Sunday, January 31, 2016

How to Crochet a Round Rug Crochet Patterns


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Once you have the basics of crocheting in the round you will be able to crochet a round rug in any style or colors you choose.  Most round crochet rugs start out with crocheting in the round and use a double crochet stitch.  A larger crochet hook such as a size Q or P is preferred along with thicker yarn or holding two strands of yarn together.
Let's Start with the basics of Crocheting a Circle
To Crochet a Circle you can either use a slip stitch to begin or a Magic Circle.  If you choose the Magic Circle method please check on YouTube to find a video on how to make the circle it's pretty easy to do.
Here is a formula that is pretty easy to do and you increase by every 12 rows (you can easily modify this for your rug).

Note: sl st  (slip stitch) in the top of the beginning ch-3 at the end of each round.
Alternate making the increase in the first dc every other round.

Round 1: Begin with 12 dc in ring.
Round 2: increase in every dc. (24 dc)
Round 3: increase every other dc.(1 dc between increases) (36 dc)
Round 4: make 2 dc between increases. (48 dc)
Round 5: make 3 dc between increases. (60 dc)

Continue increasing dc between increases until circle is desired size.

If you choose to create your own rug using the above instructions you can do so by modifying your stitches and using the correct yarn and crochet hook.

There are many patterns out there to crochet round rugs.  They suggest using rags or fabric strips but a rug can easily be crocheted using thick yarn or two or more strands of yarn held together.
  
Here are some patterns you may want to try.
Free Crochet Round Rug with Tassels Pattern
Free Crochet Round Rug with Tassels Pattern


Crocheted Round Rug
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REQUIRED MATERIALS
HEAVY RUG YARN,
6 Skeins Black
3 Skeins each Lt. Yellow, Red and Turquoise
2 Sleins each Lilac, Dk. Rose and Bronze Gold
4 Skeins Dk. Green
Aluminum Crochet Hook Size J
NOTE(s)
Rug is worked in s c using a double strand of yarn throughout.
STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS
With Dk. Green ch 3, 8 s c in 3rd st from hook, join in 1st s c.
2nd and 3rd Rounds. Ch 1, 2 s c in each s c, join each round (32 s c).
4th Round. Ch 1, 1 s c in each s c, cut Green.
Always start next round in a different place so no joining shows on rug. Cut yarn after joining each round.
5th Round. With Black increase in every other st.
6th Round. With Lt. Yellow work even.
7th Round. With Black increase in every 6th st.
8th Round. With Dk. Green increase in every 7th st.
9th Round. With Red increase in every 4th st.
10th Round. With Lilac work even.
11th Round. With Red increase in every 4th st.
Next 5 Rounds. Work even working 1 round Black, 1 round Turquoise, 1 round Black, 1 round Turquoise, 1 round Lt. Yellow.
17th Round. With Dk. Rose increase in every 10th st.
18th Round. With Black increase in every 10th st.
19th Round. With Bronze Gold work even.
20th Round. With Dk. Green increase in every 6th st, then work 1 round even.
Work 1 round in same manner of each of the following colors increasing as necessary to keep work flat, Black, Lt. Yellow, Black, Dk. Green, Red, Lilac, Red, Black, Turquoise, Black, Turquoise, Lt. Yellow, Dk. Rose, Black, Bronze Gold, Dk. Green.
Fringe
Wind all colors over a 5 inch cardboard, cut one end. Using 3 strands for each fringe, double in half and knot through each s c around entire rug arranging colors as desired.



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