This is an easy crochet pattern for a small area rug, it is the perfect size to place in front of a door and could make a nice housewarming gift. Different color combinations for the stripes can give this floor mat a totally different look.
Width = 22 inches
Length = 34 inches
Worsted Weight Yarn (I used Lily Sugar n' Cream Cotton Yarn)
Color A: Ecru (4 super size skeins, 200 yards each)
Color B: Jute (2 regular skeins, 120 yards each)
H (5mm) Crochet Hook
ch = chain
st(s) = stitch(es)
sc = single crochet
SS = spike stitch
yo = yarn over
Spike Stitch: Insert hook through the st in the row below the next st to be worked and draw up a long loop to the height of the current row; yo, draw yarn through both loops on hook.
Attaching New Colors: Continue to the last stitch in the row before you are changing colors. Work the final stitch until you have 2 loops on your hook; instead of yarning over with your current color, drop that yarn and cut it leaving a 5 inch tail. Yarn over with your new color (leaving a 5 inch tail) and pull that yarn through the 2 loops on your hook. Continue the pattern with your new color. Tie the tails of both colors together to secure, these tails will be woven in and trimmed at the end.
16 rows and 14 sc sts = 4” square
Worked in multiples of 3 + 2
With Color A, Ch 119 (keep an even tension)
Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in every ch to the end of the row. Turn
Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch). 1 sc in each sc to the end of the row. Turn.
Rows 3 and 4: Repeat row 2.
Row 5 (Color B): Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch). 2 sc in 1st sc; *skip next 2 sc, work 3SS in next st (see above for instructions); repeat from * to last 3 sts, skip 2 sc, work 2 sc in last st. Turn.
Row 6 (Color A): Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch). 1 sc in each st to the end of the row. Turn.
Row 7: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch). 1 sc in each sc to the end of the row. Turn.
Repeat rows 3-7 until piece measures 22 inches (you should finish on a row 4).
Weave in and trim all ends.
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© Busted Hook 2017
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