Free Crochet Pattern for Cushy Rug

 

The girls in my office and I participate in a secret grab bag for Christmas. It’s a nice way to share the spirit of giving without breaking the bank and buying everyone a gift. The way it works is that everyone draws a name out of hat and they buy one gift for that person, with a preset maximum dollar limit. It is no secret that I love to crochet and I suspected my gift would be crochet related, maybe a free crochet pattern or book? Well I was right that it was crochet related, my grab bag gift was 2 skeins of yarn!

Yay, you say? Well yes, we all love more yarn, except the yarn I got was Bernat’s Super Bulky Blanket yarn and at first I was stumped. I had no idea what I’d make with these two balls of softness.  I started to play a bit and realized that a half  double crochet would produce a very thick, soft and “cushiony” fabric. I knew immediately that I would use this for a little throw rug.

Cushy Crochet Rug by Crochet Zone #crochet #freepatterns #crochetzone

I worked up the simple pattern in the round and added a very simple crab stitch border to finish it off.  I LOVE IT! The rug is perfect to put at the base of a chair so you can keep your feet extra warm while sitting back and reading a book, or use it as a bath mat. The colorway I used, Sandcastles, looks like little pebbles, don’t you think? If you like the Blanket Yarn by Bernat, you can find it online at Michael’s or in your local store (affiliate link).

 

Cushy Crochet Rug by Crochet Zone #crochet #freepatterns #crochetzone

I jotted down the pattern below, but it is so basic I’m sure you wont even need to refer to it!  I hope you love it too!

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Cushy Rug

Materials:
• Bernat Super Bulky Blanket Yarn – 2 skeins
• Hook M/13.00 mm
• Yarn needle for weaving ends

Gauge: Not important for this project

Abbreviations:
Beg – beginning
Ch – chain
Hdc – half double crochet
Sl st(s) – slip stitch(es)
St(s) – stitch(es)

Special Stitches:
Reverse Single Crochet (Crab Stitch) – work a single crochet in each stitch working in the reverse direction of how you usually crochet.

• Beginning ch1 of the round does not count as a stitch
• Start each round in the same stitch as the beginning ch1
• Number in ( ) at end of row/round indicates the number of stitches in that row/round
• Work instructions in [ ] or between **, the designated number of times


Round 1:
Ch4, join with sl st to 1st ch to form a loop, ch1, work 9 hdc in center loop, join to first hdc. (9)
Round 2: Ch1, 2 hdc in each st, join to first hdc. (18)
Round 3: Ch 1, [hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st], repeat between [ ] to end, join to first hdc. (27)
Round 4: Ch 1, [hdc in next 2 st, 2 hdc in next st], repeat between [ ] to end, join to first hdc. (36)
Round 5: Ch 1, [hdc in next 3 st, 2 hdc in next st], repeat between [ ] to end, join to first hdc. (45)
Round 6: Ch 1, [hdc in next 4 st, 2 hdc in next st], repeat between [ ] to end, join to first hdc. (54)
Round 7: Ch 1, [hdc in next 5 st, 2 hdc in next st], repeat between [ ] to end, join to first hdc. (63)
Round 8: Ch 1, [hdc in next 6 st, 2 hdc in next st], repeat between [ ] to end, join to first hdc. (72)
Round 9: Ch 1, [hdc in next 7 st, 2 hdc in next st], repeat between [ ] to end, join to first hdc. (81)
Round 10: Ch 1, hdc in to end, join to first hdc. (81)

**Repeat Round 9, eight times, increasing the number in red by 1 for each row. This will cause each row’s stitch count to go up by 9 stitches.
Repeat Round 10**
Repeat instructions between the **, until the rug is your desired size.
Edging: Work a reverse sc in each st (this is known as Crab Stitch). Fasten off.

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See the coordinating Pillow Here

Basic Throw Pillow Crochet Pattern by Crochet Zone #crochet #freepatterns #crochetzone
Basic Throw Pillow Crochet Pattern by Crochet Zone #crochet #freepatterns #crochetzone
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2 thoughts on “Free Crochet Pattern for Cushy Rug

  1. Bobbi

    Finally! I’ve been searching for hours trying to find a pattern using this yarn. I wanted to make a doily-like rug for the bathroom but had a lot of trouble with it not staying flat as I worked the rounds. I think it’s kind of ‘stout’ and unforgiving. But I see here you used a 12mm hook…maybe that’s the key! The yarn label recommends an 8mm hook which makes a pretty tight stitch. What do you think? Thank you for a great pattern!

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