Sunday, July 4, 2004

Happy 4th of July!!

Happy Fourth of July!!

In 1783, when the US won it's Independence, the Fourth of July became a holiday in many places. But it was in 1941, during WWII, that our Congress declared July 4th a Federal holiday.

In a conversation with my Mother the other day, she told me how she's crocheting the US Flag -- "her own design," she said.  She's crocheting the 13 stripes of red and white, and will be sewing stars she purchased onto the blue.  I love that she just crochets without a pattern.  This is mainly because she's yet to learn how to read one, so the next time we get together, we'll change that.

We owe Betsy Ross a lot of graditude for creating our first flag (Thank you, Betsy!)  In the meantime, there are actual patterns available on the market for crocheting the US flag -- of which, at the bottom of this entry you'll find free pattern links for.

If you click onto the animated flag image above, you can test your knowledge about the US flag (I got 9 out of 10 right), and learn more about it.

Have a great day celebrating and remembering why this country is so great! J

Free Crochet American Flag Patterns:

  • LION BRAND® HOMESPUN® Crocheted Americana Afghan
  • American Star graph from
  • has many listed here
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