How to Crochet a Georgia Emblem

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The University of Georgia emblem serves as a symbol of pride for the university and its many sports teams.
The University of Georgia emblem serves as a symbol of pride for the university and its many sports teams. (Image: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Sport/Getty Images)

The University of Georgia is the largest college in the state of Georgia and it inspires a great deal of loyalty from fans across the state. Its emblem, a wide black "G" on a red and white background, serves as an insignia of both alumni and supporters of Georgia's many award-winning sports teams. Crocheting a Georgia emblem is simple and can be accomplished by anybody who knows the rudiments of how to crochet a flat surface.

Things You'll Need

  • Crochet hook, size J
  • 2 oz. medium-weight acrylic yarn in red, white and black

Gather together the necessary materials and review the pattern. This pattern calls for the ability to chain, single crochet, and to change colors in the middle of the row.

Chain 64 stitches in white and an additional stitch to turn the chain and start the pattern. The pattern consists of 36 total rows and will measure approximately 9 by 13 inches when finished.

Crochet according to the following pattern. All stitches are single crochet. At the end of each row, add a turning in the last color used in the pattern, which will be either either red or white.

Row 1, single crochet (SC) 24 white, 15 red, 25 white stitches across the pattern.

Row 2, SC 18 white, 7 red, 13 white, 7 red, 18 white stitches. Row 3, SC 15 white, 5 red, 7 white, 9 black, 8 white, 5 red, 15 white stitches. Row 4, SC 13 white, 4 red, 5 white, 20 black, 5 white, 4 red,13 white stitches. Row 5, SC 10 white, 4 red, 4 white, 28 black, 4 white, 4 red,10 white stitches.

Row 6, SC 9 white, 3 red, 3 white, 34 black, 3 white, 3 red, 9 white stitches. Row 7, SC 7 white, 3 red, 3 white, 38 black, 3 white, 3 red, 7 white stitches. Row 8, SC 6 white, 2 red, 3 white, 42 black, 3 white, 2 red, 6 white stitches. Row 9, SC 5 white, 2 red, 2 white, 20 black, 6 white, 20 black, 2 white, 2 red, 5 white stitches. Row 10, SC 4 white, 2 red, 2 white, 17 black, 14 white, 17 black, 2 white, 2 red, 4 white stitches.

Row 11, SC 3 white, 2 red, 2 white, 16 black, 18 white, 16 black, 2 white, 2 red, 3 white stitches. Row 12, SC 2 white, 2 red, 2 white, 15 black, 22 white,15 black, 2 white, 2 red, 2 white stitches. Row 13, SC 1 white, 2 red, 2 white, 15 black, 24 white,15 black, 2 white, 2 red, 1 white stitch. Row 14, SC 1 white, 2 red, 1 white, 15 black, 26 white, 15 black, 1 white, 2 red, 1 white stitches. Row 15, SC 2 red, 2 white, 14 black, 27 white, 15 black, 2 white, 2 red stitches.

Row 16, SC 2 red, 1 white, 35 black, 8 white, 15 black, 1 white, 2 red stitches. Row 17, SC 1 red, 2 white, 14 black, 9 white, 35 black, 2 white, 1 red stitch. Row 18, SC 1 red, 2 white, 35 black, 9 white, 14 black, 2 white, 1 red stitch.

Row 19, repeat the same stitches as row 17. Row 20, repeat the same stitches as row 18.

Row 21, SC 2 red, 1 white, 15 black, 44 white, 2 red stitches. Row 22, SC 2 red, 44 white, 14 black, 2 white, 2 red stitches. Row 23, SC 1 white, 2 red, 1 white, 15 black, 42 white, 2 red, 1 white stitch. Row 24, SC 1 white, 2 red, 2 white, 14 black, 25 white, 15 black, 2 white, 2 red, 1 white stitch. Row 25, SC 2 white, 2 red, 2 white, 15 black, 22 white, 15 black, 2 white, 2 red, 2 white stitches.

Row 26, SC 3 white, 2 red, 2 white, 15 black, 20 white, 15 black, 2 white, 2 red, 3 white stitches. Row 27, SC 4 white, 2 red, 2 white, 16 black, 16 white, 16 black, 2 white, 2 red, 4 white stitches. Row 28, SC 5 white, 2 red, 2 white, 17 black, 12 white, 17 black, 2 white, 2 red, 5 white stitches.

Row 29, repeat the same stitches as row 8. Row 30, repeat the same stitches as row 7. Row 31, repeat the same stitches as row 6. Row 32, repeat the same stitches as row 5. Row 33, repeat the same stitches as row 4. Row 34, repeat the same stitches as row 3. Row 35, repeat the same stitches as row 2. Row 36, repeat the same stitches as row 1.

Tips & Warnings

  • Check regularly to make sure that you have 64 stitches in each row; otherwise, the pattern may be uneven.

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