4th of July, Penguins and Crochet

What do the 4th of July, Penguins and Crochet have in common?

Macaroni Penguins have a beautiful yellow crest that covers the top of their heads.  English explorers named Macaroni Penguins after the fashionable young men of the 18th century called macaronis‘.

Penguin Bib, crochet pattern by Darleen Hopkins

Make me a Macaroni Penguin!

The song, “Yankee Doodle”, which references the macaroni style, was a popular song during the American Revolutionary War.  The American holiday, Independence Day or 4th of July, is a celebration of the United States declaring its independence from Great Britain.  So, what does this have to do with crochet?  Nothing really.  I just thought it was a fun fact and wanted to share.  Anyone want to turn this cutie into a Macaroni Penguin?  I’d love to see it!

“Stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni.”
– Yankee Doodle

Independence Day is less than a week away.  Have a fun and safe 4th!


Buy 2 Get 1 Free on Ravelry, Crochet by Darleen Hopkins

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