Happy Saturday! I don't often post patterns on the weekend, but I was just too excited about this one and I couldn't wait... My most favorite projects to crochet are those that are functional and beautiful, and I think this rug nails it! The arrow design is modern and the colors are bright and cheerful. Plus, the yarn used in this free pattern is bulky, durable cotton that really is perfect for an indoor rug :)
Why am I so excited about this one?
- I love the C2C stitch and I especially love how it looks with Bernat Maker Home Dec yarn. The texture is so defined and beautiful.
- It is my newest Instructables project-which means you can find detailed step-by-step photos here.
- It is modern, functional, AND washable. I am super excited about the possibility of making more rugs. I feel like I always want more, but they are oddly expensive!
- The no-sew, non-skid backing works better than I could have ever imagined and I DIDN'T HAVE TO WEAVE IN MY ENDS!!! **Update** the glue I used to add the backing did not survive the washing machine-so sewing is recommended if you plan to wash this rug.
- Bernat Maker Home Dec Yarn: I used *just* over 2 skein of Aqua and about half a skein of Cream. If you don't want to purchase 3 skeins of Aqua you could eliminate the SC edging in Aqua and use 'Cream' instead.
- 6.0mm crochet hook (I love Clover Amour hooks)
- Yarn Needle
Optional Supplies for adding the non-skid backing (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)
- Sl st: slip stitch
- Ch: chain
- SC: single crochet
- HDC: half-double crochet
- DC: double crochet
Approx. 21" X 31"
- You could make this a smaller rug/use less yarn by using the HDC C2C stitch instead
- Need help learning C2C? I have a whole video and photo tutorial series available here. The video below is video #1 of 4
C2C stitch: I used a ch 2 and 3 DC per pixel. Remember to watch the video tutorials if you need help
Edging: When you crochet your final row (1 pixel), ch 1, SC around the edge of your piece with the color Aqua. Work 5 SC stitches per 2 pixels. SC, ch 1, SC in each corner.
When you finish the SC around, join to the first SC with a sl st. Switch to color 'Cream'. Ch 1, HDC around working a HDC, ch 1, HDC into each corner space of the previous round.
Tie off yarn and weave in the ends of yarn. If you plan to add the optional non-skid backing you DO NOT need to weave in all your ends. Just those that would not be covered by the backing.
Click here for instructions to add the non-skid, no-sew backing - if you opt not to add this remember to weave in all the ends.
This rug is the perfect size to use at a doorway, in a bathroom or in your kitchen! It is comfy to stand on, so I currently have mine in front of my stove :)
If you love this rug, you would also love my Fallen Arrows Blanket. This pattern was my 2017 winter crochet along, but the free pattern and all the video/photo resources will always be available here.
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