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Spring Meadow Rug Crochet Pattern

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After a thorough cleaning of my bedroom/studio this spring, I decided to crochet a lively rug to cover my very blah carpet. When it came to picking the yarn for this project I knew I wanted a soft cotton, but I also wanted to try something new. I was really curious what a variegated yarn would look like in a chevron stitch pattern and I was ready to experiment.

I always love seeing the magic that happens with yarn of variegated colors. You never know quite what to expect. Sometimes, as with striping yarn, fun bands of color will appear. Other times you will get pools of color. It all depends on the yarn and the stitch pattern. So I was really pleased when this well-known and inexpensive cotton yarn created a mottled look when done up in a chevron stitch pattern.

Despite my breaking the rule against using variegated yarn with an intricate stitch pattern (I think that’s why most people use solid colors in this instance), I discovered with variegated yarn the chevron stitch pattern isn’t totally lost in the play of color. In the end, I think it creates a vibrant effect that you wouldn’t be able to achieve with solid color or stripes.

And now my floor is covered and the cotton feels divine under my bare feet, rather like a soft patch of spring grass.

Spring Meadow Rug Crochet Pattern

Difficulty rating 2

Finished size: 56” by 35”

Spring Fields Crochet Rug Pattern by Squirrel PicnicMaterials

2 spools of Lily Sugar ‘n Cream cotton yarn in key lime (14 oz / 400 g; 706 yds / 645 m)
I-9 (5.50 mm) crochet hook
Yarn needle

Special Instruction

Dc3tog: * Yo, pick up a loop in next st, yo, draw through 2 loops, rep from * 2 more times, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook.

Instructions

Ch 115.

Foundation Row: 2 dc in 4th ch from hook. * Dc in ea of the next 3 ch, (dc3tog in ea of next 3 chs) x 2, dc in ea of the next 3 chs, 3 dc in ea of the next 2 chs, rep from * to last 13 chs. Dc in ea of the next 3 chs, (dc3tog in ea of next 3 chs) x 2, dc in ea of the next 3 chs, 3 dc in the last ch, turn.

Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in 1st dc. * Dc in ea of the next 3 dc, (dc3tog in ea of next 3 dc) x 2, dc in ea of the next 3 dc, 3 dc in ea of the next 2 dc rep from * to last 13 dc. Dc in ea of the next 3 dc, (dc3tog in ea of next 3 dc) x 2, dc in ea of the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the last dc, turn.

Rep Row 1 until you run out of yarn or reach the desired rug size.

Flower Embellishments

Difficulty rating 2

Materials

Small amounts of Lily Sugar ‘n Cream cotton yarn in sunshine, hot blue, and white
G-6 (4.00 mm) crochet hook
Yarn needle

Note about switching colors: When I’m switching colors I tend to just chain one with the new color. If you choose to do this too whenever the pattern tells you to switch to the new color, just remember that if, for instance, the next instruction is to ch 4, you have already chained one in the new color and you’ll only have to chain 3 more.

Instructions

Small Flower by Squirrel PicnicSmall Flower

Finished size: 3″ in diameter

With yellow, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea sc around. Join with slst. Break yarn.  (12)

Rnd 3: Switch to blue, ch 1. * Sc, inc, rep from * 5 more times. Join with slst. Break yarn. (18)

Rnd 4: Switch to white, * ch 4, sk 2, sc in next sc. Rep from * 5 more times.

Rnd 5: Sc, hdc, dc, htr, dc, hdc, sc in ea ch-4 sp around. Join with slst. FO and weave in ends.

Medium Flower by Squirrel PicnicMedium Flower

Finished size: 4″ in diameter

With yellow, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with slst.

Rnd 2: Ch 5 (counts as a dc plus ch-2), * dc, ch 2, rep from * 5 more times. Join with slst to 3rd ch at beg of rnd. Break yarn. (7 dc and 7 ch sps)

Rnd 3: Switch to white. Ch 2, 4 hdc in ea ch-2 sp around. Join with slst to 1st hdc. Break yarn.

Rnd 4: Switch to blue. * Ch 5, sk 3 hdc, sc in next hdc. Rep from * 6 more times.

Rnd 5: Sc, hdc, dc, htr, dc, hdc, sc in ea ch-5 sp around. Join with slst. FO and weave in ends.

Large Flower by Squirrel PicnicLarge Flower

Finished size: 5 1/4″ in diameter

With yellow, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with slst to 1st sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 4, (counts as an hdc plus ch-2), * hdc, ch 2, rep from * 5 more times. Join with slst to 2nd ch at beg of rnd. Break yarn. (7 hdc and 7 ch sps)

Rnd 3: Switch to white. Ch 3, 4 dc in ch-2 sp, * dc in next hdc, 4 dc in ch-2 sp, rep from * 5 more times. Join with slst to  top of ch-3. Break yarn.

Wrap the yarn around your hook 2 times. Insert your hook under the yellow ch-2 post from right to left. Pull up a loop so that your hook looks like the photo above. Yarn over once and pull through the first 2 loops on your hook. Yarn over again and pull through the next 2 loops. Yarn over again and pull through the last 2 loops on your hook.

How to “tr around the post”: Wrap the yarn around your hook 2 times. Insert your hook under the yellow ch-2 post from right to left. Pull up a loop so that your hook looks like the photo above. Yarn over once and pull through the first 2 loops on your hook. Yarn over again and pull through the next 2 loops. Yarn over again and pull through the last 2 loops on your hook.

Rnd 4: Switch to blue. Ch 1, * sc in ea of the next 4 dc, tr around the post of the next hdc in Rnd 2, rep from * 6 more times. Join with slst. Break yarn.

Rnd 5: Switch to yellow. * Ch 5, sk 5, sc in next tr, rep from * 6 more times.

Rnd 6: Sc, hdc, dc, htr, tr, htr, dc, hdc, sc in ea ch-5 sp around. Join with slst. FO and weave in ends.

And there you have it. I hope you enjoy making a spring meadow rug for your home. If you do, I’d love to see it. Send photos of your rug to squirrelpicnic(at)gmail(dot)com and I will even feature them here on the blog!

See a mistake or something I overlooked, please let me know in the comments or at squirrelpicnic{at}gmail{dot}com. Thanks!

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16 thoughts on “Spring Meadow Rug Crochet Pattern

  1. The rug looks so lovely and fresh, just right for the spring. I really like the way the variegated yarn has worked out 🙂

  2. 😍😍😍 Beautiful

    • Thanks, Tajana! I want to ask your opinion. I have lots of leftover cotton yarn from the flowers in this project. Do you think I should add a fringe to the rug or make a bunch of dishcloths?

      • Dish clothes, in my opinion. The fact is that I don’t like fringe at all so I don’t know if I’m the right person to ask about. Knitted dish clothes are my fav and can’t wait to knit some myself.. What you think about the fringe? Would it fit well the chevron pattern of your rug or it is better to make a new one in a plain pattern and make the fringe the absolute protagonist?

        • I was thinking of a short fringe, but I’m still pondering… Thanks so much for your ideas. Knitted dish clothes would be nice. I’ll keep you posted on what I decide. 🙂

  3. Super cute!

  4. It is pure delight! Also I think fringing would be nice and very rug like. My opinion is a short fringe. 😀

    • Thanks, Sharon! I like your idea about keeping the fringe short. When I get some time, I’d really like to try it and see what it looks like. I’ll keep you posted. 🙂

  5. The rug looks lovely, and I really love the mottled effect 🙂
    Thanks for the pattern 🙂

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