Crocheted Canadian Flag Pattern

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Show your Canadian Colors this Canada Day by crocheting and displaying your very own Crocheted Canadian Flag! Happy 150th Birthday Canada! Get my free Canadian Flag Pattern here!

You can use this Crocheted Canadian Flag as a Garden Flag (like I plan to do as soon as this rain stops!) or you can simply mount it on a chained strand and display it in your front window on a suction cup.

HAPPY CANADA DAY

Follow the instructions below to crochet your Canadian Flag, then crochet the pattern for the Canadian Maple Leaf embellishment .

For the written pattern for the Crocheted Canadian Flag, please continue reading below.

Supplies

  • Yarn: Creme de la Creme Yarn (Red Heart). Worsted Weight. 100% Cotton. 2.5 oz/70.9 g; 125 yds. Colors Used: Rally Red and White
  • Hook: 3.75 mm (F) Fabulous Fuchsia – Happy Crochet Hooks
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker (optional)
  • 2 x  10.5 inch long knitting needles (4.25 mm needles) or similar length wooden dowels or bamboo skewers for your flag posts

Difficulty Level

Easy – Intermediate

Finished Size

11 inches wide by 7 inches tall (flag)

Gauge

approximately 4 hdc / inch
approximately 6 rows / 2.75 inches

You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size of your project will also be different.

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
R – row
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

Helpful Tutorials

Stitch Anatomy

Helpful Video Tutorials

Quick Stitch Guide 

Slip Knot and Starting Chain

Notes

  • the flag is crocheted width wise from red to white to red
  • the ch 2 counts as 1 hdc for each round – this means you do not work into the st at the base of the ch 2 but you DO work into the ch 2 at the end of each row.
  • you can alternately crochet your flag in sc stitches – start with the same width and then continue until your red section measures 2.75 inches. Switch to white and crochet this section until the white section measures 5.5 inches and then switch to red and make your final section 2.75 inches.
  • change yarn colors at the end of each colored section on the last yarn over of your final hdc stitch
  • I left my white and red sections with long tails on the top for when I single crocheted around the outside. This allowed me to yarn over with the existing yarn when working the edging along the top. I only needed to add new yarn for the bottom white and right red section to continue my edging. If this is to complicated 😉 then just add your new color yarn as you are edging on the last yarn over of the previous colors final single crochet stitch in each colored section.
  • The skewers are threaded through one loop of each stitch all the way down the side edges on each side of the flag. This provides support for the flag so it does not sag when it is in the garden.
  • You can alternately weave on through the very top of the flag (longer wooden dowel) and then use it to hang it in place. Or even crochet a chain of stitches from the left to right upper corner to use as a hanging picture frame. Then you can put it in your window on a small suction cup for Canada Day!

This pattern is not available on Ravelry. Feel free to link your projects under the Canadian Leaf Embellishment on Ravelry.

The Volunteer Editors would not allow me to have the flag listed because it uses the Canadian Leaf Embellishment. 

Canada Day Flag - Free Crochet Pattern - Oombawka Design

Crocheted Canadian Flag Pattern Instructions

Canadian Maple Leaf

Please see this post for my free crochet pattern for the Canadian Maple Leaf.

 

With Red:

R1: Ch 27, sk 2 ch (the sk 2 ch count as your first hdc) and work 1 hdc in each rem ch across, turn. [26]

R2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), 1 hdc in each st across, turn. [26]

R3-R8: Rep R2, changing to white on the last yarn over of the last st of R8, turn. [26]

 

With White:

R1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), 1 hdc in each st across, turn. [26]

R2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), 1 hdc in each st across, turn. [26]

R3-R16: Rep R2, changing to red on the last yarn over of the last st of R16, turn. [26]

 

With Red:

R1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), 1 hdc in each st across, turn. [26]

R2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), 1 hdc in each st across, turn. [26]

R3-R8: Rep R2 and rotate to work around the outside of your flag. [26]

Edging

You will be working around the outside of your flag to edge it using a single round of single crochet stitches in the same color yarn as the stitches you made in each section.

At each color change, change to the new color yarn on the last yarn over of the final single crochet in the previous color.

In each corner, ch 1, before beginning down the next side edge of your flag.

Finish off at the end with an invisible join and weave in any ends.

Assembly

To assemble, position your Canadian Maple Leaf approximately 1 inch from the top of the flag (this will leave approximately 1 inch at the bottom) and approximately 0.5 inches from each red section on each side. Using your red yarn and a yarn needle hand stitch a seam around the outside of the maple leaf. When I do this I sew around the posts (not around the tops of the final single crochet stitches).

Maple Leaf Assembly Canadian Flag Oombawka Design Free Pattern

Thread your Flag Poles through one loop of each (or most) stitches on the two side edges:

Flag Poles Canadian Flag Oombawka Design Free Pattern

Then you are done!

Happy Canada Day!

Canada Day Flag - Free Crochet Pattern - Oombawka Design

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4 Comments

  1. Happy Canada Day Rhondda! Thank You for this great pattern for our Flag. I will be starting
    this later today so I can get it in my window ASAP!