International Women’s Day is soon, and today we want to talk about how to celebrate it through crochet and knit.
What is International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day is a day that celebrates the social, economic, political, and cultural achievements of women all over the world. Celebrated for more than 100 years, this day is all about celebrating women and encouraging equality and respect between all genders.
International Women’s Day is a UN-sanctioned global holiday. It is celebrated on March 8 every year. The celebration of the day started in America in 1909 when the Socialist Party of America honored garment workers and took to the streets. These garment workers were protesting against inhumane working conditions.
Feminism isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.G.D. Anderson
International Women’s Day 2021
The International Women’s Day theme for 2021 is #ChooseToChallenge. It highlights the importance of losing biases and misconceptions to create a more inclusive and gender-equal world. We are all responsible for our thoughts and actions and we can choose to challenge gender bias and inequality. Collectively we can all help to create an inclusive world.
The theme for International Women’s Day 2021 issued by the UN is “Women in Leadership: Achieving An Equal Future in A COVID-19 World”.
It celebrates the tremendous efforts of women and girls all around the world in shaping the world as we are recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. They are working towards a more equal future and recovery.
Women and Men who Knit and Crochet
Knit and crochet are traditionally considered a woman’s craft. They have a long history from a time where women shunned it because they did not want to be too girly to women reclaiming the beautiful craft.
But, the craft of knit and crochet is not just about women. It is also about the men who challenge the gender norms by choosing to knit and crochet. And special kudos to those who do so in public!
It is also a day to celebrate the trade organizations that are helping women all around the world by giving them livable wages for their crochet and knit works.
Last year LoveCrafts celebrated International Women’s Day with the exclusive pattern collection ‘Today’s Inspiring Women‘. With this kit, you can make your very own iconic and fearless woman who inspires you! They had kits to make dolls of Meghan Markle, Greta Thunberg, Malala, and others.
Knit and Crochet Celebrating International Women’s Day
Here’s a round-up of some knit and crochet projects that we love that combine a love of these crafts and celebrate International Women’s Day.
#1 International Women’s Day Crochet Flowers (Crochet)
Use your leftover yarns and make these crochet flowers in three sizes. You can use it as you want for celebrating International Women’s Day.
#2 Tree of Life Mittens (Knit)
This pattern is a special creation that was made to celebrate International Women’s Day in 2017. It uses a special yarn, “From the Mountain” – Afghan Cashmere with its own story!
#3 Free Pattern Frida Cushion (Crochet)
This simple cushion celebrates the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and pays tribute to her on International Women’s Day!
#4 Crochet Butterfly International Women’s Day
Designed by Carolina Damonte Knitting Sheep for International Women’s Day, this butterfly is a symbol of sorority, love, and respect.
- Pattern: Crochet Butterfly International Women’s Day from Ravelry
- Yarn: Garnstudio DROPS Safran, DMC Natura Just Cotton
#5 Many Paths Cowl (Knit)
Molly Conroy designed this cowl for the International Women’s Day Celebration. The cowl is knitted in rounds with basic increases and decreases.
- Pattern: Many Paths Cowl from Ravelry
- Yarn: Cashmere Worsted From the Mountain Yarn or any worsted weight yarn
#6 GRL PWR Banner (Knit)
It is a quick knit pattern for advanced beginners as it involves a bit of colorwork. You can make the GRL PWR banner in your choice of colors to celebrate International Women’s Day!
- Pattern: GRL PWR Banner from Lauren Aston Designs
- Yarn: Super Chunky Yarn like Lion Brand Hometown USA Yarn
#7 Women’s Day Wall Hanging (Crochet)
It’s a cross-stitch crochet wall hanging that is suitable for beginners to celebrate women on International Women’s Day.
Check out this amazing collection of amigurumi patterns for women who made an impact in all our lives. You can make crochet dolls for iconic women like Amelia Earhart, Audrey Hepburn, Marie Curie, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Malala Yousafzai, and more! This collection of crochet patterns celebrates women who have made an impact on the global stage, whether that’s in politics, sport, medicine, or education.
These are our favorite few knit and crochet projects that we love! Spend this International Women’s Day by celebrating the women and girls in your life!
“Here’s to strong women: May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.”Unknown
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