Happy Independence Day Knitting!

Wow, what are the chances that this post would fall *exactly* on Independence Day (U.S.A.)? This happens to be my favorite holiday, so I was honestly quite bummed to realize that, obviously, it’s not a holiday in Japan and I will therefore not celebrate it in the traditional way while living here. *Sad Panda*

So in honor of July the Fourth, here is a long selection of patriotic (free!) patterns. Click the pictures for the links. (Note: These were free when I found them. However, when editing this post, I later found one to have changed from free to paid and therefore deleted it. If you find one of these is no longer free by the time you click the link, I apologize. I am as disappointed as you are.)

BABY

baby dress

baby dress (c) A. Rege

baby dress 2

baby/toddler dress (c) C. Masessa

bib (c) S. Dyas

preemie beanies

preemie beanies (c) T. Batchelder

baby booties (c) K. Popadin

 

 

 

 

NON-CLOTHING

wrap

wrap (c) Lion Brand Yarn

afghan

afghan (c) R. White

table runner

table runner (c) L. Hering

table runner

table runner (c) J. Clement

sock pin

sock pin (c) K. North

ribbon pin

ribbon pin (c) D. Adcock

tote bag

tote bag (c) E. Wiechmann

purse

purse (c) Sassy Skein

wallet

wallet (c) J. Nachman

toy lion

toy lion (c) Phoeny

pennant

pennant (c) Little England

 

 

HATS

hat 2 earflap

beanie 3

(c) M.J. Mucklestone

beanie 2

(c) Iam 4MAN

beanie 1

(c) L. Smith

 

 

 

TOPS

hoodie

hoodie (c) B. Kluckhohn

cardigan

(c) E. Epstein

girl blouse

girl blouse (c) Universal Yarn

sweater toddler child

(c) Maddie Créatricoteuse

 

 

 

SCARVES

scarf 3

(c) Frivolite Handcrafts

scarf 1

(c) National WW Museum

Scarf 2 ruffle

(c) Red Heart Yarns

 

 

ARMS AND HANDS

gloves

(c) L Sielicki

gloves fingerless

(c) L. Bernard

wrist cuff

(c) C Rose

 

 

SOCKS

socks 1 beads

(c) J. Erickson-Sweitzer

socks 2

(c) J Erickson-Schweitzer

socks 3

(c) R.B. Creedle

 

 

Here’s to apple pie waistlines, sparkler burns, and Roman candle wars. Here’s to the Red, White, and Blue. Here’s to the Land of the Free (usually) and the Home of the Brave. Here’s to whiskey for my men and beer for my horses.

But most of all, here’s to our incredible Founding Fathers, that the current Administration might recognize their greatness and respect them as something more than “just a bunch of old, white, slave-owning men.”

アメリカ人さん、じゃあまたね!

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