The fair is pretty much the high point of the summer. It’s hot outside, and going on the Ferris wheel or sipping fresh-squeezed lemonade is so refreshing. At night, people flock to the bright lights like bugs. Some people go to the same fair every year, whether it’s a state fair, county fair, or a local carnival. It’s a summer tradition that brings back memories of your community and past summers.
Many fairs have something special about them, too. My local county fair in Illinois has the “Demolition Derby” where people go to watch cars smash into each other in the mud. (It sounds insane, and sort of is.) In the fair’s arts and crafts building, I’ve seen some amazing crochet creations in the past. It’s interesting to see what local people have made in the last year, and which projects earned the coveted blue ribbons. Here are 11 festive crochet patterns, inspired by carnivals.
- Ferris Wheel Baby Blanket
- Prize Winning Pig Granny Square
- Night At The Fair Afghan
- Carnival Candy Baby Blanket
What’s unique about your local fair?
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