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A July 4th Crochet Afghan

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Support that red, white and blue by crocheting this fabulous 4th of July afghan. Bring it with you to the parade so you can display your patriotism.

July 4th Crochet Afghan
July 4th Crochet Afghan
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Intermediate

Crochet Hook: I/9 or 5.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Notes

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.
Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in ea ch across, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in ea st across, turn.
Row 3: Rep row 2 keeping in pattern, work 3 rows White, 3 rows Red, alternately until there are 13 stripes. Fasten off.
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.
Weave in yarn ends.

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

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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Please explain how the chart' works or is used! I like the pattern but am completely lost when it comes to Complete the chart'! Help!

I have not yet worked a chart pattern on a crochet project. Directions to "Complete chart" are not clear to me. Is the star cross-stitched onto the dark blue squares or is it crochet stitches worked into the blue?

Please post the star chart. Thanks.

Please tell me how to work the chart in this pattern.

@fcothren 5956361: Once you have clicked on the link that takes you to the pattern page, click on the "chart" link in the materials list to get the star chart. Hope this helps! -- Editor of AllFreeCrochet

Unable to find star block pattern.

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