The red and white and starry blue is freedom’s shield and hope – John Philip Sousa

We are pleased to offer you this crochet project intentionally created for you, Create & Decorate blog friends, in honor of Flag Day.  Our friend, and designer, Vickie Zelizo answered our request with this one-stitch wonder in timely fashion. Perfect to use as a mat for your table (wouldn’t it look great as a candle mat?), or tack proudly behind a twig wreath on your front door all summer long, we are sure you will find numerous ways to display!

Crochet Flag

Designed by Vickie Zelizo

This only stitch used is a single crochet, which makes this patriotic piece a very easy and quick project. (Perfect!)

Scan of finished piece to show truer color and detail

Materials

1 ball Lily Sugar ‘n Cream, color Country Red (A)

1 ball Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Twists, color Barnboard Twists (B)

1 ball Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Denim, color Blue Jeans (C)

Size H (5 mm) crochet hook

Full Stripes

With A chain (ch) 37.

Row 1: Single crochet (sc) in second ch from hook, sc across. [36 sc]

Rows 2-4: Ch 1 turn, sc across.

Row 5: Drop A, pick up B, ch 1 turn, sc across.

Rows 6-8: Ch 1 turn, sc across.

Continue to sc 4 rows of each color as follows:

4 rows A

4 rows B

4 rows A

Add the Blue Field

Row 1: With B, ch 1 turn, (ch 1 counts as the first sc) sc in the first 20 sc, drop B, with C, sc in the next 16 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 16 sc, drop C, pick up B, sc across.

Rows 3-4: Repeat last 2 rows.

Row 5: With A, ch 1 turn, sc in the first 20 sc, drop A, pick up C, sc next 16 sc.

Row 6: Ch 1 turn, sc in first 16 sc, drop C, pick up A, sc across.

Rows 7-8: Repeat last 2 rows.

Repeat last 8 rows. Fasten off. Weave in the ends.

Abbreviations

Chain: ch

Single Crochet: sc

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3 thoughts on “The red and white and starry blue is freedom’s shield and hope – John Philip Sousa

  1. Thank you so much for making this pattern available to us. this is so sweet, super cute and extremely versatile. I made one up using different yarns, because that is what I had available. I’ll definitely be making up some more for the 4th of July holiday coming up 🙂 🙂 Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather 🙂 🙂 🙂

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