Monday, June 20, 2011

Patriotic Crochet Along

Last week, I talked about doing some sort of crochet along for the Fourth of July.  I know that pretty much limits this to Americans, but I am American and that is just the way the cookie crumbles!  However, with the pattern I chose, you can use different colors and make it non-American.  I am totally okay with that!  [Thanks for asking, Nevelyn.] Which pattern are we doing, you ask?  Why the Star Coaster of course!  And I would totally love to see it in your country's colors -- or whatever colors you like!

The goal of this little crochet along is to complete a set of four coasters by July 4, 2011.  That gives you exactly two weeks!  So let's break this down into 2 blog posts.  First, this week, tell a little about yourself and what colors you chose.  If you want, take a picture of your materials!  Leave a link back to your post in the comments, and I will try to do a compilation post later this week.  I would use a linky tool, but they are no longer free and I'm cheap. haha

I will start!  I'm Megan (I hope you know that if you are here) and I chose red, white, and blue because I love the U S of A!  I also realized that my husband loves having a Fourth of July party, and I do not really have any patriotic decor -- the shame!  I made this awesome table runner for my Mom a few years back and planned to make one for myself, but I get craft-stracted (that's distracted by other crafts).  Maybe I will pick up some star spangled fabric on clearance this year!

I got started on my star coasters a day or so ago (okay so I get to cheat the system when I set up the crochet along.  I had a nice cup of (decaf -- it was 10 pm) coffee and some Seventh Heaven on dvd... I was kickin it old school!  I have one coaster done.  Three more to go!  I decided to switch up the color order & maybe use 2 different blues (see the top picture).  The first one was a little bunchy at first -- but a little blocking fixed that problem right away! 

Now, I can't wait to hear who is joining me!  And what colors you will be using.  Oh yeah, and I will definitely be sending out a little goodie to a random participant -- I will draw names after the second post!  Don't forget to leave a comment with a link to your post about the crochet along!  Try to have your comment up by Monday, June 27th!


  1. O-h-h-h-h-h. . I will make just about ANYTHING when it comes to red, white and blue . . . and those will be my colors, along wwith a variegated r/w/b. All yarn is cotton Peaches and Cream. My blog is:

    Will get this CAL posted tomorrow.

  2. This is my first anything-a-long. My name is Laura. I'm a biology teacher on summer break. I'm going on a trip tomorrow and will do the coasters (and maybe more) on the airplane(s). I'm really excited! I'll use red white and blue - whatever kind I have in my stash - it's a lot of random assortments.

  3. I'll be participating! Posting my blog tomrrow :) Can't wait to get back into fun, exciting things now that classes are over.

  4. Okay, here's my post :D

  5. Here is the URL for my CAL project:

  6. I'm a few days late but I'm in! I've got a Grannie who loves her R-W-B out over the summer so there are perfect!

  7. I LOVE THIS PATTERN! Here's my work from over the weekend!


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