Patriotic / Americana Knitting Patterns
Star spangled patterns that are perfect for Independence Day parades, picnics, decorations, and parties. Patterns feature the stars and stripes, American flag, and Americana themes. Most patterns are free.
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Free Knitting Patterns
Red, White, and Blue Skirtie Diaper Cover
This baby skirt really hides a practical diaper cover and comes in a set with a pattern for soaker. Designed by Maggie Broderick. Excerpted from the book Knitting Wool Diaper Covers from Start to Finish
Festive Fourth Bottle Cozy
This stars and stripes bottle cozy is designed for wine bottle gifts but could be adapted for smaller bottles, I think. The fireworks are embroidered. Hilary Hues designed it to be felted but I think you could probably leave it unfelted.
USA Star Dish Cloth
Easy cloth or block pattern featuring a star the letters USA. Designed by Knitted Kitty. Pictured project by plashus
I think you could knit this stars and stripes sweater without the sleeves to make a cute 4th of July top. Designed by Lion Brand Yarn. S, M/L, 1X/2X
Patriotic Earflap Hat
Inspired by the hat worn by US skier Julia Mancuso after she won silver in the Olympics, this hat features stars and stripes with the letters USA on the front. I think you could easily adapt this to leave off the earflaps for a year-round hat, or fold the earflaps up into the hat. Designed by Marleen of belgianwaffleknit
Stars and Stripes Felted Hot Pads
These flag-inspired hot pads by Purl Soho are perfect for Fourth of July celebrations. The striped hot pad is very easy, a great start for beginners. 9.5″ square after felting. Based on Felted Hot Pads pattern from the Last Minute Knitted Gifts book.
Jessie Rayot of JessieAtHome.com created this simple but dramatic placemat that’s at home on at a dinner or a picnic. Video tutorial included in pattern. Two sizes Large 15.5 x 19.5” (samples in pictures are this size) and Medium 13.5 x 17.5”
Team USA Dog Sweater
Jimmy Beans Wool and Red Heart designed this pet sweater that comes in 3 sizes. It also comes with human sized headband and mitts so you can match your favorite friend.
Stars and Stripes Scarf
This design comes “with love from Sweden” from Thea of Scandinavian Knit who wanted to honor those who emigrated from her country to the US. The flag inspired scarf has wide and narrow stripes with large and small stars.
Captain America Placemat
Captain America’s shield inspired this fun round placemat that could also be used as a trivet or table decor for the 4th of July. Designed by Rita at Craftbits
Stars and Stripes Pullover
Okay, this will need some modification for July wear in most places. However, I’ve spent July 4th in the mountains and would have appreciated this! Sweater designed by Yarnspirations in sizes XS to 5XL.
United States of America Flag Blocks
This is an afghan that uses red & white squares with the states of the US to make up the stripes. You can also use the blocks as wash or dish cloths or to make up a regular throw or as motifs for other knitting projects. Note that the state block patterns are on the Internet archive and you may have to try various captures of the site to get all the blocks. Designed by Rhonda White. Pictured projects include tgriffin541, shellic, and MaurabelaBee
USA Map Afghan
Intarsia map of the United States from Lion Brand with different colors for each state. 45 x 66 in. (114.5 x 167.5 cm)
Patterns for Purchase
These American flag and 1776 cloths are 2 of the 11 patterns in the book Holiday Knit Dishcloths
Fireworks Hat – All Sizes
Knit flat in super bulky thick and thin yarn or roving. Includes eight sizes: preemie baby to XL adult. Great baby photo prop.
Lady Liberty Toy Softie
Knit this version of the Statue of Liberty.
Stars and Stripes Poncho
Yes this is a knitting pattern!. Devrie Metcalf uses lace stitches to create a patriotic openwork poncho. And the stitch looks lovely in other colors, too!
Punky and KaBOOM Firecracker Amigurumi Toy
This child friendly explosive duo is knit mostly in one piece on double pointed needles (or circulars & Magic Loop) with no seams.
Finished size depends on needle and yarn size of course, but the examples knit on US size 3 needles are 6 and 5 inches long.
American Flag Afghan
This US Stars and Stripes blanket is knit with a chunky weight wool and measures approx. 35″x 65″. It is knit in one piece.
American Flag Hat
Cute hat in 6 sizes from Newborn to Adult. Great stars and stripes hat to wear to the Fourth of July parade or any other patriotic celebration.
Stars and Stripes Pillow
Simple to knit 12″ x 16″ cushion cover
Stars and Stripes Lace Scarf or Throw
Design by Evelyn A. Clark A border of stars surrounds a center of slanting stripes on these square, garter stitch lace pieces. Edges may be left plain, finished with fringe or with corner tassels. Scarf (lace weight): 32″ square, excluding fringe. Throw (DK or worsted): 60″ square.
USA Flag Socks
Toe-up charted sock pattern in 2 sizes inspired by Team USA sweaters in 2014 Winter Olympics. .
Fourth of July Baby Hat
The pattern for this patriotic sun hat includes sizes for Newborn, 0-3 mos., 3-6 mos., 6-9 mos., 9-12 mos., toddler/child, adult, but the designer says it works best as a baby hat. I think this would easily be adaptable to other colors for multiple year-round uses.
Terry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!