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Crochet Patriotic Apron

The Crochet Patriotic Apron is a unique and eye-catching way to show your American pride in the kitchen or at a BBQ. Made with vibrant red, white, and blue yarn, this apron features intricate crochet stitches and a classic stars-and-stripes design. The adjustable neck strap and waist tie make it comfortable to wear, while the large pockets provide ample space for utensils and recipes. Perfect for Independence Day celebrations, patriotic gatherings, or everyday cooking, this apron is a fun and functional way to express your patriotism.

Materials Needed:

  • Red, white, and blue worsted weight yarn
  • Size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • Star buttons or appliqués (optional)

Abbreviations:

  • ch: chain
  • sc: single crochet
  • dc: double crochet
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • st(s): stitch(es)

Instructions:

Base of Apron:

  1. Starting with blue yarn:
    • Ch 40.
    • Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn. (39 sc)
    • Rows 2-12: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn. Fasten off blue yarn.
  2. Switch to white yarn:
    • Row 13: Attach white yarn, ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn.
    • Rows 14-15: Repeat Row 13. Fasten off white yarn.
  3. Switch to red yarn:
    • Row 16: Attach red yarn, ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn.
    • Rows 17-18: Repeat Row 16. Fasten off red yarn.
  4. Repeat the stripe pattern:
    • Continue alternating colors every 3 rows (white and red) until you have a total of 13 stripes.

Scalloped Edge:

  1. Switch to white yarn:
    • Row 1: Attach white yarn to the bottom of the apron, ch 1, sc evenly around the edge of the apron. Join with sl st to the first sc.
    • Row 2: Ch 1, *sc in next st, skip 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, skip 2 sts; repeat from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Stars:

  1. For each star:
    • With white yarn, ch 2.
    • Round 1: 10 sc in second ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc.
    • Round 2: *Ch 3, sc in second ch from hook, hdc in next ch, skip next sc, sl st in next sc; repeat from * around. Fasten off and weave in ends.
    • Make 13 stars.

Assembly:

  1. Attach stars evenly on the blue section of the apron using a tapestry needle and white yarn.
  2. If using star buttons or appliqués, sew them onto the blue section of the apron.

Straps:

  1. For neck strap:
    • With white yarn, ch 70 (or length needed to go around neck comfortably).
    • Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. Fasten off and attach to the top corners of the apron.
  2. For waist ties:
    • With white yarn, ch 50 for each tie (or length needed to tie around waist comfortably).
    • Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. Fasten off and attach to the sides of the apron at the waist level.
Crochet Patriotic Apron
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