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Crochet Commemorative Police Throw
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: 20128CAD
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 This pattern features images cross-stitched onto a Tunisian crochet background. Honor the member of the police force (or the child who dreams of being one) with this special Wool-Ease throw. Each block is stitched in a solid color after which the images are created with duplicate or cross stitch. Click here for the knit version.

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

CORRECTIONS: (applied Sep 20, 2002)
The pattern for the badge was inadvertently omitted from the first printing of the pattern. (both Knit and Crochet Versions). There are also corrections to the graphs for the police station and whistle, as well as a number of minor versions to both the crochet and knitted versions..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

620-111 Wool-Ease Yarn: Navy

Dark navy blue


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 15.92
Note: MC

620-138 Wool-Ease Yarn: Cranberry

Deep, intense red


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 11.94
Note: A

620-107 Wool-Ease Yarn: Blue Heather

Medium blue with gray


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Estimated Price: $ 15.92
Note: B

620-152 Wool-Ease Yarn: Oxford Grey

Light and medium iron grays


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.98
Note: C

620-189 Wool-Ease Yarn: Butterscotch DISCONTINUED A soft, medium yellow.
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 11.97
Note: D

620-403 Wool-Ease Yarn: Mushroom

Soft taupe brushed with gray


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.98
Note: E

620-232 Wool-Ease Yarn: Wood Multi

Brown, tan, and pine green


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Estimated Price: $ 3.98
Note: F

620-151 Wool-Ease Yarn: Grey Heather

Soft misty grays


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.96
Note: G

620-130 Wool-Ease Yarn: Green Heather DISCONTINUED

Soft dark green with a hint of gray.


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.79
Note: H

620-127 Wool-Ease Yarn: Mink Brown

Dark brown with tan


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.98
Note: I

620-099 Wool-Ease Yarn: Fisherman

Natural cream


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Estimated Price: $ 3.98
Note: J

620-153 Wool-Ease Yarn: Black

True black


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.98
Note: K

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 backgroud with cross stitch embroidered motif.


INSTRUCTIONS



BOTTOM PANEL Cap: With A, ch 60 and work 76 rows BAS.

Motorcycle: With C, ch 120 and work 22 rows BAS.

Change to B and work 54 rows BAS - 76 rows total.

MIDDLE PANEL Whistle: With D, ch 45 and work 98 rows BAS.

Police Station: With E, ch 75 and work 18 rows BAS.

Change to B and work 80 rows BAS - 98 rows total.

Dog: With F, ch 55 and work 24 rows BAS.

Change to D and work 74 rows BAS - 98 rows total.

TOP PANEL Police Car: With G, ch 135 and work 18 rows BAS.

Change to B and work 60 rows BAS - 78 rows total.

Badge:With A, ch 45 and work 78 rows BAS.





EMBROIDERYWork cross stitch and embroidery on all panels by following charts, centering each motif on its panel.





VERTICAL PANELS Work all panels with MC.

Bottom: Ch 9, work 76 rows BAS.

Sew between Cap and Motorcycle blocks.

Middle: (Make 2) Ch 9, work 98 rows BAS.

Sew one between Whistle and Police Station blocks, and one between Police Station and Dog blocks.

Top:Ch 9, work 78 rows BAS.

Sew between Police Car and Badge blocks.





HORIZONTAL PANELS AND BORDERS Work all panels and borders with MC.

Top Border: Pick up 189 sts and work 9 rows BAS.

Middle: Pick up 189 sts and work 9 rows BAS.

Sew to top panel.

Bottom: Pick up 189 sts and work 9 rows BAS.

Sew to middle panel.

Bottom Border: Rotate afghan and pick up 189 sts across bottom edge.

Work 9 rows BAS.

Side Borders:Pick up 266 sts along side of afghan.

Work 9 rows BAS.

Repeat for other side.





FINISHING Edging: With MC and 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.

Whistle Cord:With MC, ch stitch cord following photo for placement.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
MC = main color
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)


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