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Nautical Waves Rug

By: Kathy Wigington for Red Heart Yarn

This Nautical Waves Rug makes a great addition to any home.  Great for both indoors and out, this crochet rug is versatile and quick to work up.  Using a textured shell stitch pattern, this rug feels great on bare feet and can be made in any color combination of your choosing.

Nautical Rug

Materials:

  • 9 balls Red Heart® “Eco-Cotton™ Blend” in Denim (A)
  • 6 balls Red Heart® “Eco-Cotton™ Blend” in Vanilla (B)
  • 6mm [US J-10] crochet hook
  • Yarn needle

 

Gauge:  4 shells = 4” holding 3 strands together. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

 

Instructions:
Use 3 strands of same color held together as one throughout.

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): With A, ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 2 ch; turn – 1 shell.
     
  2. Row 2: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 2 ch – beginning shell made; (slip st, ch 3, 3 dc) all over ch-3 of previous row – shell made; turn – 2 shells.
     
  3. Row 3: Beginning shell, * shell; repeat from * across changing to B in last dc; turn – 3 shells.
     
  4. Row 4: Beginning shell, * shell; repeat from * across; turn. Repeat Row 4 for pattern, increasing 1 shell each row, in the following color sequence: 2 more rows B, 7 rows A, 1 row B, 3 rows A, 3 rows B, 2 rows A – 22 shells at end of last row.
     
  5. Row 23: Beginning shell, [shell] 21 times changing to B in last dc; turn – 22 shells.
     
  6. Row 24: Ch 1, slip st in first 3 dc, [shell] 22 times; turn – 22 shells.
     
  7. Row 25: Beginning shell, [shell] 21 times; turn – 22 shells.
     
  8. Row 26: Ch 1, slip st in first 3 dc, [shell] 22 times changing to A in last dc; turn.
     
  9. Row 27: Repeat Row 25.
     
  10. Row 28: Repeat Row 26.
     
  11. Row 29: With A, ch 1, slip st in first 3 dc, * shell; repeat from * to last shell; slip st in last ch-3 changing to B; turn – 21 shells.
     
  12. Row 30: Ch 1, slip st in first 3 dc, * shell; repeat from * to last shell; slip st in last ch-3 space; turn – 20 shells. Repeat Row 30 for pattern, decreasing 1 shell each row, in the following color sequence: 2 more rows B, 3 rows A, 1 row B, 7 rows A, 3 rows B, 3 rows A – 1 shell. Fasten off.
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