Crochet American Flag Wreath

Hi Lovies!
What is it about summertime that makes us so patriotic?
Something about gathering outdoors for BBQ’s, laughter, and fireworks sparks gratitude in us for where we are and who we’re there with.
I must say I greatly appreciate spending time with my family and friends in this beautiful speck of the southeast that we share.
I am also grateful for each of my friends and family who have served.

In honor of this gratitude, I thought it would be fun to create this Crochet American Flag Wreath for my American Lovies.

Feel free to change the rows and colors to match your flag of choice!

Crochet American Flag Wreath

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Crochet American Flag Wreath

Materials:

-12 in. foam wreath

-Red, white, and blue yarn

-Stitch Markers

-Scissors

-Tapestry Needle

-Size H Crochet Hook

-Size G Crochet Hook

Stitches:

Ch-Chain

SC-Single Crochet

HDC– Half Double Crochet

DC-Double Crochet

sl st– Slip Stitch

Magic Circle



American Flag Wreath Wrap:

With red yarn and your H hook, chain 23

Row 1: SC 22, ch 1, turn (22 stitches)

Rows 2-4: In the back loops only, SC 22, ch 1, turn (22 stitches)

on the last stitch of the fourth row, switch to white yarn, don’t tie off with red because we will carry it over for each color change, ch 1, turn

Row 5-11: In the back loops only, SC 22, ch 1, turn (22 stitches)

on the last stitch of the 11th row, switch to red yarn, don’t tie off with white because we will carry it over for each color change, ch 1, turn

Rows 12-17: In the back loops only, SC 22, ch 1, turn (22 stitches)

on the last stitch of the 17th row, switch back to white yarn, ch 1, turn

Rows 18-23: In the back loops only, SC 22, ch 1, turn (22 stitches)

on the last stitch of the 23rd row, switch back to red yarn, ch 1, turn

Rows 24-29: In the back loops only, SC 22, ch 1, turn (22 stitches)

on the last stitch of the 29th row, switch back to white yarn, ch 1, turn

Rows 30-35: In the back loops only, SC 22, ch 1, turn (22 stitches)

on the last stitch of the 35th row, switch back to red yarn, ch 1, turn

Rows 36-41: In the back loops only, SC 22, ch 1, turn (22 stitches)

on the last stitch of the 41st row, switch back to white yarn, ch 1, turn

Rows 42-47: In the back loops only, SC 22, ch 1, turn (22 stitches)

on the last stitch of the 42nd row, switch back to red yarn, ch 1, turn

Rows 48-53: In the back loops only, SC 22, ch 1, turn (22 stitches)

on the last stitch of the 53rd row, switch back to white yarn, ch 1, turn

Rows 54-59: In the back loops only, SC 22, ch 1, turn (22 stitches)

on the last stitch of the 59th row, switch back to red yarn, ch 1, turn

Rows 60-65: In the back loops only, SC 22, ch 1, turn (22 stitches)

on the last stitch of the 59th row, switch back to white yarn, ch 1, turn

Rows 66-71: In the back loops only, SC 22, ch 1, turn (22 stitches)

on the last stitch of the 71st row, switch back to red yarn, ch 1, turn

Rows 72-77: In the back loops only, SC 22, ch 1, turn (22 stitches)

on the last stitch of the 77th row, switch to blue yarn, ch 1, turn

At this point, we can tie off with red and white.

Rows 78-125: In the back loops only, SC 22, ch 1, turn (22 stitches)

tie off with a long blue tail.

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American Flag Wreath Wrap Assembly:

Wrap your flag around your wreath with the prettiest side facing out (this is subjective, so you choose).

Using your tapestry needle and the blue tail, begin stitching the ends together. This is a little awkward at first, but once you get a few stitches in, it becomes much easier.

Crochet American Flag Wreath Wrap

Once you’ve completed all of the blue stitches and tied of with blue, cut a long string of red and white and alternate stitching the red and white stripes together. You can carry the opposite color strand underneath the joining stitches or you can tie off each time. I used two tapestry needles for this process so I wouldn’t have to restring the needle for each color change. It takes some purposeful stitches to make sure you hide your carried colors well, but I believe in you.

Crochet American Flag Wreath Wrap

Once you’ve joined both sides all the way around your wreath, tie off with white. Use your red strand to stitch the last red stripe to your first row of blue to complete the circle (Make sure the seams line up with each other). Now, push the seam into the inside or the back of the wreath.

Crochet American Flag Wreath Wrap

You know, as I type this I realized that I meant to have the other side facing out. Oops! That is the fun thing about crochet; even when you mess up, it still turns out okay!

Crochet American Flag Wreath Wrap




Crochet Star Pattern (make 3):

Y’all, these stars were a fun challenge! I made four different types and sizes before I settled on the perfect size and pattern!

Now we will switch to our G hook; *indicates repeat until the end of the round

Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1, SC 10, pull tight, sl st into the first SC of the round

Round 2: ch 5, SC in the 3rd ch from your hook, HDC, DC, skip 1 SC  and sl st into the 2nd SC of the previous round; now repeat, ch 5, SC in the 3rd ch from your hook, HDC, DC, skip 1 SC and sl st into the next SC of the previous round* (you will complete this series 5 times to give you 5 points on your star)

Tie off and weave the end into the back where you can make sure that center of your magic circle is pulled tight and tie the two ends together to keep it secure. Then trim your excess. How cute is this star?!

Now switch to blue and make a slip knot on your G hook. Slip stitch into the very tip of your star and chain 30 for two of them and 40 for one. Tie off with about a 6″ tail.

Crochet Star Pattern

Crochet Star Pattern

Crochet Star Pattern

Crochet Star Pattern

Crochet Star Pattern

Crochet Star Pattern

Crochet Star Pattern

 

Star Attachment:

Now for the fun part!

Drape the longest chained star over the top, center of your wreath (the 12th ‘ridge’ of the blue part) with the tail hidden in the back. The blue chain fits nicely into one of the grooves made by your wreath cover. Use your tapestry needle to sew the tail onto the back tying a small knot and trimming the excess. Now drape the shorter stars equally spaced (I used the 8th blue ‘ridge’ from each side) to the right and left of the center star and attach using the same steps. Trim off the excess ends.

Crochet Star Attachment

Ta-Da!

Crochet American Flag Wreath

Crochet American Flag Wreath

Crochet American Flag Wreath

Items I used:

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Happy Crocheting Lovies

-Heather Corinne

©My Purpose in Life is Joy

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1 Comment on “Crochet American Flag Wreath

  1. I love the hanging stars. Such a great idea!
    Also, I like that you have 13 stripes for the 13 colonies. ?

    Patriotism is like charity – it begins at home.
    -Henry James

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