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Patriotic / Americana Knitting Patterns

by | Jun 10, 2016 | Featured, Holiday

Knitting Patterns for the 4th of July

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.

To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.

These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.

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Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Stars and Stripes Forever Shawl

Stars and Stripes Forever Shawl

Asymmetrical, triangular lace shawl with lace stripes and lace eyelet cluster “stars”. Designed by Monica Pogue

Free Knitting Pattern for USA Hat and Mittens

USA Hat and Mittens

Stars and stripes mittens and square hat from Sirdar. DK weight yarn.

Free knitting pattern for Americana Wrist Cuff

Americana Wrist Cuff

Quick easy project by Cirilia Rose for a bracelet cuff with a flag motif. Flag motif measures approximately 2.5x4 inches, but the cuff length can be adjusted.

Free Knitting Pattern for Skirtie Diaper Cover

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Saartje's Bootees

Saartje’s Bootees

Knitter tiggerbjg customized this strapped baby bootie pattern with a red, white and blue flag theme. Designed by Saartje de Bruijn. Available in English, Dutch, and Spanish.

Free Knitting Pattern for Eagle Dish or Wash Cloth

Eagle Dish or Wash Cloth

Easy pattern by Elaine Fitzpatrick of Down Cloverlaine can be used as cloth or afghan block or motif in other knitting projects.

Free knitting pattern for American Flag Table Runner

Flag Table Runner

This decorative design is by Willow Yarns. Finished Measurements: 12½” x 40″ (32cm x 102cm)

Free Knitting Pattern for Bald Eagle Toy

Bald Eagle Toy

Finished Size: about 4” tall. Softie designed by Kirsten Hipsky for Valley Yarns

Free Knitting Pattern for Festive Fourth Bottle Cozy

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.

Free Knitting or Crochet Pattern for Patriotic Pocket Wrap

Patriotic Pocket Wrap (Knit or Crochet)

Easy beginner wrap pattern is a quick knit in super bulky yarn.

Free Knitting Pattern for USA Star Cloth

USA Star Dish Cloth

Easy cloth or block pattern featuring a star the letters USA. Designed by Knitted Kitty. Pictured project by plashus

Free Knitting Pattern for Flag Pullover

Flag Pullover

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Patriotic Earflap Hat

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

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Free Knitting Pattern for Fourth of July Beach Bag

Fourth of July Beach Bag

Finished measurements for this striped tote: Length: 18” , Width: 28”. Designed by Sassy Skein

Free Knitting Pattern for Stars and Stripes Felted Hot Pads

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.

Free knitting pattern for Patriotic Celebration Dress

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Patriotic Celebration Dress

Clara Masessa’s red, white, and blue child’s dress is sized to fit chest 18 (20, 22) inches.

Red, White, and Bib Flag Baby Bib free knitting pattern

Red, White, and Bib – Flag Bib Pattern

This patriotic stars and stripes garter stitch bib was designed by Shelby Knits.

Free knitting for Patriotic Wreath

Patriotic Wreath

Kristen McDonnell designed this wreath pattern that includes video tutorials.

Free knitting pattern for Patriotic flag purse

Flag Purse

Netta’s Knits designed this small wallet / pouch that they say is simple and suitable for beginners..

Free knitting pattern for Patriotic Placemat

Patriotic Placemat

Jessie Rayot of 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”

Free knitting pattern for Team USA Dog Sweater

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Patriotic Star Scrubby

Patriotic Star Scrubby

Easy star shaped dish cloth by Rebecca J. Venton for Red Hear Yarn. Star measures 8” x 8” (20 x 20 cm)

Free knitting pattern for Stars and Stripes Scarf

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Captain America Placemat

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

Free knitting pattern for USA Throw

USA Throw

Designed by Jimmy Bean Wool and Red Heart, this afghan is created out of several triangles with a striped border and cute fringe on the corners.

Free knitting pattern for Star Spangled Tote

Star Spangled Tote

Free knitting pattern from Jimmy Beans Wool for a flag-themed tote bag. 14 inches wide at the top and 12 inches long (after felting)

Free knitting pattern for Star Dishcloth and more star knitting patterns

Star and Stripes Dishcloth

Designed by Yarnspirations, this dishcloth gets its stripes from self-striping yarn and its shape from knitting in the round. Approx 10 ins [25.5 cm]

Free knitting pattern for Stars and Stripes Pullover sweater and more star knitting patterns

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for United States of America Flag Blocks

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

Hat of America Free Knitting Pattern inspired by Captain America's shield and more super hero knitting patterns

Hat of America

IM4MAN was inspired by Captain America to design this beanie.

Free knitting pattern for Captain America Hoodie Sweater

Captain America Hoodie Sweater

Beth Kluckhohn designed this medium-sized sweater pattern with stars and stripes.

Free knitting pattern for USA Map Afghan

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)

Free knitting pattern for Stars and more holiday decoration knitting patterns


These 4 inch stars are made in two pieces and then sewn together. They are pretty decorations to be used as ornaments or motifs in other projects.

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Patterns for Patriotic Dish Cloths

Patriotic Cloths

Holiday DishclothsThese American flag and 1776 cloths are 2 of the 11 patterns in the book Holiday Knit Dishcloths

Knitting Pattern for Fireworks Baby Hat

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.


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!

Knitting Pattern for Punky and KaBOOM Firecracker Amigurumi Toy

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.

Knitting Pattern for American Flag Cloth

American Flag Cloth

The flag has 13 stripes and uses moss stitch to create stars in the upper corner — although there are not quite 50 of them.

Knitting pattern for American Flag Afghan throw

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.

Knitting Pattern for American Flag Tea Pot Cosy

American Flag Tea Pot Cosy

Stars and stripes tea cozy perfect for Fourth of July celebrations.

Knitting Pattern for Stars and Stripes Dress

Stars and Stripes Dress

This patriotic Fourth of July dress is one size for Women’s M and L but I think it could easily be adapted. I think you could even shortenn it at some of the stripes.

Knitting pattern for American Flag Hat in baby, child, and adult sizes

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.

Knitting pattern for Stars and Stripes Lace Throw or Scarf

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.

Knitting patterns for USA Flag Socks - Toe-up charted sock pattern in 2 sizes inspired by Team USA sweaters in 2014 Winter Olympics.

USA Flag Socks

Toe-up charted sock pattern in 2 sizes inspired by Team USA sweaters in 2014 Winter Olympics. .

Knitting pattern for Fourth of July Baby Hat patriotic stars and stripes flag baby hat

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.

Knitting pattern for Flag Tote Bag

Flag Bag Tote

Designed by Lisa Buccellato this is one of the patterns in Knit Simple Magazine Spring / Summer 2013.

Knitting pattern for American Flag Cow Infinity Scarf

American Flag Cowl

This infinity scarf is knit in chunky yarn and can be worn several ways.

Terry Matz

meTerry 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, 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!

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