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Stars and Stripes Forever

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Stars and stripes fly high in this patriotic wreath. Shown in Lily Sugar 'n Cream. Size 4mm (U.S. G or 6) crochet hook.

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The materials for this project cost $10.46

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Contrast A

Lily Sugar 'n Cream | White, 00001Edit Color
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Contrast B

Lily Sugar 'n Cream | Bright Navy, 00009Edit Color
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Contrast C

Lily Sugar 'n Cream | Red, 00095Edit Color
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Bamboo Crochet Hook

Size G6/4mm
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Materials not included in this kit:

Glue gun and glue sticks. 2¼ yds [2 m] Wrights® Gold Stars ? inch [2 cm] wide ribbon. Styrofoam wreath 12 ins [30.5 cm] in diameter. 1 ball Sugar’n Cream #00009 Bright Navy to wrap wreath (optional).

The materials for this project cost $10.46

Abbreviations

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

sc = single crochet

Sc2tog = Draw up a loop in next st) twice. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook

st(s) = stitch(es)

Yoh = yarn over the hook

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

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MATERIALS

Wreath
Lily Sugar 'n Cream (70 g/2.5 oz;109 m/120 yds)
Contrast A White (00001) 1
Contrast B Bright Navy (00009) 1
Contrast C Red (00095) 1
Note: 1 ball makes 23 stars. 1 ball each of A, B and C makes 20 flags. Size 4 mm (U.S. G or 6) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge. Glue gun and glue sticks. 2¼ yds [2 m] Wrights® Gold Stars ? inch [2 cm] wide ribbon. Styrofoam wreath 12 ins [30.5 cm] in diameter. 1 ball Sugar’n Cream #00009 Bright Navy to wrap wreath (optional).

GAUGE

16 sc and 16 rows = 4 ins [10 cm].

INSTRUCTIONS

FLAG (Make 4)
With C, ch 19.
1st row: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 18 sc.
2nd row: With A, ch 1. 1 sc in back loop of each sc to end. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 1. Ss in back loop of each sc to end. Turn.
4th row: With C, ch 1. 1 sc in back loop of each st to end. Turn.
5th row: Ch 1. Ss in back loop of each sc to end. Turn.
6th and 7th rows: Rep 2nd and 3rd rows.
8th row: With C, ch 1. 1 sc in back loop of each of next 11 sts, changing to B at end of 11th st. With B, 1 sc in back loop of each of last 7 sts. Turn.
9th row: With B, ch 1. Ss in back loop of each of first 7 sts. Change to C. Ss in back loop of each of last 11 sts. Turn.
10th row: With A, ch 1. 1 sc in back loop of each of first 11 sts. Change to B. 1 sc in back loop of each of last 7 sts. Turn.
11th row: With B, ch 1. Ss in back loop of each of first 7 sts. Change to A. Ss in back loop of each of last 11 sts. Turn.
12th row: With C, ch 1. 1 sc in back loop of each of first 11 sts. Change to B. 1 sc in back loop of each of last 7 sts. Turn.
13th row: With B, ch 1. Ss in back loop of each of first 7 sts. Change to C. Ss in back loop of each of last 11 sts. Fasten off.

FINISHING
With A, embroider 8 French knots on Flag as illustrated (see diagram).

STAR (Make 4 each in A, B and C)
Base: Ch 2.
1st rnd: 10 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with ss in first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. 20 sc. Join with ss in first sc.
First Point: **Next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. Turn.
Next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. Turn.
Next row: Ch 1. [(Draw up a loop in each of next 2 sc. Yoh and draw a loop through all loops on hook - Sc2tog made] twice. Turn.
Next row: Ch 1. Sc2tog. Turn.
Ch 2. Ss along side of Point to Base. Ss in last sc worked on 2nd rnd.
Rep from ** 4 times more. 5 Points in total. Fasten off.

ASSEMBLY
If desired, wrap yarn around Styrofoam Wreath to cover completely. Glue Flags to Wreath, equally spaced, with slight curve or bend in the Flag, so that it appears to wave. Glue 3 Stars (one each A, B and C) in a cluster between Flags. Wrap ribbon loosely around Wreath and glue in position to back of Wreath.