July 4th Crochet Afghan

July 4th Crochet Afghan

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



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

Where do you find the chart?

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

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.

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

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.....

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).

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


Why does it say royal instead of dark country blue or color b? could be confusing to a beginner.

Could you explain the star alittle more in details? When i do the first step with the sc in each stitch,I come up with too many stitches than in the chart.

How does one go about enlarging the CHART so that it can be read by those over 40?!

Did you ever post directions for getting the star on the blue square???

I felt the same way about the star but all you have to do is go yo chart by the materials and click on chart and it brings it up.

i am waiting for your reply on how to work star into square!

please explain how to work star into pattern

I love this pattern..I am actually working on it right now..i found that an afgan stitch works very well!

How do I get the star in the middle of the blue square? Do I cross stitch it in or crotchet it in?

@badoscar32 2114584, I'm sorry to hear of your trouble. I have two options for you: 1. You can contact the pattern designer directly for help. The designer is specified in the byline. 2. I might also suggest that you try posting your question to our sites Facebook page. It is monitored by the editor and is a great resource for helpful tips and suggestions from our Facebook friends; perhaps they can offer some guidance! Here is the link: http://www.facebook.com/FaveCrafts --editors of FaveCrafts

I too need a response to the question posed by sbar on Aug 11, 2010. I have done multi-colored knitting but never attempted it in crocheting.

Hey ladies, the chart is located in the materials list under the yarn requirements. You have to click on the CHART and it will pop up.

what is the pattern for the star. I can't find the chart.

where is the chart for the july 4th crochet afghan? jpugh@bellsouth.net

Where is the chart for the star block. I don't find it.

I would love to make this, but I am not sure how to "work the chart." Can anyone tell me? Do you just tie off and add the white, then back to the blue? Makes for a lot of ends to weave in, but how else would you do it?


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