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

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

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

1.5 mm crochet hook
yarn needle

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Love the patterns, the only issue is that a couple of them have some mistakes in them and if you're not experienced at crochet this may cause a problem. Of course I didn't mark where the mistakes are to pass it along, sorry! Otherwise, really happy with the product.

Heather M Sep 22, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

Love it! Easy download! Can't wait to create from this beautiful written pattern!!!

annettecjsangels Oct 3, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Super easy! Cant wait to finish all 4.

Krystal Smith Sep 24, 2021

4 out of 5 stars

It has some flaws in the instructions but with the image I was able to follow the pattern and weave it.

Diana Hernandez Oct 18, 2022

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