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July 4th Crochet Afghan

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Try this free crochet pattern for a July 4th crochet afghan, a warm blanket covered in patriotic stars and stripes. You can display your patriotism with this 4th of July craft in your home all year long.

July 4th Crochet Afghan

Materials:

  • Size I crochet hook
  • Caron International's Simply Soft 24 oz. White (Color A), 24 oz. Dark Country Blue (Color B), 15 oz. Red (Color C).
  • Chart
     

Instructions:

STRIPED BLOCKS: (Make 10) With Red, ch 39.

  1. Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in ea ch across, turn.
     
  2. Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in ea st across, turn.
     
  3. Row 3: Rep row 2 keeping in pattern, work 3 rows White, 3 rows Red, alternately until there are 13 stripes. Fasten off.
     
  4. Attach Royal at the top left hand corner and ch 3, work dc in ea row along side edge, work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in corner, dc in ea st along bottom edge, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in corner, dc in ea row along side edge, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in corner, dc in ea st across top, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in corner, join with a sl st in the 3rd ch of beg ch 3. Fasten off.
     
  5. Weave in yarn ends.

STAR BLOCKS: (Make 10) With Royal, ch 39.

  1. Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and sc in ea ch across, ch 1, turn. Complete chart. Fasten off. With Royal, work 1 rnd dc around block the same as for striped block. Weave in yarn ends.
     
  2. Sew blocks tog. With Royal, work 1 rnd dc around having 1 dc in ea st along top, bottom and sides and (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the ch 1 st at corners. Fasten off. Weave in yarn ends.
     
  3. Fringe: Cut one 24" strand ea, Red, Royal and White and holding ends tog, attach in the first st, * sk 2 sts and attach 3 strands in the next st, rep across. Attach fringe at the opposite end.

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Reviews More Reviews

Jun 9, 2013

I printed off the pattern, but when I read it...I see no instructions for making the white stars..am I missing something?

 

Jun 8, 2013

Where do you find the chart?

 

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Apr 22, 2013

ootsie319 9182279 please e mail the instructions to do the star. I believe you sc blue but now do you get the white incorporated. thanks

 

Apr 13, 2013

Kenner, there is a link to the Chart for the star up above in the Materials section. I think you must single crochet with white for every x in the chart. Be aware that hkity notes that there is 38 stitches in the foundation chain and only 36 stitches in the chart. I would love to make it, but I am going to try the star square with some scrap yarn before I invest in this.

 

Mar 6, 2013

Can you post how to make the star? I don't see the information on how to make it.

 

Jul 5, 2012

Is it just me or....? The chart shows 36 stitches in each row and yet the foundation chain is 38. How does that work? And if the 'ch 1, turn' counts as a stitch, how do you change colors? Very confusing.....

 

Jul 1, 2012

I have seen other patterns with similar challenges and they said to use several small balls of the color rather than carrying the yarn or constantly adding on/finishing off. I would guess two blue and two white depending on what section of the star you're working. By the time I found that I gave up and crocheted stars to stitch on top because I couldn't get an answer either ("follow the chart" was NOT helpful for me).

 

Jun 25, 2012

I need some insight/help with how to get the star done...is it cross-stitched on the blue? I emailed Caron, no reply yet. Thank you

 

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