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Modern Shag Rug

Put this Modern Shag Rug in your bathroom for a fun ocean feel. This crochet rug pattern is perfect for little boys who just want something comfy to rub their feel all over when they step out of the tub. It will match all of your underwater bathroom decor when worked up in the cool blue colors, but could also be switched out with pinks to add a more girly touch. This fun rug gets its look from a combination of super bulky and worsted weight yarn.


Crochet HookJ/10 or 6 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)


  • Premier Yarns Big Ball: (MC) Little Boy (2 balls)
  • Premier Yarns Reggae: (CC) Hip Hop (6 skeins)
  • Crochet Hook (Size J/10, 6 mm)
  • Tapestry Needle

Wdith: 20"
Length: 30"

10 sc x 12 rows = 4” using MC held double

MC is held double throughout rug.
Cut CC at the end of each CC row.
When using CC, work each single crochet into just 1 rung of the laddered edge. To make a single crochet, 
insert hook into next stitch, pull up a loop (the next rung of laddered edge), yarn over (inserting hook into 
same rung) and pull through both loops on hook – 1 single crochet made.

Stripe Sequence
Row 1 (RS): With MC, ch 1, sc in first sc and each sc across, turn.
Row 2 (WS): Rep Row 1.
Row 3 (RS): Rep Row 1.
Row 4 (WS): With CC, sc in first sc and each sc across, turn.
Row 5 (WS): Rep Row 1. 
Rep Rows 1-5 for pattern.

With MC, ch 51. Work Rows 2-5 of Stripe Sequence, then rept Rows 1-5 of Stripe Sequence until Rug measures 30” from beginning ch, ending with Row 2 of pattern. Fasten off.

Secure ends of Reggae to back of Rug. Weave in remaining ends.

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I am using the yarn that goes from thick to thin and it appears to be working very well. it really will look very nice when it's done. I am using alternating colors, so it really looks like a wave. Thank you for sharing this very pretty pattern, I do appreciate it.

There seem to be assumptions here that I don't understand. Can we have a COMPLETE pattern? It's seems to be jumping in at the middle. A video tutorial would be extemely helpful. It's really a pretty rug, but I don't get the "how -to".

Hi stertz, The full pattern is right on this page. The stripe sequence is explained, but to start, you go to where the RUG headline is, where it says to chain 51. You then proceed through the stripe sequence as explained above. I hope that helps! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochet

Is there a video or pictures on how to do this stitch. It is a pretty rug but I really don't understand about the 'ladder rung' stitch and it appears I'm not the only one. the stitch description isn't very clear. A picture would be appreciated.

This pattern just sounds like a single crochet rug. Where does the shag come in?

I wondered the same thing. This isn't a pattern for a shag rug

Yeah, I'm not seeing how this pattern turns out to be a shag at all. I've been reading patterns for over a decade, and can picture them in my head as I read down through the pattern. This is just a single crochet rug pattern. Nothing about how the shag of the rug is created.

Please explain what this means " When using CC, work each single crochet into just 1 rung of the laddered edge. Read more at http// == Premier-YarnsxUIquhofedysM02M.99


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