FREE CROCHET PATTERN: Freedom Flag Pillow

I've always been one to admire the American Flag and all that it represents. I wanted to create a simple, classic pillow to add to my home decor & am sharing the pattern with you all to enjoy this summer. You can purchase the full ad-free PDF on Etsy or Ravelry.

Measures 12" 16" approximately.

Made with weight 5 yarn. Requires 12" x 16" poly fit pillow insert.

 

Freedom Flag Pillow

A Bit Unraveled Design

 Materials

Suggested yarn: 

Loops & Threads Charisma Yarn or equivalent weight 5 yarn

Front panel:

  • 1 skein red (Color A)
  • 1 skein white (Color B)
  • .5 skein blue (Color C)

Back panel:

This will depend on the style you are desiring for back.

- For one color, solid background, 2.5 skeins will be needed in choice of color.

  • For continued flag design, follow skein totals from front panel.

12” x16” poly fill pillow insert

Hook: US 3.5mm (E).

Darning needle

Stitch markers, as needed

Finished size: 

12” x 16” approximate

Gauge

Measures 3.5” wide, 2.5” tall

ch 14

Row 1: sc in second ch from hook. sc across (13 st)

Row 2: ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout) skip first sc, 3-dc puff st in next sc, *ch 1, skip next sc, 3-dc puff st in next sc; rep from * across to last sc, dc in last sc, turn. 

Row 3: ch 1, sc in first dc, sc in next puff st, *sc in next ch-1 space, sc in next puff st; rep from * across to turning ch, sc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.

Row 4: repeat row 2

Row 5: repeat row 3

Row 6: repeat row 2. Finish off.

Pattern

**Special stitch 3-Dc Puff st: (Yo, insert hook in next st, yo, draw yarn through st, yo draw yarn through 2 loops on hook) 3 times in same st, yo, draw yarn through 4 loops on hook.

Front panel

With Color A ch 54

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, sc across (53)

Row 2: ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout) skip first sc, 3-dc puff st in next sc, *ch 1, skip next sc, 3-dc puff st in next sc; rep from * across to last sc, dc in last sc, turn.

(Color B) Row 3: ch 1, sc in first dc, sc in next puff st, *sc in next ch-1 space, sc in next puff st; rep from * across to turning ch, sc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.

Row 4: repeat row 2.

(Color A) Row 5: repeat row 3.

Row 6: repeat row 2. 

(Color B) Row 7: repeat row 3.

Row 8: repeat row 2.

(Color A) Row 9: repeat row 3.

Row 10: repeat row 2.

(Color B) Row 11: repeat row 3.

Row 12: repeat row 2.

(Color A): Row 13: repeat 3.

Row 14: repeat row 2

(Color C) Row 15: ch 1, sc in first dc, sc in next 22 stitches,  sc in next stitch- changing to Color B. (24). Continue to sc until turning chain, sc in 3rd ch of turning ch. (29 Color B) (53 total). 

Row 16: ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout) skip first sc, 3-dc puff st in next sc, *ch 1, skip next sc, 3-dc puff st in next sc; rep from * 12 times. With Color C, *ch 1, skip next sc, 3-dc puff st in next sc; rep from * 12 times, dc in last sc, turn.

Row 17: ch 1, sc in first dc, sc in next 22 stitches,  sc in next stitch- changing to Color A. (24). Continue to sc until turning chain, sc in 3rd ch of turning ch. (29 Color A) (53 total). 

Row 18: Repeat row 16.

Row 19: Repeat row 15.

Row 20: Repeat row 16.

Row 21: Repeat row 17.

Row 22: Repeat row 16.

Row 23: Repeat row 15.

Row 24: Repeat row 16.

Row 25: Repeat row 17. 

Row 26: Repeat row 16. Fasten off.


Back panel

  • I chose to create a solid backing for this pillow, you could choose to mirror flag design by repeating front panel while making sure to keep your color changes on the right side (as you will use the wrong side as the facing design & mirror to the front)

Solid back panel: 

With Color A ch 54

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, sc across (53)

Row 2: ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout) skip first sc, 3-dc puff st in next sc, *ch 1, skip next sc, 3-dc puff st in next sc; rep from * across to last sc, dc in last sc, turn.

Row 3: ch 1, sc in first dc, sc in next puff st, *sc in next ch-1 space, sc in next puff st; rep from * across to turning ch, sc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.

Row 4: Repeat row 2.

Row 5: Repeat row 3.

Row 16- 25: repeat row 2-3.

Row 26: Repeat row 2. Do not fasten off.

Weave in yarn ends (if you have not already, being sure to keep on back side of panel.

Pillow attachment:

Line up panels- with current work at top right corner of the flag.  

Working down, sc evenly in each row around pillow, joining panels **Tip: work 2 sc in dc, 1 sc in sc of row** (work 3 sc in corners).
***Tip: to begin using Color C (to avoid different color border around blue section) & change colors once working down second half of flag and around.
Before finishing sc stitches along top row, Insert pillow insert between panels from the top of the pillow. Work sc stitches to finish. Fasten off and weave in ends.

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