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Crochet Commemorative Fire Fighter Throw
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: 20079CAD
Please Note: The graphs for this pattern were created in color and you may not be able to read them if printed in black and white Honor the firefighter (or the child who dreams of being one) with this special Wool-Ease throw. This pattern features images cross-stitched onto a Tunisian crochet background. Each block is stitched in a solid color after which the images are created with duplicate or cross stitch.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
43 inches x 61 1/2 inches without edging

CORRECTIONS: (applied Oct 24, 2013)
FIRE HOSE With C, ch 117 and work 52 rows BAS. With A, ch 47 and work 104 rows BAS.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

620-189 Wool-Ease Yarn: Butterscotch DISCONTINUED A soft, medium yellow.
Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 15.96
Note: A

620-151 Wool-Ease Yarn: Grey Heather

Soft misty grays


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.07
Note: B

620-107 Wool-Ease Yarn: Blue Heather

Medium blue with gray


Quantity needed: 7 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 32.83
Note: C

620-138 Wool-Ease Yarn: Cranberry

Deep, intense red


Quantity needed: 5 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 23.45
Note: D

620-152 Wool-Ease Yarn: Oxford Grey

Light and medium iron grays


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.38
Note: E

620-099 Wool-Ease Yarn: Fisherman

Natural cream


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.69
Note: F

620-153 Wool-Ease Yarn: Black

True black


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.69
Note: (G)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
Size H-8 (5 mm) flexible afghan stitch hook
GAUGE:
18 sts + 17 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Basic Afghan Stitch (BAS). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
Basic Afghan Stitch (BAS) Row 1 (1st Half): Pull up loop through top loop only in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, keeping all loops on hook.

Do not turn.

Row 1 (2nd Half): Yo and pull through first loop on hook, * yo and pull through 2 loops on hook, rep from * across.

Do not turn.

Row 2 (1st Half): Pull up loop from under 2nd vertical "bar" of previous row and from under each vertical bar across, keeping all loops on hook.

Do not turn.

Row 2 (2nd Half): Rep second half of Row 1.

Rep Row 2 for pattern.

When piece is desired length, fasten off by working slip st in each bar across.

NOTES:
NOTE: Each panel is worked in afghan stitch background with cross stitch embroidered motif.


INSTRUCTIONS



FIREMAN'S HAT With B, ch 68 and work 52 rows BAS.

FIRE HOSE With C, ch 117 and work 52 rows BAS.

FIRE HYDRANT With A, ch 47 and work 104 rows BAS.

FIREHOUSE With E, ch 67 and work 20 rows BAS.

Change to C and work 84 rows BAS - 104 rows total.

DALMATIAN With A, ch 62 and work 104 rows BAS.

FIRE TRUCK With E, ch 127 and work 10 rows BAS.

Change to C and work 60 rows BAS - 70 rows total.

FIRE ALARMWith B, ch 58 and work 70 rows BAS.





EMBROIDERYWork cross stitch and embroidery on all panels by centering following charts for motif and colors as indicated.





VERTICAL PANELS Work all panels with D.

Bottom: Ch 9, work 52 rows BAS.

Sew between Fireman's Hat and Fire Hose panels.

Middle: (Make 2) Ch 9, work 104 rows BAS.

Sew one between Fire Hydrant and Firehouse, and the other between the Firehouse and Dalmatian panels.

Top: Ch 9, work 70 rows BAS.Sew between Fire Truck and Fire Alarm panels.





HORIZONTAL PANELS Work all panels with D.

Top: Pick up 194 sts and work 9 rows BAS.

Middle: Pick up 194 sts and work 9 rows BAS.

Sew to top panel.

Bottom: Pick up 194 sts and work 9 rows BAS.

Sew to middle panel.Rotate afghan and pick up 194 sts across bottom edge.

Work 9 rows BAS.





FINISHING Edging: With crochet hook, sc evenly around afghan, working 3 sc in each corner.

Picot Row:*Work 5 sc, ch 3, slip st into top of last sc; repeat from *, working 3 sc in each corner.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
yo = yarn over


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