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Craft Up a Trend: Tropical Style

It probably has to do with the hundred degree days we've been having and watching everyone's vacations scroll by on Instagram, but we're feeling it... tropical style. We're dreaming of pineapple cocktails on the beach and warm nights in a far-away locale. We've got a lot of amazing supplies in right now to help you get to this relaxed state, even if it's just through your hand-crafted tropical style.

Pineapple Cocktail: Tropical Style
Image by @softspiritstrong

Pineapples. Nothing says the tropics like a sweet and sticky pineapple. This fruit has come to symbolize summer in ways that bananas can only dream about. We haven't tried this yet, but could someone please make some pineapple shorts with this Pineapple Twill (sold out) fabric and the Shorts Chataigne pattern from Deer and Doe?? The small amount of lycra in this stretch twill would make the best shorts ever.

Shorts Chataigne from Deer and Doe

Thanks to Loopy Mango, this over-sized summer cotton cardigan can be yours with just a few hours of time! This free pattern for their "Long Vest" uses their new super bulky naturally-dyed Big Cotton and is worked up on size 19 needles. The naturally-dyed yarns are the perfect summer palette and include soft browns, pinks and yellows and saturated indigo-blues. A few of us at the shop are knitting this instant gratification wonder right now! Follow along or join in with our #fancycottonloopalong!

Loopy Mango Big Cotton Long Vest

We have no shortage of tropical print fabrics right now. Linens and cottons printed with palm trees, flamingos and bright hibiscus. These prints are great for anything from summer shift dresses for your pool cover up to a cropped Willow tank to sport with cutoffs.

Tropical Quilting Cottons

You're going to need a bag for your next beach vacation so why not make a statement with this Flamingo print and Noodlehead's roomy Poolside tote? This tote is perfect for your water bottle, sangria cooler, towel, sunscreen and knitting project. Summer vacation = done.

Poolside Tote by Noodlehead

Tropical craftcation, here we come!

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