Thursday, September 4, 2014

I Made a Rug!

The project I'm showing today isn't all that glamorous, so I'll start with a gorgeous sunset that began our September:


The sun rays over the storm clouds are just amazing!
Ok, now for my necessary project... I made a new bathroom rug.  A few months ago, my poor Gandy boy was having upset stomach.  He threw up on my rug, which, of course, went right in the trash.  They don't make my bathroom rugs anymore, so to the crochet hook I went!  Here it is:


I used two different colors of Bernat Handicrafter - the main color is Chocolate Ombre, and the accents in the middle and border are Tiara Ombre.  It's a very simple pattern of rows of half double crochet and single crochet.  I used a J hook, but you could use a larger or smaller one, depending on how tight/loose you want the rug.
Here's the pattern:
Row 1: 41 Foundation Single Crochet (FSC), Chain (CH) 1, and turn
Rows 2 - 6: Half Double Crochet (HDC) across, CH 1, turn (5 rows)
Rows 7 - 11: Single Crochet (SC) across, CH 1, turn (5 rows)
Rows 12 - 21: HDC across, CH 1, turn (10 rows)
Rows 22 - 26: SC across, CH 1, turn (5 rows)
Rows 27 - 31: HDC across, CH 1, turn (5 rows)
Rows 32 - 36: change to accent color, HDC across, CH 1, turn (5 rows)
Rows 37 - 39: switch back to main color, SC across, CH 1, turn (3 rows)
Rows 40 - 44: change to accent color, HDC across, CH 1, turn (5 rows)
Rows 45 - 49: switch back to main color, HDC across, CH 1, turn (5 rows)
Rows 50 - 54: SC across, CH 1, turn (5 rows)
Rows 55 - 64: HDC across, CH 1, turn (10 rows)
Rows 65 - 69: SC across, CH 1, turn (5 rows)
Rows 70 - 74: HDC across, CH 1, turn (5 rows)
Rows 75: SC across, CH 1
Border:
SC around the entire rug, with 3 SC in each corner, join with a Slip Stitch (SL ST), CH 1
The next round is a Half Double Crochet together (HDC2TOG) followed by a CH and 3 HDC in each corner, join with a SL ST, CH 1
The final round is a SC all the way around, again with 3 SC in each corner, joined with a SL ST, and you are DONE!
If you don't know how to do the half double crochet together stitch, check out this video:


This is the most clear video I've seen on this stitch and makes it super simple.  Doing this stitch around the border makes a cute little lace-looking eyelet thing.  If you're making a baby or "girlie" blanket, you can add a ribbon through these holes for extra cuteness.  Here's a close up of the border:


Have fun!







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