Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Taos Rug
Lion Brand® Lion® Cotton
Pattern Number: 30007 Inspired by the Southwest, this 37 inch by 47 1/2 inch rug evokes thoughts of earth, sky, mountains, and desert. Make it the centerpiece of a room or hang it as a work of art.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
37 inches x 47 1/2 inches

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

760-124 Lion Cotton Yarn: Khaki (discontinued) An intense tan.
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 11.58

760-140 Lion Cotton Yarn: Rose

A warm, soft pink.


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 13.98

760-098 Lion Cotton Yarn: Natural

A soft natural cream


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 13.98

760-186 Lion Cotton Yarn: Maize A gentle, warm golden yellow.
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 11.58

760-123 Lion Cotton Yarn: Seaspray Seam foam green.
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 13.98

760-153 Lion Cotton Yarn: Black Dark primary black.
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 13.98

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45

GAUGE:
16 sts + 16 rows = 4" (10 cm) in single crochet. 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.


INSTRUCTIONS
RUG

LARGE SQUARE – Make 1 in each of 12 color combinations Combination I With A [ • ] ch 30.

Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each sc across, using B [ / ] to complete last st – 29 sc.

Row 2 With B, ch 1, turn.

Sc in first st; with A, sc across to last st; with B, sc in last st.

Continue in sc, following chart for 29 rows.

Fasten off.

Make 11 more squares in the following color combinations:
VERTICAL STRIPS – Make 4

With F ch 14.

*Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st across; complete last st with C – 13 sc.

Row 2 With C, ch 1, turn; sc in first st.

With F, sc across to last st.

With C, sc in last st.

Continue in sc following chart for a total of 13 rows.

When chart has been completed, continue for 29 rows in the following Stripe Sequence E, 1 row; A, 2 rows; E, 1 row; B, 2 rows; E, 1 row; F, 1 row; D, 2 rows; F, 1 row; A, 2 rows; C, 1 row; B, 2 rows; C, 1 row; E, 2 rows; F, 1 row; D, 2 rows; F, 1 row; A, 2 rows; E, 1 row; B, 2 rows; E, 1 row.

Rep from * 3 times more, then work 13 rows of chart.

Fasten off.
HORIZONTAL STRIPS – Make 15

With E, ch 14.

Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each st across – 13 sc.

Continue 29-row Stripe Sequence above.

Fasten off.



ASSEMBLY NOTE [arrow] Turn designated square sideways.

[hs] = Horizontal strip.

[vs] = Vertical strip.

Sew one horizontal strip [hs] at bottom of Square I; between Squares I, II, III and IV; and above Square IV, placing Row 1 of strip at right edge of square.

Repeat for other 2 columns as shown.

When 3 columns of squares are complete, sew vertical strips [vs] as per diagram.
BORDER

With RS facing, attach F at any corner.

Sc evenly around so that work lays flat, working 3 sc in each corner.

Continue in sc for 3 rnds more, working 3 sc in each corner, each rnd.

Fasten off.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tr = treble (triple) crochet
beg = begin(s)(ning)
CC = contrasting color
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
MC = main color
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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