February 19th, 2018
seeloveshare [FREE Pattern ????????!!] How are you spending this #PresidentsDay long weekend? Check out this #rustic #americanflag #freepattern at link in bio! #celebratingallbutone #imisspresidentobama .
Size 4mm crochet hook
Yarn: your brand of choice, gauge should be ~ 20sts/28rws = 4in. In red, white and blue
Knitting needle (as flag pole…. or anything else you want ????)
Row 1: With Red, Chain 21 sts (counts as row 1)
Row 2: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and all the way across, 20 sts, change to white
*Row 3-4: Sc across (20 sts) change to red
Row 5-6 Sc across (20 sts) change to white*
Row: 7-8: as row 3-4
Row: 9-10: as row 5-6
Row 11-12: as row 3-4
Row 13: with red, sc next 13 sts, change to blue yarn, continue with blue yarn for next 7 stitches
DO NOT BIND OFF BLUE YARN, YOU WILL PICK IT BACK UP EVERY ROW TO COMPLETE THE BLUE PATCH OF THE FLAG
Row 14: with blue, sc in next 7 stitches, returning back to red stitches, pick up red and finish 13 sc, change to white –
Row 15: with white, sc in next 13 sts, pick up blue and continue in st for next 7 sts
Row 16: with blue, sc in next 7 stitches, returning back to white stitches, pick up white and finish 13 sc, change to red.
Repeat Rows 13-16 until there are 13 stripes on the flag, ending with a red stripe.
Bind off and weave in ends.
With an embroidery needle, sew on stitches in the blue patch to resemble stars. I wanted a rustic look so I went for simple x but a french not would work well here also.