Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Free Crochet Pattern: Cotton Aztec Rug

Mint Crochet Cotton Aztec Rug Free Pattern and Tutorial: copyright GrowCreativeBlog
Crochet Cotton Aztec Rug Free Pattern and Tutorial: copyright GrowCreativeBlog


The free pattern and tutorial for the Cotton Aztec Rug are here!

It's been a while since I posted a crochet pattern and this one took some work, but I'm happy to share.  I love most of the bohemian and aztec patterns that are so popular right now and I think this rug fits right in with that style.  

So read on for pictures and a written pattern.  Please don't distribute or post the complete pattern without permission. thank you, thank you, thank you!

Materials:

Yarn:  Worsted Weight Cotton Double Strand: 6- 2.5 oz skeins
           (I used Lily Sugar 'n Cream "Beach Glass" and Peaches 'n Cream "Mint")
Hook:  J/ 10 6.00MM
Yarn Needle

Abbreviations:
ch= chain
dc= double crochet
sts= stitches
sp= space
sc= single crochet

Size: 
approx.  20 1/2  x 39 inches


Pattern:

Using two strands of yarn together, ch. 49

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (beginning chains count as dc).  Dc in each ch across turn.  (46dc)

Mint Crochet Rug Tutorial

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc).
  • Dc in next 3 sts. Ch 2, skip next 2 sts (5 & 6). Dc in next st (7), creating a square hole. 
  • Dc in each st across up until st 41.  Ch 2, skip next 2 sts (41 & 42).  Dc in next st (43) and in each st to the end of the row.  
  • Turn. (one square hole on each end four sts in)
Mint Crochet Rug Tutorial
Mint Crochet Rug Tutorial

Row 3:  Ch 3 (counts as dc).
  • Dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in ch 2 sp from 1st row.  Ch 2, skip next 2 sts (7 & 8).   Dc in next st (9), creating a square hole. 
  • Dc in each st across up until before st 39.  Ch 2, skip next 2 sts (39 & 40).   2 dc in ch 2 space from previous row and dc and in each st to the end of the row.  
  • Turn. (one square hole on each end six sts in)
Mint Crochet Rug Tutorial
Mint Crochet Rug Tutorial and Pattern
Mint Crochet Rug Tutorial and Pattern

Row 4-15: Repeat Row 3, except skip the following stitches to create square holes in the following order:

Row 4: Skip (9 &10) then (37 & 38)
Row 5: Skip (11 & 12) then (35 &36)
Row 6:Skip (13 &14) then (33 &34)
Row 7: Skip (15 &16) then (31 &32)
Row 8: Skip (17 & 18) then (29 &30)
Row 9: Skip (19 & 20) then (27 & 28)
Row 10: Skip (17 & 18) then (29 &30)
Row 11: Skip (15 &16) then (31 &32)
Row 12: Skip (13 &14) then (33 &34)
Row 13: Skip (11 & 12) then (35 &36)
Row 14: Skip (9 &10) then (37 & 38)
Row 15: Skip (7&8) then (39 &40)

* Repeat rows 2-15 two more times.  (43 rows total)

Row 44: Repeat Row 2.
Row 45: Ch 3 (counts as dc).  Dc in each st across, making 2 dc in each ch 2 space. (46 dc)
Tie off, but do not cut yarn.
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Edging

Row 1:
  • Ch 1, turn, then sc in each st across the tops side.  3sc in the corner.  
  • Continue on to long side, 2sc in each dc space, 3 sc in the corner.  You should end up with about 89 sc in the long side.
  • Repeat for the next two sides.
  • Slip stitch into beginning ch 1.
Row 2:
Ch 1, sc in each st around, working 2 sc in each corner sc.
Slip stitch into beginning ch 1.

Crochet Cotton Aztec Rug Free Pattern and Tutorial: copyright GrowCreativeBlog

Row 3- Bobbles:
  • Ch 3,  3 dc in 3rd ch from hook, holding back last stitch of each dc on your hook.  4 loops on hook.
  • Yarn over and pull through all the 4 loops on your hook.  You now have one cluster stitch.
Crochet Bobble Edging
  • Ch 3, work a second cluster stitch in the look that closed the first cluster stitch.  
  • Slip stitch in the beginning of the first cluster stitch to join the two clusters together.
Crochet Bobble Edging
  • Ch 3, skip 3 sts, sc in next st.  
Crochet Bobble Edging
  • Repeat bobbles, skipping only 2 sts in between until the end.  Skip 3 sts at the end of the top side.  (17 bobbles).  Tie off and weave in ends.
Crochet Bobble Edging

Join yarn to bottom edge and repeat row 3 along that edge.  Tie off and weave in ends.

Crochet Cotton Aztec Rug Free Pattern and Tutorial: copyright GrowCreativeBlog
Crochet Cotton Aztec Rug Free Pattern and Tutorial: copyright GrowCreativeBlog




12 comments:

  1. How many skeins of the two colors?

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    1. I think I used about 8 skeins total. good luck!

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  2. Fabulous, I'd love to try it with t-shirt yarn, or even yarn that I make from sheets. All the best!

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    1. Good idea- I think this rug would work well with either type of yarn!

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  3. Thank You so much for sharing it! Very well explained, I didn't tried it yet but I am sure will be easy to follow.

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  4. Very beautiful crochet rug! Nice color too. Great idea.
    Is it okay if I translate it too Dutch on my website? I will ofcourse link to you.
    Lisa

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    1. Thanks Lisa! I don't allow my patterns or entire posts to be copied on other site, even in other languages. You may use a picture or two for your site, but please do not post my pattern. You may direct your readers to my site for the entire pattern. Thanks for asking!

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    2. Okay. Thanks for your reply Elise. I respect your policy ofcourse.

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  5. Beautiful! I am making this with t shirt yarn. It is much bigger !

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  6. I would like to make a blanket using this pattern. Any suggestions for making it wider?

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  7. I am making this with the Sugar and Cream and am also going to make a larger one for my Florida room using Tshirt yarn. Great, easy pattern to follow. Thank yoy.

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