Crocheting in America
I love crochet almost as much as I love America—both for many reasons. One reason is that everything will always look beautiful to someone no matter the color(s) or material(s). Another reason is that if something appeals to you as a whole, but there are things you want to change, i.e. colors, yarn, etc., you have the freedom to create something as uniquely beautiful as you are.
As we approach the Fourth of July, I’ve been contemplating how to create projects that are as beautiful as this country we are blessed to live in. I focused on creating with the traditional red, white and blue, but the projects listed below can be made in whatever palette appeals to you.
This 3-color wonder fits the patriotic palette perfectly. If you want to crochet something that uses versions of the national colors, look no further than this lapghan.
This quick-to-stitch project uses 3 colors that can easily be swapped out to fit any décor or holiday. In fact, Blue Sky Fibers Bulky (affiliate link) is available is so many colors that choosing the perfect 3 may be a problem. If tradition wins out, I’d recommend polar bear, marine and lava for a great patriotic trio.
If you’re looking for a project that not only look beautiful in any color range but also will challenge your stitching skills, you’ll definitely want to check out this pattern. Don’t let the technique worry you. We included a tutorial to guide you through the process.
Here’s an easy pattern that will only take a quick color change. Switch the red edging for a blue one and you’ll be ready for a Fourth of July picnic or party.
No holiday would be complete without a handmade garment or accessory, and this one is doubly apropos because it’s made with stars! Replace the smoke with cream or white and the eggplant with a shade of blue—and you’ll be set.
No matter which colors you want to snuggle under, decorate with or use to accessorize, we’re sure that your finished project will be beautiful. Whatever you choose to create, please post a photo of your creation in the comments. We can’t wait to see the diversity!
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