How to Show Your Team Spirit with Knitting and Crochet

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We all love showing off our team spirit and making your own accessories, blankets, or even amigurumi footballs during the game just makes game day perfect. Wearing your own handmade items or giving them away to other supporters is also a treat!

How to Show Your Team Spirit with Knitting and Crochet

That’s why we’ve compiled some knit and crochet patterns here to help you show your team spirit, whether it’s for game day, a quick run to the shop or even getting your morning cup of coffee.

Actual football patterns

Let’s start off with actual football patterns. These patterns are great as a way to round off your game day decorations or to give as gifts to other fans (or soon to be fans)! 

Baby Football Hat by The Underground Hooker: Isn’t this just too cute for words? Now you can dress up the little ones in the family for football as well! And all you need are some brown and white yarn. 

Football Ear Warmer by Crochet It Creations: Got some brown and white yarn in your stash? Why not use it to keep you or a loved one’s ears nice and warm this year? You can even add a flower in your team’s colors for a more feminine look. 

Football Placemat by Crochet n Crafts: Who says you can’t deck out the snacks table as well?

 

Knitted Football by KnitPicks: At last the kids can play in the house without breaking things!   

Patterns to keep you and your loved ones warm

There are few things better than wrapping your loved ones in something soft and warm that you’ve created yourself. All knitters and crocheters know that creating these projects are about so much more than just stitches — pure love is stitched in between the rows!

If you’re looking to keep your loved ones warm, why not try one of these KnitPal patterns?

Stadium Blanket Yarn Kit by KnitPal: Huddle together under a blanket knitted in your favorite team colors when the weather turns cold. It also makes a great gift for those just heading off to college. 

Stadium blanket

End Run Shawl Kit by KnitPal: Love shawls? Then this one in your favorite team colors is a must-have.

3-in-1 Cowl, Hat and Messy Bun Hat by KnitPal: Less is so much more with this crocheted 3-in-1 cowl, hat, and messy bun hat. Perfect for any day of the year!

Odds and ends that will look great in your team colors

Of course, there are other small ways of showing your team spirit and team colors without specifically wearing them. Plus, these patterns are not only pretty, they’re also practical. Plus, they make great gifts!

You’ll see that these patterns are not specific team spirit patterns, but they are easy enough to adapt to be made in your team colors.

For example, when you’re making the tablet cover, change colors every few rows to give a striped effect or even make one half in one color and the other half in the second team color. The sky’s the limit!

Tablet cover by The Crafts Institute: This simple knit pattern can be made quite quickly for yourself or for someone who’s just heading off for college. Rather than twine, use KnitPal’s merino yarn or cotton or bamboo yarn of your choice. Knit a swatch beforehand to make sure that the cover won’t be the wrong size once it’s done.

Tablet sleeve by Frabjous Fibers: Made in stockinette stitch, this sleeve with its button closure makes the perfect fabric for you to put other decorations (like your team’s name) on as well.

Laptop sleeve (Any size) by The Unraveled Mitten: If you rather want a sleeve for your laptop – or even your phone – then make use of this easy-to-adapt crochet pattern. Why not make a matching set of covers!

Handmade Knit Cozy (for a travel mug) by Lady and the Blog: What better way to carry your team spirit every day than by making this travel mug cozy in your team’s colors?   

Crocheted mug cozy by Crochet in the Sun: If you prefer to crochet, this crochet mug cozy is perfect to make up in your fave team colors!

Summer Lace Bunting by Cherry Heart: This crocheted bunting may look beautiful, but it will look even better in your team’s colors, don’t you think?

What's your favorite team's colors? Let us know!

Plus, just look at the large range of team colors from KnitPal below. Hand-dyed with love to "true" collegiate colors, we know how important the perfect colors are for your team spirit to soar!

  • Alabama A&M University: maroon & white
  • Alabama State University: black & gold
  • Auburn University: burnt orange & navy blue
  • Samford University: red & blue
  • Troy University: cardinal, black and sliver
  • University of Alabama: crimson red & white
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham: white, gold, green
  • University of South Alabama: red, white & blue
  • University of Alaska: green & yellow (gold)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks: blue & gold
  • Arizona State University: maroon & gold
  • Northern Arizona University: navy & gold
  • University of Arizona: cardinal red & navy blue
  • Arkansas State University: scarlet red & black
  • Arkansas Tech University (ATU): green & gold
  • University of Arkansas: red & white
  • University of Arkansas at Fort Smith: blue & white
  • University of Arkansas at Monticello: green & white
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff: black & gold
  • University of Central Arkansas: purple & white
  • California State University at Fullerton: white, orange & navy blue
  • California State University at Irvine: blue & gold
  • California State University Long Beach: black & gold
  • Chapman University: cardinal & grey
  • Fresno State University: cardinal red & blue
  • Humboldt State University: green & gold.
  • San Diego State University: scarlet & black
  • San Francisco State University: purple & gold
  • San Jose State University: blue, gold & gray
  • Santa Clara University: red & white
  • Stanford University: cardinal red & white
  • University of California: blue & gold
  • University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA): True blue & gold
  • University of Southern California: cardinal & gold
  • Colorado College: gold & black
  • Colorado School of Mines: blue & silver
  • Colorado State University (Fort Collins): green & gold
  • Colorado State University (Pueblo): red & blue
  • Colorado Technical University: red
  • Denver University: crimson & gold
  • University of Colorado: silver & gold
  • University of Northern Colorado: navy blue & gold
  • University of Connecticut: navy blue & white
  • University of Hartford: scarlet red & white
  • Yale University: blue & white
  • Delaware State University: Columbia blue & cherry red
  • University of Delaware: blue, yellow, & white
  • Florida Atlantic University: blue, red & silver
  • Florida International University: blue & gold
  • Florida State University: garnet & gold
  • Florida Agriculture & Mechanical University: orange & green
  • University of North Florida: blue & gray
  • University of Tampa: red & gold
  • University of Miami: orange & green
  • University of Florida: orange & blue
  • University of South Florida: green & gold
  • University of Central Florida: black & gold
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University: maroon & gold.
  • Fort Valley State University: old gold & royal blue
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech): old gold & white
  • Georgia Southern University: blue & white with gold trim
  • Georgia State University: blue & white
  • Kennesaw State University: black, gold & maroon
  • Mercer University: black & orange
  • North Georgia Tech: blue & green
  • University of Georgia: red & black
  • University of West Georgia: blue & red
  • University of Hawaii: green & white
  • Boise State University: blue & orange
  • Brigham Young University (Idaho): blue & gray
  • College of Idaho: purple & gold
  • Idaho State University: black & orange
  • Lewis-Clark State College: Columbia blue & white
  • Northwest Nazarene University: red & black
  • University of Idaho: silver & gold
  • Eastern Illinois University: grey & blue
  • Illinois State University: red & white
  • Knox College: purple & gold
  • Loyola University Chicago: maroon & gold
  • Northern Illinois University: red & black
  • Northwestern University: purple & white
  • Southern Illinois University: maroon & white
  • University of Chicago in Chicago (Hyde Park): maroon & white
  • University of Illinois: orange & blue
  • Western Illinois University: purple & gold
  • Ball State University: cardinal red & white
  • Butler University: navy blue & white
  • Indiana State University: royal blue & white
  • Indiana University: crimson & cream
  • Purdue University: old gold & black
  • University of Evansville: purple & white
  • University of Notre Dame: gold & navy blue
  • University of Indianapolis: crimson & grey
  • Valparaiso University: brown & gold
  • Drake University: blue & white
  • Iowa State University: cardinal & gold
  • University of Iowa: black & gold
  • University of Northern Iowa: purple & gold
  • Kansas State University: royal purple & white accent
  • University of Kansas: blue & crimson
  • Wichita State University: black & gold
  • University of Kentucky: blue & white
  • University of Louisville: red & black
  • Western Kentucky University: red & white
  • Grambling State University: black & gold
  • Louisiana College: orange & navy blue (Go Wildcats!)
  • Louisiana-Grambling State University: black, gold & red
  • Louisiana State University: purple & gold
  • Louisiana Tech University: blue & red
  • Southeastern Louisiana University: green & gold
  • Southern University: blue & gold
  • Tulane University: olive & blue
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette: vermillion (red) & white
  • University of Louisiana at Monroe: maroon & gold
  • Xavier University of New Orleans: white & gold
  • Bates: Maroon & gold
  • Bowdoin: black & white
  • Colby: blue & white
  • University of Maine: blue, sky blue & white
  • University of Southern Maine: blue & yellow
  • Goucher College: blue & gold
  • Loyola University (Baltimore): green & grey
  • McDaniel College: green & gold
  • Naval Academy (Navy): navy blue & gold
  • University of Baltimore: blue & green
  • University of Maryland: black, gold, red & white
  • Washington College: maroon & black
  • Boston College: maroon & gold
  • Boston University: scarlet red & white
  • College of the Holy Cross: purple & white
  • Curry College: purple & white
  • Harvard University: crimson, black & white
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): black, cardinal & steel grey
  • Northeastern University (Boston): red, black & gray
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst: maroon & white
  • University of Massachusetts at Lowell: black, blue & white
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology: black, cardinal & gold
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute: crimson & grey
  • Central Michigan University: maroon & gold
  • Eastern Michigan University: green & white
  • Ferris State University: crimson & gold
  • Grand Valley State University: light blue, white & black
  • Kalamazoo College: orange & black
  • Michigan State University: green & white
  • Michigan Technological University: black, gold & silver
  • University of Michigan: azure (F-H: navy) blue & maize
  • Western Michigan University: brown & gold
  • Bemidji State University: green & white
  • Minnesota State University (Mankato): purple & gold
  • Minnesota State University (Moorhead): red & white
  • Saint Cloud State University: cardinal & black
  • University of Minnesota: maroon & gold
  • University of Minnesota (Duluth): maroon & gold
  • University of Mississippi: navy blue & cardinal red
  • Mississippi State University: maroon & white
  • Southern Mississippi: black & gold
  • Lindenwood University: black & gold
  • Stephens College: burgundy & gold
  • University of Missouri : black & gold
  • Washington University: green & red
  • Montana State University: blue & gold
  • University of Great Falls: sky blue & harvest gold
  • University of Montana: maroon & silver
  • Creighton University: “Blue Jay” blue & white
  • University of Nebraska: scarlet & cream
  • University of Nebraska (Kearney): blue & gold
  • University of Nevada: silver & blue
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas: scarlet & gray
  • Dartmouth College: green & white
  • Southern New Hampshire University: blue & gold
  • University of New Hampshire: blue & white
  • Caldwell University: red & gold
  • Centenary University: grey & navy blue
  • The College of New Jersey: blue & gold
  • Drew University: blue & green
  • Kean University: white, silver & blue
  • Monmouth University: white & blue
  • Montclair State University: white & red
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology: scarlet red & white
  • Princeton University: orange & black
  • Ramapo College: white & maroon
  • Rider University: cranberry & white
  • Rowan University: brown & gold
  • Rutgers University: scarlet & white
  • Seton Hall University: white & blue
  • Steven’s Institute of Technology: grey & Stevens red
  • Stockton University: black, Columbia blue & white
  • William Paterson University: orange & black
  • Eastern New Mexico University: silver & green
  • New Mexico State University: crimson & white
  • University of New Mexico: cherry & silver
  • Western New Mexico University: purple & gold
  • Art Institute of New York City: red, white & blue
  • Adelphi University: brown & gold
  • Bard College: red & white
  • Columbia University: Columbia blue & white
  • Cornell University: Carnelian red & white
  • CUNY (City University of New York) Queens College: blue & silver
  • Elmira College: purple & gold
  • Fordham University: maroon
  • Ithaca College: blue & gold
  • New York University: violet & white
  • Niagara University: purple & white
  • Siena College: green & gold
  • Bonaventure University: brown & white
  • Lawrence University: scarlet & brown
  • Syracuse University: orange & navy blue
  • University at Albany: purple & gold
  • University of Rochester: blue & yellow
  • Vassar College: burgundy & grey
  • Wells College: maroon & white
  • Appalachian State University: black & gold
  • Campbell University: orange & black
  • Central Piedmont Community College: black & green
  • Davidson College: red & black
  • East Carolina University: purple & gold
  • Elon University: maroon & gold
  • Gardner Webb University: black & scarlet
  • Johnson and Wales University: white & blue
  • Johnson C. Smith University: navy blue & gold
  • North Carolina State University: red & white
  • North Carolina Central University: burgundy and gray
  • University of North Carolina: Carolina blue & white
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC): green & white (gold accent)
  • University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG): gold, white & navy blue
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington: teal, navy & gold
  • Duke University: Prussian blue
  • Wake Forest University: black & gold
  • Western Carolina University: purple & gold
  • North Dakota State University: green & yellow
  • University of North Dakota: green & white
  • Bowling Green State University: orange & brown
  • Kenyon College: white & purple
  • Miami of Ohio: red & white
  • Mount Vernon Nazarene University: blue & green
  • Ohio State University: scarlet & grey
  • Ohio University: green & white
  • Otterbein University: tan and cardinal red
  • University of Cincinnati: red & black
  • University of Dayton: red & Columbia blue
  • University of Toledo: navy blue & gold
  • Wright State University: green & gold
  • Oklahoma State University: orange & black
  • Oral Roberts University: Vegas gold & navy blue
  • Tulsa: gold, blue & red
  • University of Oklahoma: crimson & cream
  • Oregon State University: orange & black
  • Portland State University: white & green
  • University of Oregon: green & yellow
  • University of Portland: purple & white
  • Bucknell University: orange & blue
  • Carnegie Mellon University: grey, cardinal, Tartan plaid
  • Lehigh University: white & brown
  • Messiah College: navy blue & white
  • Montgomery County Community College: blue & black
  • Penn State University: navy blue & white
  • Robert Morris University: red, white & blue
  • Slippery Rock University: green & white
  • Temple University: cherry & white
  • University of Pennsylvania: blue & red
  • University of Pittsburgh: old gold & blue
  • University of Scranton: purple & white
  • West Chester University: purple & gold
  • Brown University: brown, cardinal & white
  • Bryant University: black & gold
  • Community College of Rhode Island: green & grey
  • Providence College: black & white
  • Rhode Island College: maroon & gold
  • University of Rhode Island (URI): royal blue & white
  • College of Charleston: red & white
  • The Citadel (The Military College of South Carolina): blue & white
  • Clemson University: orange & purple
  • Furman University: purple & white
  • South Carolina State University: garnet & blue
  • University of South Carolina: garnet & black
  • Wofford College: Old Gold & black
  • South Dakota State University (SDSU): blue & yellow
  • University of South Dakota: vermillion & white
  • Middle Tennessee State University: royal blue & white
  • Tennessee Tech University: purple & gold
  • Trevecca Nazarene University: purple & white
  • University of Memphis: blue & gray
  • University of Tennessee: orange & white
  • Vanderbilt University: gold & black
  • Austin College: crimson and gold
  • Baylor University: green & gold
  • Hardin Simmons University: purple & gold
  • Houston State University: orange & white
  • Lamar University: red & white
  • Midwestern State University: burgundy & gold
  • Rice University: Oxford (dark) blue & grey
  • Southern Methodist University: Harvard crimson, Yale blue
  • Stephen F. Austin University: purple, red & white
  • Edward’s University: blue & gold
  • Texas A&M University: maroon & white
  • Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi: true blue & true green
  • Texas Christian: purple & white
  • Texas-El Paso: blue & orange
  • Texas State University: maroon & gold
  • Texas Tech University: scarlet & black
  • Trinity University: maroon & white
  • University of Dallas: blue & white
  • University of Houston: red & white
  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor: white, gold & purple
  • University of North Texas: green, black & white
  • University of Texas: burnt orange & white
  • University of Texas (Arlington): orange, white & royal blue
  • University of Texas (Dallas): white, orange & green
  • University of Texas (El Paso): blue, orange, silver
  • University of Texas (San Antonio): orange & blue
  • University of the Incarnate Word: red & black
  • Brigham Young University: navy blue, gold & white
  • Southern Utah University: red & white
  • University of Utah: crimson & white
  • Utah State University: navy blue & white
  • Bridgewater College: maroon & gold
  • College of William & Mary: green & gold
  • George Mason University: green & gold
  • James Madison University: purple & gold
  • Liberty University: navy, red & white
  • Longwood University: royal blue & white
  • Lynchburg College: red/maroon & gray
  • Norfolk State University: green & gold
  • Old Dominion University: slate blue, silver & cerulean blue
  • Radford University: red & black
  • Randolph-Macon College: black, gold & white
  • Shenandoah University: red & blue
  • Strayer University: garnet & tan
  • University of Mary Washington: grey & navy blue
  • University of Richmond: red & blue
  • University of Virginia: orange & navy blue
  • University of Virginia at Wise: red, gray & white
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU): gold & black
  • Virginia Military Institute (VMI): red, white & yellow
  • Virginia Tech: Chicago maroon & burnt orange
  • Eastern Washington University: white and red
  • University of Washington: purple & gold
  • Washington State University: crimson & gray
  • Western Washington University: white, light blue & blue
  • Alderson-Broaddus College: navy & gold, gray accent
  • Davis and Elkins College: scarlet & white
  • Marshall University: Kelly green & white.
  • University of Charleston: maroon & gold
  • West Liberty University: black & gold
  • West Virginia State University: black & yellow
  • West Virginia University: old gold & blue
  • West Virginia Wesleyan College: orange & black
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison: red & white
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: gold & black
  • University of Wyoming: brown & Wyoming prairie gold

If you’re not seeing your school colors, contact KnitPal for custom dyeing.

Please note: sports team names and colors are licensed by their respective owners and can’t be used without permission. This list is for informative purposes only.

 

 


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