Crochet 4th of July Wreath Pattern

Hello, lovelies!

In my childhood, 4th of July was the holiday I kind of brushed aside. As an adult, though, 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays (right under Christmas and Halloween). It’s a time to celebrate our country, and it also happens to come with yummy food and fireworks with friends. My grandfather’s birthday was on 4th of July, as is Cody’s grandmother. It’s an overall good day, in my book.

With 4th of July close, I have made a couple of wreaths to celebrate the upcoming holiday. I can’t claim that this pattern is 100% original, but it’s more of a modified version of a couple of patterns. Inspired by the measurements from Repeat Crafter Me’s Crochet Fall Wreath pattern, Made with Happy’s burlap bow, and the stars from Highland and Hickory Design’s American Flag pattern, here is my version of the Crochet 4th of July Wreath.

This works up quick and easy, plus I love the way it looks! This was originally a gift to my mother, in remembrance of my grandfather, so I chose rustic inspired colors, which she loves. Once I saw the outcome, I knew I needed one as well. Feel free to choose brighter colors of red, white, and blue yarn, if you prefer!

Supplies Needed:

Besides the stars, all of these supplies are from Hobby Lobby.

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Optional:

 

First, paint the stars ivory.

These can be drying while you are crocheting. I painted 14 stars, and it worked out perfectly! If you buy the stars from the link, get ready for your fingers to get messy! While the stars are drying, work on the crochet piece of the wreath.

Then, it’s time to crochet the pattern for the crocheted flag part of the wreath.

Obviously, there are not 13 strips, or 50 stars on this wreath, so this pattern is simple and makes up very quickly. The end result is very long and skinny like so:

 

With navy yarn

Chain 23.

Row 1: In the second chain (CH) from the hook, single crochet (SC). SC in each CH across the row. (22 SC)

Rows 2-55: SC in each stitch across the row (22 SC)

With ivory yarn – change colors

Rows 56-70: SC in each stitch across the row (22 SC)

With cranberry yarn – change colors

Rows 71-85: SC in each stitch across the row (22 SC)

With ivory yarn – change colors

Rows 86-100: SC in each stitch across the row (22 SC)

With cranberry yarn – change colors

Rows 101-115: SC in each stitch across the row (22 SC)

With ivory yarn – change colors

Rows 116-130: SC in each stitch across the row (22 SC)

With cranberry yarn – change colors

Rows 131-145: SC in each stitch across the row (22 SC)

With ivory yarn – change colors

Rows 146-160: SC in each stitch across the row (22 SC)

Tie off yarn. Weave in loose ends.

This will make a pretty long piece, but trust me, for the next step you will need for the crocheted piece to be this a long length.

Now, grab a long strand of yarn and your yarn needle.

Color doesn’t matter, since this is going to be on the back-end of the wreath. Wrapping the crochet piece around the styrofoam wreath, sew the crocheted piece together, length wise. This will include you sewing in the 1st SC with the 22nd SC.

Note: the lines of the stripes on the flag may not always end up lining together…that’s alright, as long as you’re sewing the crochet piece nice and tight to the wreath.

Once you have sewn the length of the crochet piece together, sew rows 1 (the navy color) to row 160 (the ivory color).

Next, glue the stars on the wreath.

The fabric glue sticks work so great for this purpose. I’m a big fan! I use these all the time with my yarn projects.

Technically, the wreath is finished at this point. I love this rustic inspired colors of my version of the flag, so much that I knew burlap would be the perfect touch to the wreath.

For the burlap hanger (optional):

 

 

If you choose to add a burlap hanger, like I did, cut 9 inches from the burlap ribbon. Loop the ribbon around the top of the wreath, and glue them together.

Then, follow Made with Happy’s directions to make a burlap bow. With the left over jute string and the yarn needle, sew the bow onto the burlap ribbon, like I did.

 

And that, lovelies, is my version of a Crochet American Flag Wreath.

A huge thanks to all of the crafters out there that gave me inspiration for this pattern. As always, I am always amazed at other’s works! I suppose this wreath can be displayed at any part of the year…I know mine will hang past 4th of July. Happy holiday, everyone!

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