It’s Bastille Day. Crochet Something!

crochet signet ring free pattern

Ok.  Most of the world does not celebrate Bastille Day – the French version of the USA Independence Day on July 4 is their July 14 Bastille Day.  How do I know this?  Once upon a time, I majored in French for 3 of my 4 years of undergraduate college.  The things you didn’t know about me…..

While I was wandering through the internet looking for French crochet, I ran across this wonderful article about crochet and Paris.  How apt!  On the same blog, I found this cool Signet Ring Pattern.  I can see this over sized ring finding its way to the hand of many a fair young princess, can’t you?

The story about crochet in Paris, complete with a picture of a unique crochet gift can be seen here.  Très charmant!  (Hope I got that right!)  The last time I was in Paris (sounds like a song title, right?) in 2001, I purchased a lovely and very dressy crocheted scarf – worked in black thread with gold metallic accents.  It cost a small fortune and I ended up gifting it to someone as I never wore it.  On the flight home from Paris, I crocheted a wonderful freeform heart piece that I ended up giving to someone as a housewarming gift.  So, I have no Paris crochet of my own –  and no pictures.

So, in honor of our French amies (and amis), I suggest you visit Shelby Allaho’s blog where you can see some French crochet, read about what sounds like a great crochet book (Le Crochet), and maybe work up your own Signet Ring too.




  1. says

    naturally like your website however you need to check the spelling on several of your
    posts. A number of them are rife with spelling issues and I find it very bothersome to tell the truth
    on the other hand I will certainly come back again.

  2. says

    As if spelling is our biggest worries in our lives!!! I usually blame it on the computer or the spell checker or both! I would not know of any country’s holiday as I don’t generally rem’ber our own unless it hits me in the face. But, since I will never get a chance to visit other places, I like to see about them! I’m headed there now. P.S. That was nice of you on those 2 gifts! Hugs!

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