I have a very cool crochet pattern for you to try out. This is a free crochet pattern for a Textured USA Flag Wall Hanging.
This idea came about because I first wanted to create something patriotic that was crochet. But I didn’t necessarily want to use red, white and blue.
I was first thinking about how I could use just different stitch combinations together to create the American Flag.
I already had 2 different patterns where I used different stitch combinations to create textured stripes. So, those 2 patterns became my main inspiration.
Now, after several attempts at what stitches to use I finally settled on the final stitches used for this pattern.
The stripes for this USA crochet flag consist of back loop only slip stitches and back loop only double crochet. I have used this stitch combination before with my Handwritten Cowl design.
The stars section is something new to me that worked perfectly for this flag. That stitch is the granule stitch. It uses single crochet picot stitches to add a 3D bump in the fabric of the project.
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I really wanted to create this pattern without any seaming but after several attempts I had to transition some from that initial idea.
So, the stars and stripes are worked separate and then they are seamed together.
This pattern can also be made using 2 different weights of yarn. This gives you 2 options for sizes for this crochet USA flag.
So, lets get started on this crochet USA Flag!
- #4 Worsted Weight, 90 yards Red Heart Super Saver
- #5 Bulky Weight, 137 yards Lion Brand Hue + Me or suitable substitutes
- US Size (I/9) 5.5mm & (J/10) 6.00mm crochet hooks for #4 weight yarn
- US Size (K/10.5) 6.5mm & (L/11) 8.00mm crochet hooks for #5 weight yarn
- Yarn needle, Scissors
- 12 or 16 inch stick or dowel rod
- Worsted – 12 x 7.75” not including hanging strand
- Bulky – 17.5 x 12” not including hanging strand
Stitches/Abbreviations: US Terms
- ch – chain
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- yo – yarn over
- blo – back loop only
- sl st – slip stitch
- sc – single crochet
- dc -double crochet
- RS – right side
- Special Stitches:
- picot single crochet (psc) = insert hook in next st, yo, pull through, (yo, pull through 1 loop) 3 times, yo, pull through both loops on hook, push ch 3 to back
- stacked dc (stdc) = do not ch to start, sc in first st, sc in left vertical bar of sc just made
- This is worked in 2 main pieces. The stars section will be seamed to the stripes.
- This pattern is worked the same for each weight of yarn. Use corresponding hook size indicated above for which weight yarn you are using.
- IMPORTANT: Make sure your slip stitches within the pattern aren’t too tight. Keep tension loose.
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Using the LARGER hook size indicated for each yarn weight, ch 40.
REMINDER: Keep your tension loose when working the slip stitch rows.
Row 1: Work in back bump of ch sts, sl st in second ch from hook, sl st in each ch across, turn – 39 sts.
Rows 2-3: Work the first and last st in both top loops and the rest in the blo, ch 1, sl st in each across, turn – 39 sts.
Row 4 (RS): Stdc in both top loops of first, blo dc in each across to last, dc in both top loops of last, turn – 39 sts.
Rows 5-7: Work the first and last st in both top loops and the rest in the blo, ch 1, sl st in each across, turn – 39 sts.
Rows 8-12: Repeat Rows 4-7. End on a Row 4 repeat.
Row 13: Ch 1, working in both top loops sl st in first, blo sl st in next 20, working in both top loops sl st in next, turn – 22 sts.
Rows 14-15: Work the first and last st in both top loops and the rest in the blo, ch 1, sl st in each across, turn – 22 sts.
Row 16: Stdc in both top loops of first, blo dc in each across to last, dc in both top loops of last, turn, turn – 22 sts.
Rows 17-19: Work the first and last st in both top loops and the rest in the blo, ch 1, sl st in each across, turn – 22 sts.
Row 20-27: Repeat Rows 16-19.
Fasten off leaving a 24-inch tail for seaming.
Continue using the LARGER hook size indicated for each yarn weight, ch 14.
Row 1 (RS): Work in back bump of ch sts, sc in second ch from hook, sc in each across, turn – 13 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, sl st in first, *psc in next, sl st in next; repeat from * across, turn – 7 sl st, 6 psc.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn – 13 sts.
Row 4: Ch 1, sl st in first 2, *psc in next, sl st in next; repeat from * across to last, sl st in last, turn – 8 sl st, 5 psc.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn – 13 sts.
Rows 6-19: Repeat Rows 2-5. End on a Row 3 repeat.
Do not fasten off. Working yarn will be picked back up to make the border after seaming is complete.
Lay stripes vertical with RS facing up and short rows to the bottom left, align stars with RS facing up and working yarn at the top left. With yarn needle and the 24-inch tail from stripes, seam the stars to the stripe rows. You can pin in place to make sure you have even seams lined up.
Using the SMALLER hook size indicated for each yarn weight, pick up working yarn.
Sc evenly around the entire flag, working in the blo only on the last stripe row and sc regularly around the rest placing 2 sc in the corners.
Join with a sl st to the first st of the edge, turn.
ADDING DOWEL ROD: Crocheting around the dowel rod/stick (12-inch rod for worsted yarn and 16-inch rod for bulky yarn), ch 1, sc in each st across top edge, turn.
HANGING STRAND: Ch 50 for worsted yarn, ch 40 for bulky yarn, join with a sl st to first st made on dowel rod.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
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