One type of yarn that is perfect for any pattern on your list is this Caron United yarn. Made in the USA, this 100% acrylic yarn softens with each wash, and glides easily through your fingers as you work. Caron United yarn is great for big and small projects alike, and it will not unravel between them. This makes it great for beginners, because there is no need to worry about ruining your yarn while trying to keep the strands together.
Caron United supports America's troops, so every time you buy a skein 15¢ is donated to the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. This foundation provides college scholarships to children of military families that have lost one or both parents in their line of duty. While you work up your project, you can feel great knowing that you are helping send kids to college that may otherwise have been unfairly denied. Showing your support through your projects is easy with this color range, which includes classic colors as well as marled skeins of yarn that work well for summer afghans.
Because this yarn is supporting the troops, this makes it great for Fourth of July patterns. What better way to show your support for our country than with a charitable yarn and a red, white, and blue pattern? A fun and easy pattern that would work well with Caron United is this Stars & Stripes Crochet Afghan. Work it up and have a cozy, patriotic blanket to watch the fireworks under this summer.