In honor of Flag Day on 14 June, here’s a pattern representing the USA flag. It’s my intention to continue the weave-along (WAL) by posting patterns for the Union Jack and, while not strictly a flag, a maple leaf for my neighbors to the north. We’ll wind up the WAL with another patriotic pattern (possibly something French for Bastille Day, 14 July).

Old Glory

L1-3: RHS “White”
L4: CSS “Harvest Red” / CSS “Dark Country Blue”

Old Glory

Special Instructions—Three-Color Weaving

Using white yarn, warp L1-3. Tie off on 2-4 side of loom beyond Cr2.


For first part of L4, tie red yarn on 1-2 side of loom, anywhere before Cr2; wrap yarn around pins 3-3.25 times.

First 2/3 of L4

At R11 change to blue (you can tie the yarn to the loom or not); wrap yarn 2-2.5 times around pins.

Last 1/3 of L4
(I used 1.75 wraps, but that proved nearly inadequate, so I recommend wrapping a bit more.)

For more details, see Simple Color Change instructions.

Weaving Instructions

R1: P
R2, 4, 6, 8, 10: P
R3, 5, 7, 9: (U1, O3) x 7, P3
Change to blue yarn. See instructions above.
R11: (U1, O3) x 4, P15
R12: P6, U3, P22
R13: (U1, O3) x 4, P4, U3, O1, U3, P4
R14: Rpt R12
R15: Rpt R11
R16: P

Long may she wave!