Top 10 Festival Crafts for Summer

The festival season is here and we’ve got tonnes of ideas for festival crafts. Sitting around with friends listening to music is the perfect time for some outdoor crafting so we thought we’d share our top 10 festival crafts.


Barefoot Sandals
festival crafts barefoot sandals

These pretty crocheted barefoot sandals are the perfect bohemian foot decoration. They are quick and easy to make, and look perfect on sun-kissed feet with painted toes. There are so many different patterns to choose from including multicoloured mandalas to simple flower and heart motifs in our exciting ebook Crochet Barefoot Sandals!






Festival Shawl

Shawls are the big thing this summer and the perfect festival crafts. Whether they are knitted or crocheted they make the perfect summer festival project. Wear them around your shoulders to keep off the chill as the sun goes down or wrap them around your neck to create a neckerchief style look. We have three gorgeous patterns available for you to choose from on the store. From left to right we have the gorgeous blue Harper Shawl, the bright and colourful Serape Shawl pattern & the intriguing triangle-patterned Ojo de Dios Shawl


Festival craftsFestival Crafts Serape Shawl Pattern Ojo de dios shawl


Pom Pom Bunting

Screen Shot 2015-06-11 at 17.20.29If you are going to a festival this year make your tent or camper van stand out with some bright and beautiful pom pom bunting. All you need is some yarn and a pom pom maker and you’re off! Make different sized pom poms and join them together with a crocheted chain threaded through the middle. Choose your favourite neon brights or go for muted pastels to suit your style.




Statement Necklacechunky crochet necklace pattern

This is the season of the statement necklace (unless, of course, you are already wearing a festival shawl) and the good news is that it is easy to crochet or knit one for yourself. Make this hot pink number with our free pattern – and choose a vibrant shade of t-shirt yarn to make it really pop!



Handlebar Birdies

Handlebar BirdiesEmbrace a sense of whimsy with some little handlebar friends! These little birdies are sure to brighten up a trip through the park and you?ll be the envy of all the other cyclists as you breeze past. Simple to crochet together, make some for yourself and then move on and give them as gifts too.

Make the strap longer to turn this pattern into a standout festival bracelet too.





Hippy ShoulScreen Shot 2015-06-11 at 16.37.29der Bag

Crochet your own hippy shoulder bag. For an authentic seventies vibe, it needs to have a long strap so it can be worn across your body like this granny number. Choose coordinating colours for an understated look or go bold with clashing colours.





Welly toppers

boots_cropIf you’re going to a festival in the UK, odds are you might have a spot of rain. At that point, you’ll want to pop your barefoot sandalled toes into a pair of wellies. This doesn’t mean you need to skimp on the style, though, crochet yourself a stunning pair of welly toppers and you’ll keep your festival cool whilst staying dry and snug! You can find the pattern for this pair in the Beginner’s Guide to Crochet.




Flower Power GarlandScreen Shot 2015-06-09 at 10.10.50

“… be sure to wear flowers in your hair…” Evoke the original festival flower power vibe with a garland of flowers for your hair. Real daisy chains are pretty but they wilt fast so why not make your own garland from crocheted, felted or stitched flowers? For this and other hair accessories check out Heads Up.


Summer Infinity Scarf

reversible scarf - kaffe fassett fabricInfinity scarves are not just for winter! They are the perfect way to keep off the chill without having to resort to a big cover up. Try sewing your own – like this reversible version – in your favourite colours for a beautiful accessory to see you through the festival season or buy the kit for this version, made with stunning Kaffe Fassett fabric, here.





Festival Blanketcolourful beginner quilt pattern

You’ll need something to lie on while listening to your favourite band so why not make yourself a bohemian blanket to lie on. A patchwork quilt is the perfect festival blanket because they are bright and beautiful as well as insulated for extra comfort. The pattern for this gorgeous patchwork blanket is from 50 Fat Quarter Makes.

Whatever festival crafts you do enjoy them and share them with us by commenting below, or by tagging us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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