Happy Monday everyone, I hope you are ready to start a new week! I am having a hard time today. I spent last week on the mountain with some youth from my church. It was a wonderful experience to be a camp leader for those amazing girls! Even though I missed my sweet kids, it was hard to come down off that beautiful mountain and away from the lovely fresh air. I did enjoy the opportunity to wear my striped hipster beanie since it got a bit chilly at night, but since I am back to 100 degree weather, I am sharing a non-wearable today: a super chunky wool rug.
This pattern is very simple to make. However, pay attention to the type of stitches for each row. I wanted to maximize the yardage for each skein so no yarn is wasted making this rug.
SUPER CHUNKY WOOL RUG
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Abbreviations: (American Terms)
St – Stitch
Sc – Single Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
Sl St- Slip Stitch
* * – repeat the instructions in between the asterisks the indicated number of times.
Note: To make the color changes more seamless, finish the last stitch of the round with the color you intend to start. For instance, if your last stitch was a dc, you will work all the steps of a dc stitch, but finish the stitch by grabbing your second color and pulling it through for the last step, then join with a sl st using 2nd color, which you are now using. This is optional, but definitely makes the seam look nicer.
Gauge is not really important, but my finished rug was about 23″ x 17″
Start with 1st color and begin with a ch 10. Ch 2 (1) at the beginning of the round, and the slip stitch at the end do not count in the row count.
1. Dc 5 in 3rd ch from hook. Dc 6. Dc 5 in last ch. Working on opposite side of ch: Dc 6. Join with first dc with a sl st. (22 sts)
2. Ch 2. Work 2 dc in same st. Work 2 dc in the next 4 sts. Dc 6. Work 2 dc in the next 5 sts. Dc 6. Join with a sl st. (32 sts)
3. Ch 2. Dc in same st. 2 dc in next st. *Dc, 2 dc in next st* work 4 times. Dc 6. *Dc, 2 dc in next st* work 5 times. Dc 6. Join with sl st. (42 sts)
4. Ch 2. Hdc in same st. Hdc in next st. 2 hdc in next st. *Hdc 2, 2 hdc in next st* work 4 times. Hdc 6.*Hdc 2, 2 hdc in next st* work 5 times. Hdc 6. Join with sl st. (52 sts)
Join 2nd color (see note for a nicer seam)
5. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc 2. 2 hdc in next st. *Hdc 3, 2 hdc in next st* work 4 times. Hdc 6. *Hdc 3, 2 hdc in next st* work 5 times. Hdc 6. Join with sl st. (62 sts)
6. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc 3. 2 hdc in next st. *Hdc 4, 2 hdc in next st* work 4 times. Hdc 6. *Hdc 4, 2 hdc in next st* work 5 times. Hdc 6. Join with sl st. (72 sts)
7. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc 4. 2 sc in next st. *Sc 5, 2 sc in next st* work 4 times. Sc 6. *Sc 5, 2 sc in next st* work 5 times. Sc 6. Join with sl st. (82 sts)
Join 3rd color
8. Ch 2. Dc in same st. Dc 5. 2 dc in next st. *Dc 6, 2 dc in next st* work 4 times. Dc 6. *Dc 6, 2 dc in next st* work 5 times. Dc 6. Join with sl st. (92 sts)
9. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc 6. 2 sc in next st. *Sc 7, 2 sc in next st* work 4 times. Dc 6. *Sc 7, 2 sc in next st* work 5 times. Dc 6. Join with sl st. (102 sts)
From here you can weave in your ends and tie off, or you can keep going and make your rug as large as you would like! Keep in mind, each row will take more yarn than the previous row, so calculate that in when buying your yarn colors.
I hope you enjoy your new super chunky wool rug, it’s so squishy under your toes! I think I will be making one for Sis’s room when I can decide on a color scheme.
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