American Flag Afghan Crochet Pattern
A couple years ago my sister asked me to make her an American Flag afghan. Needless to say, I put it off. I knew if I was going to do it I wanted to do it correctly and I knew the patterns out there weren’t what I was looking for. I like to be very literal in my design interpretations. (Ex: My Frog Pond Afghan has rippling water, 3-D water lilies, as well as lily pads, as well as my Red-Eyed Tree Frog hat has the 3-D eyes as well as suction cups pads.)
American Flag Pattern
Once I set my mind to making it, I decided I wanted it to be as close to a true American Flag as possible. I wanted 5 sided stars, not the 6 sided design that is out there. I also wanted a solid fabric, so I knew I couldn’t use typical crochet stitches that leave space between them. I found schematic measurements and spent
days weeks doing the math to make sure everything was perfect. The result . . . . .
- The star field is proportionately correct to the stripes.
- Stars are worked directly into the pattern so there is no need to sew on 50 stars (or 100 to make it double sided). This will be double sided when complete.
- Stripes look like a solid fabric. There are no holes between stitches, and you won’t have to use single crochet.
- The finished project will be slightly bigger than a throw; closer to a full size bed afghan.
If you’d like to watch this LIVE video I did on Facebook you can see the afghan details up close.
I am so happy with the end result! The flag afghan came out way better than my expectations! I aim to write every pattern so that even a beginner is comfortable tackling a project, so I hope you will be pleasantly surprised by the instructions. And, there are now video tutorials to help with the star field.