With Memorial Day and July 4th nearing, you might want patriotic crochet patterns to make something festive for your home or for yourself. Below you’ll find five patterns that I found interesting.
Here is key to the crochet patterns above:
- 4th of July or National Flower Day This is a free Ravelry pattern.
- Stars! This is a free pillow pattern.
- Americana Place Setting Now you can set your table for every patriotic occasion. This is a Ravelry pattern.
- Let Freedom Ring Here’s an afghan you can cover up with all year.
- Star Spangled Banner This is just the garland you need special American holidays. Find on Ravelry.
BONUS: Vintage American Flag Throw – Make up an absolutely beautiful throw! You’ll find this on Ravelry.
Here are six crochet snowflake patterns that you can use to create tree ornaments, gift tags, decor for canned jams, or in the case of pattern #5 – gear for your ears. There are many more snowflake patterns on Ravelry; so many in fact, your tree could be entirely decorated with snowflakes, with no two the same. Find the key to the crochet patterns and instructions for stiffening crochet snowflakes below.
- Chain Loop Snowflake – Ravelry
- Crochet Snowflake – Ravelry
- Crocheted Snowflakes – Martha Stewart. You’ll find several free patterns for snowflakes here.
- Irish Crochet Snowflake – Ravelry
- Snowflake Earrings with Pearl Accent – Ravelry
- Easy Crochet Snowflake – Ravelry
How to Stiffen Crochet Snowflakes
- Mix an equal amount of glue and water. Put the water in the bowl first, then add the glue. If you only have a couple of snowflakes to stiffen, you won’t need more than 1/4 cup of water and 1/4 cup of glue.
- Mix until the consistency is smooth and even.
- Dip the snowflakes in the stiffener; make sure both sides are coated.
- Lay the snowflakes on waxed paper and blot gently with a paper towel.
- Transfer the snowflakes to a blocking board (cover the blocking board with waxed paper). Use multiple, rust-proof pins to block the snowflakes into shape.
- Dry 12 or more hours. If the snowflakes aren’t stiffened to your liking. Re-dip and dry the snowflakes.
- If you want the snowflakes to be shiny. You can spray them with a gloss sealer.
Are you looking for something fun to crochet for Halloween? The holiday is just around the corner, giving you plenty of time to make up one or two crochet skull patterns. Find the key to these seven patterns below the image.
- All Souls Shawl (Ravelry – You must be a member. Membership is free.) Free crochet pattern.
- Day of the Dead Pillow (Ravelry) Free crochet pattern.
- Day of the Dead Skull (Ravelry) Free crochet pattern.
- Sugar Skull Hot Pad (Ravelry) $4.99
- Day of the Dead Sugar Skull (Geek with a Hook) Free crochet pattern.
- Halloween Skull Ornament (Ravelry • Lion Brand pattern) Free crochet pattern.
- Crochet Skull Scarf with Flowers (Ravelry) $8.00
I like the colorful Day of the Dead skulls. Fun!
My spooky Halloween tree needs a hanging skull. I think I’ll make up #6!
Check out the knit skull patterns too.