Fourth of July YARN BOMB!

You all, our wonderful fellow crafters, sent us hundreds of stars for our nation-wide Fourth of July yarn bomb! We hung them all across Colorado so everyone who passed by could enjoy them as we celebrated our country over the weekend. We hope they continue to inspire passersby to think about our sense of community and how so many people came together to create these fun, patriotic displays.

Jen yarn bomb
Showing our pride at the Rapid’s game

We can’t thank you enough for participating, and we’ve already sent out prize packages to our giveaway winners. The messages some of you included with your stars truly touched us, and we are honored to share one of them here.

The message below is from Elizabeth in Chicago.

I would like to dedicate my stars to my father (a veteran), my brother-in-law (also a veteran), my friend Lisa (currently in the Army), and all those who are away from their families. Remember, we love you.

And finally to my grandparents, who in my eyes had the best love story. They were married on the 4th of July. They were married for over 50 years. I want a love like that.

Kathy yarn bomb
Adding some red, white, and blue to the 4th of July parade route in La Veta, CO

Again, thank you so much for sending stars and for spreading the word about our Fourth of July yarn bomb. We always love seeing  your knit and crocheted handiwork and coming together through craft.

Bench yarn bomb
A patriotic park display in Denver
Tree yarn bomb
Another fun red, white, and blue display at the park
Danielle yarn bomb
A colorful creation right outside the Love of Knitting and Love of Crochet office in Golden, CO

Be part of our Fourth of July YARN BOMB and GIVEAWAY!

usa starWe 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