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Contemporary Classic Crochet Rug

By: Marianne Forrestal for Red Heart Yarn

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Add a modern touch to your home decor with this Contemporary Classic Crochet Rug. Made with Red Heart Super Saver Chunky yarn, this free crochet pattern works up in the blink of an eye. This crochet rug measures 38 inches wide and 24 inches long when complete. The beige and white yarn shown here would look great in practically anyone's home, but you're free to choose any two colors that blend or contrast with your own personal decor. Be sure to use a non-slip rug for safety if placing this on hard wood floors.

Contemporary Classic Crochet Rug
Contemporary Classic Crochet Rug
This image courtesy of redheart.com

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Crochet Hook: M/13 or 9 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

MATERIALS:

  • RED HEART® Super Saver Chunky®: 3 skeins 334 Buff A and 1 skein 311 White B
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 9mm [M-13 US]
  • Yarn needle

GAUGE: 9 sts = 4” (10 cm) in pattern; 11 rows = 4” (10 cm). CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

SIZE: Rug measures 38” wide and 24” long (96.5 x 61 cm)

Special Stitches
bpdc (back post double crochet) = Yarn over, insert hook from back side of work to front and to back again around the post of indicated stitch; yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through 2 loops (1 loop on hook). Skip the stitch in front of the bpdc.
fpdc (front post double crochet) = Yarn over, insert hook from front side of work to back and to front again around post of indicated stitch; yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through 2 loops (1 loop on hook).
 

Notes
1. When instructed to work into a stitch or space “2 rows below”, work into the row numbered 2 less than the current row. For example, if you are working Row 5, a stitch “2 rows below” is in Row 5 – 2 = Row 3.
2. To work treble (triple) crochet in single crochet 2 rows below, insert hook through vertical front loops of single crochet, do not work around post of the stitch.
3. To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch. Proceed with new color. Cut old color.

RUG
With A, ch 79.
Row 1 (right side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn—78 st.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc; change to B, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, sc in back loops only of next 2 sc, *sc in next 4 sc, sc in back loops only of next 2 sc; repeat from * to last 2 sc, sc in last 2 sc, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc; change to A, turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, tr in front loops only of next 2 sc 2 rows below, *sc in next 4 sc, tr in front loops only of next 2 sc 2 rows below; repeat from * to last 2 sc, sc in last 2 sc, turn.
Rows 6–8: Ch 1, sc in each sc; change to B at end of Row 8, turn.
Row 9: Ch 1, sc in first 5 sc, sc in back loops only of next 2 sc, *sc in next 4 sc, sc in back loops only of next 2 sc; repeat from * to last 5 sc, sc in last 5 sc, turn.
Row 10: Ch 1, sc in each sc; change to A, turn.
Row 11: Ch 1, sc in first 5 sc, tr in front loops only of next 2 sc 2 rows below, *sc in next 4 sc, tr in front loops only of next 2 sc 2 rows below; repeat from * to last 5 sc, sc in last 5 sc, turn.
Rows 12–14: Ch 1, sc in each sc; change to B at end of Row 14, turn.
Rows 13–48: Repeat Rows 3–14 three times.
Rows 49–52: Repeat Rows 3–6 once, turn.
Do not fasten off. Continue working in joined rounds with right side facing at all times.

Border
With right side facing, join A with slip st in first sc.
Round 1 (right side): Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), 2 dc in first sc (corner made), dc in each sc to last sc, 3 dc in last sc (corner made); working across ends of rows of first side, skip first row, dc in next 6 rows, *[skip next row, dc in next 7 rows] twice, skip next row, dc in next 6 rows*; repeat from * to * once, skip last row; working across opposite side of foundation ch, 3 dc in first ch (corner made), dc in each ch to last ch, 3 dc in last ch (corner made); working across ends of rows of 2nd side, skip first row, dc in next 6 rows; repeat from * to * once, skip last row; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-3—256 dc.
Rounds 2 and 3: Slip st in next dc, ch 3, 2 dc in same st, *[fpdc around next dc, bpdc around next dc] across to center dc of next corner, 3 dc in center dc, [bpdc around next dc, fpdc around next dc] across to center dc of next corner,* 3 dc in center dc; repeat from * to * once; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-3—272 dc.
Round 4: Slip st in each dc; join with slip st to first slip st. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS
A, B = Color A, Color B; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; sc = single crochet; sp(s) = space(s); st(s) = stitch(es); tr = treble (triple) crochet; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.

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For me the really great thing about hand made rugs is how they feel underfoot. They just FEEL different to any other rug and it always fills me with a sense of I MADE THIS!, lol. This rug is so pretty and we have exactly the place where just such a rug is sorely needed. Can not wait to feel it underfoot, lol!

I've actually never crocheted a rug before! This one is very nice and clean looking. The neutrals used make it suitable for a contemporary designed home. I would make use of this as a great as a scatter rug for just inside the patio doors. What a great pattern! I may have to give this one a try for myself.

What kind of backing is used to keep the rug in position and skid for safety's sake? Thank you

I think you just buy one of those rubber rug backings that you cut to fit. You can get them at places like Bed, Bath Beyond or maybe home improvement stores.

I love the look of this Contemporary Classic Crochet Rug. I have arthritis and carpal tunnel in my hands from years of crocheting so I think this one will take me awhile. Using the thick yarns will do a number on me, But I am so going to try this one. I think the colors will be great for a thick bathroom rug. I'm sure people will wonder where I bought it.. I get that a lot for my crocheted items. I right clicked on the pattern and saved it on to my computer and will be making one.. Thank you so much for this free crochet pattern.

Anyone know how to make this rectangle rug longer? llleuer@gmail.com

add multiples of 6 to the initial chain

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