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Patriotic Patterns for the 4th of July

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Patriotic Patterns for the 4th of July

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June 14th marks Flag Day, the day our flag was adopted by the newly-formed United States in 1777. Though it didn’t become a holiday until 200 years later, when Woodrow Wilson made it official in 1916. While several towns across the country boast being the home of the original parade, most cities save their celebrations for the 4th of July. So we rounded up some patriotic patterns to start on Flag Day, so you’ll be ready when Independence Day bursts into air.

Patriotic Patterns

If You’re Hosting a 4th of July Party…

Then check out these adorable projects! Hand-made decor can send your celebration over the top. Not to mention make your guests feel truly welcomed into your home. If you’re planning to gather with friends and family to celebrate, then we have ideas for you! These 4th of July Potholders (Crochet) will add red-white-and-blue to your dinner table, without going over-the-top. For a more classic flag look, what about the Patriotic Placemats and Coasters (in both Knit and Crochet)? Nothing says ‘party’ like hanging decorations, and we love the 4th of July Garland (Crochet). This would also be a fun project to make with kids!

Patriotic Patterns

Flag Afghan (Crochet Kit)

A Year-Round Homage to the Flag

Whether you plan to spread out this afghan during the summer months, or keep it out all year, the Flag Afghan (Crochet) is a most patriotic pattern.

This project isn’t for the faint of heart – it’s a Level 5 pattern for experienced crafters. So we’d recommend utilizing our online video tutorials, or grabbing a crafting buddy in case you run into questions along the way!

The result, however, will be magnificent. It’s a truly stunning throw that’s sure to become a family favorite for years to come.

Wearable Nods to the Flag

We all have a flag tee-shirt lingering somewhere in a drawer, waiting to make its annual appearance. But if you’re thinking of taking your 4th of July attire to the next level this year, here are a couple suggestions! One is quick and festive, while the other is a treasurable sweater.

Our Flag Headband Pattern (Crochet) is a very quick and very fun celebratory accessory. Since you’ll need a red, white, and blue skein each of Heartland Yarn, why not make it a party activity? You’d need a crocheter to lead the way, but you could set up a crafting table at your get-together for all ages. You’ll all have a fun accessory perfect for a group photo, and it’s also a perfect opportunity to start a conversation about what patriotism means to you. For something more substantial, our Flag Pullover (Knit) is a gorgeous sweater you’re sure to treasure for years to come. Since the American Flag never goes out of style, you don’t have to save it just for one occasion.

Craft Your Own Patriotic Patterns

Let us know in the comments below if you have any favorite patriotic crafts you make to celebrate the Fourth of July! Are you planning to get together with friends and family? What are some of your favorite traditions? In addition to food, fun, and fireworks, try adding crafting to your celebration this year!
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  • The United States flag is not a throw or sweater. It is not an item to be crafted into a dishcloth. What are you thinking? It’s fun to use red, white, and blue colors in crafting but please show the appropriate reverence for our flag. In case you’re not sure, please refer to the official rules of flag etiquette at

    • Hi, Maggie – thank you for sharing your concern. The link you have shared leads to a company, which sells flags, so I’m afraid their information may be biased. Here is a link to the answer to the question, according to the American Legion: Can you wear the American flag? All of these projects are patriotic representations of the flag, and none are made up of all or part of a flag itself. It’s also important to note that none are exact copies of the flog, meaning they don’t have the correct number of stars or stripes. This is traditionally a way to depict the flag patriotically without breaching flag etiquette.

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