Remember when I said I thought everything could be patriotic if you just made it red, white, and blue? Well, I've been testing that theory out lately and I think I'm completely right. I even have a collection of cottony crocheted things taking up half of my table to prove it!
Here's three cheerful-looking Spiral dishcloths from Dishcloths. They're pretty perky all by themselves, but when you put these three colors together it makes for a festive collection. This would be a nice hostess gift if you're invited to any barbeques this summer.
This is a modified version of the Lacy Stripe pattern from Dishcloths. And even though there are color changes, I made most of this while watching my little girl splash around in the bathtub. I wanted this to look like bunting, and I kind of wish I'd made the second row blue and somehow changed things to make this look just a bit stripier. But I really love the red edging.
With all this red, white, and blue cotton over here, my place is starting to look pretty patriotic for July 4th? What about you? Have you ever changed up a pattern to make it look more fitting for a holiday?