Hello, hi & welcome back! I'm so excited to share my American Flag Wreath free crochet pattern with you! What is it about summertime that makes us so patriotic? Something about gathering outdoors for BBQ's, laughter, and fireworks sparks gratitude in us for where we are and who we're there with. I must say I greatly appreciate spending time with my family and friends in this beautiful speck of the southeast that we share. I am also grateful for each of my friends and family who have served. In honor of this gratitude, I thought it would be fun to create this Crochet American Flag Wreath. This is a quick and easy crochet pattern that makes the perfect party décor for Memorial Day, Veteran's Day, or the 4th of July!
This American Flag Wreath crochet pattern is comprised of the wreath wrap which is crocheted in rows and stitched onto the wreath with a tapestry needle, and the stars which are crocheted separately and attached to the wreath with a tapestry needle. The finished project measures 12 inches tall and 12 inches wide since we will be using a 12 inch foam wreath. Feel free to change the rows and colors to match your flag of choice!
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Size G (6) Crochet Hook
Size H (8) Crochet Hook
12 Inch Foam Wreath - https://amzn.to/3wdJXlc
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Tapestry Needle / Yarn Needle - https://amzn.to/31RWQo3
Scissors - https://amzn.to/2Y0r8Ui
Worsted Weight (4) Yarn: Red, White & Blue
This pattern is written in US crochet terminology.
SC - Single Crochet
DC - Double Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
Sl St - Slip Stitch
Ch - Chain
American Flag Wreath - Free Crochet Pattern
American Flag Wreath Wrap:
With red yarn and an H hook, chain 23
Row 1: SC 22, chain 1 (22 stitches)
We will be working in the back loops only for the rest of the wrap
Rows 2-4: SC 22, chain 1 (22 stitches)
on the last stitch of the fourth row switch to white yarn; don't tie off with red because we will carry it over for each color change
Row 5-11: SC 22, chain 1 (22 stitches)
on the last stitch of the 11th row, switch to red yarn; don't tie off with white because we will carry it over for each color change
Rows 12-17: SC 22, chain 1 (22 stitches)
on the last stitch of the 17th row, switch back to white yarn
Rows 18-23: SC 22, chain 1 (22 stitches)
on the last stitch of the 23rd row, switch back to red yarn
Rows 24-29: SC 22, chain 1 (22 stitches)
on the last stitch of the 29th row, switch back to white yarn
Rows 30-35: SC 22, chain 1 (22 stitches)
on the last stitch of the 35th row, switch back to red yarn
Rows 36-41: SC 22, chain 1 (22 stitches)
on the last stitch of the 41st row, switch back to white yarn
Rows 42-47: SC 22, chain 1 (22 stitches)
on the last stitch of the 47th row, switch back to red yarn
Rows 48-53: SC 22, chain 1 (22 stitches)
on the last stitch of the 53rd row, switch back to white yarn
Rows 54-59: SC 22, chain 1 (22 stitches)
on the last stitch of the 59th row, switch back to red yarn
Rows 60-65: SC 22, chain 1 (22 stitches)
on the last stitch of the 65th row, switch back to white yarn
Rows 66-71: SC 22, chain 1 (22 stitches)
on the last stitch of the 71st row, switch back to red yarn and tie off with a long white tail
Rows 72-77: SC 22, chain 1 (22 stitches)
on the last stitch of the 77th row, switch to blue yarn and tie off with a long red tail.
Rows 78-125: SC 22, chain 1 (22 stitches)
tie off with a long blue tail
Wreath Wrap Assembly:
Fold the wreath wrap around your wreath with the prettiest side facing out (I should have used the other side).
Using your tapestry needle and the blue tail, begin stitching the ends together. This is a little awkward at first, but once you get a few stitches in, it becomes much easier.
Once you've completed all of the blue stitches and tied of with blue, move on to the red and white tails, alternating stitching the red and white stripes together. You can carry the opposite color strand underneath the joining stitches or you can tie off each time. I used two tapestry needles for this process so I wouldn't have to restring the needle for each color change and carried the tails. It takes some purposeful stitches to make sure you hide your carried colors well, but I believe in you.
Once you've joined both sides all the way around your wreath, tie off with white and weave in the loose end.
Use your red tail to stitch the last red stripe to your first row of blue to complete the circle (Make sure the seams line up with each other).
Tie off, weave in, and trim any excess yarn.
Now, push the seam into the inside or the back of the wreath.
Crochet Star (Make 3):
With white yarn and a G hook
Round 1: In a magic circle, chain 1, SC 10, pull the magic circle tight, slip stitch into the first SC of the round
We will repeat the following steps 5 times to make the five points of the star:
Chain 5, SC in the 3rd chain from your hook, HDC, DC (this makes 1 point)
To join the point to the base, skip 1 SC on the base of the round and slip stitch into the next stitch
After the last stitch, chain 1 and tie off pulling through that chain 1 to secure.
Weave the ends into the back where you can make sure that center of your magic circle is pulled tight and tie the two ends together to keep it secure. Weave in/trim any excess yarn.
Now place a slip knot with blue yarn on your hook.
Slip stitch into the very tip of your star.
chain 30 for two of the stars and 40 for the other one.
Tie off with about 6 inch tails.
Drape the longest chained star over the top, center of your wreath (the 12th 'ridge' of the blue part) with the tail hidden in the back. The blue chain fits nicely into one of the grooves made by your wreath wrap.
Use your tapestry needle to sew the tail onto the back tying a small knot and trimming the excess.
Now drape the shorter stars equally spaced to the right and left of the center star (I used the 8th blue 'ridge' from each side) and attach using the same steps.
Trim off the excess ends.
I hope you have enjoyed crocheting this American Flag Wreath with me!
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