We want to celebrate America’s birthday with a bang – and we don’t just mean fireworks! We would like to invite crafters across the country to come together with us in order to create a Fourth of July yarn bomb. Let’s show that we are united in craft and country by being part of this nation-wide, patriotic yarn bomb!
To participate in this exciting collaborative event, simply knit or crochet a small star (or a bunch of stars!) and send it to us. Then, we’ll hang the stars in a public place for others to enjoy on Independence Day. If you would like to dedicate your stars or include a brief message, we will be sharing these messages on our blog, Facebook, and Twitter. When the Fourth of July festivities are over, we will stitch the stars together and create a garland to be donated to a local veteran’s center.
You are welcome to use any star pattern you like, but we have included a quick and easy crochet pattern below if you’d like to use it. All colors and yarn weights are welcome, but remember to leave a loop so we can hang your beautiful star!
As a bonus, we will be giving away 10 prize packages to yarn bomb participants. Each star you send will count as one chance to win, so feel free to send a bunch! We will randomly choose our 10 winners on July 7th and announce them on our blog, Facebook, and Twitter. We can’t wait to see all of your stars and share them with the world!
Free Star Pattern
Measurements: Approx 2¾” across x 2½” tall
Materials: Worsed weight yarn, U.S. size I-9 hook, yarn needle
Ch 4, leaving a long tail.
Rnd 1: 9 dc in 4th ch from hook, join with a sl st.
Rnd 2: *[Sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc] in next st, sl st in next st, rep from * around, join with a sl st to first sc.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Weave both ends to the tip of one point. Make a knot approximately 4″ away from the star to create a hanging loop.
Please send stars to us at:
Love of Knitting/Love of Crochet
741 Corporate Circle, Suite A
Golden, CO 80401