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Free Crochet Pattern: Crochet Commemorative Police Throw

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Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern #: 20128CAD
Crochet - Intermediate

Honor the police officer (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.

Crochet Version shown.

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
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
42 inches x 61½ 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)
 
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Color (A)
Wool-Ease®

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Color (B)
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Color (C)
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Color (D)
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Color (E)
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Color (F)
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Color (G)
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Color (H)
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Color (I)
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Color (J)
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Color (K)
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Color (L)
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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Wool-Ease®
Natural Heather Fisherman Ranch Red Blush Heather Blue Heather Navy Denim Blue Mist
Seaspray Mink Brown Cocoa Cranberry Dark Rose Heather Rose Heather Grey Heather Oxford Grey
Black Mustard Blossom Eggplant Gold Sage Avocado Loden
Chestnut Heather Forest Green Heather Paprika Violet Denim Twist Pumpkin Wood Multi White/Multi
Wheat Mushroom White Frost
*Wool-Ease® (Article #620).
  • Solid, Heather, Twist: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
  • Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 86% acrylic, 10% wool, 4% rayon
  • Glitter/Multi-colors: 78% acrylic, 19% wool, 3% polyester
  • Frosts: 70% acrylic, 20% wool, 10% polyamide
  • Prints: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
; package size: Solid, Heather, Twist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Glitter/Multi-colors: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Frosts: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Prints: 2.5 oz/70g; 162 yd/146m balls

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  620-111 Wool-Ease Yarn: Navy
   balls
$ 18.76  
Note: MC
•  620-138 Wool-Ease Yarn: Cranberry
   balls
$ 14.07  
Note: A
•  620-107 Wool-Ease Yarn: Blue Heather
   balls
$ 18.76  
Note: B
•  620-152 Wool-Ease Yarn: Oxford Grey
   ball
$ 4.69  
Note: C
•  620-189 Wool-Ease Yarn: Butterscotch DISCONTINUED
   balls
$ 11.97  
Not available, sorry!
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Note: D
•  620-403 Wool-Ease Yarn: Mushroom
   ball
$ 4.69  
Note: E
•  620-232 Wool-Ease Yarn: Wood Multi
   ball
$ 4.69  
Note: F
•  620-151 Wool-Ease Yarn: Grey Heather
   balls
$ 9.38  
Note: G
•  620-130 Wool-Ease Yarn: Green Heather DISCONTINUED
   ball
$ 3.79  
Not available, sorry!
Select a different color or click for yarn substitutions
Note: H
•  620-127 Wool-Ease Yarn: Mink Brown
   ball
$ 4.69  
Note: I
•  620-099 Wool-Ease Yarn: Fisherman
   ball
$ 4.69  
Note: J
•  620-153 Wool-Ease Yarn: Black
   ball
$ 4.69  
Note: K
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Size H-8 (5 mm) flexible afghan stitch hook
 

Crochet Commemorative Police Throw

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®

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

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.

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.

EMBROIDERY
Work 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
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ch(s) = chain(s) MC = main color
rep = repeat(s)(ing) sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)  


  Learn to Crochet Instructions:  http://www.lionbrand.com/learnToCrochet.html


Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: ****4.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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Crochet Commemorative Police Throw Reviewed by Debbie Llewellyn on 2013-03-04 ***
I've had this pattern for a few years and am finally making it for my godson. There are some technical flaws. The number of chains in the beginning of each piece need to be increased by one(1) for the "turning" chain of the afghan stitch. If you follow what they say, you are one stitch short on each panel. Also, the total number of stitches for the middle row is more that the top and bottom. You have to take off 5 stitches from the whistle panel. The cross stitch graphs are set for the knitted instructions. You need to count and recenter the stitching. I had to completely regraph the police station panel as it is way too long. Knitting and crocheting do not translate across so some editing needs to be done.


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