Americana-themed crochet patterns are a great choice for celebrating the Fourth of July, Memorial Day and Veterans Day. They also make great gifts for members of the military and charities for veterans. These free patterns all have an Americana theme. Some resemble American flags; some feature a stars and stripes theme; some are simply red, white, and blue. Bookmark these for any occasion when you want to crochet something patriotic.
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Wavy American Flag Blanket
Tracy Johnson has recreated the American flag in crochet sized as a blanket. The stripes are wavy ripples, offering an undulating design. She offers this pattern as a free download on Ravelry where she shares, "I made this as a tribute for my Dad—a WWII Coast Guard Veteran still kicking at 93! I hope others will make this flag for the special veteran in their life or for veterans that have no one to make one for them!"
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Red, White, and Blue Chevron Blanket
This is a classic chevron crochet blanket pattern worked in red, white, and blue stripes that remind us of the flag. The chevron is a crochet pattern associated with many different decades, so it's a perfect choice for this American blanket. This pattern is a free download from Celeste Dunn on Ravelry.
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Stars and Stripes Afghan
This free afghan pattern by Donna's Crochet Designs is inspired by the American Flag but takes liberties with the original design. It doesn't look like a flag, but you can easily tell that it represents the flag. This is a fun choice for a free crochet blanket pattern that represents the stars and stripes.
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Heart Flag Blanket
Crocheting Crazy has created a beautiful free Tunisian crochet pattern, which is a great style of crochet for making a graphic design like this one. The blanket has a big heart that is decorated with inspiration from the American flag. This is a terrific choice for patriotic gift giving to a military member you love.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
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Granny Square Flag
This American flag pattern is inspired by the flag but worked like a granny square. Make a set of these crochet squares and join them together to create your Americana blanket. This free crochet pattern is from Sara of Posh Pooch Designs.
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American Flag Crochet Dishcloth
This free crochet pattern from Being Spiffy is designed as a dishcloth and certainly works well in that way. However, it could also be used as the basis for a blanket design. As with the squares above, you could either adapt the pattern to a larger size by changing to larger hook and yarn, or you could make multiples of the dishcloth and stitch them into a large afghan.
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