Whimsical Bathroom Rug

Jan 11, 2009
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Author

Penny Vaughan

Introduction

This is my second crochet project. It is a rug for my bathroom in the appropriate colors to match my bathroom decor. Like my 1st project, I found a pattern that gave me the inspiration to create my own thing. I am still a beginner, so the projects are fairly easy, and this project is very easy! This time around I learned my lesson and wrote the pattern down as I went along. I did not do that with my 1st project. So I am learning as I go and I am totally enjoying crochet every step of the way! I hope you all enjoy this pattern and I hope it inspires you to do something as well.

Materials List

4 ply yarn
20 oz. of various color choices - This rug used 5oz. each of Lavender, Teal, Colbolt Blue and Yellow
Hook size I/9

Yarn needle

Finished Size

25x40 1/2 inches

Gauge

4sc = 1 inch

2sc rows = 1 inch

Notes

The yarn used on this project is called "Caron - Simply Soft Eco". It is a polyester fiber made from 100% recycled plastic bottles.

The Pattern

RUG STRIPS (make 10)

Row 1 - Chain 10, sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in each rem ch across to make 9 sc per row, sc 14 rows, Change color and sc additional 14 rows. Continue changing color ever 14 rows until you have completed 140 rows, or 9 bricks of 14 rows each. At row 140 sc 7 rows of one color and finish off at row 147

*changing colors: Each full row has 10 and 1/2 bricks, each of a different color. Each full brick is 14 sc rows; Each 1/2 brick is 7 sc rows. Each full

strip totals 147 sc rows. Fasten off each strip at row 147. You can vary your rows by doing 8 full bricks and 5 half bricks, 9 full bricks and 3 1/2 bricks (etc), or any combination you want.

*If you follow each row to instruction having 10 full bricks and one 1/2 brick at the end, when putting together strips be sure to flip every other row horizontally so that every other row has a 1/2 brick on top side.

I varied each row differently as you can see in the picture. Be creative! ;o)

Rows 2 - 147 REPEAT

FINISHING

Sew strips together using a whip stitch and do each in one color of yarn. NOTE: You could change color of yarn to correspond with one of the colors

of the bricks. That might give the rug a "cleaner" look, but I preferred using a solid color to make a solid line as I think it adds character to the piece.

Front Side

Back Side

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Comments

on Jan 12, 2009 4:17 AM
mad for crochet!

cute!

Ozze wrote
on Jan 14, 2009 12:43 AM

Oooooh This is a wonderful idea! My bathroom is burgundy and bone, but I can totally make this pattern work! And it's SO easy (thankfully!). Awesome job!

hpnpp wrote
on Nov 16, 2009 2:02 AM

Which is the best color for bathroom rug?

brentajane wrote
on Dec 3, 2009 12:39 AM
this is darlin. Momma will love this rug in her bathroom
in blues. She loves blue. She has been huntin for rugs and found none to her likin.
Gonna have to get busy - i am so slow.

thank you for sharin.

God Bless & Merry Christmas

KarenG1 wrote
on Dec 13, 2009 10:34 PM

Wow! This will be a perfect gift for my officemates this Christmas season! Do you export them? I am in Asia right now. How do we order this?