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Red Heart Cares First Aid Kit Free Crochet Pattern

Pattern Number:     LW5128
Designed By:     Nancy Anderson

Skill Level: Intermediate

Required Supplies:

RED HEART® Super Saver® Accent™: 1 skein 361 Putty A
OR
RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 skein 3950 Charcoal A
AUNT LYDIA’S® Fashion Crochet size 3: 1 ball each 201 White B and 006 Scarlet C
Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 3.75mm [US F-5], 3.5mm [US E-4] and 2.25mm [US B-1]
Stitch markers
Yarn needle

Additional Supplies Needed:
Four size 4 black brass sew-on snaps for inner pocket flaps, two ?” [22 mm] brushed metal buttons for outer flap closure, matching sewing thread, needle and straight pins

This vintage-style first aid kit is designed with two expanding pockets. It’s the perfect gift for those you care about. If you are not sure what supplies you should have in your crocheted kit, check the first aid kits at: redcrossstore.org. Visit www.redheart.com/redcross to learn more.

Gauge/Tension:     GAUGE: 15 sc = 4” [10 cm]; 15 rows = 4” [10 cm] in single crochet using size 3.75mm [US F-5] crochet hook and A. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

NOTES
1. This retro-look tri-fold Red Cross inspired first aid kit is designed to hold lots of bulky first aid supplies with the
help of two gusseted pockets for better organization. Snaps on the inner flaps keep the items secure in the pockets.
2. Pieces are worked separately and are sewn together. Leave long ends at beginning and end of pieces for sewing.
Two Pockets are joined by a gusset piece along bottom edges. Pockets are gusseted and worked in the round for smoother look.
3. Some steps are worked back and forth in rows and others are worked in the round.
4. The iconic Red Cross logo is worked with a small hook, using size 3 crochet thread, for a more finely detailed look,
and is sewn together using hand-sewing thread.

SPECIAL TECHNIQUES
Adjustable loop ring: Holding the thread a few inches [cms] from the end, wrap around your finger. Do not remove wrap from finger, insert hook into the wrap and draw up a loop of working thread. Chain one to secure the loop and remove ring from finger. Work stitches of first round in the ring. Pull gently, but firmly, on tail to tighten ring

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS
sc2tog: [Draw up a loop in next st] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

KIT
POCKET (make 2)
Beginning at bottom pocket gusset with A and size 3.75mm [US F-5] crochet hook, ch 31.
Row 1: Working in back bumps only, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across – 30 sts.
Rows 2-5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Round 6: Begin working in rounds, ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each st across, turn to work along side edge, sc 5 sts evenly spaced along side edge, turn to work along opposite edge of foundation ch, sc in next 30 ch, turn to work along opposite side edge, sc 5 sts evenly spaced along side edge – 70 sc. Place marker for beginning of round. Place marker in first st for placement of Bottom Gusset.
Rounds 7-31: Working in continuous rounds, sc in each st around.

Shape Inner Pocket Flap
Row 32: Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in next 30 sts, leave remaining sts unworked – 30 sts.
Rows 33-37: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc here and throughout), turn, hdc in each st across.
Row 38: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. Fasten off.

BOTTOM GUSSET
Row 1: With right side facing and size 3.75mm [US F-5] crochet hook, join A to unused loop of marked st of Round 6 with
a slip st, ch 1, working in unused loops, sc in same st and in next 29 sts – 30 sc.
Rows 2-9: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. Fasten off.

Sew edges of Row 9 to unused loops of Round 6 of second Pocket. Pocket Flaps should face each other when folded
together.

OUTER FLAP
With size 3.5mm [US E-4] crochet hook and A, ch 32.
Row 1: Working in back bumps only, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across – 31 sts.
Rows 2-28: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Row 29: Ch 1, turn, skip first st, sc in next 28 sts, sc2tog – 29 sts.
Row 30: Ch 1, turn, skip first st, sc in next 26 sts, sc2tog – 27 sts.
Row 31: Ch 1, turn, skip first st, sc in next 24 sts, sc2tog – 25 sts.
Row 32: Ch 1, turn, skip first st, sc in next 22 sts, sc2tog – 23 sts. Fasten off.
Row 33: With right side facing, size 3.5mm [US E-4] crochet hook, join A with a slip st in first row of Outer Flap, slip st evenly spaced around sides and last row of Outer Flap, leave opposite edge of foundation ch unworked. Fasten off. Sew Outer Flap to unworked loops of Row 32 on Pocket 1. Fasten off.

RED CROSS LOGO
Center Cross
With size 2.25mm [US B-1] crochet hook and C, ch 19.
Row 1: Working in back bumps only, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across – 18 sts.
Rows 2-6: Ch 1, turn, sc each st across. Fasten off.

First Cross
Row 7: With right side facing and working along last row, skip first 6 sts, join C in next st with a slip st, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 5 sts, leave remaining sts unworked – 6 sts.
Rows 8-12: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. Fasten off.

Second Cross
Working along opposite edge of foundation ch, repeat Rows 7-12 of First Cross.

WHITE CIRCLE
With size 2.25mm [US B-1] crochet hook and B, make an adjustable loop.
Round 1: Work 6 sc in adjustable loop – 6 sts.
Round 2: Work 2 sc in each st around, slip st in first sc to join – 12 sc.
Round 3: Ch 1, [sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times, slip st in first sc to join – 18 sts.
Round 4: Ch 1, [sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times, sc in space before join, slip st in first sc – 25 sc.
Round 5: Ch 1, [sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc] 6 times, sc in last st, slip st in first sc – 31 sc.
Round 6: Ch 1, [sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc] 6 times, sc in last sc, slip st in first sc – 37 sc.
Round 7: Ch 1, [sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc] 6 times, sc in last sc, slip st in first sc – 43 sc.
Round 8: Ch 1, [sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc] 6 times, 2 sc in last sc, slip st in first sc – 50 sc.
Round 9: Ch 1, [sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc] 6 times, sc in last 2 sc, slip st in first sc – 56 sc.
Round 10: Ch 1, [sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc] 6 times, sc in last 2 sc, slip st in first sc – 62 sc.
Round 11: Ch 1, [sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc] 6 times, sc in last 2 sc, slip st in first sc – 68 sc.
Round 12: Ch 1, [sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc] 6 times, sc in last 2 sc, slip st in first sc – 74 sc.
Round 13: Ch 1, [sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc] 6 times, sc in last 2 sc, slip st in first sc – 80 sc.
Fasten off.

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FINISHING
Sew female side of 2 snaps on right side of each Pocket, about 1” [25 mm] down from last edge before Pocket Flap shaping and 5” [12.5 cm] apart. Sew corresponding male part on wrong side along top edge of Pocket Flaps.
Fold Pocket fronts together, lining up edges.
Fold Outer Flap over top edge of Pockets to outside edge of Pocket 2. Sew two buttons, 5” [12.5 cm] apart, just below bind-off edge of Outer Flap.

Buttonloops
With right side facing and using size 3.75mm [US F-5] crochet hook, join A along edge of Outer Flap with a slip st, lining up with button, ch 5, slip st in next st on Outer Flap. Fasten off.

Repeat to make second buttonloop above second button.

Sew Red Cross in center on right side of White Circle. Sew Circle on right side of Outer Flap. Weave in ends.

Abbreviations
A, B, C = Color A, B, C;
ch = chain;
cm = centimeters;
hdc = half double crochet;
mm = millimeters;
sc = single crochet;
st(s) = stitch(es);
tog = together;
[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

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