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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.

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
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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,

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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.
  4. Sew five strips with six star blocks each, sew four strips with five star blocks each and a half block on each end.
  5. Beginning with strips of six star blocks, sew strips together alternating six star and five star strips.
  6. Sew six strips together, alternating, red, white, etc.
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  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, 20073 found this helpful

That is beautiful! I love patriotic things!

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May 29, 20171 found this helpful

5-29-2017 l have made this afghan. It came out beautifully.

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May 31, 20171 found this helpful

We would love to see a picture of your finished afghan. :)

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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.

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Jennifer CA

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By Mitzi (Guest Post)
November 6, 20070 found this helpful

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

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By Kathy Jones (Guest Post)
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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By Faye (Guest Post)
November 8, 20070 found this helpful

This is beautiful! Even as a Canadian I can admire it.

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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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Anonymous
February 15, 20170 found this helpful

how can I copy and print your pattrens they are so cute

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December 24, 20160 found this helpful

Beautiful. What is the finished size?

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August 6, 20170 found this helpful

Wish I could post the picture of the afghan I made Its lovely. I enjoyed making it for my husband while he was deployed back in 2014. Thanks for the pattern.

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October 21, 20170 found this helpful

This is so beautiful I absolutely Love it thank you
I will do this project

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October 28, 20170 found this helpful

That was fun to make, thank you for the pattern.

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October 30, 20170 found this helpful

We would love it if you would share a picture in the feedback.

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February 17, 20180 found this helpful

Ive also been looking for a real good pattern of of our beautiful Stars & Stripes. Thank you so much for posting this pattern. This will be my next project.
God bless America.

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March 14, 20190 found this helpful

Do you have the final measurements on this project?

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March 15, 20190 found this helpful

This was posted in 2007. I don't think this member is still active on the site so she might not get back to you about the measurements.

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June 16, 20200 found this helpful

Will be much better if you explain this flag in Youtube. Here is dificult to understand

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June 17, 20200 found this helpful

This was published in 2007 so I don't think this member is still active on the site. I'm afraid these instructions are all the information we have.

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July 18, 20200 found this helpful

Hi Marge, what are the dimensions of this flag? Its beautiful!

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