This afghan took me weeks to design. I wanted it as proportionately correct as I could make it to a real flag's schematics. - The star field is proportionately correct to the stripes. - Stars are worked directly into the pattern so there is no need to sew on 50 stars (or 100 to make it double sided). This will be double sided when complete. - Stripes look like a solid fabric. There are no holes between stitches, and you won’t have to use single crochet.