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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy July 4th!

I thought this July 4th weekend would be a good time to revisit some of my favorite handmade red, white and blue items. I'll even share links so that you can make them for yourself if you like!

Let's go!

crocheted red, white and blue shawlThis is a shawl that I made a while ago, which you can read about HERE. Very many years ago when I was in high school, I had made quite a few shawls just like this except in all black as gifts for the nuns at my school, but I had lost that pattern. So I set about figuring out how to do it and this was my big practice piece once I came up with THIS pattern, and also a colorful and practical way to use up some leftover yarn from a project you will see below. BTW, this shawl is still available for purchase in case anyone is interested! Just email me!

crocheted red white and blue dishclothHere's another festive red, white and blue project I made while I was on my cotton dishcloth kick and I just love how it came out! You can read about it HERE if you like.

crocheted red, white and blue Sweet Liberty afghanAnd this is my very favorite red, white and blue project - the Sweet Liberty Afghan I crocheted last summer and donated to a memorial golf tournament. You can read about this one HERE.

I also wanted to let you know that the pattern for this afghan is available by itself for only $4.00 from Mary Maxim which is where I purchased the kit to make mine. You can call their friendly customer service department at 800-962-9504 to order it if you are interested in this design. I've seen the same design done in different color combinations, and also done without the checkerboard border around each block. It looked so pretty in any combination!

So that is my tribute to July 4th! Make sure you stop in and enter my 2nd anniversary giveaway which you will find HERE. Two prizes are being given away, so don't miss out! Have a safe and fun weekend!

Happy Stitching!

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  • I so LOVE that shawl! how much? :D

    By Blogger Over Yonder, At July 3, 2010 at 7:51 PM  

  • Nice post. Happy 4th of July. I love all of your crocheting. I've become hooked (Oy!) on hotpads and doilies because they are useful and look great.

    By Blogger Joanna, At July 3, 2010 at 8:30 PM  

  • Over Yonder, the email address I had for you doesn't seem to work and I cannot reply to your comments, so I hope you see this and email me directly.

    The shawl is $25.00 which includes shipping inside the US. If you are interested in purchasing it, I will list it on my Etsy shop for you.

    In case you didn't read the original write-up on this shawl, you should know that the picot edge I stitched on the two short sides came up short at the end, but just by about 8 or 10 inches. I am sure no one would notice it unless you pointed it out, but I feel I have to disclose that little fact! I can take a picture of it to show you if you would like.

    Let me know!


    By Blogger Mary Grace McNamara, At July 3, 2010 at 8:51 PM  

  • My favorite is the shawl.

    Thank you for your kind words. Monday I have a fun post planned and Wednesday is a giveaway, so come on by!

    By Blogger Laura Ingalls Gunn, At July 4, 2010 at 11:20 AM  

  • Happy July 4th to you MG! Hope you are having a great weekend! 8-)

    By Blogger Myra, At July 4, 2010 at 1:13 PM  

  • I love the red white and blue with the stars. Sadly the link for the pattern is no longer working. Anyway you could share it? I have a friend whose son just went into the Marines. It would make a wonderful gift.

    Lisa namastecara@comcast.net

    By Blogger Lisa, At January 26, 2014 at 6:02 PM  

  • Thanks to Lisa for alerting me to the bad link to the Sweet Liberty afghan! I have updated the post with new information on how to obtain that pattern from Mary Maxim!


    By Blogger Mary Grace McNamara, At January 28, 2014 at 3:16 PM  

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