Southwest Rug

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This rug’s design was inspired by the beautiful San Juan mountains of southwest Colorado. Textured with bobble stitches and adorned with knotted fringe, the bohemian feel of this classic rug is just what your home has been waiting for.

 

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Size: 37 / [94 cm] x 48” / [122 cm] without fringe, 37 / [94 cm] x 56” / [142 cm] including fringe

Gauge: 17 sts and 8 rows in pattern = 4” [10 cm]

Materials

Light weight yarnYarn: Lion Brand Mandala (100% Acrylic; 590 yards [539 meters]/150 grams):  214 Centaur (MC, 9 balls)

 

 

Medium weight yarnBerroco Vintage (52% Acrylic, 40% Wool, 8% Nylon; 217 yards [198 meters]/100 grams): 5144 Cork (CC, 2 balls)

Hook: US size G/6 (4.0 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle

Special Stitches

Bobble Stitch: Yo, insert hook into st, yo, pull through st, yo, pull through 2 lps (2 lps left on hook), yo, insert hook into st, yo, pull through st, yo, pull through 2 lps (3 lps left on hook), yo, insert hook into st, yo, pull through st, yo, pull through 2 lps (4 lps left on hook), yo, insert hook into st, yo, pull through st, yo, pull through 2 lps (5 lps left on hook), yo, pull through all 5 lps on hook, sc into next st.

Pattern Notes

Each square of the charts represents 2 stitches in one row.

Each white square of the charts represents 2 hdc stitches. Each X represents a bobble stitch.

Bobbles are worked over 2 stitches: the bobble in the first stitch and a single crochet in the second stitch.

Pattern

With two strands of MC held together, ch 145.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. Turn. (144 sts)

Row 2 and all even rows: Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in each st across. (144 sts)

Row 3: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc here and throughout), hdc in next 5 sts, work bobble st 3 times over next 6 sts to create 3 bobbles, hdc in next 10 sts, work bobble st 3 times over next 6 sts to create 3 bobbles, hdc in next 10 sts, work bobble st twice over next 4 sts to create 2 bobbles, hdc in next 10 sts, work bobble st 3 times over next 6 sts to create 3 bobbles, hdc in next 10 sts, work bobble st 4 times over next 8 sts to create 4 bobbles, hdc in next 10 sts, work bobble st 3 times over next 6 sts to create 3 bobbles, hdc in next 10 sts, work bobble st twice over next 4 sts to create 2 bobbles, hdc in next 10 sts, work bobble st 3 times over next 6 sts to create 3 bobbles, hdc in next 10 sts, work bobble st 3 times over next 6 sts to create 3 bobbles, hdc in next 6 sts. Turn. (144 sts)

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Rows 5-61: Work according to chart: each X represents a bobble st and each white square represents 2 hdc sts. Turn. (144 sts)

Rows 63-122:  Rep Rows 3-62.

Rows 123-184: Rep Rows 3-62.

Rows 185-186: Rep Row 2.

Border

Rnd 1: Attach CC with sl st, ch 1, work sc evenly spaced around all edges of Rug, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 2 (crab st edging): Ch 1, work reverse sc into each st around all edges of Rug, join with sl st to first reverse sc. Fasten off.

Finishing

Cut 864 pieces of CC 10” / [25.5 cm] long. Starting at a corner of the short end of Rug, *insert hook into st from the back of the work to the front. Fold 6 pieces of yarn in half and grab the center with your hook. Pull this loop through st about 2” / [5 cm], tuck ends of yarn through the loop and tighten the knot, skip next st; rep from * across Rug.

Trim fringe. Weave in all ends.

Block to dimensions.

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