This crochet garden flag is PERFECT for adding a touch of handmade goodness to your home decor!
“Every flower blooms at a different pace. Excel at doing what your passion is and only focus on perfecting it.”Suzy Kassem
I like to think of myself as a plant hospice worker – easing the pain of my dying plants before they meet Jesus.
Any other black thumbs out there? Just me??? I’m awful. I have every intention of taking good care of my plants, and then…BAM…before I know it, they’re dead or dying. I love flowers and plants and growing things…I’m just not very good at it! Good thing that I’m not a plant blogger, am I right? Since I have absolutely nothing to offer anyone in the way of plant or gardening advice, I am contributing a FREE garden flag crochet pattern to the gardening world!
From plant hospice worker…
I have tried and failed so many times at helping plants thrive or even survive in my care. Many of you know that I keep a potted pineapple plant in my kitchen because of my love of pineapples. Well, I’m sorry to tell you that the one I currently have is pineapple plant #3. The first two did not do so well. Pineapple #3 is doing fairly well, but the real test will be when it warms up enough outside to transition him to outdoor days. That seems to be when I usually lose them.
At one point, I even attempted to grow my own vegetable garden! I was so thrilled when I harvested my first broccoli head. Lovingly, I took it inside, and watched YouTube videos on how to properly clean and prepare it. I followed all of the instructions to ensure that any worms were killed off. I was so excited that I had grown my own food to eat that I sat down at the table with only that broccoli on my plate. Then…it happened…halfway through my meal, I found it. Yup, a worm. On my plate. And that was the end of my gardening days. I’ll get my veggies at Wal-mart, thanks.
…to crochet designer!
I love the quote that I included in the beginning of this post! We can’t be great at everything, but we should find what we are good at and pursue it. That is exactly what I did when I decided to be a crochet designer!
The inspiration behind this garden flag came about when I knew that I needed a project that I could give to my audience that would incorporate all of the appliqués I have designed! (I have many more appliqué patterns in the works too!) I also wanted the design to feature Kathy’s of Kathy’s Kozies buttons, because she has designed matching/coordinating buttons for all of my appliqués! Thus the garden flag idea was born! I hope you love it! I hope it brings lots of homemade cheery goodness to your porch or garden. You may be a plant killer like me, but at least we can use yarn to…
…bring things to life!
Skill Level – Advanced Beginner
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- Bulky (5) weight yarn – I highly recommend Bernat Home Dec or another tube/t-shirt style yarn for this piece.
- US K/6.50mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
- Decorative buttons (optional) – Buttons pictured are from Kathy’s Kozies and can be found for purchase in her Etsy shop.
- MC – Main color
- CC – Contrasting color
- YO – Yarn over
- CH – Chain
- SC – Single crochet
- SC INC – Single crochet increase
- TR – Treble crochet
- FO – Finish off
- This flag is worked flat back and forth in rows from the bottom up.
- Gauge: 4” x 4” = 14 SC x 14 rows
- Finished measurements (after blocking): 16” tall by 9 ½” wide
- I recommend blocking your finished project to prevent the edges from rolling.
- I have a number of fun appliqués available on my blog that you can add to your garden flag.
- You can also find adorable matching wooden buttons by Kathy of Kathy’s Kozies in her Etsy shop.
- Be sure to check her out on Instagram and give her a follow!
- If you have any difficulty completing this project and would like support, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Row 1: CH 2, SC in 2nd CH from hook. (1)
Row 2: CH 1, turn, SC INC in each stitch across. (2)
Row 3: Repeat Row 2. (4)
Row 4: CH 1, turn, SC INC, SC in each stitch across until 1 stitch remains, SC INC. (6)
Row 5-17: Repeat Row 4. (Inc 2 stitches per row. Row 17 should have 32 stitches.)
Row 18: CH 1, turn, SC in every stitch across. (32)
Repeat Row 18 until piece measures 14 inches tall.
Row 19: CH 3, turn, TR in every stitch across. (32)
Do not FO.
CH 1, Place a SC in the end of every row around the perimeter of the panel. Place a [SC, CH 1, SC] in the two corners where the diagonals begin, in the tip of the flag, and in the top two corners.
Join CC, SC in each stitch around the perimeter of the flag. Place a [SC, CH 1, SC] in every CH 1 space.
Cut yarn, FO.
To add lettering to your new flag use the slip stitch technique as described below.
• Step 1: Insert hook into desired spot from the RS to the WS.
• Step 2: Wrap yarn around the hook and pull up a loop.
• Step 3: Holding the loose tail down on the back side with one hand, insert the hook into the next desired spot.
• Step 4: Wrap the working end of the yarn around the hook and pull up a loop.
• Step 5: Pull through the loop on the hook. This completes one slip stitch.
Using the graph below, slip stitch each letter onto the flag. Begin the bottom left leg of the W on Row 17. Cut yarn and FO after each letter is complete.
*Note: The c and o appear to be touching in the graph, but because of the posts between stitches, they will not appear this way in your finished project. (See finished pics.)
Attach buttons along the top of the flag just under the TR stitch row. I chose to evenly space three buttons across. The TR row will fold down and you can secure the flag onto a rod or garden flag post by inserting the buttons in between the TR stitches.
Attach your appliqué of choice onto the flag centered between the top of the flag and the letters. When stitching on the appliqué, be sure to only grab the top layer of stitches on the flag so that the stitches don’t show through on the other side.
Weave in all tails.
If you make this garden flag, please share it! I would love to see your work! You can tag me on Instagram and Facebook @theplushpineapple. Use the tag #theplushpineapple.
“Much love, sunshine, and pineapples”Sarah
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