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A July 4th Crochet Afghan

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.

Intermediate

Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook

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

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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this just dosent look right. How is the best way to do this pattern. I know about carrying yarn behind, but the pattern is ragged on edges.

Hi donna, This is a granny square afghan - you make the individual squares and join them together, then you add the fringe all around the afghan at the end. I hope that helps! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochet

I think that when you are attempting to make your star blocks, using the chart, you would do single crochets and count each tiny space as one crochet from the diagram/chart. You want to start with the blue and count your stitches then continue to carry the blue behind as you switch to the white- all the while counting your stitches using the star diagram. IN this case, I think it's easier to use a diagram than to read, row by row. It would be maddening!

I don't believe the chart is correct. Reading across, there are only 36 blocks, but there are 38 stitches in each row.

got the chart but I need more instruction on how to carry the yarn to create the star.

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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