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Shaker-Inspired Rug
Lion Brand® Lion® Cotton - Cotton-Ease®
Pattern Number: 60657AD
Rug is crocheted in a long strip, then sewed together to make a circle.

Classic Shaker-inspired design works with all styles of home decor.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
40 in. [101.5 cm] diameter

PUBLISHED IN: Lion Brand Yarn Catalog - 2006 W


CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

760-183 Lion Cotton Yarn: Periwinkle

A soft, dusty blue.


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Note: (A)

760-153 Lion Cotton Yarn: Black Dark primary black.
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Note: (B)

760-181 Lion Cotton Yarn: Sage

An intense gray green.


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Note: (C)

760-140 Lion Cotton Yarn: Rose

A warm, soft pink.


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Note: (D)

830-110 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Lake

Misty cool blue


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Note: (E)

830-134 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Terracotta

Burnt orange


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Note: (F)

760-110 Lion Cotton Yarn: Navy The classical "navy" shade -- blue, almost black.
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Note: (G)

760-123 Lion Cotton Yarn: Seaspray Seam foam green.
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Note: (H)

830-191 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Violet

Blue-violet


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Note: (J)

830-194 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Lime

Soft lime green


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Note: (K)

830-112 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Berry

Dusty mauve


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Note: (L)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
9 dc + 8 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] with 2 strands of yarn held tog. 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
dc2tog (dc 2 sts together) (Yarn over, insert hook in next st, and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

NOTES:
To change color, work last stitch to the point where there are 2 loops on hook, yarn over with new color to complete stitch.

Always ch 3 at beg of every WS row, and ch 2 at beg of every RS row.

This helps shape a slight curve, making it easier to coil the strip.

Use 2 strands of yarn held tog throughout.


INSTRUCTIONS



COLOR AND ROW SEQUENCE

Change colors in the following color sequence: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, K, L.



At the same time, change colors in the following row sequence: 2 rows, 3 rows, 5 rows, 8 rows for a repeat of 18 rows.



RUG
With 2 strands of held tog, ch 3.
Row 1(RS): Dc in 3rd ch from hook.
Row 2 (WS): Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), turn, dc in next dc; drop both strands of and change to 2 strands of B held tog - 2 dc.
Row 3 (RS): With B, ch 2 (counts as dc here and throughout), turn, dc in first dc (inc made), dc in next dc - 3 dc.
Row 4: Ch 3, turn, dc in first dc (inc made) and in each dc across - 4 dc.
Row 5: Ch 2, turn, dc in first dc and in each dc across; drop both strands of B and change to 2 strands of C held tog - 5 dc.
Row 6: With C, ch 3, turn, dc in first dc and in each dc across - 6 dc.
Row 7: Ch 2, turn, dc in first dc and in each dc across - 7 dc.
Rows 8 and 9: Rep Rows 6 and 7 - 9 dc.
Row 10: Ch 3, turn, dc in each dc across; drop both strands of C and change to 2 strands of D held tog - 9 dc.
Rep Row 10 and continue in Color and Sequence until 18-row repeat has been worked 23 times.

10 and continue in Color and Sequence for 11 more rows, end with a RS row.
Next Row (WS): Continue in Color and Sequence, ch 3, turn, dc in each dc across to last 2 sts, dc2tog - 8 sts.
Next Row (RS): Continue in Color and Row Sequence, ch 2, turn, dc2tog, dc in each dc across - 7 sts.
Rep last 2 rows until 1 st remains.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Working on a flat surface and starting at the beginning of Strip, coil Strip into a circle.

Ch-2 edge should be on the inside of spiral and ch-3 should be along the outside edge.

To ensure piece lays flat, do not pull Strip too tightly.

Sew adjoining edges of Strip together as you work.



Edging

With 2 strands of yarn held tog and changing colors about every 13 rows of strip, join yarn along edge of Rug and work 1 row of reverse single crochet around the entire outside edge of Rug; join with slip stitch in first st.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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