The Chord Rug is a free crochet pattern that uses easy stitches and a fun stitch pattern. This rug is the perfect size to use under your dog or cat’s food dishes. I used 4 colors of Wool of the Andes from We Crochet. They have so many colors to choose from you’ll have a blast coming up with your own color combination. View the patter for free on this page or purchase the PDF from my Etsy shop. Enjoy!
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Chord Rug ©2021 KT and the Squid. All rights reserved. You may not sell, trade, share or redistribute this pattern in any way. You may sell finished items made from this pattern.
22” by 16” (see notes on how to adjust the size)
We Crochet Wool of the Andes (100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 110yds/50g; worsted weight)
4 balls color A: Mink Heather
2 balls color B: Blossom Heather
2 balls color C: Burdock Heather
2 balls color D: Pumpkin
J/6.0 mm hook (or hook to obtain gauge)
• 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 and adding any multiple of 2 rows.
11 sc by 14 rows in pattern = 4” square (blocked)
Ch = chain
St = 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.
Stripe Pattern: *1 row color A, 2 rows color B, 2 rows color A, 2 rows color C, 2 rows color A, 2 rows color D, 1 row color A; repeat from * 4 more times for a total of 60 rows.
Chord Rug Free Crochet Pattern Instructions
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).
Repeat rows 1-8, 6 more times remembering to continue in the stripe pattern.
Repeat rows 1-4 one more time for a total of 60 rows.
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 slip st, do not turn.
Rnd 2 – Ch 1, Rev sc in each sc around, join with a slip st, fasten off, weave in all ends.
You will want to place a rug gripper pad under the rug to keep it from sliding