Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Lavender Chevron Rug Pattern


I started the pattern to this rug last year and it's one of those projects that has been sitting in my closet. Something inspired me this last week to go through all of those unfinished projects and start working on them again. It feels nice to finally complete it and to have more closet space!

When I started this pattern and was in need of a rug, I wasn't even living in the same place I'm in now! It was initially going to be in a room with hardwood floor, so I planned on gluing a non-slip backing to it. Now, my current place has carpet, so I didn't end up getting the backing. But it's not a bad idea to do it! Maybe in the future if I'm in a place with hardwood floors again. I love the thickness of this rug. It's made by holding 3--yep, 3!--strands of worsted weight yarn and a P hook. Maybe not the best project to start in the summer as it gets very heavy the more you work on it. The pattern is so versatile and can be made in a variety of color combinations/stripe thickness.

Mine turned out to be 43x35 inches, but you can make it any size you'd like! That's what's great about the flexibility of the pattern.

You may sell the finished product from this pattern, but please reference and link this post. Please don't claim this pattern as your own or sell the pattern. I'd love to see pictures of your finished product! You can put them up on Ravelry or post it on my Facebook Page.

Materials:
Size P crochet hook (11.50 mm)
3 skeins of Red Heart Lavender [A]
3 skeins of Craft Smart Gray [B]
3 skeins of Red Heart Aran [C]
Tapestry needle
Non-slip rug backing (optional)

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st  = slip stitch

Notes:
This stitch requires foundation chain that is a multiple of 16 + 2. Hold 3 strands of yarn at a time throughout this pattern. Be careful not to lose any loops while making the stitches. Work over all tails to avoid the tedious task of sewing them in at the end.

Rug:
With [A], ch 82 (16 x 5 = 80 + 2).

Row 1:
2 sc in second ch from hook. *Sc in next 7 ch. Skip 1 ch. Sc in next 7 ch. 3 sc in next ch.* Repeat from * to * across, ending with only 2 sc in last ch. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 2:
2 sc in first sc. *Sc in next 7 sc. Skip 2 sc. Sc in next 7 sc. 3 sc in next sc.* Repeat from * to * across, ending with 2 sc in the last sc. Ch 1 and turn.

Repeat Row 2 for the pattern. I did 6 rows with [A], then 3 rows with [B], and 6 rows with [C], and repeated. For the color change, I fastened off and joined a new color each time with a sl st. You can try carrying the colors on the side as the border will cover the carried colors.

When finished, fasten off and weave in all ends.

Filling:
This part fills in the chevron triangles to make a straight edge all the way around.

Row 1:
With gray [B], sl st in any corner of the rug. Ch 1. Sc in next 7 st. Sl st in next st. Turn.














Row 2:
Sc in next 6 st. Skip next st. Sc in last st. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 3:
Sk first st. Sc in next 6 st. Sl st in the next purple st. Turn.














Row 4:
Sc in next 5 st. Skip next st. Sc in last st. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 5:
Sk first st. Sc in next 5 st. Sl st in next purple st. Turn.

Row 6:
Sc in next 4 st. Skip next st. Sc in last st. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 7:
Sk first st. Sc in next 4 st. Sl st in next purple st. Turn.

Row 8:
Sc in next 3 st. Skip next st. Sc in last st. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 9:
Sk first st. Sc in next 3 st. Sl st in next purple st. Turn.

Row 10:
Sc in next 2 st. Skip next st. Sc in last st. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 11:
Sk first st. Sc in next 2 st. Sl st in next purple st. Turn.

Row 12:
Sc in next 1 st. Skip next st. Sc in last st. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 13:
Sk first st. Sc in next st. Sl st in next purple st. Turn.













Next Triangle:
Continue filling in the rest of the triangles by making 8 sc down the next triangle. Sl st in the next purple st. Turn.



Row 1:
Sc in next 7 st. Sk next st. Sc in last st of the previous triangle. Ch 1 and turn.














Row 2:
Sk first st. Sc in next 7 st. Sl st in next purple st. Turn.

Row 3:
Sc in next 6 st. Sk next st. Sc in last st. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 4:
Sk first st. Sc in next 6 st. Sl st in next purple st. Turn.

Row 5:
Sc in next 5 st. Sk next st. Sc in last st. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 6:
Sk first st. Sc in next 5 st. Sl st in next purple st. Turn.

Row 7:
Sc in next 4 st. Sk next st. Sc in last st. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 8:
Sk first st. Sc in next 4 st. Sl st in next purple st. Turn.

Row 9:
Sc in next 3 st. Sk next st. Sc in last st. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 10:
Sk first st. Sc in next 3 st. Sl st in next purple st. Turn.

Row 11:
Sc in next 2 st. Sk next st. Sc in last st. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 12:
Sk first st. Sc in next 2 st. Sl st in next purple st. Turn.

Row 13:
Sc in next st. Sk next st. Sc in last st. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 14:
Sk first st. Sc in next st. Sl st in next purple st. Turn.

Repeat until you reach the end of the rug. Fasten off, and repeat this pattern on the other side of the rug.

Border:
Join [C] with a sl st to any corner. Ch 1 and make 2 sc in the same st. Sc around evenly around, making 3 sc in the corners. Sl st with beginning ch 1 to join. Repeat 2 more times. Fasten off and weave in any remaining tails.

Backing:
I'm keeping my rug on carpet, but if you have hardwood floors, I would recommend getting a non-slip rug back from a hardware store and gluing it to the back.



2 comments:

  1. Nice blanket, clear instructions as well. I only discoverd your blog today,but I became your new follower on Bloglovin'.
    I noticed some other nice crochetting on this blog, I'm going to look around a little bit.
    Hope to read you soon,
    Sigrid

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    1. Sigrid,

      Thanks for checking out my blog! I hope you find some patterns you enjoy here. :)

      Best,
      Justine

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