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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.

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


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.


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.


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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