Knitting and Crochet Patterns for Cinco de Mayo

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style this year with your very own festive crochet and knitting creations! Whether you’re prepping for a fiesta, throwing a party, or just want to show off your skills, these fun knitting and crochet patterns for Cinco de Mayo are sure to shake things up.

Over 35 patterns curated just for you – from sombrero beanies and bright cardigans to free-flowing scarves and creative crochet amigurumi, use your yarny magic to whip up something special that’s truly fit for the occasion. Plus… with our easy-to-follow directions, it’ll be easy as piñata – we mean pie – so grab some mariachi music (and margaritas!) and get ready for some crafty fiesta fun!

If you like patterns for events like Cinco de Mayo you will love the blog post about St. Patricks Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Christmas in July!

What is Cinco de Mayo?

Cinco de Mayo, which means “Fifth of May” in Spanish, commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over the French army at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The battle was an important victory for Mexico, as the French army was considered one of the strongest armies in the world at that time. The victory was a morale booster for the Mexican army and people, who were fighting against a larger and better-equipped army. Today, Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in Mexico and by people of Mexican heritage in the United States as a symbol of Mexican pride and unity.

Is Cinco de Mayo the same as Day of the Dead?

The short answer is no. Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a three-day holiday in which families across Mexico gather to remember deceased friends and family members. It’s usually held from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2.

How do you celebrate the 5th of May?

Growing up in a family of mixed heritage, we celebrated many holidays. Some more so than others. But what I remember as a teenager, growing up in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado, was learning about the significance of Cinco de Mayo for the Mexican people. I was told it is a minor holiday in Mexico, but here in America, millions attend celebrations across the nation.

As Denver has a sizable Hispanic population, it was common knowledge that to celebrate Mexico’s independence day from the French, the best place to be was either the Cinco de Mayo Festival or down on Federal Street in Denver.

It Can Get Noisy!

You would fly your Mexican flag on the car, honk your horn, and drive up and down the street to properly mark the day. Watching the news every year, I became envious of those who could participate in this vibrant celebration of culture and heritage.

I didn’t get to celebrate May 5th until I married into the Bird/Cordova family. My husband, who is a quarter Hispanic on his mom’s side, used to celebrate every year with his friends. Listening to him reminisce about the Mariachi music, drinking Tequila and Cerveza, and the mouthwatering cuisine such as smothered burritos, guacamole, port green chile, mole poblano (it has hints of chocolate), and homemade tamales made me realize what I had been missing out on all these years. Lord knows Mexican food is one of my favorites!

Marly Bitmoji

What Colors are Most Associated with Cinco de Mayo?

You know how much I love color, so I just had to look into this. Since the Cinco de Mayo celebrations are to commemorate the independence of Puebla (the 4th largest city in Mexico after Mexico City, Monterrey, and Guadalajara), it is only fitting that the colors most associated with it are red, white, and green – the colors of the Mexican flag

The Mexican flag has an emblematic meaning. Red represents the blood of the heroes that have died fighting. White stands for unity and purity. Green is for hope. The Mexican coat of arms sits in the center of the flag and features a golden eagle consuming a snake from Aztec mythology. The golden eagle stands for divine guidance and protection and is perched on a prickly pear cactus, which symbolizes Mexico’s diverse landscape. 

What Does Yummy Food Have To Do With It?

Chiles en Nogada (Chiles in Walnut Sauce) is a popular Mexican dish in Mexican cuisine made of white sauce, red pomegranates, and green chiles to represent the national colors!

Did you know Guacamole – Guacamole is another dish that represents the colors of the Mexican national flag. The green is represented by the avocado and the chile serrano, white with the onion, and red with the tomato. Am I making you hungry? Check out this website for some fantastic Mexican Food Recipes.

Draped from left top corner to right top corner is a purple, orange, teal, yellow, and green bunting banner with filet type art inside. Underneath is the phrase cinco de mayo and under that is inspired knit & crochet patterns - Marly Bird

Connecting Mexican Celebration Day with Knitting and Crochet Patterns.

Okay, now that we know more about the reason for Cinco de Mayo and the fun holiday full of amazing Mexican cuisine, let’s talk more about how we can add our BiCrafty touches to this holiday fiesta!

Because Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, what better way to celebrate than by creating festive knitting and crochet projects that also celebrate it?

Knitting and Crochet Patterns for Cinco De Mayo -They’re Right Here!

Are you ready to show off some festive flair this Cinco de Mayo? Look no further! We’ve curated the ultimate selection of knitting and crochet patterns that can spruce up your home decor, your wardrobe, and even your handmade gifts for loved ones. Plus, we’ve got both free and paid patterns to fit every budget!

Cinco de Mayo banner with quadrant of 4 images, top left is a image of mexican family finger puppets, top right is an image of a sombrero wearing hombre stuffie, bottom left is a colorful desert cowl, bottom right is a colorful southwestern sarape style ruana on a woman - Marly Bird

More than 15+ Fiesta Knitting Patterns for Cinco de Mayo

Get ready to fiesta like there’s no mañana with these caliente knitting patterns! Add some Mexican flair to your wardrobe, or create fabulous handmade gifts for your amigos and amigas. Use these Knitting and Crochet Patterns for Cinco de Mayo to brighten up your wardrobe!

Knit colorful cacti, chili peppers, traditional sombrero hats, and more! These vibrant projects will make any Cinco de Mayo celebration delicioso. So grab your needles, slide on your sombrero, and let’s get down to some serious knitting business!

The Knit Patterns Are Here!

But There’s More…

Don’t let the inspiration stop here. Use this knit bunting banner pattern in the colors of Cinco de Mayo and use the duplicate stitch to spell out “Fiesta!” or “Viva Mexico!” It’s a fun and easy way to add some festive flair to your home. Or don’t knit at all and just make this cute tassel bunting to celebrate. Use bright colors and chunky yarn for maximum impact.

4 images, top left is a image of taco stuffie with legs and wearing a hat, top right is an image of a model wearing a colorful crochet motif cardigan, bottom left is a colorful crochet bomber jacket, bottom right is a margarita stuffie amigurumi with a lime - Marly Bird

20+ Crochet Patterns for Cinco de Mayo

Crocheters! Looking to liven things up? Get your hookin’ on with our caliente crochet patterns and start living la vida loca! Spice up your wardrobe or wow amigos and amigas with fabulous handmade gifts that bring Mexican flavor to their life.

From cute crochet cacti to hot chili peppers and more, these vibrant patterns will make any Cinco de Mayo fiesta delicioso. So slap on that sombrero, grab a margarita, and let’s get down to some serious crochet business! Ole!

And, Now For Crochet!

Awesome Knit And Crochet Patterns For Cinco De Mayo, Huh?

Chicos and Chicas, I could keep going, but I’m ready to go have some chips and salsa while I start making my own party hat! Listen, you could keep going and make a crochet blanket or table runner with a serape-inspired design is a great way to add some color to your Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Opt for traditional serape colors like pink, turquoise, and yellow, or mix it up with your own color scheme. There are no crochet police!

Are You A Multicrafter?

Maybe you’re a multi-crafter and want to try your hand at paper mache maracas or piñata decorations. Those are a fun and easy way to add some whimsy to your Cinco de Mayo décor. Choose a variety of colors and sizes to create a playful display.

No matter what you choose to make, it is certain that with these festive knitting and crochet patterns, you’ll be able to create a fun and colorful Cinco de Mayo celebration that is sure to impress. So grab your needles and hooks, and get ready to create some amazing handmade décor and accessories that will help you celebrate in style!

More Colorful Knit And Crochet Patterns

Kaleidoscope Harmony Knit Hat

Gingham Plaid Poncho

Kaleidoscope Poncho

    Leave a Comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. joyce hancock says:

    Finally! Thank you so much for dividing your patterns here into knit and crochet. Some of us only do one or the other. It’s frustrating to click on a pattern only to find it’s in the craft you don’t do. Love the new site so far.

Marly Bird

The One and Only, Marly

Marly is a knitwear and crochet designer (and yarn addict) that is here to help you learn how to knit and crochet in a way that's fun and approachable.

Meet Marly

Knitting & Crochet Patterns for Every Mood
A cartoon image of a joyful chicken, sitting comfortably in a green armchair, knitting happily with blue yarn, surrounded by pink and white flowers, looking for DIY project ideas. -Marly Bird

Netflix & Chill

Simple projects for when you want to relax and zone out

A colorful illustration of a white rabbit with a unicorn horn, nestled among multi-colored leaves arranged like a fan behind it, projects every mood of peacefulness and whimsy. -Marly Bird

Social Butterfly

Frustration-free projects that you can easily work on in public areas

A whimsical illustration of a white chicken adorned with pink flowers and light pink butterflies, featuring flowing tail feathers and a playful pose, all set against a simple white background, perfect for mood-based projects. -Marly Bird

Smooth Jazz

Projects that require a bit more intense focus (but music is nice!)


Shhh Be Quiet!

Advanced projects requiring deep focus (but a big payoff, too!)