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Home : Patterns : Americana Afghan

Free Knitting Pattern: Americana Afghan

Lion Brand® Homespun® - Wool-Ease®
Pattern #: khs-americanaAfghan
Rating: ****4.0 (based on 3 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
52 inches x 64 inches


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Show your patriotic spirit with this American flag afghan! Note: The crocheted version of this pattern is shown in the image.
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Color (A)

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*Homespun® (Article #790). 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester; package size: 6.00oz/170.00 gr. (185yds/169m) pull skeins
*Wool-Ease® (Article #620).
  • Solid, Heather, Twist: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
  • Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 86% acrylic, 10% wool, 4% rayon
  • Glitter/Multi-colors: 78% acrylic, 19% wool, 3% polyester
  • Frosts: 70% acrylic, 20% wool, 10% polyamide
  • Prints: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
; package size: Solid, Heather, Twist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Glitter/Multi-colors: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Frosts: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Prints: 2.5 oz/70g; 162 yd/146m balls

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•  790-309 Homespun Yarn: Deco
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Americana Afghan

Lion Brand® Homespun® - Wool-Ease®


12 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in garter stitch (k every row).

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


First piece (Field for Stars) With C, cast on 96 sts. K 168 rows. Put on holder.

Second piece (top 7 stripes) Second piece (top 7 stripes) With A, cast on 96 sts.* K 24 rows. Change to B and k 24 rows. Continue to alternate 24 rows A, 24 rows B for 7 stripes, ending with A. Put sts on holder. Sew the first and second pieces together for top of flag. Put stitches back on needle and continue working 24 rows A, 24 rows B for 6 more stripes. Bind off.

STARS - Make 32
Ch 3, slip st to form ring.
Rnd 1
Ch 1, work 5 sc in ring, slip st to beg-ch.
Rnd 2 Ch 1, work 3 sc in each sc, slip st to beg-ch - 15 sc.
Rnd 3 *Sc in first sc, ch 5, slip st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in last ch, skip 2 sc; rep from * around, end with slip st to first sc. Fasten off.

Position the stars on the field and sew them into place.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet hdc = half double crochet
k = knit rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet st(s) = stitch(es)

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Pattern Average Rating: ****4.0 (based on 3 reviews)
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Americana Afghan Reviewed by Deb Dodd on 2014-05-26 ****
Kat, perhaps you can use felt material and attach them to your flag. Or maybe the star patches. I hope this maybe helpful to you.

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