Crochet Canadian Flag

Canada Day is just around the corner and I haven't forgotten even though I'm in Kentucky! Canada Day is one day a year where I truly feel like I'm missing out if I'm not home. And, I haven't been home to celebrate it there in about 10 years! Sad face! Last year was even the 150 celebration and I stayed up trying to find coverage of it here in the US but nada! Sad face x2!


Anyway, Canada Day aside - if you're Canadian, you know how useful a Canadian flag is to have.... mostly for traveling! This one is so simple to make and that you can really work up a few of them and give them out as party favours or to use as decorations. I am going to attach this one to my travel bag :)


And, I admit, I had way too much fun making this. It made me smile the entire time!




Notes:

This pattern is made in two parts (maple leaf & flag backing) and then sewn together.


Abbreviations:

sc = single #crochet

dc = double crochet

trc = triple crochet

sl st = slip stitch

ch = chain

rnd = round

rep = repeat

sp = space

tog = together


Materials:

  • 100% Cotton Yarn (I used this one) in Red and White

  • 3.5mm crochet hook

  • Scissors

  • Yarn needle

Maple Leaf Pattern:

With Red Ch 5. sl st ends together to form a loop.

Round 1: Ch3. 11 dc into loop, join with sl st (12 stitches total counting chain stitch at end of round).

Round 2: Chain 3, 1 dc in same st, 2 dc in each st in round, join with sl st (24 stitches total counting chain stitch at end of round).

Round 3: *sk 1 st. 7 dc in next st. sk 1 st. sl st in next st* repeat from *to* 5 times.

Stem: sc in next 2 st. Chain 4, turn and sl st in every st back up chain. Sl st in same st as chain. Sc in next st.

Round 4: PLEASE NOTE: Instructions that are in between the parentheses ( ) all go into one stitch.

Leaf Point 1: sc in next 4 sts. (3 hdc, ch 3, fold chain in half and sl st together, 1 hdc in next st.) sc in next 2 sts. sl st in next st.

Leaf Point 2: sc in next 4 sts. (3 dc, ch 3, fold chain in half and sl st together, 1 dc in next st.) sc in next 2 sts. sl st in next st.

Leaf Point 3: Sc in next st. dc in next 2 st. (2 trc, ch 3, fold chain in half and sl st together, 2 trc in next st.) dc in next 2 st. sc in next st. sl st in next st.

Leaf Point 4: sc in next 2 st. (1 dc, ch 3, fold chain in half and sl st together, 3 dc in next st.) sc in next 4 sts. sl st in next st.

Leaf Point 5: sc in next 2 sts. (1 hdc, ch 3, fold chain in half and sl st together, 3 hdc in next st.) sc in next 4 st. sl st in next st.

Cut yarn, tie off and weave in ends.


Flag Backing Pattern:

With Red ch 26

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook to end (25 sts), ch1 turn

Row 2-12: sc in 2nd ch from hook to end (25 sts), ch 1 turn, in last row change to white

Row 13 - 41: sc in 2nd ch from hook to end (25 sts), ch 1 turn, in last row change to red

Row 42-54 :sc in 2nd ch from hook to end (25 sts), ch 1 turn in last row, cut yarn, tie off and weave in ends.


Finishing:

Place Maple Leaf in the centre of the white block on the flag backing and pin in place. Sew together, weave in ends.


Enjoy!



Comment below and let me know where in Canada you're from and where you'll be putting yours!