Making a Wall Hanging for the 4th of July!
This is not my original idea, but I was inspired by a photo I saw on Hillary’s Hook Crochet Along Group, a sister page to Hillary’s Hook on Facebook.
However, Hillary was also inspired by another image from Meg Made With Love. Click photo for Meg’s project information.
Instead of just copying what someone else created, I decided to use their idea as an inspiration for my own hanging. My project is currently in the works, and began with a little bit of research on the American Flag and reviewing stitch patterns to utilize.
The Union, that’s the blue field with 50 stars, is part one of my version and is stitched with the Arcade Shell Stitch. This stitch can be found on page 58 of Crochet Stitches Visual Encyclopedia by Robyn Chachula.
I wanted to have 50 “stars” in my version, so following pattern instructions I chained 38. While creating the fabric, I realized that I goofed because the first complete row of “stars” was one less than I anticipated. To get 50 “stars” in this pattern, I should have chained 44. My prototype flag hanging will have a “star” missing. Opps!
So, that’s the first part. Now to begin the stripes . . .