Sunday, March 20, 2011

Easy Round Thick Crochet Rug Pattern- Beginner Tutorial

In my stash of yarn, I had two full skeins of Wool-Ease Thick and Quick (part wool & part acrylic) yarn and decided I should finally do something with it.  I ended up making a round crochet rug with it, that I think I'll use in my bathroom in front of the sink (tile is so cold!!).  It was really easy to make and was very quick.  I'm still not decided if I am going to leave it the size it is or get another skein and make it a little bit bigger.   


Easy Round Thick Crochet Rug:
Yarn Used: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick (I used Color #144- Denim)
Hook Used: Size US N (15)/ 10mm

**If you sell or post any items made from this pattern, please include a link back to my site.  (EX- "This item was made from a pattern on Stargazun Designs" ) Thanks!!**
  •  Ch 5
    • Join to 1st stitch with sl st to form a circle.
  • Row 1:
    • Ch3 (counts as 1st DC)
    • DC 11 more into circle
    • Join with sl st to the top of the ch3
      • Total: 12 stitches
  • Row 2:
    • Ch3 (counts as 1st DC)
    • DC in 1st DC of last round
    • 2 DCs in each of the remaining DCs of the last round (11)
    • Join with sl st to the top of the ch3
      • Total: 24 stitches
  • Row 3:
    • Ch 3 (counts as 1st DC)
    • 2 DCs in next DC of last round
    • *DC in next, 2 DCs in next* - Repeat 11 times
      • Total: 36 stitches
  • Row 4:
    • Ch3 (counts as 1st DC)
    • DC in next DC of last round
    • 2 DC in next DC of last round
    • *DC in the next two , 2 DCs in next* - Repeat 11 times
      • Total: 48 stitches
  • Row 5:
    • Chain 3 (counts as 1st Double Crochet)
    • DC in next 2
    • 2 DC in next DC of last round
    • *DC in the next three , 2 DCs in next* - Repeat 11 times
      • Total: 60 stitches
  • Row 6 and on - Each row adds an additional 12 evenly spaced out stitches.  For each row, do one more DC after the Ch3 and add one DC to the section that is repeated (aka- Row6: Ch3, DC in next 3, DC2, *DC in next 4, 2DCs in next* 11 times-72 stitches)

Two skein made the rug 22 inches in diameter.  Obviously, keep going if you want a larger rug.

***Note:  This pattern will increase in the same spot on each row.  To avoid this, split up the DCs from the first repeated section. AKA- If you are doing  row 6, you will be doing *4DCs, DC2 in next* 12 times (the first time being the time where ch3 counts as the first DC).  To move the increase, DC1, DC2 in next, *3DCs, DC2 in next* 12 times and make up the two DCs that were missed at the end.  If you have any questions, please leave me a message, I'd be happy to help.***

I crochet this rug in rows, instead of continuous because I like the look of each row of circles lining up. I made it all one color because that's what I had lying around, but by crocheting it in the round, it makes it a lot easier (and more finished looking) to change between different colors.  To do this, finish a whole row, sl st to the top of the last chain, weave in ends and start the next row with a new color.



One skein

Two Skeins

Rug after second skein of yarn- just managed to finish the whole round... thats all thats left of the yarn!

 

In front of the sink in the bathroom


16 comments:

  1. This is exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks so much!!

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  2. Good to hear! I'd love to see what you make, post a link when you are done. :)

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  3. started this today-love it! thanks for sharing...kind of tricky splitting up the DC's.

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  4. I'd love to see it when its complete. :)
    Instead of keeping track of the number of stitches for each row, I just keep track of the number of double DCs that I need to do and randomly do them throughout the row.

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  5. Should Row 5 say *DC in the next three, instead of two? Otherwise I get 63 dcs for that row instead of 60.

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  6. Yup! You are correct, it should read "*DC in the next THREE , 2 DCs in next* - Repeat 11 times" (which will cover 4*11 or 44 of the last rows 48 stitches). I will update now, thanks for catching the typo!

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  7. hi started this rug tonight I guess im areally a beginner im having trouble at row 6 :( but I love the rug I want to make it like 3ft round... do you think you can help me out.. I can follow the pattern but when I get up to row 6 im sooo lost...I love this little rug...I guess im not as good at crocheting as I thought... Any help would be greatly appreciated :)

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    1. Hey I would love to help.
      Essentially what you do for row 6 on is in each row, 12 more DCs are added. The total number of DCs in every row should always be a multiple of 12.

      I noticed I had a typo - my example said row 7 instead of row 6. Maybe it will make more sense now that it's fixed?

      If you need more help send me an email: stargazundesigns@gmail.com

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    1. Hey Latisha,
      The rug will curl up and get wavy if there are too many stitches. Have you recounted the stitches to make sure there aren't too many?
      You can always send me an email (address above) if you need more specific help. Good luck!

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  10. I am having the same wavy issue... I have taken it apart four times now... godsheartcry@yahoo.com... started at 3dc 2dc row and has got worse as I go.

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  11. Me too, I have ripped it out 5 times! just get a lot of waves Im losing the will to live.

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  12. Thank you for this pattern , I am making it for my living room in front of my front door . I love how easy the instructions are , and how fast it works up .

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  13. what does AKA mean?

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    1. "Also known as". It is noting another way to explain something.

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