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“Laundry Mat” Tapestry Crochet Rug
Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2017.
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This pattern is written in US crochet terms
Gather Your Supplies
- Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream Cotton: 1 ball color A; 2 balls color B; 3 balls color C
- 4.5 mm & 5 mm Crochet hooks
- Darning Needle
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Gauge and Sizing
7.5 sts x 4 rows = 2″ worked in double crochet.
Your finished crochet rug will measure approximately 30″ long (with fringe) by 16″ long.
- Ch – Chain
- Dc – Double Crochet
- Rep – Repeat
- Sk – Skip
- Sts – Stitches
- YO – Yarn Over
To print a list of all crochet abbreviations to keep in your crochet notebook, check out my quick guide here:
This pattern is worked entirely in double crochet. On areas where two colors are being used, work over your non-working color. To transition to the new color: on last stitch before transition, work the Dc as follows – YO, insert hook into designated stitch, YO and pull up a loop. YO and pull through two. Drop color in use, pick up new color working yarn, YO and pull through remaining two loops with new color. This is covered in detail in the video tutorial.
This pattern is currently available in right hand versions only. If you are a left handed crocheter, you will need to reverse the starting row numbers on the diagram for it to work out correctly.
- Color A – stonewash
- Color B – hot green
- Color C – ecru
How to Crochet the “Laundry Mat” Crochet Rug with Brittany
You will need to download and print the color diagram to complete this project. Written instructions will be scarce because the entire pattern is worked using the double crochet stitch. You can download and print the free color diagram PDF here:
Since the pattern is fairly large, it will print on three separate pages. I recommend cutting the right edge from the first and second pages and taping the diagram together to make one large piece of paper. Pay close attention to the stitch count on the bottom to make sure you are lining the pages properly.
Each row of the diagram represents one crochet row. Each little square represents one double crochet stitch.
Color Section One (rows 1 and 2) – With 5 mm hook
Begin by making a foundation chain of 98 with Color A. Working in Dc, follow color diagram to complete rows one and two. Fasten off color A and B.
Color Section Two (rows 3 through 8) – With 4.5 mm hook
On right side of work, fasten on Color C in first stitch. Make one Dc in every stitch through row 8. Do not fasten off Color C.
Color Section Three (rows 9 through 25) – With 5 mm hook
Working in Dc, follow color diagram to complete rows 9 through 25. Add color B for lettering. At end of row 25, fasten off color B.
Color Section Four (rows 26 through 32) – With 4.5 mm hook
On right side of work, fasten on Color C in first stitch. Make one Dc in every stitch through row 8. Fasten off Color C.
Color Section Five (rows 33 and 34) – With 5 mm hook
On right side of work, fasten on Color B in first stitch. Working in Dc, follow color diagram to complete rows 33 and 34. Fasten on Color A when indicated. Fasten off at end of row 34 and weave in your ends.
Make 3 cuts of yarn that measure 7″ long (in the example, I used one strand of each color). Fold in half. Insert hook – from back to front – in the gap next to last stitch. Place cuts of yarn on hook and pull through. Pull the tails through the loop and tighten.
Place one fringe at the end of each row on the right and left side of the rug.