Crocheted Dorm Room Throw Rug

If you love to crochet or are eager to learn, add this easy project to your must-do list. Made with cotton/acrylic yarn, it's easy to wash.


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Skill Level: Easy

Finished Size: Approximately 30 x 42 1/2 inches, excluding fringe.

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What You Need

  • Lion Brand Yarn, Cotton-Ease, 50% cotton/50% acrylic yarn (207 yards per skein): 2 skeins each of Ice Blue (106) for A, Sugarplum (144) for B, Mint (156) for C, and Vanilla (100) for D.
  • Size 6/G (4 mm) aluminum crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge

In Body Pattern, 15 sts and 10 rows = 4 inches/10 cm. TAKE TIME TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE!

Notes: Leave tails measuring approx 5 inches when beginning and ending rows. These tails will be incorporated into the fringe. This project is worked from side to side.

Instructions

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Beginning at the side edge with A, ch 161. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across -- 160 sts; turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Fasten off.

Body Pattern
Row 1: With the RS facing, join B with a sl st in first sc. Ch 3 (counts as dc); * (skip next st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st-cross stitch made); rep from * across, ending dc in last st; turn.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next dc; * cross stitch across to last 2 sts, dc in dc, dc in turning ch. Fasten off.
Row 3: With the RS facing, join C with a sl st in first dc. Rep Row 1.
Row 4: With C, rep Row 2.
Row 5: With the RS facing, join D with a sl st in first dc. Ch 1, sc in same dc as joining and in each dc across; turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Rows 7-24: Rep Rows 1-6 three times in the following color sequence: (A, B, C); (D, A, B); (C, D, A ).
Rep Rows 1-24 twice more.

Finishing

Cut 5 strands of A measuring 9 inches each. Hold strands in a bundle; fold in half to form a loop. With the WS of throw facing, take loop through edge of first color A stripe. Take ends through loop and pull up to form a knot. Before tightening the knot, include any color A strands into the bundle. Adding one fringe to each sc stripe and 2 to each dc stripe, in color sequence add fringe across. Add fringe to the opposite edge. Trim fringe evenly.

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