I’m hoping to be ahead of the curve for once! In the United States, Independence Day is fast approaching, so I thought I’d put together some fun, frugal knitting patterns for sprucing up your place in time for July 4th. And if you want to wear your American pride, I’ve thrown in a couple of wearables as well. Read on for the free patterns!
Free Patterns for Independence Day
American Flag Pillow: This pillow features the flag inspired by Betsy Ross’ original design for the stars and stripes. It’s a darling bit of Americana that makes great practice for skills like intarsia and duplicate stitch. American Flag Pattern and Red, White & Blue Baa Baa Bunting: Two different designs available to produce super-cute garlands, great for decorating a home for a July 4th party. The first pattern features an actual American flag design, while the second uses simple solid-colored triangles in red, white, and blue. Dishcloths: Dishcloths might be the very best way to knit up some American pride. They’re quick and easy, plus they’re portable and practical. Here are some of my favorite patriotic dishcloths: Stars ‘N’ Stripes Red White and Blue Broad Stripes and Bright Stars USA Star Stars and Stripes Proud to be an American Bookmark: This is a truly beautiful bookmark design. It can be used as a bookmark, or it can be used to dazzle end tables and coffee tables. Makes a great gift, too! Hot Pads: Here are two hot pad patterns. One is designed to be felted, the other isn’t. One is very simple, the other is…slightly less simple, but still not difficult. Choose whichever you fancy and then be glad you have hot pads on hand for your barbeque! Flag Cloth/Hot Pad Stars and Stripes Felted Hot Pads Tam of America: So we’re probably not going to want to wear a beanie on the fourth of July — it might be a little warm for that. However, this cute little tam might be just the thing to pop onto your head for a bit of festivity! Star Scarf: Likewise, a scarf might not be your first choice to wear to a July 4th cookout. But knit this playful, short scarf in a cotton or linen yarn, toss it around your neck, and look stylish and stay cool all at once. Knit up a few of these patterns, and you’ll be all set for your Independence Day party!