Crochet Blue Star Service Flag Tapestry
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Creator Teresa Richardson
Video Tutorial: Crochet Blue Star Service Flag Tapestry
This is the same technique that I used to create the Barack Obama crochet piece. The Blue Star Service Flag was a fun project for me to make. It worked up very quick, with no mistakes. I have made two flags so far. The idea came from my dad as I was talking to him on the phone one Sunday, a few weeks ago. Many of you know that I am a former military spouse. My children are now serving our country with the United States Military. Crochet is something that provided comfort for me, throughout the years of many deployments.
The video tutorial is showing how to create a crochet project from a chart. I am including a smiley face for those of you that would like to practice on a different project than the flag. I included a beige background with the smiley. It will be very easy for you to substitute another color in place of the beige.
H Crochet Hook
4-ply Worsted Weight Yarn
Gauge 4" x 4" = 16 Rows, 12 Stitches
NOTE: It is not recommended to crochet your piece, without securing your tails with some sort of knot. The stitches will come apart if you just sew them in without knotting in some way.
Sewing in the Tails: The video shows two ways to secure your yarn tails in the form of an individual knot or tying the two strands together. Your work should never come apart. You can cut your yarn tails to a length that is comfortable for you to work with.
Knotting on the Backside: You may choose a backside of your work. If that is the case, you will tie your tails together so they do not come apart.