From work basket July 1974 Thank you Cheryl firstname.lastname@example.org
Exchange to knit
Flag is about 36 x 60 inches. Use about 20 ounces white, 16 ounces red, 12 ounces blue and 4 ounces gold knitting worsted weight yarn and crochet hook size F.
ch (chain) , hdc (half double crochet), Sc (single crochet), dc (double crochet), SI SI (slip stitch) , tr (treble), sk (skip)
Gauge: 7 sc equal 2 inches
Work begins at lower edge.
Starting with red. ch 218. sc in second ch from hook. sc in each ch across, ch 1, turn.
Pattern Row: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.
Repeat pattern Row until there are 11 rows red, fasten off.
Join white and work 11 pattern rows. Continue changing color from red to white until 3 red and 3 white stripes are completed.
Change to blue and sc across 109 sts, ch 1, turn.
Continue in blue, sc until 77 rows are completed.
Join red in first sc after first b1ue Row of sc, work 11 rows of sc in red for first for short stripe, fasten off.
With white, work 11 rows.
Work 4 red and 3 white short
Sew blue to edge of short stripes with small stitches.
Stars: Make 50. With white, ch 4, join with sl st, ch 1, 15 sc in ring join with sl st.
* Ch 6. sl st in second ch from hook sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in ch, tr in next st. sk 2 sc. sl st in next sc, repeat from * around—5 points, join with a sl st and fasten off, leaving about a 12-inch length to sew the star on.
Sew stars on blue section as shown in photograph, 6 in a Row for 5 rows and 5 in a Row for 4 rows between them.
Fringe: With gold, cut strands about 6¼ inches long. Fold 3 strands in half and put them in every other sc around. Trim even . DESIGNED Dy M~. KENNETH F