Mellow Yellow Rug

Pair yellow and blue together to make a rug that will brighten any room in a subtle, warm way. This rug is great in the kitchen, by your front door, and any room in your home.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 18” x 30”

Gauge: 13 sts and 15 rows = 4” [10 cm] in sc.

Materials

Yarn:

Medium Weight Yarn Willow Yarns Cub (60% cotton, 40% Acrylic; 88 yards [80 meters]/50 grams): 0011 Clear Spring (MC), 4 balls; 0006 Afternoon (CC), 4 balls

Hook: US size I/9 (5.5 mm)

Notions: tapestry needle

Special Stitches

Single crochet spike stitch (scs): Insert hook into st 1 row below next st, yo, pull through (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through both loops.

Pattern Notes

This rug is initially worked in rows, then a border is crocheted around the rug. When working 36 sts in the sides of the rug to make the first round, it is suggested to divide the side of the rug into 4 even sections (by dividing it in half 2 times) and then evenly spacing 9 sts in each section.

Pattern

Rug

With MC, ch 73.
Row 1: Sc in bottom loop of 2nd chain from hook, sc in bottom loop of each remaining ch. (72 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a st here or throughout), sc in each st across.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each of next 3 sts, *scs in next st, sc in next st; rep from * until 1 st remain, sc in last st.
Rows 4-5: Switch to CC. Repeat Row 3 twice.
Rows 6-7: Switch to MC. Repeat Row 3 twice.
Rows 8-9: Switch to CC. Repeat Row 3 twice.
Rows 10-11: Switch to MC. Repeat Row 3 twice.
Rows 12-13: Switch to CC. Repeat Row 3 twice.
Rows 14-15: Switch to MC. Repeat Row 3 twice.
Rows 16-17: Switch to CC. Ch 1, sc in each st across.

Beg with MC, repeat Rows 2-17, changing colors as indicated in pattern.

Beg with MC, repeat Rows 2-15 once more, changing colors as indicated in pattern.

Last Row: Ch 1, sc in each st across.

Do not fasten off. Do not turn.

Border

Rnd 1: Switch to CC, ch 3, work 36 sc evenly spaced down side of rug, ch 2, 2 sc in first st on bottom of rug, sc in each of next 70 st along bottom of rug, 2 sc in last st on bottom of rug, ch 2, work 36 sc evenly spaced up side of rug, ch 2, 2 sc in first st on top of rug, sc in each of next 70 st along top of rug, 2 sc in last st on top of rug, join with sl st in 1st ch of beginning ch 3. (36 sts on sides of rug, 74 sts on top and bottom of rug, ch-2 on each corner; 228 sts around)
Rnd 2: Ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch 2), 2 dc in same ch-sp, ch 1, skip 1, dc in each of next 34 sts, ch 1, skip 1, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip 1, dc in each of next 72 sts, ch 1, skip 1, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip 1, dc in each of next 34 sts, ch 1, skip 1, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip 1, dc in each of next 72 sts, ch 1, skip 1, dc in ch-2 sp, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 5. (40 sts on sides of rug, 78 sts on top and bottom of rug, ch-2 on each corner; 244 sts around)

Rnd 3: Switch to MC, sl st into ch-2 sp, ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch 2), 2 dc in same ch sp, ch 1, skip 2, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 34 sts, 2 dc in ch-1 sp,  ch 1, skip 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip 2, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 72 sts, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip 2, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 34 sts, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip 2, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 72 sts, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip 2, dc in ch-2 sp, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 5. (44 sts on sides of rug, 82 sts on top and bottom of rug, ch-2 on each corner; 260 sts around)

Rnd 4: Sl st into ch-2 sp, ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch 2), 2 dc in same ch sp, ch 1, skip 2, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 38 sts, 2 dc in ch-1 sp,  ch 1, skip 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip 2, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 76 sts, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip 2, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 38 sts, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip 2, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 76 sts, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip 2, dc in ch-2 sp, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 5. (48 sts on sides of rug, 86 sts on top and bottom of rug, ch-2 on each corner; 276 sts around)

Rnd 5: Switch to cc, sl st into ch-2 sp, ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch 2), 2 dc in same ch sp, ch 1, skip 2, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 42 sts, 2 dc in ch-1 sp,  ch 1, skip 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip 2, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 80 sts, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip 2, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 42 sts, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip 2, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 80 sts, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip 2, dc in ch-2 sp, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 5. (52 sts on sides of rug, 90 sts on top and bottom of rug, ch-2 on each corner; 292 sts around)
Fasten off.

Rnd 6: Sl st into ch-2 sp, ch 3, sc in ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 52 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 90 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 52 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip 2, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 90 sts, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip 2, dc in ch-2 sp, join with sl st in 1st ch of beginning ch 3. (54 sts on sides of rug, 92 sts on top and bottom of rug, ch-2 on each corner; 300 sts around)

Rnd 7: Switch to MC, sl st in each st around. (300 sts)
Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in all ends. Block rug.yarn ball

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Comments
  • Tech Editor

    Hello Sherron,
    You can see photos of the rug on the right side of the page. I hope this helps!

    Reply
  • dorothyA

    Nice for under kitchen sink, or power room sink, any other room would require a non skid backing

    Reply

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