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Crocheted Confederate Flag Afghan

Crocheted by Ed in Hawaii - Pattern Designed by Anne in Manitoba.

NOTE: You no longer have to email for a copy of this pattern. Anne has decided to publish it online. She has given me permission to post it here. Please follow her instructions below.

Confederate Flag Afghan
By Anne in Manitoba. (These are her instructions)

I offer this pattern free to any and all who want it for several reasons. I did not design the Confederate Flag, I have only interpreted it in crochet. It is also my first venture into writing a pattern. The pattern is no where near polished enough to merit payment. If anyone really feels the need to compensate me for my time, please make a contribution to your local no-kill cat/animal shelter.

IMPORTANT NOTE: When I made this afghan for my husband, I started with a piece of graph paper, and worked out a balanced pattern. When I crocheted, I unfortunately made the odd mistake. As long as the afghan still looked balanced, and/or the mistake was not easily seen, I left it in. When I was first approached about sharing the pattern, I was unable to locate the original graph, so I went back and counted stitches on the finished afghan. And, when I counted, I saw that I seem to have picked up a couple of extra stitches, probably to correct an earlier error. Having left the mistakes has made converting a finished afghan into written directions difficult. SO - trust to your crocheting, rather than my counting. That is, if I say to do 120 sts, but that wouldn't match the pattern, do what looks best.

I am writing this with the assumption that the person following has some experience with colour change in crochet, and basic knowledge of single and double crochet. It is my first attempt at writing directions for a pattern, so please forgive any errors. If you have any questions, I will try to answer them as best as I can; email me by clicking here.

I used:
Crochet hook G
Worsted weight yarn: Burgundy 1000 grams, Navy 500 grams, White 300 grams (Red Heart Comfort Yarn, sold in 454 gram balls, I used two plus a bit of the burgundy/wine/dark red, one 454 gram ball of dark blue/navy, and two 200 gram balls of white, with left over yarn. I also found that the use of "bobbins" or some other method of working with multiple colour changes useful)

Stitches used: Chain, Single Crochet, and Double Crochet

Chain 205 with burgundy
Row 1: single crochet burgundy in second ch from hook and in each chain after - 204sts. Chain 3, turn (Do not count chain 3 turn as a stitch in the row: each row must consist of 204 double crochet stitches, plus the chain 3) Remainder of afghan worked in double crochet, until very last row.
Row 2: starting in last sc of row, With Navy, dc in each sc for 24 sts, change to white, dc in next 3 sc, change to burgundy, dc in next 150, white 3, navy 24, chain 3,Turn (burgundy will be abbreviated "R" from here, Navy as "N", and White as "W". Therefore: R3, N4 would be use burgundy for 3 dc, and Navy for 4 dc, for example.)
Row 3: Starting in last dc of row 2, with N26, W3, R146, W3, N 26, ch 3, turn
Row 4: start in last dc of row 3, N28, W3, R142, W3, N28, ch 3, turn (start each row in last dc of row before, and end each with a ch 3-turn)
Row 5: N10, W4, N10, W4, N2, W3, R138, W3, N2, W4, N10, W4, N10
Row 6:N10, W6, N6, W6, N4, W3, R134, W3, N4, W6, N6, W6, N10
Row 7: N12, W6, N2, W6, N8, W3, R130, W3, N8, W6, N2, W6, N12
Row 8: N14, W10, N12, W3, R126, W3, N12, W10, N14
Row 9: N14, W10, N14, W3, R122, W3, N14, W10, N14, W to chain 3
Row 10: W3, N11, W10, N16, W3, R118, W3, N16, W10, N11, W3, R to chain 3
Row 11: R1, W3, N8, W14, N16, W3, R114, W3, N16, W14, N8, W3, R1 (Pattern should be evident by now, please remember and forgive me if the numbers don't seem to add up, I have recounted and recounted, somehow the afghan works though the numbers don't.)
Row 12: R3, W3, N4, W18, N16, W3, R110, W3, N16, W18, N4, W3, R3
Row 13: R5, W3, N8, W6, N24, W3, R106, W3, N24, W6, N8, W3, R5
Row 14: R7, W3, N8, W2, N28, W3, R102, W3, N28, W2, N8, W3, R7
Row 15: R9, W3, N6, W2, N30, W3, R98, W3, N30, W2, N6, W3, R9
Row 16: R11, W3, N38, W3, R94, W3, N38, W3, R11
Row 17: R13, W3, N38, W3, R90, W3, N38, W3, R13
Row 18: R15, W3, N38, W3, R86, W3, N38, W3, R15
Row 19: R17, W3, N18, W4, N10, W4, N2, W3, R82, W3, N2, W4, N10, W4, N18, W3, R17
Row 20: R19, W3, N16, W6, N6, W6, N4, W3, R78, W3, N4, W6, N6, W6, N16, W3, R19
Row 21: R21, W3, N16, W6, N2, W6, N8, W3, R74, W3, N8, W6, N2, W6, N16, W3, R21
Row 22: R23, W3, N16, W10, N12, W3, R70, W3, N12, W10, N16, W3, R23
Row 23: R25, W3, N14, W10, N14, W3, R66, W3, N14, W10, N14, W3, R25
Row 24: R27, W3, N12, W10, N16, W3, R62, W3, N16, W10, N12, W3, R27
Row 25: R29, W3, N8, W14, N16, W3, R58, W3, N16, W14, N8,W3, R29
Row 26: R31, W3, N4, W18, N16, W3, R54, W3, N16, W18, N4, W3, R31
Row 27: R33, W3, N8, W6, N24, W3, R50, W3, N24, W6, N8, W3, R33
Row 28: R35, W3, N8, W2, N28, W3, R46, W3, N28, W2, N8, W3, R35
Row 29: R37, W3, N6, W2, N30, W3, R42, W3, N30, W2, N6, W3, R37
Row 30: R39, W3, N38, W3, R38, W3, N38, W3, R39
Row 31: R41, W3, N38, W3, R34, W3, N38, W3, R41
Row 32: R43, W3, N38, W3, R30, W3, N38, W3, R43
Row 33: R45, W3, N18, W4, N10, W4, N2, W3, R26, W3, N2, W4, N10, W4, N18, W3, R45
Row 34: R47, W3, N16, W6, N6, W6, N4, W3, R22, W3, N4, W6, N6, W6, N16, W3, R47
Row 35: R49, W3, N16, W6, N2, W6, N8, W3, R18, W3,N8, W6, N2, W6, N16, W3, R49
Row 36: R51, W3, N16, W10, N12, W3, R14, W3, N12, W10, N16, W3, R51
Row 37: R53, W3, N14, W10, N14, W3, R10, W3, N14, W10, N14, W3, R53
Row 38: R55, W3, N12, W10, N16, W3, R6, W3, N16, W10, N12, W3, R55
Row 39: R57, W3, N8, W14, N16, W3, R2, W3, N16, W14, N8, W3, R57
Row 40: R59, W3, N4, W18, N16, W4, N16, W18, N4, W3, R59
Row 41: R61, W3, N8, W6, N23, W2, N23, W6, N8, W3, R61
Row 42: R63, W3, N8, W2, N52, W2, N8, W3, R63
Row 43: R65, W3, N6, W2, N52, W2, N6, W3, R65
Row 44: R67, W3, N64, W3, R67
Row 45: R69, W3, N60, W3, R69
Row 46: R71, W3, N56, W3, R71
Row 47: R73, W3, N17, W4, N10, W4, N17, W3, R73
Row 48: R75, W3, N15, W6, N6, W6, N15, W3, R75
Row 49: R77, W3, N15, W6, N2, W6, N15, W3, R77
Row 50: R79, W3, N15, W10, N15, W3, R79
Row 51: R81, W3, N13, W10, N13, W3, R81
Row 52: R83, W3, N11, W10, N11, W3, R83
Row 53: R81, W3, N11, W14, N11, W3, R81
Row 54: R79, W3, N11, W18, N11, W3, R79
Row 55: R77, W3, N19, W6, N19, W3, R77
Row 56: R75, W3, N23,W2, N23, W3, R75
Row 57: R73, W3, N25,W2, N25, W3, R73
Row 58: R71, W3, N56, W3, R71
Row 59: R69, W3, N60, W3, R69
Row 60: R67, W3, N64, W3, R67
Row 61: R65, W3, N2, W4, N10, W4, N28, W4, N10, W4, N2, W3, R65
Row 62: R63, W3, N4, W6, N6, W6, N28, W6, N6, W6, N4, W3, R63
Row 63: R61, W3, N8, W6, N2, W6, N15, W2, N15, W6, N2, W6, N8, W3, R61
Row 64: R59, W3, N12, W10, N16, W4, N16, W10, N12, W3, R59
Row 65: R57, W3, N14, W10, N14, W3, R2, W3, N14, W10, N14, W3, R57
Row 66: R55, W3, N16, W10, N12, W3, R6, W3, N12, W10, N16, W3, R55
Row 67: R53, W3, N16, W14, N8, W3, R10, W3, N8, W14, N16, W3, R53
Row 68: R51, W3, N16, W18, N4, W3, R14, W3, N4, W18, N16, W3, R51
Row 69: R49, W3, N24, W6, N8, W3, R18, W3, N8, W6, N24, W3, R49
Row 70: R47, W3, N28, W2, N8, W3, R22, W3, N8, W2, N28, W3, R47
Row 71: R45, W3, N30, W2, N6, W3, R26, W3, N6, W2, N30, W3, R45
Row 72: R43, W3, N38, W3, R30 W3, N38, W3, R43
Row 73: R41, W3, N38, W3, R34 W3, N38, W3, R41
Row 74: R39, W3, N38, W3, R38, W3, N38, W3, R39
Row 75: R37, W3, N2, W4, N10, W4, N18, W3, R42, W3, N18, W4, N10, W4, N2, W3, R37
Row 76: R35, W3, N4, W6, N6, W6, N16, W3, R46, W3, N16, W6, N6, W6, N4, W3, R35
Row 77: R33, W3, N8, W6, N2, W6, N16, W3, R50, W3, N16, W6, N2, W6, N8, W3, R33
Row 78: R31, W3, N12, W10, N16, W3, R54, W3, N16, W10, N12, W3, R31
Row 79: R29, W3, N14, W10, N14, W3, R58, W3, N14, W10, N14, W3, R29
Row 80: R27, W3, N16, W10, N12, W3, R62, W3, N12, W10, N16, W3, R27
Row 81: R25, W3, N16, W14, N8, W3, R66, W3, N8, W14, N16, W3, R25
Row 82: R23, W3, N16, W18, N4, W3, R70, W3, N4, W18, N16, W3, R23
Row 83: R21, W3, N24, W6, N8, W3, R74, W3, N8, W6, N24, W3, R21
Row 84: R19, W3, N28, W2, N8, W3, R78, W3, N8, W2, N28, W3, R19
Row 85: R17, W3, N30, W2, N6, W3, R82, W3, N6, W2, N30, W3, R17
Row 86: R15, W3, N38, W3, R86, W3, N38 W3, R15
Row 87: R13, W3, N38, W3, R90, W3, N38 W3, R13
Row 88: R11, W3, N38, W3, R94, W3, N38, W3, R11
Row 89: R9, W3, N2, W4, N10, W4, N18, W3, R98, W3, N18, W4, N10, W4, N2, W3, R9
Row 90: R7, W3, N4, W6, N6, W6, N16, W3, R102, W3, N16, W6, N6, W6, N4, W3, R7
Row 91: R5, W3, N8, W6, N2, W6, N16, W3, R106, W3, N16, W6, N2, W6, N8, W3, R5
Row 92: R3, W3, N12, W10, N16, W3, R110, W3, N16, W10, N12, W3, R3
Row 93: R1, W3, N14, W10, N14, W3, R114, W3, N14, W10, N14, W3R1
Row 94: W3, N16, W10, N12, W3, R118, W3, N12, W10, N16, W3
Row 95: W1, N16, W14, N8, W3, R122, W3, N8, W14, N16, W1
Row 96: N14, W18, N4, W3, R126, W3, N4, W18, N14
Row 97: N20, W6, N8, W3, R130, W3, N8, W6, N20
Row 98: N22, W2, N8, W3, R134, W3, N8, W2, N22
Row 99: N22, W2, N6, W3, R138, W3, N6, W2, N22
Row 100: N28, W3, R142, W3, N28
Row 101: N26, W3, R146, W3, N26
Row 102: N24, W3, R150, W3, N24
Row 103: Using red, sc 204, finish off, weave in all loose ends.




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