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Blue and White Checkerboard Rug

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This Blue and White Checkerboard Rug from Coats & Clark is a great way to practice your crochet skills.  Make this rug for your living room or bathroom or give it as a gift to a family member or friend.  Great for beginners and advanced crocheters alike, this easy crochet pattern works up quickly and is a great decoration for any room in your home.

Materials:

  • 3 balls Red Heart Eco-Cotton™ Blend” yarn in Denim (A)
  • 3 balls Red Heart Eco-Cotton™ Blend” yarn in Snow (B)
  • 6.5 mm [US K-10.5] and 6 mm [US J-10] crochet hooks
  • Yarn needle

 

Gauge: 9 sts = 4”; 8 rows = 3” in pattern with larger hook and 2 strands held together. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

 

Instructions:
Rug measures 24” wide x 31” long without fringe.
Work with 2 strands held together throughout.

Strip 1 (Make 3)

  1. With larger hook and A ch 12 loosely.
     
  2. Row 1 (Right Side): Draw up a loop in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook, * draw up a loop in same ch as last leg of last st and in next ch, yo and through all 3 loops on hook; repeat from * across; sc in same ch as last leg of last st; turn – 11 sts.
     
  3. Row 2: Ch 1, draw up a loop in first 2 sts, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook, * draw up a loop in same st as last leg of last st and in next st, yo and through all 3 loops on hook; repeat from * across; sc in same st as last leg of last st; turn – 11 sts.
     
  4. Rows 3-12: Repeat row 2 changing to B in last sc of Row 12. Now work 12 rows in pattern with B, then 12 rows with A. Repeat the last 24 rows twice more – 7 blocks. Fasten off.

 

Strip 2 (Make 2)

  1. Work same as Strip 1 reversing color placement.

 

Finishing

  1. Sew strips together as pictured. With right side facing, smaller hook and A, work 1 rnd sc evenly around rug working 3 sc in each corner; join. Fasten off.
     
  2. Weave in ends.
     
  3. Cut 7” lengths of A and knot into a fringe on each short end of rug. Trim.

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