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5 Patterns to Make for National Watermelon Day

August 3rd is National Watermelon Day! This sweet fruit is approximately 92% water, which makes it the perfect treat to celebrate in the heat of Summer. Did you know watermelon is originally from Africa? How about that, although it is a fruit, it is actually a special kind of berry called a "pepo?" This type of berry has a hard exterior (the rind) and a fleshy interior. Other members of the pepo family include squash, cantaloupe and pumpkin.

What a Melon!

Make one of these 5 whimsical designs to celebrate National Watermelon Day. Patterns are all available free and can pair with your favorite Lion Brand yarns!

1. Watermelon Purse (knit)

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This little zippered purse was designed by Amalia Samios. The pattern is available as a free PDF download. Work it up using some Bonbons or other light yarn.


2. Watermelon Clutch (crochet)

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This cute clutch is a perfect accessory for the Summertime! Cool and carefree, make this one up using 24/7 Cotton yarn. Designed by Fabiana Canu


3. Watermelon Tablet Case (crochet)

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Crochet this case to protect your tablet while you're busy eating watermelon. Try using 24/7 Cotton, Vanna's Choice, or your favorite Lion Brand yarn. Pattern designed by Neschof on Ravelry.


4. Watermelon Wedge (crochet)

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This is one giant slice of watermelon! Designed by Stella Kouvarakia. (Scroll down page for English translation.) Try using Wool Ease Thick and Quick for this design.


5. Watermelon Slice (knit)

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Elaine Simper designed these cute little watermelon slices to use remnants of DK weight yarn. Try Vanna's Style or 24/7 Cotton (light worsted).


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