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Wheelchair Lapghan with Foot Pocket

Skill Level: Beginner

Materials:

  • Red Heart Super Saver yarn:
    1 skein (7 oz) Aran
    1 skein (7 oz) cafe
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    lapghan with foot pockets
    2 skeins (5 oz each) shaded browns
  • G, H, I, J, or K hook, your choice depending on yarn used and tightness of stitch desired

Pattern:

4 rows cafe, 2 rows Aran, 2 rows shaded browns, 2 rows Aran. Finish with 4 rows cafe.

Body:

Row 1: With cafe, ch 84. Dc in 4th ch from hook, sk next 2 chs, sc in next ch, [ch 2, dc in same ch as sc, sk next 2 chs, sc in next ch] rep across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in same st as beg ch-2, sc in ch-2 sp, [ch 2, dc in same sp, sc in next ch-2 sp] rep across.

Rows 3-4: Rep row 2, change to Aran in last sc, turn.

Rows 5-6: Rep row 2, at end of row 6 change to shaded browns, turn.

Rows 7-8: Rep row 2, at end of row 6 change to Aran, turn.

Rows 9-10: Rep row 2, at end of row 6 change to cafe, turn.

Rep rows 1-10 for 90 rows total.

Rows 91-94: With cafe, rep row 2. Fasten off.

Bottom Insert: With Aran, ch 28, rep pattern for body until 30 rows have been worked ending with 4 rows cafe. Fasten off.

Center first row of insert to first row of bottom of body; pin in place. Bring remainder of first row around sides of insert; pin in place and sew.

Edging:

RND 1: (WS) Attach cafe, work around in pattern, around entire piece, join in beg sc, turn.

RND 2: (RS) Work in pattern around, join in beg sc. Fasten off.

Ties:

(Make 2) These ties will enable user to tie the lapghan to the bars on the wheel chair to prevent it from sliding off onto the floor. With cafe, ch 101, sl st in sc ch from hook, sl st in each rem ch across. Fasten off.

Tie knot in each end.

Fold tie in half; pull fold through loop 5 patterns from side and 2nd row from top; pull ends through lp and pull tight.

Source: I am making this for a friend with cerebral palsy

By Cricketnc from Parkton, NC

Comments

October 21, 20100 found this helpful

I can't wait to make some of these! Thanks so much. I figure these will make great gifts for our vets and what a great way of saying thanks for all you did for our country!

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