I’ve recently had new floors laid in my kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms. Its been very exciting to watch the old become new again with a freshness and beauty that I’ve waited on for a while. With that being said, the decor in the bathroom needed changing, and I wanted to spend my money wisely so a simple crochet rug was the perfect spot to save money in the bathroom.
The tile is a mixture of brown and cream colors mixed, so I needed to choose a neutral color to match. I had bought 3 large skeins of Lily Sugar’n Cream (the kind on the spool) a while back and never had used them. I pulled 2 down from the shelf, got my J hook and sat down to start the rug. I definitely wanted it to be strong so using 2 strands should help.
I know I’m showing the rug to you everywhere but the bathroom but the lighting in my house isn’t the best and photographing it this way is my only option. When I took the rug outside, the one in the grass showed the texture of the stitches well but not the size. Hmmmm…..the pool. I laid the rug down it gave me a great idea of making another one but with vibrant colors for the pool. What do you think? Anyway, here’s the pictures of the rug. I hope you will enjoy it.
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Simple Crochet Rug Pattern Instructions
1. Hook: I/5.5 and J/6.0
2. Yarn: I used Sugar’n Cream Cotton Yarn – I used approximately 1400-1500 yds of yarn.
3. Tapestry Needle for sewing in the ends
Gauge: Gauge is not really important with this project because you can make the rug as big or small as you would like. The finished rug measures approximately 40″ x 20″.
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
sl st – slip st
st – stitches
Ch multiples of 8 plus 3 (I chained 112 +3)
Begin with J-Hook using 2 strands of yarn.
Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next ch, *ch 3, skip next 3 ch, dc in next 5 ch,* repeat from *to* across, ending with dc in each of last 3 ch, turn
Row 2: Ch 3 (Counts as first dc here and throughout the pattern), dc in next 2 dc, * working over next ch-3 loop, work 3 dc in corresponding center ch st below**, dc in next 5 dc*, repeat from *to* ending last repeat at ** dc in next 2 dc, dc in top of 3rd ch, turn
Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next 6 dc, *ch 3, skip next 3 dc, dc in next 5 dc*, repeat from *to* across to within last dc and turning ch, dc in next dc, dc in top of 3rd ch, turn.
Row 4: ch 3, dc in next 6 dc, *working over next ch-3 loop, work 3 dc in corresponding center dc 2 rows below, dc in next 5 dc*, repeat from *to* across to within last dc and turning ch, dc in next dc, dc in top of 3rd ch, turn
Row 5: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, *ch 3, skip next 3 dc, dc in next 5 dc*, repeat from *to* across to within last 2 dc and turning ch, dc in next 2 dc, dc in top of 3rd ch, turn
Row 6: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, *working over next ch-3 loop, work 3 dc in corresponding center dc 2 rows below**, dc in next 5 dc*, repeat from *to* ending last repeat at **, dc in next 2 dc, dc in top of 3rd ch, turn
Repeat Rows 3-6 until you have reached your desired size. Do not cut your yarn. Begin the instructions for the edging.
Begin edging using the I-Hook. It will tighten your edging and make a nice finish. For my rug, I had 112 stitches for the length on each side, and 60 stitches on the short sides for a total of 344 stitches around. Keep in mind if your rug is a different size or you are using one strand of yarn, your total stitch count may not be the same as mine.
Round 1: Once you finish your last row, 3 sc in the corner, sc evenly down the side, 3 sc in the corner, sc in next 3 sc, *3 hdc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc*, repeat *to* across to within last 3 sc, sc in next 3 sc, 3 sc in corner, sc evenly down the side, sc in each dc across, join by sl st to first sc in corner.
Round 2: ch 1 and sc in same sp, *3 sc in center corner st, sc across until next corner*, Repeat *to* around, join by sl st to first sc.
Round 3-4: Repeat Round 2, Fasten off and weave in the ends.
Here is an image to help understand Round 1 and using the 3 hdc stitches.
I hope you will enjoy this pattern! Have a great day. Be blessed.