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All-American Apron

Get ready for summer parties with this All-American Apron. It's the perfect accessory to wear for your barbeques, especially on July 4th. This is a super simple crochet pattern that's easy enough for beginners to complete. It would also make a wonderful hostess gift, too. Red, white, and blue Cotton Ease yarn by Lion Brand is used for this easy crochet pattern. There's no better way to show off your patriotic pride than with this homemade apron.

Easy

Crochet HookG/6 or 4 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

MATERIALS:

  • Cotton-Ease: Turquoise, 2 balls (A)
  • Cotton-Ease: Cherry, 1 ball (B)
  • Cotton-Ease: Almond, 1 ball (C)
  • Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)           
  • Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)

SIZE: One Size
About 22 x 15 in. (56 x 38 cm)

GAUGE: 14 sts + 10 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in hdc. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

NOTES:
Beginning ch does not count as an hdc throughout the pattern.

All-American Apron - DiagramAPRON
Beg at lower edge of Apron, with A, ch 52.
Row 1: Work 2 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in each ch across to last ch, 2 hdc in last ch - 52 hdc at the end of this row.
Beg ch does not count as a st.
Row 2: Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each st across to last st, 2 hdc in last st - 54 hdc at the end of this row.
Rows 3-13: Rep Row 2 - 76 hdc at the end of Row 13.
Note: Piece should measure about 22 in. (56 cm) across at Row 13.
Next Row: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.
Rep last row until piece measures 15 in. (38 cm) from beg.
Do not fasten off, but continue to Edging below.
Edging: Work sc evenly spaced around entire outside edge, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

POCKET
With B, ch 51.
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across - 49 hdc at the end of this row. Beg ch does not count as a st.
Row 2: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.
Rep Row 2 until piece measures 7 1/2 in. (19 cm) from beg. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Ties:
Join A with sl st at one top corner of Apron.
Ch for about 28 in. (71 cm) or desired length.
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. Join with sl st to top corner of Apron. Fasten off.
Make a second tie on opposite top corner of Apron.
With C, sew Pocket to Apron with large straight sts. With C, embroider 2 straight sts to make 'V's on Pocket and Apron as desired.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS:
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)

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I would have never imagined making a crocheted bbq apron for wearing! What a unique and interesting idea. I just wonder if it could get a little hot if you are bbqing in the hot sun. Has anyone tried this and found it didn't get to warm during the summer?

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