In the United States of America, the 4th of July is celebrated with many fireworks and parades - and picnics. If you really have the time to pull it off, these are neat Independence Day patterns. You could make them in any color you want for your own celebration - maybe a summer wedding.
Since we are talking about holidays, here's a mini Christmas stocking pattern that also has a tutorial on YouTube.
Judith Prindle has some wonderful patterns on this blog site - check it out.
More amigurumi? Here's a little tree stump and mushroom pattern for you.
There are several different ways to join crochet motifs. This particular site shows the advantages and disadvantages of some of them.
How about a diagonal shell stitch pattern - looks intriguing.
This crocheted market bag is really cool looking - I love the photo.
As usual, no fees have been paid to me for pointing out these free patterns. I was trying to get a little crochet "payola" ;) going on but apparently crochet designers don't participate in that sort of thing. oh well.