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Wind River Rug

This rug will add bohemian southwestern style for your living room or bedroom in five earthy colors. This unique, reversible rug is made from eco-friendly 100% recycled fiber yarn, which is created from leftovers of the fashion industry. Worked in tapestry crochet or graphghan style, each section of color is worked from a small ball or bobbin of yarn. This is just what your home has been asking for this season!

Time:  One Week Project

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 33” tall x 45” wide / [84 cm tall x 114 cm wide]

Gauge: 9.5 sts and 10 rows = 4” [10 cm] in sc after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn: Hoooked RibbonXL (80% recycled cotton, 20% recycled other fibers; 131 yards [120 meters]/250 grams): RXL31 Stone Gray (MC, 3 balls), RXL33 Sandy Ecru (CC1, 2 balls), RXLSP8 Riverside Jeans (CC2, 2 balls), RXL43 Caramel Brown (CC3, 1 ball), RXL53 Harvest Ochre (CC4, 1 ball)

Hook/Needles: US size K/10.5 (6.5 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle or small crochet hook for weaving in ends.

Pattern Notes

To change colors, work in old color up to last yarn over then yarn over with the new color to complete the stitch.

To make changing colors easier, separate the yarn into smaller balls before beginning. You will need 3 small balls each of MC and CC4 and 4 small balls each of CC1, CC2, and CC4.

Pattern

With MC, ch 79.

Beginning Stripes

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each rem ch, turn. (78 sts)

Rows 2-13: Ch 1, sc in each st, turn.
Row 14: With CC1, rep Row 2.

Rows 15-16: With CC2, rep Row 2.

Row 17: With CC3, rep Row 2.

Rows 18-19: With CC2, rep Row 2.

Row 20: With CC1, rep Row 2.

Rows 21-22: With MC, rep Row 2.

Colorwork Section

Row 23: Ch 1, [5 sc CC1, 29 sc MC, 5 sc CC1] twice, turn.

Row 24: Ch 1, [4 sc CC1, 31 sc MC, 4 sc CC1] twice, turn.

Row 25: Ch 1, [3 sc CC1, 33 sc MC, 3 sc CC1] twice, turn.

Row 26: Ch 1, [12 s CC1, 15 sc MC, 12 sc CC1] twice, turn.

Row 27: Ch 1, [11 sc CC1, sc 17 MC, 11 sc CC1] twice, turn.

Row 28: Ch 1, [10 sc CC1, 19 sc MC, 10 sc CC1] twice, turn.

Row 29: Ch 1, [7 sc CC2, 10 sc CC1, 5 sc MC, 10 sc CC1, 7 sc CC2] twice, turn.

Row 30: Ch 1, [6 sc CC2, 10 sc CC1, 7 sc MC, 10 sc CC1, 6 sc CC2] twice, turn.

Row 31: Ch 1, [5 sc CC2, 10 sc CC1, 9 sc MC, 10 sc CC1, 5 sc CC2] twice, turn.

Row 32: Ch 1, [4 sc CC3, 7 sc CC2, 17 sc CC1, 7 sc CC2, 4 sc CC3] twice, turn.

Row 33: Ch 1, [3 sc CC3, 7 sc CC2, 19 sc CC1, 7 sc CC2, 3 sc CC3] twice, turn.

Row 34: Ch 1, [2 sc CC3, 7 sc CC2, 21 sc CC1, 7 sc CC2, 2 sc CC3] twice, turn.

Row 35: Ch 1, [8 sc CC3, 10 sc CC2, 3 sc CC1, 10 sc CC2, 8 sc CC3] twice, turn.

Row 36: Ch 1, [7 sc CC3, 10 sc CC2, 5 sc CC1, 10 sc CC2, 7 sc CC3] twice, turn.

Row 37: Ch 1, [6 sc CC3, 10 sc CC2, 7 sc CC1, 10 sc CC2, 6 sc CC3] twice, turn.

Row 38: Ch 1, [4 sc CC4, 11 sc CC3, 9 sc CC2, 11 sc CC3, 4 sc CC4] twice, turn.

Row 39: Ch 1, [3 sc CC4, 11 sc CC3, 11 sc CC2, 11 sc CC3, 3 sc CC4] twice, turn.

Row 40: Ch 1, [2 sc CC4, 11 sc CC3, 13 sc CC2, 11 sc CC3, 2 sc CC4] twice, turn.

Row 41: Rep Row 39.

Row 42: Rep Row 38.

Row 43: Rep Row 37.

Row 44: Rep Row 36.

Row 45: Rep Row 35.

Row 46: Rep Row 34.

Row 47: Rep Row 33.

Row 48: Rep Row 32.

Row 49: Rep Row 31.

Row 50: Rep Row 30.

Row 51: Rep Row 29.

Row 52: Rep Row 28.

Row 53: Rep Row 27.

Row 54: Rep Row 26.

Row 55: Rep Row 25.

Row 56: Rep Row 24.

Rows 57-90: Rep Rows 23-56.

Row 91: Rep Row 23.

Ending Stripes

Rows 92-93: With MC, rep Row 2.

Row 94: With CC1, rep Row 2.

Rows 95-96: With CC2, rep Row 2.

Row 97: With CC3, rep Row 2.

Rows 98-99: With CC2, rep Row 2.

Row 100: With CC1, rep Row 2.

Rows 101-113: With MC, rep Row 2.

Finishing

Weave in all ends with a large tapestry needle or small crochet hook. Block to dimensions if desired.

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