American Flag Afghan


This easy crochet afghan pattern from Lion Brand Yarn features red and white stripes in chunky Homespun yarn. Crochet stars are affixed to the blue background after the afghan is complete. You'll have a blast making the little stars for this patriotic afghan.  It's great to show off your American pride and a perfect blanket to bring with you to the 4th of July fireworks.

American Flag Afghan


  • 4 balls Homespun® Yarn in Antique (A)
  • 3 balls Homespun® Yarn in Deco (B)
  • 2 balls Homespun® Yarn in Colonial (C)
  • 1 ball Wool-Ease® Yarn in Fisherman
  • K-10.5 and H-8 crochet hooks


Gauge:  10 sts + 10 rows = 4" (10 cm) in single crochet with K hook; 10 sts + 6.5 rows = 4" (10 cm) in double crochet with K hook. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.


Almost all of (A) and (B) are used. Break ends closely so that additional skeins are not required.

  1. With larger hook and A, ch 151.
  2. Row 1 (RS) Dc into 3rd ch from hook and each ch across - 150 dc (including t-ch).
  3. Row 2 (WS) Ch 2, turn. Dc in next dc and in each st to end, dc in top of beg ch.
  4. Rows 3-6 Rep Row 2. At end of Row 6, finish last st with B and drop A.
  5. Rows 7-1 2 With B, Rep Row 2. At end of Row 12, finish last st with A and drop B. Continue alternating 6 rows A; 6 rows B until there are 6 stripes, ending with 3rd B stripe.
  6. Begin FIELD FOR STARS in C as follows With A, ch 2. turn. Work 89 dc more (90 sts); finish last st with C and work 1 dc in each of next 59 de, 1 dc in top of t-ch. Continue working 60 sts in C and , alternating the rem 90 sts in A and B stripes as established. When 13 stripes have been completed, fasten off.


Stars (Make 32)

  1. Ch 3, slip st to form ring.
  2. Rnd 1 Ch 1, work 5 sc in ring, slip st to beg ch.
  3. Rnd 2 Ch 1, work 3 sc in each sc, slip st to beg ch - 15 sc.
  4. Rnd 3 *Sc in first sc, ch 5, slip st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in last ch, skip 2 sc; rep from * around, end with slip st to first sc. Fasten off.
  5. Position the stars on the field and sew them into place.

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I love this afghan pattern! With Memorial Day and the 4th of July fast approaching, this seems like the perfect pattern to make! I am loving the idea of making this! This would be a great pattern to give a veteran or someone who is very patriotic. Thank you for the great idea and pattern!

I love this American Flag Afghan! The pattern is well written and sounds easy enough to make. I do wonder why there are only 32 stars? I take it there isn't enough room for all 50. ? Oh well, it will still look great and be a nice warm afghan to snuggle up with. I'm looking forward to making this one. Thank you so much for sharing this free crochet pattern.

Why did you only do 2 stars? Will the full 50 fit?

Violates United States Flag Code!

This is not a flag, this is an afghan, it's intended purpose is an afghan, not to be put on a pole for display, much like flag pics on clothing, flag tablecloths, and yes I have seen flag bedding and pillows.

This project Violates United States Flag Code!

You are badly mistaken. First of all its not a flag. It doesn't have the correct number of Stars and Stripes. Secondly the Supreme Court removed all restrictions as to the use of the flag. You can wear it, sit on it, burn it and use it as car seat covers. Thank the liberals for that.

The American Flag Code says that the flag shall not be used as bedding or wearing apparel so what can you do with this other than hang it on the wall?

That law was over turned by the United States Supreme Court many years ago. You can wear it, stomp on it and burn it. It was brought before them when hippies started wearing the flag as pants. You can thank the liberals for that. There is nothing stopping anyone from disgracing the flag any more.

I and my sister-in-law made this same afghan over 40 years ago for my sister! It is exactly the same pattern. I have lost the pattern over the years-but so thankful you have it! THANKYOU! THANKYOU!

favecrafts (Crafts Collection) Thankyou!

You can get the patterns at by searching the Free Patterns for patriotic. The scarf, hat & aphgan are in crochet & knit patterns.

I would like the pattern for the scarf also.

I would like to make the scarf in the picture, does anyone know where the pattern for the scarf is??

Everyone keeps asking for the size it is approximately 60"x33" depending on your stitch.

I need to know the size of this afghan, i know it was mentioned before , but why only 32 stars and not 50?

Need to know the size of this flag when finished. Also, why are there only 32 stars??

@laineysews, We suggest you contact the pattern designer directly for help with the sizing; the designer is specified in the byline. I hope this helps! --Editors of FaveCrafts

The patterne looks easy enough to follow.....even the little stars. However, the finished size is not listed and I'm too lazy to do the math using the stitch guage and total stiches. Thank you.

It is very beautiful cant wait to get started ,on this project

@lotdan 5406202 - Try copying and pasting the instructions into a Word document if you are having trouble printing. That has seemed to work in the past. Hope this helps! -The editors of FaveCrafts

this is rediculus i have been trying to copy instructions for crocheting an american flag . i keep gettting the same 2 pages 10 x over . why dont you let it get copied. all the computers pages are doing the same thing . you say you can an you cant.

What is the size of the completed afghan? I can't wait to get started. Thanks, Ev

where did anyone find the homespun Yarn antique?

this is a must to make

I made this afghan in a surprisingly short amount of time! So easy, but turns out absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for having it on your website.

I love a new style every now and then.

I can't wait to make this beautiful afgan.

What is the cost to make this afghan? Thank You, Wanda B. Tims


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