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Celebrate Flag Day with Some Hand-Crafted Americana!

June 14th, 2013

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Happy Flag Day to our friends across the US! In celebration of this holiday, and because July 4 is just three weeks away, I wanted to share some of my favorite American flag-inspired knit and crochet projects. Which one will you make to celebrate Independence Day?

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Get just a touch of Americana with this crochet USA Afghan, worked up in our very own made-in-America Hometown USA yarn. Perfect for picnics, this blanket is quick to crochet and will be super soft and warm for years to come. Crochet this All-American Granny Square Throw for a patriotic and classic Americana afghan. Make it with Jiffy in True Red, Fishermen and Denim for a stunning throw that’s perfect for picnics or cool summer evenings on the porch. This knit intarsia blanket is one of my favorites. Knit in one piece in 25 different shades of Vanna’s Choice, the Lion Country Afghan is a true work of yarncrafted art.

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These Knit American Flag Socks, designed by Rae B. Creedle, would look truly stellar when knitted in the Circus Peanut, Snow Cone and Marshmallow colorways of Sock-Ease yarn. Emma Varnam designed this adorable Crochet Stars and Stripes Keyring that’s a perfect trinket to show off your patriotic pride this season! Try it with Vanna’s Choice in Scarlet, Colonial Blue and White for a bright flag, or Burgundy, Navy and Linen for an antiqued look. These funky red, white and blue mittens, dubbed “Living in America” mittens by designer Jaana Veikkola are knitted up in a worsted weight yarn, like Vanna’s Choice, and sure to keep you warm as the temperatures drop. The best news? Because they’re so small, they’re perfect to get started on while the weather is still warm!
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 This Knit United States of American Flag Afghan, designed by Rhonda White, is such a fun and dimensional project. Not only are the squares arranged to look like an American flag, but if you look closely, each square has the shape and abbreviation for each of the 50 states in the Union! How cool is that? Make this blanket in Wool-Ease in Denim, Cranberry and Fishermen for a ‘ghan that looks gorgeous, washes well, and will last for generations. Don’t want to make it a flag? No problem. Just knit each square in the colors of your choice and you’ll have all 50 states in whichever configuration strikes your fancy. Knit this USA Star Dishcloth, designed by Knitted Kitty Creations, in Kitchen Cotton for a little patriotic flair in your kitchen or out on the grill this Flag Day or Fourth of July. Try Hot Pepper or Blueberry if you’re looking to show off your red, white and blue! Crochet this Stars and Stripes Afghan with Vanna’s Choice yarn and display it proudly in your home. The flag is worked in one piece and the stars are added on later. The Honey colorway is a perfect choice for the beautiful border, added on last.

Bonus Pattern: Not a knitter or crocheter? Check out these patriotic loom-woven placemats, perfect for your summer barbecue!

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  • Emma Varnam

    Thank you so much for featuring the keyring – a complete honour

    • http://www.lionbrand.com/ Zontee

      Glad to include your great pattern! Thanks, Emma!

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  • Linda

    Where is the pattern for the star squares?

    • http://www.lionbrand.com/ Zontee

      Hi Linda, if you’re referring to one of the patterns here, click on the photo or orange linked text (in the description of each photo) to go to its pattern. If you’re looking for something that’s not pictured here, please visit LionBrand.com and use the search box. Hope that helps!

  • cheloiniguez

    One of the easiest ways to show your pride is to display yourstate flag in front of or inside of your business. http://blog.emedco.com/2013/04/18/show-off-your-pride-with-state-flags/

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