August Crochet Holidays

What to Crochet in August

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It's always fun to crochet for the holidays, both big and small and even off-the-wall. Here are some of the things that people celebrate in the month of August that you might want to craft for.

The Month of August

According to Holiday Insights, August is considered, among other things, to be Family Fun Month, which makes it a great month to do a lot of crafting together. A great way to introduce your little ones to the hobby is through finger crochet.

It's also National Picnic Month so you could go on a picnic with your family and / or crochet picnic items. You could crochet napkin rings and wine glass holders for a real picnic or crochet a picnic play set for the home.

August is also National Catfish Month, Peach Month, Eye Exam Month and Romance Awareness Month so you could have a lot of fun crocheting fish, peaches, eyeglasses and hearts.

Finally, for many folks, August means back-to-school so those are some great patterns to start playing with now.

Crochet Ideas Week-by-Week

The first week of August is National Simplify Your Life Week. Crochet is a great way to keep things simple! You might also want to use this week to de-stash, finish your WIPs and organize your craft space.

The second week of August is National Smile Week. Crochet a smile or a smiling amigurumi character or give a gift of crochet to someone to put a smile on his or her face.

The third week of August is Friendship Week. Celebrate your friends with a gift of crochet or host a craft night get together with your bests.

The fourth week of August is Be Kind to Humankind Week. Sounds like a great week to do some love-rich yarnbombing in your area or donate crochet to charity!

Daily Celebrations

In addition to August's monthly and weekly celebrations, there are some of the specific days you might want to celebrate with crochet.

First let's talk about food, because crochet food is always fun, and every month has food-related celebrations. August has days to celebrate mustard, raspberry cream pie, watermelon, ice cream sandwiches, creamsicles, S'mores, toasted marshmallows and trail mix.

August 2nd is an interesting day. It's Friendship Day, Sisters Day and International Forgiveness Day. Sounds like a day to give a crochet gift to someone in your life!

August 6th is Wiggle Your Toes Day. Perhaps you should wear barefoot crochet sandals to show off your wiggling toes.

August 9th is Book Lovers Day. Stay in bed and read books related to crochet, such as the fiction by Betty Hechtman. August 10th is Lazy Day so you can just keep staying in bed, reading and crocheting! August 15th is Relaxation Day if you want to keep this theme going.

Celebrate your children on August 11th (Son and Daughter Day) and August 12th (Middle Child Day). Give them special crochet gifts or teach them to crochet.

August 17th is National Thriftshop Day.

Perhaps you want to visit your thrift store and see if you can find some yarn or rescue some abandoned handmade crochet!

August 18th is Bad Poetry Day. Have you ever written a crochet poem? If that doesn't suit you, perhaps you'd like to try poetry-inspired knit / crochet patterns.

August 22nd is National Tooth Fairy Day. Tooth fairy crochet pillows are super cute and a great thing for all kids to have.

August 26th is National Dog Day. Crochet something for your pooch! Here are 15+ crochet patterns for animals.

Finally August 27th is Just Because Day, so crochet something for yourself or for someone else - Just Because!