On February 28, 1836, a group of Texians came together at Washington-on-the-Brazos to declare independence from Mexico and declare Texas as a Republic. The Texas Declaration of Independence was signed on March 2, 1836. Sixty men signed the document, 57 of whom had moved from the United States to Texas after the Mexican government had promised them a republican government. War had begun several months before and ended with the capture of Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1936. The signing of the declaration took place while the Battle of the Alamo was raging in San Antonio.
To celebrate my favorite state, this year I’ve made an easy C2C potholder using the Texas flag as inspiration.
Dishie cotton worsted yarn – 1/2 oz. each red, white, blue
Size G (4.0 mm) crochet hook
Working in C2C format:
Row 1: 1 red square
Row 2: 2 red squares
Row 3: 3 red squares
Row 4: 4 red squares
Row 5: 5 red squares
Row 6: 5 red squares, 1 white square (wrong side)
Row 7: 2 white squares, 5 red squares
Row 8: 5 red squares, 3 white squares
Row 9: 4 white squares, 5 red squares
Row 10: 5 red squares, 5 white squares
Begin to decrease on top of flag (white side), increase on bottom of flag (red side)
Row 11: 5 white squares, 4 red squares, 1 blue square (right side)
Row 12: 2 blue squares, 3 red squares, 5 white squares
Row 13: 5 white squares, 2 red squares, 3 blue squares
Row 14: 4 blue squares, 1 red square, 5 blue squares. Fasten off red.
Row 15: 5 white squares, 5 blue squares
Begin to decrease both sides
Row 16: 5 blue, 4 white
Row 17: 3 white, 5 blue
Row 18: 5 blue, 2 white
Row 19: 1 white, 5 blue. Fasten off white.
Row 20: 5 blue
Row 21: 4 blue
Row 22: 3 blue
Row 23: 2 blue
Row 24: 1 blue
If you would like to put a hanging lp on the corner of your potholder, make the last square of Row 24: ch 3, dc, ch 10, sl st in 10th ch, 2 dc, sl st in next square.
Fasten off blue. Weave in all ends.
With white yarn, ch 2 (or magic circle), 5 sc in 2nd ch. Join with sl st. *ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sl st in next sc,* 5 times. Fasten off white leaving 12″ length. Sew star to center of blue portion of potholder.
PDF download Texas Flag Potholder C2C Crochet Pattern
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