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Let’s celebrate Canada’s 150th!

by guest blogger Lori Tarantini, National Accounts Manager Specialty Chains/Marketing Manager, Coats & Clark Canada

July 1st may mark Canada's 150th Birthday, but Canadians are celebrating all year! As Canada celebrates 150 years of Confederation events and activities are being planned all over the country. To learn more about all the great events planned check out Canada’s Official 150th Anniversary website.

Photo courtesy of Canada 150

We love celebrations at Red Heart so we created some fabulous free patterns to celebrate with our Canadian friends.

Maple Leaf Earflap Hat Free Crochet Pattern Lw5595

LW5595 Maple Leaf Earflap Hat
Even the youngest members of the family will be part of a Canada celebration with this crocheted hat! Pattern is for three child sizes and features a maple leaf appliqué and pompom.

Adult Maple Leaf Hat Free Crochet Pattern LW5632

LW5632 Adult Maple Leaf Hat
Celebrate Canada with hand-crocheted hats for all! This beanie pattern is in three adult sizes and features a maple leaf applique and optional pompom.

Maple Leaf Cup Cozy Free Knitting Pattern LW5608

LW5608 Maple Leaf Cup Cozy
Show your Canadian pride with a cup cozy for your hot drinks. Leaf motif is knit right into your knitting following the charted design.

Maple Leaf Mittens Free Knitting Pattern LW5596

LW5596 Maple Leaf Mittens
Show your Canadian pride right down to your fingertips with knit mittens that sport the national symbol. Chart is included for knitting the leaf right into your mittens.

Maple Leaf Scrubby Free Crochet Pattern LW5589

LW5589 Maple Leaf Scrubby
Celebrate Canada 150 with a crocheted maple leaf Scrubby that shows national pride. Give it to the host of a party or use it in your own kitchen! It’s great for cleaning up sticky messes!

Maple Leaf Banner Free Crochet Pattern LW4150

LW4150 Maple Leaf Banner
The red maple leaf has been the national symbol of Canada since the beginning of the eighteenth century. Use them as a garland as shown or as coasters.

I love them all but my favorite pattern is the Maple Leaf Cup Cozy. We all enjoy hot beverage on a cold day and these make a great cozy to keep a favorite beverage warm.

A dear friend just finished making a dozen to gift to her ‘hockey mom’ friends that watch many hours of hockey practices and games. Next on her list are the mittens and hats.

My hands will be busy making the maple leaf scrubby as a stocking stuffer this year for the entire family. I will even add in maple syrup to make the perfect gift. They are loved by all that receive them for their unique scrubbiness.

We welcome you to pick your favorites and celebrate Canada’s 150th all year long!

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Let’s celebrate Canada’s 150th!