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Law Enforcement Crochet?!

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This might sound odd, but I have to try. I have been searching everwhere, and can't find anything.

 

Here's the deal: I work for my county's 9-1-1 Dispatch Center. Meaning I answer 9-1-1 calls, and I dispatch officers out to calls. I've grown to love my officers, and I wanted to make something for each jurisdiction that I work with. Something to honor the fallen brethren.

 

Does anyone have any idea as to where I can find law-enforcement style crochet patterns?!

 

Help! Thanks!

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I know you said law enforcement...but can you be more specific about what kinds of items you'd like to make with a law enforcement theme...afghans, teddy bears, cup cozies, scarfs...what do you have in mind?

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You can make them a flag with their jurisdiction symbol, by putting the sympol's picture at that site: http://www.microrevolt.org/knitPro/ and crochet it....

How does it sounds?

 

anyway - Have Fun

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but can you be more specific about what kinds of items you'd like to make

Ditto. It's frustrating trying to help people when they're vague.

 

I second making your own graph and afghan.

If you're a member (it's free) of Free Patterns, there's a fireman bear at the bottom of this page that you could change into a policeman/woman.

 

http://www.freepatterns.com/list.html?cat_id=307

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Being in Law Enforcement myself I have not found or seen any patterns either except flags & ribbons.

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I know that I have found a lot of graph patterns for law enforcement but not much of any thing else Look under Row counts in search.

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I think that's the thing, she isn't really sure what to ask for or to make, that's why she is asking :fluffy

 

I was trying to find non-crocheted places for ideas,

http://www.organizationshops.com/odmp.html was one,

a badge-shaped symbol of some sort would be neat... :think

 

http://www.terrymartin.us/Memorials.htm

look at the ribbon at the bottom. Maybe you could come up with a crocheted design something like that, each with a note card explaining the color symbolism

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That's exactly right mermaiden--I just wasn't sure what to make. But pretty much anything can be adapted, so I was really just trying to see if anyone had seen any existing designs.

 

Thanks for all your help, guys!

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As a police survivor (widow '84) I just wanted to tell you that I think that is a wonderful idea and I'm sure the officers and the surviving families would appreciate it. How about taking a picture of the badge (with a black ribbon on it) for the jurisdiction and turn it into a graph ( I think there is a website that does that). Or maybe visit one of the officer down memorial pages for some ideas.

 

Jean

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I just came across this. You could replace the fireman's badge with the police badge and modify the hat some to make it bigger. http://www.jimsyldesign.com/~crochet/msfirehat.html

 

You could also make mitten gloves for winter and maybe cross stitch the abbreviate their dept on them or their unit #to wear off duty and/scarf for off duty with unti # or abbreviated dept or unit on them..

 

 

Or the ear flap hats for winter and cross stitch their # on them or a badge. Sorry I don't have a link but I've seen them on the net somewhere.

 

I may do the ear flap hats for my officers. One year I made all of them mini Christmas stockings and put a candy cane in it.

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I would love to find something with the National Guard on it. My husband has been a member of the Indiana National Guard for 27 years and I am a member of the Indiana National Guard family support Group. They do silent actions ever so often to raise money for the family in the Unit that are in need or are serving over seas. I would love to find something that would work to say I am proud of what they do for our country.

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i just ordered the lion brand pattern, my son just started at the police academy in fairfax va

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now i have to remember how to do the stitches it calls for! (the lionbrand pattern)

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That lion brand pattern is wonderful! I love it, and can't wait to order it.

 

Thank you, again, everyone, for all your help. I especially like the idea of their badges w/ the black ribbon.

 

One of our agencies, Fort Pierce Police Department, has only lost 4 Officers since its inception in the '60s. http://www.fppd.org/officer%20memorial05.html

 

Once I finish my afghan, I'm going to start on something for each of the three agencies we dispatch. Thanks again!

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You might want to try patternsonline.com -- they have several military, Law, Fire, EMS types there. They are cross-stitch graphs, but prices are very reasonable and are downloadable. I have done the Police Officer changing the type of the graph from "Police" to Deputy, Officer, etc. plus the name of the intended who it was for. Hope this helps.

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