Flag of Moldova
|1 : 2
16cm x 8cm
|Yarn:||Blue (as color A)
Yellow (as color B)
Red (as color C)
Brown (as color D)
Black (as color E)
The state flag of Moldova is a vertical tricolor of blue, yellow, and red, charged with the coat of arms of Moldova on the center bar. The coat of arms features an eagle holding a shield charged with an aurochs (extinct type of large wild cattle, which is the ancestor of domestic cattle). The blue, red, and yellow tricolor of Moldova is almost identical to the flag of Romania, reflecting the two countries’ national and cultural affinity.
Black parts of the pattern could be replaced with dark green yarn if one is available. With the yarns available to me, I found that black was good in bringing appropriate detail to the coat of arms.
This pattern is worked vertically starting from bottom left.
With A, ch 16 1. row: Sc in 2nd ch from the hook and each ch across, turn 2.-9. row: Ch 1, sc 15, turn 10. row: Ch 1, sc 14, sab, turn 11. row: Ch 1, sc 15, turn 12. row: Ch 1, sc 3, sbd, sc 2, sde, sed, sc 1, sdb, sc 5, turn 13. row: Ch 1, sc 3, sbd, sde, sed, sc 1, sde, sc 1, seb, sc 5, turn 14. row: Ch 1, sc 3, sbc, sc 1, sca, sc 1, sac, sc 1, scb, sc 5, turn 15. row: Ch 1, sc 2, sbd, sc 1, sdc, sc 1, sca, sab, sba, sad, sc 1, sdb, sc 3, turn 16. row: Ch 1, sc 2, sbd, sc 1, sba, sc 1, sab, sc 1, sbc, scd, sc 1, sdb, sc 3, turn 17. row: Ch 1, sc 4, sbc, sc 1, sca, sc 1, sac, sc 1, scb, sc 4, turn 18. row: Ch 1, sc 4, sbd, sc 3, sde, sed, sdb, sc 4, turn 19. row: Ch 1, sc 4, sbd, sc 5, sdb, sc 4, turn 20. row: Ch 1, sc 14, sbc, turn 21.-30. row: Ch 1, sc 15, turn Fasten off
For help with the pattern, please see the General Instructions from European Flags Crochet Patterns page.