Crochet United States Flag Photo Tutorial

My kids have been clamoring for these crochet flags so I’ve been frantically trying to finish them for the Fourth. I’m especially excited for my littlest to have flags to wave around, as they’re too young for sparklers this 4th of July. They were super quick and easy. I love how the variegated blue yarn turned out in the blue square. It has just enough white to represent the stars. These crochet flags are fun for littles to wave around, and they look great as decor too.



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Materials:

Worsted weight yarn (4) in red, white and blue.

I used what I had in my stash: Red Heart Super Saver in Soft White, I Love This Yarn in Red, Blue Variegated

Dowels-1/4″ wide, 6″ long

Size I crochet hook



Pattern Notes:

To get this flag started I used Foundation Single Crochet, there is a quick photo tutorial below, if this is a new technique for you.

Be sure to carry your red and white yarns, crocheting over them as you go. Then you can pick them back up when you’re ready for the next row in that color. You can just drop the blue yarn (no need to carry it) and pick it back up. This just leaves a beginning tail and ending tail to weave in.

The flag will curl at the edges after it’s worked. I felt it was a little too much (even for a flag) so I blocked it overnight. Instructions for blocking are included in the tutorial.



Gauge:

4 sc X 4 rows = 1″ square

Finished flag = 6″ X 3.5-3.75




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Foundation Single Crochet:

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Start with a slip stitch on your hook.

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Chain 2.

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Insert hook into the 2nd chain from your hook.

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Yarn over and pull up a loop.

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Chain 1. Yarn over and pull through the two loops on your hook to form a single crochet.

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Insert hook into the chain 1 and pull up a loop.

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Now single crochet (yarn over, pull through the two loops on your hook).

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Two Foundation Single Crochets.



Crochet Flag Pattern:

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Row 1: Make 8 foundation single crochets in blue, on the last stitch change to red.

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Make 12 foundation single crochets in red, on last stitch change to white, turn.

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Row 2: Chain 1, single crochet in same stitch and in next 11 stitches, carry red with you to pick up on next row.

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Switch to blue on stitch #12, single crochet 8, switching to red on last stitch, turn, chain 1. (20)

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Row 3: Single crochet 8 blue, switch to red single crochet 12, change to white, turn, ch.1

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Row 4: Single crochet 12 white, switch to blue, single crochet 8 blue, turn, ch.1

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Row 5: Single crochet 8, change to red single crochet 12, change to white, turn, ch.1

Row 6: Single crochet 12, change to blue, single crochet 8, turn ch.1

Row 7: Single crochet 8, change to red, single crochet 12, change to white, turn, ch.1

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Row 8: Single crochet 20, change to red, turn, ch.1

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Row 9: Single crochet 20, change to white, turn, ch.1

Row 10: Single crochet 20, change to red, turn, ch.1

Row 11: Single crochet 20, change to white, turn, ch. 1

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Row 12: Single crochet 20, change to red, turn, ch. 1

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Row 13: Single crochet 20, finish off.



Block your flag:

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Pin onto foam in desired shape. Spray lightly with water and allow to dry overnight.

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Before blocking
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After blocking




Attach to a dowel:

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Slip stitch onto your dowel.

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Insert hook into top corner of your flag. Single crochet over dowel.

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Single crochet down the dowel, keeping one crochet stitch per row.

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Finish off.



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