Today we will turn this pile of crochet parts – –
Into this finished hanging – –
Previously, in creating our Crochet Flag Hanging, we did this Flying the Flag and then we did this A Stick and Some Stripes. Now we get to combine all of of our bits and pieces into this final, finished project. Your project won’t look exactly like mine, and that is a good thing because is is yours!!
Step One (Optional): Have your project pieces approved by your fur baby.
Shadow testing my work and giving her approval.
Lay out the pieces for assembly (Note: the arrangement is actually face down). The short stripes start and end with red along the edge of the blue Union field.
The ends are not yet woven in as they are needed in the next step.
Working from the backside, sew your stripes onto the blue Union. I only wove in one end, and kept the other end for this purpose.
I worked from the edges of the Union towards the center to ensure semi-even spacing. No measuring tools were used in this easy project.
To attach the long stripes to the flag, you will need a support piece (sorry, forgot to mention this earlier). You may use a length of ribbon, or as I did, crochet a strip of foundation half-double crochet (fhdc).
I attached with a slip stitches (ss), putting a chain between the ss for flexibility.
After attaching the Union, continue with the stripes, beginning with white and alternating with red.
This is optional, but I decided to sew the first long white stripe to the Union for additional stability.
First long white stripe attached part of the way down the Union
Reversed, but looking good!
Step Seven: Attach your completed flag to its hanger.
What you do will vary. You can sew your flag onto a stick or rod, use nails or clips, or as I did, some strong glue. I chose to use Outdoor Mod Podge because there was some on-hand (no need to go and purchase any supplies – YES!!). Make sure you are applying any adhesive to the FRONT side of your flag along the top vertical ribbon and don’t be stingy with the glue. Your hanging stick will be on top of the flag. Please make sure that the blue Union is to the LEFT.
Step Eight: If using a liquid adhesive, be sure to check dry times. I allowed about 24 hours to be on the save side. Turn flag to right side, Union will be on the left and attach string or other hanging device as needed. I used twine, from a dollar store, that was left over from a prior project.
Step Nine: Your flag is now ready for display.
Ready for display!
Step Ten: Take some pics and share your talents and patriotism with others! Have a safe and happy 4th of July!