July fourth is the day the citizens of the United States of America celebrate as Independence Day. We typically celebrate this holiday with fireworks, festivities, parades, barbecues, picnics and parties-- but why not add some crocheted fun to your Fourth of July celebrations as well?
We've posted a whole bunch of free crochet patterns for Fourth of July, and we hope you'll make good use of them.
Perhaps you might like to crochet some cute red, white and blue accessories to wear. Perhaps you'd like to make patriotic-themed home decor items. Any of these Fourth of July patterns could add to your holiday enjoyment.
Red, White and Blue Kitchen Accents -- Crocheted Potholders and Dishcloth
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This blue, white and red striped potholder is crocheted in afghan stitch. Cross stitched embellishments are applied to the top of the potholder, adding color and visual interest to the design.
These red, white and blue striped potholders would be ideal for using on the Fourth of July, but you can use them all year around. They'll look lovely in a variety of different settings, whether you have an American country style kitchen or your style is more traditional, casual or contemporary.
Red, White and Blue Tunisian Crochet Dishcloth:
This dishcloth is a color variation of my earthtone ombre dishcloth; instead of using the earthtones as shown in the pattern, I substituted red, white and blue yarns.
Diagonal Striped Potholder in Red, White and Blue:
This potholder started out as a plain red and white striped design, and then I added blue accents using surface crochet. You can click here to see how it looks before and after the surface crochet was added. If you'd like to learn the surface crochet technique, be sure to check out the step-by-step tutorial.
This pretty red and blue bracelet works for either dressy or casual occasions. You could wear the bracelet to dress up a plain white shirt so that you've got all three components of the red, white and blue theme covered. You might want to wear this bracelet on patriotic occasions such as the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, and Veteran's Day -- but it will look fantastic all year around.
You can crochet this necklace in any colors you like, but it sure looks fantastic made up in red, white and blue.
Pictured here: the necklace band is crocheted in a lovely red and white batik fabric, and the necklace is adorned with blue wire-wrapped glass pendants.
We've rounded up a whole bunch of links to free rag rug patterns. I'm thinking it would be amazing to make any of these rugs using red, white and blue fabrics like the ones pictured at left -- perfect for decorating a country-style kitchen or really, any room in the home.
This is a cotton scarf you can wear with pride!
Hearts aren't just for Valentine's Day. This one is red, white and blue, for decorating at Fourth of July, or year around.
Sandi Marshall designed this stunning vintage-inspired American flag chart for cross stitching. If you want this to be a crochet project, you can work the cross stitch on a background of crochet-- either afghan stitch or single crochet would work well. If you'd rather skip the crochet and just cross stitch the design, you can use a background of aida fabric.
If Dad hasn't quite mastered the art of barbecuing without burning the food, and he is able to maintain a sense of humor about it, perhaps he'd appreciate these silly crocheted potholders. The potholders say "Dad's Char -n- Grill." The red white and blue border makes these the perfect Fourth of July accessory, but Dad can use the potholders all year around.
Crochet patterns don't get much easier than this one; this wristband is worked entirely in back loop single crochet stitch. If it looks complicated, you can thank the variegated thread for that. You don't have to work any color changes, because the multicolored thread automatically creates the color pattern as you crochet.
Sandi Marshall designed this wristband pattern.