How about a free pattern today?
I wrote this pattern a while ago and l really like this stitch. It’s fun and could be done in several color combinations to match any décor. This rug is nice a cushy because you use two strands of worsted weight yarn held together. I used Red Hear Super Saver (less than 1 skein of each color) but I imagine it would be nice in cotton as well. I think I’ll make a second one for the kid’s bathroom in bright cotton yarn 🙂
Peek of Color Rug
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• K hook
• 5 colors of worsted weight yarn
• Yarn needle
Ss= slip stitch
Sc= single crochet
Sc spike= single crochet spike
Rev sc= reverse single crochet
Single Crochet Spike (sc spike): Insert hook into next st 3 rows below and pull up a loop, yo and pull through all loops on the hook.
Reverse Single Crochet (rev sc): Insert hook back into previous st (to the right), yo, pull up loop twisting hook around to face upward, yo, pull through sts on hook.
Approximately 10 sc by 10 rows = 4” square
Approx. 25” x 17”
• Read all instructions before beginning.
• For this rug you will be holding two strands of yarn together.
• If you’d like to make this rug a different size start by chaining a multiple of 6 plus 5.
• I used 5 colors and have labeled them A, B, C, D and E.
With color A ch 59
Row 1 – sc in 2nd ch from hk and each ch across, turn (58).
Rows 2-3 – Change to color B, ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. (58)
Row 4 – Change to color A, Ch 1, sc in 1st sc, *sc spike over next 2 sc, sc in next 4; repeat from * to last 3 sts, sc spike over next 2 sc, sc in last sc, turn. (58)
Row 5 – Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. (58)
Row 6-7 – Change to color C, repeat rows 2 and 3.
Row 8 – Change to color A, ch 1 *sc in next 4 sc, sc spike over next 2 sc; repeat from * to last 4 sts, sc in last 4 sc, turn. (58).
Row 9 – Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn (58).
Rows 10-11 – Change to color D, repeat rows 2 and 3.
Row 12 – Change to color A, repeat row 4.
Row 13 – Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. (58)
Row 14-15 – Change to color E, repeat rows 2 and 3.
Row 16 – Change to color A, repeat row 8.
Repeat rows 1-16 two more times. Do not turn on last row, do not fasten off.
You will now be working around the entire rug starting down the side, across the bottom, up the other side and across the top.
Rnd 1 – With color A sc in the end of each row, 3 sc in corner, sc in each ch across the bottom, 3 sc in corner, sc in the end of each row, 3 sc in corner, sc in each sc, 3 sc in corner, join with a ss, do not turn.
Rnd 2 – Ch 1, Rev sc in each sc around, join with a ss, fasten off, weave in all ends.
You will want to place a rug gripper pad under the rug to keep it from sliding. Enjoy!