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American Flag Crochet Cushions

By: Lily Sugar'n Cream

Keep comfortable at a picnic and show your patriotism with these American Flag cushions from Lily Sugar n' Cream. This festive crochet pattern is also great for decorating your home on the 4th of July. To make the red and white afghan pictured in this image, see the Checkers Game Afghan Crochet Pattern.
 

Crochet American Flag Cushions

 

Materials:

  • Yarn: Lily® Sugar’n Cream® (70.9 g / 2.5 oz) Quantity for 4 cushions.

    Color A - #00095 Red 5¾ oz [160 g]; 272 yds [247 m] or 3 balls
    Color B - #00001 White 5¾ oz [160 g]; 272 yds [247 m] or 3 balls
    Color C - #00009 Bright Navy 25½ oz [723 g]; 1230 yds [1114 m] or 11 balls
  • Crochet Hook: Size 5 mm (U.S. H or 8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Four 16 ins [40.5 cm] square pieces of 1 inch [2.5 cm] thick foam

Size: Approx 16 ins [40.5 cm] square.

Gauge: 13 dc and 7 rows = 4 ins [10 cm].

Instructions:

Note:
Ch 3 at beg of row counts as dc. To change color, work to last 2 loops on hook at end of row. With new color, draw through 2 loops on hook, then proceed.

FRONT (make 4): With A, ch 54.
1st row: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as 2 dc). 1 dc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 52 dc.
2nd row: Ch 3. 1 dc in each dc to end of row. Join B. Turn.
3rd and 4th rows: With B, as 2nd row. Join A at end of 4th row. Turn.
5th and 6th rows: With A, as 2nd row. Join B at end of 6th row.
Rep last 4 rows once more, then 3rd and 4th rows once.
13th row: With A, ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 26 dc. With C, 1 dc in each dc to end of row. Turn.
14th row: With C, ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 24 dc. With A, 1 dc in each dc to end of row. Join B. Turn.
15th row: With B, ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 26 dc. With C, 1 dc in each dc to end of row. Turn.
16th row: With C, ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 24 dc. With B, 1 dc in each dc to end of row. Join A. Turn.
Rep last 4 rows twice more, then 13th and 14th rows once, omitting color change at end of 14th row. Fasten off.

With RS facing, join C with sl st to any corner of Front. Ch 1. Work in sc around 4 sides of Front, having 3 sc in corners. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

BACK (make 4): With C, ch 54.
1st row: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as 2 dc). 1 dc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 52 dc.
2nd row: Ch 3. 1 dc in each dc to end of row. Turn.
Rep last row until Back measures same length as Front. Fasten off.

With RS facing, join C with sl st to any corner of Back. Ch 1. Work in sc around 4 sides of Back, having 3 sc in corners. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Finishing:
With WS of Front and Back tog, join C with sl st to any corner. Working through both thicknesses, work in sc around 3 sides of Cushion, having 3 sc in corners. Insert foam piece. Work in sc across 4th side of cushion closed. Join with sl st in first sc.

 

 

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