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Day of the Dead Banner Crochet Pattern - Four Papel Picado Patterns - Dia de los Muertos - Mexican Home Decor

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Celebrate Day of the Dead with the bright colors and passion of Mexico in a banner that will last. I designed four fun patterns in for this medium-level project with simple stitches. This pattern includes all four designs--what a deal!

There are no charts, just simple repeated motifs--clearly explained. If you like charts, you’re bound to quickly get the hang of the motifs and can use the high-quality images as a chart. I recommend using cotton crochet thread, but the designs come out great even with sport or DK weight yarn. Each flag takes 3-4 hours to make.

Day of the Dead is a colorful holiday in Mexico on the day after Halloween. Families celebrate the dead with bright yellow marigolds, wildly ornamented sugar skulls, and banners of finely perforated paper (papel picado). In the spirit of “death is the thing we all have in common,” jaunty skeletons in sombreros, traditional dresses, and pedaling away on bicycles fill every corner of these decorations.

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Skill level: MEDIUM

Required Skills
double crochet
triple crochet

Size
7x8 inches with 1.5 mm hook
12x14 inches with 4.5 mm hook

Yarn
Aunt Lydia's Classic Crochet Thread (size 10)
Or any yarn and appropriate hook

Materials
1.5 mm crochet hook
yarn needle

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Celebrate Day of the Dead with the bright colors and passion of Mexico in a banner that will last. I designed four fun patterns in for this medium-level project with simple stitches. This pattern includes all four designs--what a deal!

There are no charts, just simple repeated motifs--clearly explained. If you like charts, you’re bound to quickly get the hang of the motifs and can use the high-quality images as a chart. I recommend using cotton crochet thread, but the designs come out great even with sport or DK weight yarn. Each flag takes 3-4 hours to make.

Day of the Dead is a colorful holiday in Mexico on the day after Halloween. Families celebrate the dead with bright yellow marigolds, wildly ornamented sugar skulls, and banners of finely perforated paper (papel picado). In the spirit of “death is the thing we all have in common,” jaunty skeletons in sombreros, traditional dresses, and pedaling away on bicycles fill every corner of these decorations.

Join my entourage here (http://knitsforlife.com) to get in on deals on all my new patterns.

Skill level: MEDIUM

Required Skills
double crochet
triple crochet

Size
7x8 inches with 1.5 mm hook
12x14 inches with 4.5 mm hook

Yarn
Aunt Lydia's Classic Crochet Thread (size 10)
Or any yarn and appropriate hook

Materials
1.5 mm crochet hook
yarn needle

Share
I love pictures!
facebook.com/knitsforlife
Twitter/Instagram @knitsforlife

Save
Join my entourage at knitsforlife.com for exclusive discounts on all new patterns.

No returns on patterns.
No resale rights.
©2013 Knits for Life

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