Friday, February 20, 2015

American Flag 12 inch Granny Square Free Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs


I was asked the other day, 
"If you are Posh Pooch Designs, 
Why do you design things that are not for dogs?"

The Answer, "in a nut shell" is
Because Although designing for dogs is my first love,
 I love to design all sorts of lovely,
 fun, silly and even useful things.
I really love to design anything and everything yarn.

I am sure I am not the first one to design 
a Flag Granny Square, 
But this is how I designed mine.

Ok, Back to the Flag Granny Square
Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
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Skill: Easy

Materials:
Hook - H
yarn - Worsted Weight ( 4) 
1 oz of each - Royal Blue, White, Red and golden Rod
I used Red heart Super Saver yarn I had on hand.
Needle for weaving in ends

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch  (sl st)
Double Crochet (dc)
The numbers on the photos are not row numbers, but photo numbers.
R: 1- 4

R : 1 - With The Royal Blue yarn, ch 5, form in a loop, securely

R : 2- In the loop ch3, 2dch, ch2, *3dc, ch2* Repeat From *to* 2 more times,
join to top of ch 3,  ( 4 groups of 3dc, ch 2)

R : 3 - sl st to the 1st ch2 space, 
ch3, 2dc, ch2 3dc , ch2( 1st corner made)
*3dc, ch2, 3dc, ch2 in the next ch2 space* 
Repeat 2 more times, join to the top of the ch3
( four corners made)

R : 4 -sl st to the 1st ch2 space of 1st corner, 
ch3, 2dc, ch2 3dc , ch2 in that corner, 3dc, ch2 in the next ch2 space.
*3dc, ch2, 3dc, ch2 in the next corner, 3dc, ch2 in the next ch2 space*
Repeat from * to * 2 more times, join to top of ch3
( 4 corners, and 3dc in 4 sides) tie off blue yarn and weave in the ends.

Adding the red and White Stripes

R : 5 - Change to Red yarn, attach to 1st corner,
 ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2 in that corner, 3dc in the next 2 ch2 spaces,
3dc, ch 2, 3dc, ch2 in the corner,
Then 3 dc, ch2 in the next 2 ch2 spaces and in the 3rd corner,

Leave Red Yarn attached,
 but make sure it is secure and will not unravel.


1st White Stripe


R : 6 - Change to White yarn by attaching it to the 1st dc of the red yarn,
Ch 3, then 3dc, ch 2, in the next 3 ch2 spaces,
3dc, ch2, 3dc, ch2 in the corner,
 then 3dc, ch 2, in the next 3 ch2 spaces, 1dc in the top of the last dc,

Leave your white yarn attached, 
 make sure it is securely fastened and will not unravel



R : 7 - Go back to where the red yarn is attached,
 ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2 in the loop, 3dc in the next 3 ch2 spaces,
3sc, ch 2, 3dc, ch2 in the corner,
Then 3 dc, ch2 in the next 3 ch2 spaces and in the 3rd corner,
Again leave your yarn attached.



R : 8 - Go back  to where the White yarn by attached
Ch 3, then 3dc, ch 2, in the next 4 ch2 spaces,
3dc, ch2, 3dc, ch2 in the corner,
 then 3dc, ch 2, in the next 4 ch2 spaces, 1dc in the top of the last dc,

Leave your white yarn attached, 
 make sure it is securely fastened and will not unravel

R : 9-12 - Continue to Repeat R : 7 and R : 8, alternating red and white yarn
When you reach R : 12 you should have 6 of the 3dc clusters on each side.
Tie off after R :12 and weave in your ends.

Gold Trim


R : 13 - Attach The Golden Rod yarn to the top corner,
 ch3, 2dc, ch2, 3dc in that 1st corner, 3dc, ch2 in each ch2 space across,

Then, 3dc, ch2, 3dc, ch2 in the loop, to form the corner.

Again, *3dc, ch2 in each ch2 space, And 3dc, ch2, 3dc, ch2 in the next corner*
Repeat From * to * 2 more times, join to the 1st ch 3.

R : 14: Sl st to the center of the 1st corner,
ch3, 2dc, ch2, 3dc, ch2 in that corner,
*3dc, ch2 in each ch2 space across*
Repeat From * to * around the Square, join to 1st ch 3.

R: 15 : Repeat R: 14

R : 16 - Repeat R a; 24, then tie off and weave in your ends.
(4 corners, and 8 3dc clusters on each side)

Be sure to block your Squares for a nice even look.

I made one is bright colors and 
one in a Americana look.
 I love them both and want to make some more, 
and make a fun blanket for picnics.

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