Though it's often the 4th of July that we think of for cookouts, May is actually National Barbecue Month! It's no surprise, really, as May is often the first chance we get to start enjoying warmer weather and pulling the cover off the once snow-covered grill out on the patio. With Memorial Day upon us in just a few short weeks, you may have a barbecue of your own to start preparing for, and why not work on something other than a menu? These patterns, from our site and Ravelry, are the perfect projects to celebrate National Barbecue Month--and enjoy straight through until Labor Day!
|Show off your patriotic side with this easy-to-crochet apron, made with Cotton-Ease. With a pocket in the front for your grilling tools or recipe, this apron is the perfect addition to your barbecue repertoire. Get the pattern here.|
|These simple grill mitts make grabbing hot skewers from the grill easy as can be. They can be knitted or crocheted in Lion Cotton or Kitchen Cotton in whatever color you fancy. Get the knit version here, or get the crochet version here.|
|Try this great crocheted checkered flag picnic blanket, designed by Kristin Omdahl, using your favorite shades of Hometown USA for a soft, stylish picnic blanket that will work up in no time! You can also use two strands of your favorite worsted weight yarn, like Vanna's Choice, Heartland, or Cotton-Ease. This pattern is available through Ravelry.|
|These adorable Watermelon glass cozies are available as a free Ravelry download, designed by Anita M. Wheeless, and can be knitted with a summery yarn like Cotton-Ease, or worked in hand-dyed Fishermen's Wool and felted for extra stability.|