a more tailored look.

 

 

The Audra Crochet Motif Poncho comes with 2 BONUS bag patterns by Kristin Omdahl!

This is a project that is well worth the time and effort. You are sure to get looks and people stopping you asking “Where did you get that cover up? I love it!”.

Just imagine the pride in responding “Why thank you. I made it myself.”

The Audra is elegant, comfortable, and fast drying. It dresses up a bikini or one piece in just the right way so you don’t have to just confine the look to the water, you could easily meet up with friends for a nice lunch or early evening dinner without having the hassle of running home to change clothes first.

Audra Bonus Bags – Two Patterns to choose from or make both!

For both the poncho and the bags the instructions are very detailed and easy to follow. Plus there is a 5-part video tutorial series to help guide you through the pattern and charts.

Just getting started in crochet?

This is an ideal place to start with the basic crochet stitch library How to Crochet. These are close up videos of individual stitches that you can easily pause and replay at your own speed until you have them down pat, plus right hand and left hand instructions are shown visually in the crochet stitch videos, too.

You can browse my crochet patterns here: Kristin Omdahl Crochet Patterns.

Want more info?

I host a livestream podcast Monday – Friday on my YouTube Channel called Create Share Inspire Podcast. You can join the audience LIVE and even ask me questions LIVE! I often do a show and tell or quick demo and I always interact with the live audience. It is a lot of fun! You can browse through over 600 previously recorded episodes HERE: Create Share Inspire Podcast Playlist . Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel to get reminders when the next episode airs LIVE.

I also created a private Facebook group called Create Share Inspire to allow my audience to continue the podcast party throughout the rest of the day. It is a wonderful and safe place to share your photos of finished projects in my knitting or crochet patterns or yarns, and to see what others are making, too. I would like to invite you to join this private group Create. Share. Inspire on Facebook where you can interact with me as well as many other members who have a love of knitting and crochet just like you!

Ready | Set | Create!

Shop Kristin Omdahl Yarns HERE

Shop Kristin Omdahl Crochet Patterns HERE

Shop Kristin Omdahl Knitting Patterns HERE

I would love to see your creations. Just as much fun as making these myself is the satisfaction I get from seeing my designs come to life and other crochet fans wearing them too. There are now 2 ways you can share what you have done!

  • Share yours by joining  Create. Share. Inspire on Facebook where you can interact with me as well as many other members who have a love of knitting and crochet just like you! It is a wonderful and safe place to share your photos of finished projects in my knitting or crochet patterns or yarns, and to see what others are making, too.
  • I have recently added a wonderful new interactive section to the website which I invite you to take part in, it has been a smashing success and such fun so far. It is the new “Share Your Project” section. You, my creators, can upload images and descriptions of your creations to share with the ever growing community! To upload simply click here. 

Additionally, I host a livestreaming podcast weekday on my YouTube Channel called Create Share Inspire Podcast. You can join the audience and even ask me questions LIVE! I often do a show and tell, or quick demo and I always interact with the live audience. It is a lot of fun!

You can browse through close to 1000 previously recorded episodes HERECreate Share Inspire Podcast Playlist . Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel to get reminders when the next episode airs LIVE.

I look forward to seeing what you create!

Kristin donates a portion of every sale to her charity Project Kristin Cares, which supports survivors of domestic violence. Learn more at KristinOmdahl.com/PKC 

xoxo,
Kristin

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