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How to Crochet a United States Flag with Photo Tutorial

Learn how to crochet a flag in this free pattern with full photo tutorial. Wave your handmade USA Crochet Flag for the patriotic holiday. These little flags are fun to make and great for kids.

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.

picture of two small crochet flags us

Such an easy, fast little project. Which is perfect, if I’m going to hand them over to my kids.

If you’re looking for more fun patriotic themed makes, you might like these July 4th Start Flower Coasters from Jo’s Crafty Hook.

picture of crochet flags in mason jar

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Materials

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. Or get the full photo tutorial with video tutorial here Foundation Single Crochet.

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.

picture of 4 crochet flags on counter

Gauge

1″ x 1″ = 4 sc x 4 rows of sc

Finished Size

= 6″ X 3.5-3.75

Stiches/Abbreviations

sk-skip the indicated stitch          

ch sp-chain space

st(s)-stitch(es)

rep-repeat

ch(s)-chain(s)

sc-single crochet 

Fsc-foundationd single crochet To get this flag started I used fsc there is a quick photo tutorial below.

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Time needed: 30 minutes.

Foundation Single Crochet Tutorial

  1. Slip Knot

    Start with a slip knot on your hookpicture of sl knot on hook crochet flag tutorial

  2. Chain 2

    picture of two chains on pink hook

  3. Insert hook into the 2nd ch from your hook.

    picture of how to insert hook into chain

  4. Yo and pull up a loop

    picture of 2 loops on pink crochet hook

  5. Yo and pull through 1 loop,

    picture of ch 1 two loops on hook

  6. Yo and pull through 2 loops.

    picture of first fsc tutorial

  7. 2nd FSC

    Insert hook back into previous fsc,picture of arrow to fsc insert

  8. Yo, pull up a loop

    picture of yo pull up 1 on pink hook

  9. Pull through 1 loop,

    picture of pull through 1 loop

  10. Yo and pull through 2 loops.

    picture of 2nd fsc made

  11. Repeat

    Rep Steps 7-10 for the number of fsc needed.

Crochet Flag Pattern:

Row 1. In blue, fsc 8, on the last st change to red, in red with 12 fsc, on last st change to white, turn. (20 sts)

picture of row 1 color changes us flag blue to red

Row 2. In white, ch 1, in same st sc, and in next 11 sts, carry red with you (crochet over it) to pick up on next row, drop red and white yarn, change to blue on st 12, sc 8, turn. (20 sts)

picture of steps for row two change white to blue yarn

Row 3. Ch 1, sc 8 blue, change to red, sc 12, change to white, turn. (20 sts)

picture of crochet flag tutorial row 4

Row 4.  Ch 1, sc 12 white, change to blue, sc 8 blue, turn. (20 sts)

picture of crochet flag through row 4

Row 5. Ch 1, sc 8, change to red, sc 12, change to white, turn. (20 sts)

Row 6. Ch 1, sc 12, change to blue, sc 8, turn. (20 sts) 

Row 7. Ch 1 , sc 8, change to red, sc 12, change to white, turn. (20 sts)

picture of crochet us flag through row 7

Row 8. Ch 1 , sc 20, change to red, turn. (20 sts)

picture of red white and blue crochet flag tutorial

Row 9. Ch 1 , sc 20, change to white, turn. (20 sts)

Row 10. Ch 1 , sc 20, change to red, turn. (20 sts)

Row 11. Ch 1 , sc 20, change to white, turn. (20 sts)

picture of crochet flag tutorial row 11

Row 12: Ch 1 , sc 20, change to red, turn. (20 sts)

RowRow 13: Ch 1 , sc 20.

picture of finished crochet flag curled edges

Finishing

Cut yarn and weave in ends.

Block

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

picture of crochet us flag pinned to pin foam for blocking
picture of crochet flag curled before blocking
Before blocking, it’s curled up.
picture of us crochet flag flat after blocking
After blocking, it lays flat.

Attach to Dowel

Start with a slip knot on your hook, sl st around the dowel.

Insert hook into top corneInsert hook into top corner of your flag, sc over dowel, joining flag to it.

Continue to sc down the dowel, keeping one st per row.

picture of finished flag on dowel

Cut yarn and weave in end.

I’d love to see your #crochetusflag tag me @christacodesign on Instagram if you post a pic. Or share it to my Facebook Group, I love to see your work!

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