Patriotic Crochet Pattern

Patriotic crochet banner hanging on a white mantel crocheted in plarn in reds, whites and blues with each piece being a granny-square style triangle

Patriotic Crochet Banner

This Patriotic Crochet Banner looks great on a mantel or amongst your outdoor decor with its vibrant red, whites and blues. I’ve always been drawn to anything red, white and blue. It is probably because my birthday is around July 4th and here in the US, we always decorate houses, stores and towns in the patriotic colors. I associate the red, white and blue with wonderful carefree summer memories, birthday celebrations with my family and the freedom and blessings we have in America.

Plarn Used for this Patriotic Banner!

I thought it would be fun to create this Patriotic Party Banner using plarn, my 10mm Clover crochet hook and a few simple granny-square-like stitches. Plarn is yarn made out of plastic bags. I cut up used plastic tablecloths to create the plarn for this patriotic crochet banner. My banner is made up of 5 triangles but you can make yours out of more and totally different colors for a unique and festive party decoration.

(I enjoy creating and crocheting with plarn – click here to see more projects with plarn!)

Close up of using a large hook to crochet the triangle motifs

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Skill Level: Easy

Measurements:

Each triangle: 7 1/2″ long x 8 1/2″ wide

Total length of triangle motifs together = 46″

Supplies for the Patriotic Crochet Banner:

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1-2 recycled plastic tablecloths per color

(It’s easy to make plarn from plastic bags and tablecloths – Watch these videos here and here to learn how!)

10mm (N/P) crochet hook by Clover – Purchase here

(Did you know that this is the BEST hook for crocheting with plarn? It glides through the plastic well and is the perfect size)

One triangular motif of the patriotic crochet banner hanging from white mantel - crocheted with plarn in blue, white, red and then outlined in blue

Notes:

Each triangle is crocheted and then attached to a long crocheted chain to hang evenly

Tassels are added to each bottom point

Special Stitches and Abbreviations:

ch = chain

sl st = slip stitch

YO = yarn over

hdc = half double crochet

sp = space

sk = skip

Join with hdc (Join with half double crochet) = YO, insert hk into st, YO, draw up a lp; YO, pull through all 3 lps on hk

Click here to watch a short video tutorial on this technique

Join with sc (join with single crochet) = insert hk into st, YO, draw up a lp; YO, pull through both lps on hk

Click here to watch a short video tutorial on this technique

Red, white and blue triangle banner hanging on a brown wooden fence

Instructions for this Patriotic Crochet Banner:

(Special stitches in bold and italicized text and defined in list above)

With Blue ch 5 – join with sl st to form ring

Round 1:

Ch 2, 2 hdc in ring; (ch 4, 3 hdc in ring) 2 times; ch 4, sl st to top of starting ch-2. Fasten off.(3 3-hdc groups, 3 ch-3 sps)

Round 2:

With White join with hdc in any ch-4 sp; (2 hdc, ch 3, 3 hdc) in same sp; (ch 2, 3 hdc, ch 3, 3 hdc) in next 2 ch-4 sps; ch 2, sl st to top of 1st hdc. Fasten off. (6 3-hdc groups, 3 ch-2 sps, 3 ch-3 sps)

Round 3:

With Red join with hdc in any ch-3 sp; (2 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc) in same sp; [*ch 2, 3 hdc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2*; (3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc) in next ch-3 sp] around; Repeat * to *; join with sl st to top of 1st hdc. Fasten off. (9 3-hdc groups, 9 ch-2 sps). Fasten off.

Round 4:

With Blue join with sc in any st; work sc in each st around and 2 sc in each ch-2 sp along the sides; Work (sc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-2 sp at the corners. Fasten off.

Make 2 more with the above color pattern

One triangle motif of patriotic crochet banner made with red, white, blue and then red edging plarn

Make 2 with this color pattern:

Round 1: Red

Round 2:White

Round 3: Blue

Round 4: Red

Finishing:

Tassel:

Cut 6 pieces of plarn about 17″ long

Fold in half and thread loop through ch-2 sp at bottom from front to back; Thread cut ends through loop and pull tight; Cut each strip of tassel in half lengthwise so each piece is about 1″ wide

Repeat on all triangles matching color to last round of triangle

With blue chain a length about 60-62″ long

Fold chain length in half to find center

With yarn needle and blue plarn sew first triangle to center working on wrong side of Round 4

Using photo as a guide sew on remaining triangles

A side view of the patriotic crochet banner with a white background

Your Patriotic Crochet Banner is Complete!

Now your Patriotic Crochet Banner is complete and ready for your Memorial Day or Fourth of July barbecue! (Or if you don’t have time to make it for this year, pin the image below to your Pinterest board so you don’t forget about it for the next Patriotic holiday!)

Remember to send me a photo or tag me on Instagram (@celticknotcrochet or #celticknotcrochet) – I love to see your crochet creations!

You can see all of my FREE patterns here – Happy crocheting!

Jennifer

Long image for pinterest of the triangular red, white and blue motifs for this banner project

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