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Desert Star Rug
Lion Brand® Lion® Cotton
Pattern Number: 1299
Now you can make your own crochet version of a classic Americana country style rug- it's almost too beautiful to walk on! 36 inches x 48 inches.

Featured in Kitchen Cotton, Natural, Khaki, Black, Cinnamon, and Sage.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
36 inches x 48 inches

CORRECTIONS: (applied Sep 20, 2002)
GAUGE AND STITCH Insturctions should read: 4 3/4" (19 x 12 cm) in Ripple Pattern. Row 4: Repeat Row 1. Repeat Rows 1-4 three times more for pattern. The instructions for the filler half triangles are incorrect and have been revised. At the very end of the downloadable pattern, just above Finishing instructions, it lists the order of sections and colors for the rug's Outer Border. It should read: *With A-I; C-I; A-III; B-IV; D-II; E-IV; A-IV; C-II; A-I; C-I; A-III; B-IV; D-II; E-IV; A-IV; C-II; A-I; C-I; A-I, B-V; D-V; E-V; A-I; C-I; rep from *. Fasten off.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

760-098 Lion Cotton Yarn: Natural

A soft natural cream


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 27.96

760-153 Lion Cotton Yarn: Black

Dark primary black.


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 13.98

760-135 Lion Cotton Yarn: Cinnamon (discontinued) A spicy warn red-brown.
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.79

760-181 Lion Cotton Yarn: Sage

An intense gray green.


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.49

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size F-5 (3.75 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.30


Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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GAUGE:
16 sts + 16 rows = 4" (10 cm) in single crochet on larger hook. 18 sts + 20 rows = 4" (10 cm) in single crochet on smaller hook. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

NOTES:
A and B diamonds make up the stars.

C center diamond and half diamonds are background for the stars.

Two stars plus background make up the center motif.


INSTRUCTIONS
DIAMOND PATTERN (make 6 In A, 6 in B, 1 In C)

With smaller hook, ch 2.

Row 1:1 sc.

Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: 3 sc into 1 sc.

Ch 1, turn.

Row 3: 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in last sc.

Ch 1, turn – 5 sc.

Row 4: 1 sc in each sc across.

Ch 1, turn – 5 sc.

Row 5: 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc In next sc, 1 sc in each st to last 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in last st.

Ch 1, turn -7 sc.

Row 6: 1 sc in each sc across.

Ch 1, turn – 7 sc.

Repeat Rows 5 - 6 until there are 19 sts, end on 18th row as for Row 6.

Row 19: 1 sc in first st, dec 1 st, 1 sc in each st to last 3 sts, dec 1 sc, 1 sc in last sc.

Ch 1,turn – 17 sc.

Row 20: 1 sc in each sc across.

Ch 1, turn –17 sc.

Repeat Rows 19 -20, dec 1 st each end, every other row until there are 5 sc.

Row 33: Dec 1 sc, work center sc, dec 1 sc.

Ch 1, turn -3 sc.

Last Row Work 3 sc tog.

Fasten off.
HALF DIAMONDS (make 10)

With smaller hook and C, ch 2.

Row 1: 1 sc.

Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: 2 sc into 1 sc.

Ch 1, turn.

Row 3: 2 sc into first sc, sc in next sc.

Ch 1, turn – 3 sc.

Row 4: 1 sc in each sc across.

Ch 1, turn – 3 sc.

Row 5: 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in last sc.

Ch 1, turn – 4 sc.

Row 6: 1 sc in each sc across.

Ch 1, turn – 4 sc.

Row 7: 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of rem sc.

Ch 1, turn.

Row 8: 1 sc in each sc across.

Ch 1, turn.

Rep Rows 7 - 8 until there are 10 sts, end on 18th row as for Row 8.

Row 19: 1 sc in first SC, dec 1 sc, 1 sc in each rem sc – 9 sc.

Row 20 1 sc in each sc across – 9 sc.

Rep Rows 19 - 20, dec 1 st at shaped edge every other row until there are 3 sc.

Next row: Dec 1 sc, 1 sc in last st.

Last Row:Work 2 sc tog.

Fasten off.



ASSEMBLE STARS

Alternate A and B Diamonds and sew together invisibly as in diagram.

Position stars so A and B points touch.

Sew Center Diamond between 2 stars and sew Half Diamonds around stars as shown.

With larger-sized hook, attach A with a slip st one stitch left of center where the stars Join and work 133 sc evenly spaced around each half of the center motif – 266 sc.
FILLER HALF TRIANGLES (make 2)

With F hook and A, Ch 2.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd Ch from hook; Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Sc in sc; Ch 1, turn.

Row 3: 2 sc in sc; Ch 1, turn.

Row 4: Sc in each sc across; Ch 1, turn.

Row 5: Sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc; Ch 1, turn -- 3 sc.

Row 6: Sc in each sc across; Ch 1, turn.

Row 7: Sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last sc; Ch 1, turn -- 4 sc.

Row 8: Sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc across; Ch 1, turn -- 5 sc.

Row 9: Sc in each sc across; Ch 1, turn.

Row 10: Sc to last 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last sc; Ch 1, turn -- 6 sc.

Repeat Rows 8-10 until 25 rows have been worked -- 16 sc.

Row 26: Sc in first sc, 2sctog, sc across; Ch 1, turn -- 15 sc.

Row 27: Sc in each sc across; Ch 1, turn.

Row 28: Sc in first sc, 2sctog, sc across; Ch 1, turn -- 14 sc.

Row 29: Sc across to last 3 sc, 2sctog, sc in last sc; Ch 1, turn -- 13 sc.

Repeat Rows 27-29 until 44 rows have been worked -- 3 sc.

Row 45: Repeat row 27.

Row 46: Sc in first sc, 2sctog; Ch 1, turn -- 2 sc.

Row 47: 2sctog; fasten off.

Position Filler Half Triangles at each side of center motif to form an oval.

Sew in place invisibly.



INNER BORDER Mark tips of A and B diamonds at each of short ends of oval for increases and label them 2 and 3 at one end and 6 and 7 at opposite end.

Rnd 1: With larger hook and A, attach yarn at tip of B diamond closest to the filler, (work 36 sts along filler, work 1 sc in each sc to marker, Inc 1 st; work 1 sc to next marker, Inc 1 st, work to filler) 2 times, slip st to first sc --242 sts.

Rnd 2: Increase 8 sts as follows: Ch 1, *work 54 sts, inc 1 st and place Marker 1; work even until Marker 2, Inc 1, work to Marker 3, Inc 1, work 14 stsc, place Marker 4 and inc 1; work 54 sts to the B point of the next diamond before filler, Inc 1 st and place Marker 5; work to Marker 6 and Inc 1, work to Marker 7 and Inc 1; work 14 sts, place Marker 8 and inc 1, work remainder of row, slip st to first sc.

Rnd 3 Work even.

Rnds 4 - 5 Ch 1, working in sc Inc 8 sts each rnd at markers, end slip st to first st.

Rnds 6 -7: Ch 1, inc 12 sts as follows: 1 st at each marker, plus 1 st evenly spaced between Markers 1 - 2, 3 - 4, 5 - 6, and 7 - 8; end slip st to first sc.

Rnds 8 - 9: Ch 1, inc 20 sts as follows: Inc 1 st at each marker, and 2 sts evenly spaced between Markers 1-2, 2-3, 3-4,5-6, 6-7, and 7-8; end slip st to first sc Note THERE ARE NO INCS BETWEEN Markers 4 -5 and 8 - 1.

Rnds 10 -11: Work even.

Rnds12, 13, 14: Ch 1, Inc 16 sts as follows: Inc 1 st at each marker and 1 st evenly spaced between Markers 1-2, 2 sts evenly spaced between Markers 2-3, 1 st evenly spaced between Markers 3-4; 1 between Markers 5-6, 2 between Markers 6-7, and 1 between Markers 7-8; end slip st to first sc – Note THERE ARE NO INCS BETWEEN Markers 4-5 and 8-1.

Rnds 15,16, and 17: Work even.

Fasten off.
OUTER BORDER

The Outer Border consists of 5 types of sections.



Section I (8 rows even)Row 1 Ch 24, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and In each ch across --23 sc.

Rows 2-8 Ch 1, turn, 1 sc In each sc.



Section II (12 rows even)Work as in Section I.



Section III (8 row curved section with 10 rows on outer edge)Rows 1- 4: Work as in Section I.

Row 5: Short Row Ch 1, turn.

Work 1 sc In each of next 11 sc, slip st in next st.

Row 6: Short Row Return Ch 1, turn, work 1 sc in each of next 11 sc.

Rows 7-10 Repeat Rows 1- 4.



Section IV(12 row curved section with 16 rows on outer edge) Rows 1- 6 :Work as in Section III.

Rows 7-12: Repeat Rows 1-6.

Rows 13-16: Repeat Rows 1-4.



Section V(10 rows even)Work as in Section I.

*With A-I; C-I; A-III; B-IV; D-II; E-IV; A-IV; C-II; A-I; C-I; A-III; B-IV; D-11; E-IV; A-IV; C-II; A-I; C-I; A-I, B-V; D-V; E-V; A-I; C-I; rep from *.

Fasten off.



FINISHING

Sew short ends of Border Invisibly.

Position Border so that seam is opposite the tip of the A diamond closest to the filler.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together


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