Stars and Stripes Afghan

U.S. flag afghan has 264 crocheted granny squares. To finish the project each square has to be hand stitched into strips, then all strips sewn together.

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Approximate Time 2-3 months or less

Supplies:

  • 16 oz. dark red worsted yarn
  • 15 oz. white
  • 4 oz. navy blue
  • tapestry needle
  • H hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Instructions:

Gauge: 7 dc = 2inches, 4 dc rows = 3inches. Each block is 3 x 3 inches.

Afghan Directions

Solid Block (make 113 dark red, 93 white)
Rnd 1: Ch 4, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 3,
2 dc in ring, (ch 3, 3 dc in ring) 3 times, ch 3,
join with sl st in top of ch 3. (12 dc made)
Rnd 2: Sl st in next 2 sts, (sl st, ch 3, 2 dc
ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc)
in each ch-3 sp around, join. Fasten off.

Star Block (make 50) Rnd 1: With white, ch 4, sl st in first ch to form ring,
ch 3, 2 dc in ring, (ch 3, 3 dc in ring) 3 times,
ch 3, join with sl st in top of ch 3. Fasten off. (12 dc made)
Rnd 2: Join navy blue with (sl st, ch 3, 2 dc,
ch 3, 3 dc) in any ch-3 sp, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in each
ch-3 sp around, join. Fasten off.

Navy Blue Half Block (make 8) Row 1: With navy blue, ch 14, dc in 4th ch from hook,
dc in next ch, ch 1, skip next 2 ch,
dc in next 3 ch, ch 1, dc in last 3 ch, turn. (9 dc made)
Row 2: Ch 4, skip next 2 sts, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp,
skip next 3 sts, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, skip next 2
sts, dc in last st. Fasten off.

Assembly

NOTE: All blocks are sewn together, stitching through back loops.

  1. Sew four strips with 20 dark red blocks each and three strips with 11 dark red blocks each.
  2. Sew three strips with 20 white blocks each and three strips with 11 white blocks each.
  3. Beginning with long strips at bottom, sew strips together beginning with dark red and alternating dark red and white.
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  5. Sew five strips with six star blocks each, sew four strips with five star blocks each and a half block on each end.
  6. Beginning with strips of six star blocks, sew strips together alternating six star and five star strips.
  7. Sew six strips together, alternating, red, white, etc.
  8. With right sides facing each other, sew field of stars and six strips together through back loops with navy blue yarn. End off and weave in ends.
  9. With right sides together sew in remaining field of stars and stripes to the rest of the afghan.

Edging

Working around entire outer edge, with right side of afghan facing you, join dark red with (sc, ch 2, 2 dc) in seam between dark red stripe and field of stars, (sc, ch 2, 2 dc) in center dc of each 3-dc group and in each seam around edge to field of stripes changing to navy blue in last st made, (sc, ch 2, 2 dc) in center dc of each 3-dc group and in each seam around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

By Marge W. from Sanborn, NY

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November 6, 20070 found this helpful

That is beautiful! I love patriotic things!

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November 6, 20070 found this helpful

Marge!

absolutely beautifully done! Fifty stars to you! You motivate me to learn to crochet! I cross stitch but love to learn to crochet! Thanks for sharing all the instructions too.

Jennifer CA

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November 6, 20070 found this helpful

ABSSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! You did a GREAT job! Love it!! Mitzi

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November 6, 20070 found this helpful

Great pattern! Thanks for sharing.

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November 6, 20070 found this helpful

That is absolutely gorgeous! But, more work than I'm willing to put into a project, even tho I'm an avid crocheter. Kudoes to you for working so hard to produce it. Thanks for sharing and God bless you.

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November 6, 20070 found this helpful

Love it !!!! Good for you. Great Job.

MADE IN AMERICA !!!! YES!!!!! Great Granny Hugs to you. Vi

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November 6, 20070 found this helpful

my oh my.................how absolutely adorable

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November 8, 20070 found this helpful

This is beautiful! Even as a Canadian I can admire it. I am a crocheter and understand the amount of work you have put into this. Congratulations on a job well done.

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June 14, 20090 found this helpful

Awesome pattern beautiful afghan, Using a different pattern { blocks were used for stars, alternating clusters of 3DC's were used for stripes all sewn together } I made my nephew a gorgeous afghan. My mother was a little jealous I used the left over skeins to make her a gorgeous mile a minute. But she wanted the flag lol

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December 19, 20090 found this helpful

That is really pretty, great job.

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