Yarn

American Flag Afghan

for  Caron Design Studio

size: 54"x66"

  • American Flag Afghan
  • Chart

Materials

  • Caron United Yarn, 4 oz. ball: Red (A), two; Cherry (B), two; Burgundy (C), two; Light Blue (D); Royal (E), two; Navy (F), two; White (G), two; Aran (H), two

Tools

  • Crochet hook, US H/8

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, large-eye sewing needle, ruler

Abbreviations

ch(s): chain(s)
dc: double crochet
hdc: half double crochet
rem: remain(s)(ing)
rep: repeat
rnd(s): round(s)
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
sk: skip
sp(s): space(s)
tog: together
WS: wrong side

  • Gauge
  • 1. 13 sc and 14 rows = 4"
  • 2. Motif = 6"
  • Afghan
  • 1. Basic Motif: Ch 4. Join with sl st to first ch to form ring.
  • 2. 1st Rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). [2 dc. (Ch 3. 3 dc) 3 times. Ch 1] in ring. Join with 1 hdc to top of ch 3.
  • 3. 2nd Rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 2 dc around post of last hdc made. Ch 1. Sk next 3 dc. *(3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp. Ch 1. Sk next 3 dc. Rep from * twice more. 3 dc in last ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Join with 1 hdc to top of ch 3.
  • 4. 3rd Rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 2 dc around post of last hdc made. *Ch 1. Sk next 3 dc. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Sk next 3 dc.** (3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 3 dc in last ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Join with 1 hdc to top of ch 3.
  • 5. 4th Rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 2 dc around post of last hdc. *(Ch 1. Sk next 3 dc. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) twice. Ch 1. Sk next 3 dc.** (3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 3 dc in last ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Join with 1 hdc to top of ch 3.
  • 6. 5th Rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 2 dc around post of last hdc. *(Ch 1. Sk next 3 dc. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 3 times. Ch 1. Sk next 3 dc.** (3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 3 dc in last ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Join with 1 hdc to top of ch 3. Fasten off.
  • 7. Note: To change color, work to last three loops on hook. Draw new color through remaining loops; proceed in new color. Do not break yarn. Carry color not in use at WS.
  • 8. Motif 1 (make 7): With A, work Basic Motif.
  • 9. Motif 2 (make 7): With B, work Basic Motif.
  • 10. Motif 3 (make 6): With C, work Basic Motif.
  • 11. Motif 4 (make 6): Work Basic Motif, changing colors in following sequence: 1st, 3rd, and 5th Rnds with A; 2nd and 4th Rnds with B.
  • 12. Motif 5 (make 7): Work Basic Motif, changing colors in following sequence: 1st, 3rd, and 5th Rnds with B; 2nd and 4th Rnds with C.
  • 13. Motif 6 (make 7): Work Basic Motif, changing colors in following sequence: 1st, 3rd, and 5th Rnds with C; 2nd and 4th Rnds with A.
  • 14. Motif 7 (make 6): With G, work Basic Motif.
  • 15. Motif 8 (make 6): With H, work Basic Motif.
  • 16. Motif 9 (make 5): Work Basic Motif, changing colors in following sequence: 1st, 3rd, and 5th Rnds with G; 2nd and 4th Rnds with H.
  • 17. Motif 10 (make 5): Work Basic Motif, changing colors in following sequence: 1st Rnd with D; 2nd to 5th Rnds with G.
  • 18. Motif 11 (make 6): Work Basic Motif, changing colors in following sequence: 1st Rnd with A; 2nd to 5th Rnds with H.
  • 19. Motif 12 (make 6): Work Basic Motif, changing colors in following sequence: 1st, 3rd, and 5th Rnds with H; 2nd and 4th Rnds with G.
  • 20. Motif 13 (make 5): Work Basic Motif, changing colors in following sequence: 1st, 3rd, and 5th Rnds with E; 2nd and 4th Rnds with F.
  • 21. Motif 14 (make 5): With E, work Basic Motif.
  • 22. Motif 15 (make 5): With F, work Basic Motif.
  • 23. Motif 16 (make 5): Work Basic Motif, changing colors in following sequence: 1st, 3rd, and 5th Rnds with E; 2nd and 4th Rnds with D.
  • 24. Motif 17 (make 5): Work Basic Motif, changing colors in following sequence: 1st, 3rd, and 5th Rnds with F; 2nd and 4th Rnds with D.
  • 25. Following diagram, hand-sew motifs together using same-color yarn and large-eye needle. Weave in ends.