Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Stripey Spring Rug Instructions

I've been trying to sit down and write out the instructions for the rugs...which are really easy. I still haven't finished the solid color one, but I have finished the stripey one.



It turned out smaller than I had initially envisioned, but it's so easy to make another in a larger size.

It's made using all slip stitches. I love the look of slip stitches. It gives you a knitted look. The great thing about slip stitches with crochet is the thickness that is created.

Materials

Super Bulky (6 weight) yarn (I used Lion Brand Hometown USA)
Size P crochet hook
Yarn needle

Measurements
Length
Width

Pattern

Note: Make sure you work in the back loop only for every stitch

Ch 33

Row 1: Sl st in each ch, turn. (32 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, sl st in the back loop only of each st across, turn (32 sts)

Row 3- 87: Repeat row 2, following the color sequence.


Color sequence

Light pink 4 rows
Bright pink 4 rows
Yellow 2 rows
Blue 4 rows
White 2 rows
Bright pink 2 rows
Green 4 rows

Light Pink 2 rows
Yellow 4 rows
Bright Pink 4 rows
Blue 2 rows
White 4 rows
Green 2 rows

Light Pink 4 rows
Bright Pink 2 rows
Yellow 2 rows
Blue 4 rows
White 2 rows
Bright Pink 4 rows
Green 4 rows

Light Pink 2 rows
Yellow 4 rows
Bright Pink 2 rows
Blue 2 rows
White 4 rows
Green 2 rows
Light Pink 4 rows
Bright Pink 5 rows

Take a yarn needle and carefully weave all of those ends. With sl stitches...it is a little harder to hide those ends.

If you would like a wider rug, just start with more chains...like 40 or 45 instead of 33. If you would like your rug to be longer just add more rows.

I love the back...it has an interesting look


Enjoy, and have a great week!

53 comments:

  1. Been waiting for this. It turned out beautifully. Did you daughter take from you? I like the way slip stitches look as well.

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    1. Thank you. She has taken it from me...she thinks everything I make is for her, especially the colorful projects

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  2. How pretty!! Reminds me of Easter colors!

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  3. The colours are great, very cheery for a dull(it's been raining here in Scotland)day, gives hope for sunny spring days to come!

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    1. Thank you and I hope your weather improves soon:D I can't wait till spring gets here

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  4. This is lovely -can't wait to try it! Thank you for this wonderful pattern :) Maggie xx

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  5. this is so pretty! I thought that it was knit... love the colors.

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    1. Thank you...yes that's what I love about slip stitches

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  6. I love this! I've been wanting to make a rug for a long time... Thanks for the tutorial!!

    Genevieve

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    1. Thank you and you're welcome
      I hope you like it:D

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  7. That's a beautiful rug and the colours are just gorgeous. I'm wondering how slippery it is on the floor, did you use any anti-slip material on the back?

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    1. Thank you:) It needs a backing. I'm thinking of attaching it with velcro. We'll see how that turns out.

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    2. I've been told that you can apply puff paint to the back of fabric/yarn to make it slip resistant and wash proof. Have you ever heard of or tried that?

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  8. I have some bright colored bulky yarn that I had no idea whatI was goinna do with it. Thanks

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    1. You're welcome
      Have a great day:D

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  9. This is awesome. I love the vibrant colors:) how are you feeling? I hope your doing better

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you like it. I am feeling much, much better, the crud has finally went away...thank you so much for asking. Have a great day,
      Liz

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  10. Very nice and beautiful colourway...

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  11. So pretty! I love the back - so much that I'd probably make it the front. :) We use a non-adhesive drawer/shelf liner under all of our rugs. It works fabulously and you don't have to attach it, which makes it super easy.

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    1. Thank you and thanks for the idea about the backing:D Have a great weekend

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  12. Just found your blog. Love the crocheted rug. I have several I've made out of strips of fabric, but really like the look of the yarn.

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    1. Thanks and I'm glad you found me. I hope you find something here you would like to make:D

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  13. hi there :) i've just found your blog and think it is absolutely beautiful. I love your choice of colours on this rug and all of the multicolour creations I've seen so far :) plus you have made a super awsome hello kitty hat so I have to be a follower now hehe! xx

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    1. Hello,
      Thanks so much and I hope you enjoy the patterns:D
      Have a great weekend

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  14. I have to try this one! Thanks. x

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    1. You're welcome...I hope you like it:D

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  15. Love this, would be perfect for a bath mat.
    Michelle
    MKNDesigns

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    1. Thanks. It would be perfect for a bath mat with the right yarn. Don't use the kind I used. It will fuzz up and look terrible in no time.

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    2. I am going to use cotton, just have to go through my cotton stash to find a color I want to use.

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  16. Awesome rug! Love the way the back loop and slip stitches work up! Must try!

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  17. Oh my word! This is gorgeous! I have to make it...so easy too!

    I'd love for you to link up and share if you are pin friendly: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2012/03/pinteresting-party-week-31.html

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  18. I love this it's beautiful, i must make one for my summer house :)

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  19. lovely colors. inspiring project..

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  20. I'll try to make one for my children. Yours is very very beutiful.

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  21. Beautiful! I must make one of these. How many skeins of yarn did this take?

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    1. One skein of each of the colors

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  22. Oh, this is so nice! the colors are amazing, like a candy or something. :) Love it.

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  23. Hi, Liz.
    Thank you your wonderful pattern. I made it!
    http://eskerrikasko.way-nifty.com/lehen/2012/10/post-1f5f.html

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  24. Just found your website, and I LOVE it! Love all your crochet projects. Want to try them all! Thank you for the patterns as well.

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  25. Brilliant rug pattern. Thank You for posting a tutorial.

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  26. I loved the colors. It's a very happy rug. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Thanks for this pattern I think I'm going to do it in nautical colours as a gift for my mum, fingers crossed it turns out as nice as yours.

    Thanks again

    Jo
    http://eskdalegifts.blogspot.co.uk/

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  28. This is great! I made mine in yellow and hot pink and it just pops in my bathroom. Thanks for the awesome tutorial!

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  29. How many skeins does it take to make this rug. It's just great and I want to make it! I've just made my first project, a hat, with this yarn and I love it. Thanks or the pattern!

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    1. I think it took about 1 of each color. I used the Hometown USA found at Wal mart or other big craft stores.

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  30. How big is this rug? I'm thinking I'd like to do one about 4x the size of this one for a baby room.

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