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It’s the official kick off of the Patriotic Party CAL/KAL!!

CAL: CrochetALong, KAL: KnitALong

This is really more of a free form CAL/KAL. I have put together a list of crochet patterns and knit patterns of mine that work for a picnic, barbeque, backyard party, whatever you want to call it, you can find picture links to the patterns at the bottom of this post. Some of the patterns are already in patriotic colors, some just need a color change to work. Of course, you can make any of these patterns in any colors, so if you are from a country with different colors, you can still make them your own, or if you just want everyday outdoor party goods, you can make them in whatever colors you like!

Each Monday I will publish a blog post here with either a link to a new patriotic party pattern, or an update to an old one that didn’t use red white and blue the first time around. I will also be sharing photos (with permission) that have been shared in the CAL/KAL group. As I add more patterns, I will update the links at the bottom of this post, so you can always come back here for the most up to date list of patterns.

You can find the Facebook group for my CAL/KALs here. It is set as a closed group which means you will have to request to join. I have it set this way because posts and photos shared in a closed group can only be seen by members of that group. This way if any member is making something as a gift, and the recipient is a Facebook friend of theirs, the surprise will not be ruined. Plus, it just keeps your friends newsfeeds cleaner.

I have several admins in the group, most of whom are also testers for me, and all of whom I trust to be able to help you along. Some knit and crochet, some just do one or the other. My hope is that this will provide a place where you all can share and help each other with each project. After all, these things are so much more fun when you have others to share with, and when you get to see how others are approaching the CAL/KAL!

The yarn I will be using for most of the new patterns for this CAL/KAL is Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton in Vanilla, Blueberry, and Hot Pepper.

Here is a list of patterns that I have so far ~ just click on the images to go to the patterns. You can pick and choose which patterns you want to use based on your needs and tastes.

Patriotic Party Crochet Patterns:

Bread-Basket-free-crochet-pattern-by-Jessie-At-Home-Cover-Image Star-Centerpiece-from-Jessie-At-Home-1
Can-Cozy-Free-Crochet-Pattern-by-Jessie-At-Home Free-Crochet-Pattern-Stars-and-Stripes-Bunting-By-Jessie-At-Home circle-to-triangle-bunting-free-crochet-pattern-square Stripy-Single-Crochet-Placemat-Small-Square
Basic-Single-Crochet-Coaster-Square Crochet-Tops-For-Jar-Gifts-Free-Crochet-Pattern-by-Jessie-At-Home Holiday Ripple Garland Red-White-and-Blue-Circle-Crochet-Coasters

Patriotic Party Knit Patterns:

Two-Ways-Drink-Cozy-from-Jessie-At-Home-1
Evens-and-Odds-Mitered-Coaster-Free-Knit-Pattern-by-Jessie-At-Home Grand-Old-Bunting-Free-Knit-Pattern-by-Jessie-At-Home Patriotic-Placemat-Free-Knit-Pattern-by-Jessie-At-Home 150418 Stitchopedia-Entrelac-Star-Coaster-Free-Knit-Pattern-by-Jessie-At-Home

There you have it. I can’t wait to see what wonderful parties you all create!!

We actually have a few people who got a head start on the CAL/KAL already. Take a look at this set of stars made by JanMarie ~ who is Stitchingpooh over on Ravelry. She even made some variations by adding more stitches to the points.

Stitchingpooh-Knit-Star-KAL

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14 Comments

14 Comments on Patriotic Party CAL/KAL Week 1

  1. Carolyn
    May 4, 2015 at 10:56 pm (3 years ago)

    i am interested in the KAL

    Reply
    • Jessie
      May 5, 2015 at 7:51 am (3 years ago)

      OK, the best way to participate and get to socialize with other in the KAL is to join the Facebook group for the CAL that is linked in the post.

      Reply

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  1. […] I love the look of the blue triangle and diagonal red and white stripes to represent the flag. It works so well for a placemat, and there is no worry of being disrespectful to the flag this way. I made a similar knit pattern a while back, and had quite a few requests for a crochet version. I had to find just the right stitch for it, and the linen stitch fit the bill. I have also included a chart of a mini version of the pattern which should help out with those of you who are more visual. This pattern is part of the Jessie At Home Patriotic CAL/KAL. […]

  2. […] Drink cozies are awesome in the summer! They catch the condensation, keep you from freezing your hand on your cold drink, keep your drink cold, and act as a traveling coaster for your gatherings. These knit can or bottle cozies can also be made in a variety of colors or stripes so that no one wonders who’s drink is who’s. This is a double pattern, one worked in garter stitch, and one in stockinette stitch. The Two Ways Drink Cozy pattern is part of my Patriotic Party KAL. […]

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