Patriotic Popsicle Charm

Happy Independence Day!The yarn and crochet hook you use is optional.

Materials 

• Red, white, and blue sport weight 

• Stuffing or scraps of yarn

Equipment 

• A US C2 (2.75mm) crochet hook

• A chenille or tapestry needle 

Popsicle

With red, ch 2.

Round 1: Work 6 sc in the first ch. Sl st to the first sc to join. (6)

Round 2: Ch 1. Work 2 sc in the joining st and 1 sc in the next 2sts. 2 sc in the next st and 1 sc in the last 2sts. Sl st to the first sc to join. (8)

Round 3: Ch 1. Work 2 sc in the joining st and 1 sc in the next 3sts. 2 sc in the next st and 1 sc in the last 3sts. Sl st to the first sc to join. (10)

Change to white.

Rounds 4-6: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in the joining st and in the next 9sts. Sl st to the first sc to join.

Change to blue.

Rounds 7-8: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in the joining st and in the next 9sts. Sl st to the first sc to join.

Break yarn and fasten off.


Stick

With tan, ch 5.

Row 1: Sl st in every ch. Ch 1, rotate your work clockwise, working 1 sl st in every ch of the foundation row on the opposite side.

Break yarn and fasten off.

Finishing: Stuff the popsicle, keeping the top open. Insert the stick slightly into the popsicle and sew the popsicle around it to secure. Lastly, cut a piece of yarn, in the color of your choice, about 6 inches in length. Thread the yarn through the top of the popsicle, and tie the ends together with a sewing knot.

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Mini Croissants 

I came up with this pattern a little while ago. 

Cast on 12sts.

Row 1: P.

Row 2: K2tog, k to the last 2sts, k2tog. (10)

Rows 3-8: Repeat rows 1-2, three times. (4)

Row 9: P.

Row 10: K2tog, twice. (2)

Row 11: P2tog. (1)

Fasten off.

Finishing: Roll the triangle into a croissant shape and secure it with few stitches. Sew the edges together.

I think these would look really cute in a picnic setting.