Crochet Commemorative Police Throw
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
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
|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.
NOTE: Each panel is worked in afghan stitch backgroud with cross stitch embroidered
With A, ch 60 and work 76 rows BAS.
With C, ch 120 and work 22 rows BAS. Change to B and work 54 rows BAS - 76 rows total.
With D, ch 45 and work 98 rows BAS.
With E, ch 75 and work 18 rows BAS. Change to B and work 80 rows BAS - 98 rows total.
With F, ch 55 and work 24 rows BAS. Change to D and work 74 rows BAS - 98 rows total.
With G, ch 135 and work 18 rows BAS. Change to B and work 60 rows BAS - 78 rows total.
With A, ch 45 and work 78 rows BAS.
Work cross stitch and embroidery on all panels by following charts, centering each motif
on its panel.
Work all panels with MC.
Ch 9, work 76 rows BAS. Sew between Cap and Motorcycle blocks.
(Make 2) Ch 9, work 98 rows BAS. Sew one between Whistle and Police Station blocks, and one between Police Station and Dog blocks.
Ch 9, work 78 rows BAS. Sew between Police Car and Badge blocks.
HORIZONTAL PANELS AND BORDERS
Work all panels and borders with MC.
Pick up 189 sts and work 9 rows BAS.
Pick up 189 sts and work 9 rows BAS. Sew to top panel.
Pick up 189 sts and work 9 rows BAS. Sew to middle panel.
Rotate afghan and pick up 189 sts across bottom edge. Work 9 rows BAS.
Pick up 266 sts along side of afghan. Work 9 rows BAS. Repeat for other side.
With MC and crochet hook, sc evenly around afghan, working 3 sc in each corner.
*Work 5 sc, ch 3, slip st into top of last sc; repeat from *, working 3 sc in each corner.
With MC, ch stitch cord following photo for placement.
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