King's Day/Koningsdag (5 free patterns)
Stash Buster 10
The country I live in (The Netherlands) has a monarchy and the 27th of April the whole country celebrates the king's Birthday. Under normal circumstances most of the country's nationals migrate to the capital city (Amsterdam) on that day but the lockdown measures make it impossible to gather, especially in large amounts of people. The urgently advice is even not to welcome more than one person in your house.
Last year we were also in lockdown on King's Day, so we tried to make it a festive day for ourselves. And honestly, I think it was one of the better King's Day Celebrations of the last years. In the morning I made 'tompoucen' with my daughters ( a typical Dutch delicacy, that is popular year round, but especially on King's Day). In the afternoon we did Old Dutch games and watched movies and after that we had a BBQ. Perfect day.
I don't know yet what we will do this year. I bought ingredients and coloring (the colors of the flag, which are red, white and blue, and orange) and crocheted some things to decorate the porch with from yarn left overs.
Link Chain Garland
Chain 35 + 3 to turn
DC in every chain, chain 2 for turning
DC in every stitch, cut off yarn and stitch both ends together, while forming a chain
Bunting with crown
For this project I used this pattern from De Haakbrigade for the little crown.
Chain 25 + 1 for turning
HDC in every stitch, chain 2 for turning
*Skip the first stitch of the former row and HDC in the rest of the stitches, chain 2 for turning*
Repeat, skipping every first stitch of the row until you have only 1 left
SC's in white along both long sides of the triangle
SC in orange in the former row of white SC's
Connect them by crocheting a chain of 50 in orange, then SC's along the short edges of the triangles. Keep a chain of 20 in between them
String 60 rocaille beads
Chain a cord, including a bead every 6th chain stitch
Tealight with Orange Tulips and Dutch Flag
For this project I used this tutorial from Lindevrouw