Crochet American Flag Wreath
The Crochet American Flag Wreath is a beginner friendly free crochet pattern. This quick crochet project makes the perfect party décor for Memorial Day, Veteran's Day, or the 4th of July!
Pattern Design + Construction:
For this patriotic pattern, we'll be using the back loop only technique to create a nice texture. The Crochet American Flag wreath consists of the wreath base, which is crocheted in flat rows of single crochet to create a long rectangle and the stars, which are crocheted separately and stitched onto the base using a tapestry needle. The wreath base is joined around the foam wreath form using a tapestry needle.
This pattern is designed to fit a 12 inch foam wreath; however, you could easily adjust the pattern to fit a larger or smaller wreath by increasing/decreasing the number of rows and stitch count per row.
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We'll be using medium Worsted Weight (4) Yarn for this Crochet American Flag Wreath pattern. This is my favorite yarn weight to work with and it has a great price point. You could easily substitute brands of worsted weight yarn as long as the ounces per gram are similar.
For this tutorial, I used the following yarn colors:
Red Heart Super Saver, Medium 4, 7 oz / 198 g, in the color White
Red Heart Super Saver, Medium 4, 7 oz / 198 g, in the color Hot Red
Red Heart Super Saver, Medium 4, 7 oz / 198 g, in the color Soft Navy
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Crochet Stitches & Techniques:
This pattern is written in US crochet terminology.
SC - Single Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
Back Loop Only
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Crochet American Flag Wreath - Free Crochet Pattern
American Flag Wreath Base:
Beginning 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 base
We will also carry the yarn in between color changes without tying off.
Rows 2-6: SC 22, chain 1 (22 stitches)
On the last stitch of the sixth row switch to white yarn
Row 7-12: SC 22, chain 1 (22 stitches)
on the last stitch of the 12th row, switch to red yarn
From this point you can continue to read the pattern or you can continue alternating 6 rows of each color until you've got 6 sections of white and 7 sections of red. At that point skip to the end of the 78th row. If you prefer a bit more structure, I've listed out each row sequence as well!
Rows 13-18: SC 22, chain 1 (22 stitches)
on the last stitch of the 18th row, switch to white yarn
Rows 19-24: SC 22, chain 1 (22 stitches)
on the last stitch of the 24th row, switch to red yarn
Rows 25-30: SC 22, chain 1 (22 stitches)
on the last stitch of the 30th row, switch to white yarn
Rows 31-36: SC 22, chain 1 (22 stitches)
on the last stitch of the 36th row, switch to red yarn
Rows 37-42: SC 22, chain 1 (22 stitches)
on the last stitch of the 42nd row, switch to white yarn
Rows 43-48: SC 22, chain 1 (22 stitches)
on the last stitch of the 48th row, switch to red yarn
Rows 49-54: SC 22, chain 1 (22 stitches)
on the last stitch of the 54th row, switch to white yarn
Rows 55-60: SC 22, chain 1 (22 stitches)
on the last stitch of the 60th row, switch to red yarn
Rows 61-66: SC 22, chain 1 (22 stitches)
on the last stitch of the 66th row, switch to white yarn
Rows 67-72: SC 22, chain 1 (22 stitches)
on the last stitch of the 72nd row, switch to red yarn and tie off with a long white tail
Rows 73-78: SC 22, chain 1 (22 stitches)
on the last stitch of the 78th row, switch to blue yarn and tie off with a long red tail.
Rows 79-125: SC 22, chain 1 (22 stitches)
tie off with a long blue tail
Crochet Star (Make 8):
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With white yarn and a size 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, tie off with a long tail.
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. Leave at least one long tail to use for attachment.
Using a tapestry needle and the long tails, attach the stars to the blue portion of the wreath wrap. Make sure to choose the cleaner looking side for the front (the carrying of yarn colors from the red and white portions will be on the right side).
Tie off and trim any excess yarn from attaching the stars on the back side.
Wreath Wrap Assembly:
Fold the wreath wrap around your wreath (make sure the stars are on the outside).
Using your tapestry needle and the blue tail, begin stitching the blue ends together. This is a little awkward at first, but once you get a few stitches in, it becomes much easier. I find that a simple whip stitch works great.
Once you've completed all of the blue stitches and tied off with blue, move on to the red and white tails, alternating stitching the red and white stripes together. I carried the opposite colors underneath each section.
Once you've joined both sides all the way around your wreath, tie off with white and weave in the loose end.
Making sure the seams you just completed line up together, use the red tail to stitch the last red stripe to your first row of blue to complete the circle. I used the back loop only of the blue to make the colors flow together more smoothly.
Tie off, weave in, and trim any excess yarn.
Push the seam that joined all of the rows to the inside of the wreath.
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