As many of us celebrate the unofficial start to summer this weekend, it is important to remember what this weekend is really about – remembering those who serve and those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice so we may live in a free and great country!
There are many ways you can show your patriotism this weekend in your crochet. For example, a great simple project you can work up quickly and wear today and tomorrow is the Red and Blue Metallic Beaded Crochet Bracelet.
Lion Brand Yarn has a few great patriotic water bottle patterns that are not only functional, but will show off your love of country. Maggie Weldon has a great free pattern for a stars and stripes dish towel that can double as a trivet during your picnic or bbq.
If you are planning on heading to the beach or a friends house and need to carry a lot with you, then consider this great beach tote. I may have to make one of these. I really like this pattern! Sugar and Cream is a nice strong cotton, so I have no doubt this would make a great sturdy tote.
Most importantly this weekend, remember our troops and if you see a service member, make sure to thank them for keeping us free!