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Fireside Rug

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Abbreviations

WS.         Wrong Side
RS.          Right Side
sc.           Single Crochet
dc.           Double Crochet
rpt.          Repeat
ss.           Slip Stitch
DNT.       Do not Turn.

dcf.  Work dc around front of the dc
on row below

dcb.  Work dc around back of the dc
on row below

Crab stitch.
Working from left to right, work sc backwards

Base of ch. Work in first stitch

ch3 counts as first dc

Finished size approx:- 26" wide x 31.5" long  

Materials
200 grams of Patons 100% Cotton DK in Main Colour
 60 grams of Patons 100% Cotton DK in EACH of the 2 Contrast Colours

OR
200 grams of Worsted Weight #3 in Main Color
 60 grams of Worsted Weight #3 in EACH of the 2 Contrast Colors
6.00mm & 5.00mm crochet hooks

GAUGE - 4dc and 2 rows of dc measures approx 1 Inch

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Rug - With 6.00mm hook and main color yarn ch101, change to 5.00mm hook, 1dc in 4th
ch from hook, * skip 2ch's, 1dc in next ch, ch3, work 3dc around the post of the last dc
made, skip 2ch's, 1dc in each of next 4ch's, * rpt from * to * to last 4ch's, skip 2ch's, 1dc
in each of last 2ch's. Turn. (11, post 3dc groups).

Row 1 - ch3, 1dc in next dc, ch2, * skip 3dc, 1sc in top of ch3 on post 3dc group, ch2, 1dc
in each of next 4dc, ch2, * rpt from * to * to last post 3dc group, dc and ch3 to turn with,
skip 3dc, 1sc in top of ch3, ch2, 1dc in dc, 1dc in top of ch3 for turning. Turn.

Row 2 - ch3, 1dc in next dc, * skip ch2, 1dc in next sc, ch3, work 3dc around the post of
the last dc made, skip ch2, 1dc in each of next 4dc, * rpt from * to * to last ch2, sc, ch2, dc and ch3 to turn with, skip ch2, 1dc in sc, ch3, work 3dc around post of last dc made, skip ch2, 1dc in dc, 1dc in top of ch3 for turning. Turn.

The last 2 rows form the pattern, rpt both rows in color sequence as follows:-

Once each in main color
Three times each in contrast color 1
Three times each in main color
Three times each in contrast color 2
Three times each in main color
Three times each in contrast color 1
Three times each in main color
Three times each in contrast color 2
Three times each in main color. Turn.

You should have 48 rows worked in all from beginning.

Rpt Pattern Row 1 once. Turn.

Edging - With RS facing ch1, work a slip stitch in base of the ch1, slip stitch in next dc,
* work 2 slip stitches in next ch2 space, slip stitch in sc, 2 slip stitches in ch2 space, slip stitch in next 4dc, * rpt from * to * to last ch2 space, sc, ch2 space, dc and ch3 to turn,
2 slip stitches in ch2 space, slip stitch in sc, 2 slip stitches in ch2 space, slip stitch in the
last dc, 3 slip stitches in top of ch3 for turning, working in row ends down first side of rug, work 2 slip stitches in each row end to corner, 3 slip stitches in corner, working along cast
on edge work a slip stitch in next dc, rpt from * to * to last ch2 space, sc, ch2 space and
2dc, 2 slip stitches in ch2 space, slip stitch in sc, 2 slip stitches in ch2 space, slip stitch in next dc, 3 slip stitches in last dc, working in row ends up second side of rug, work 2 slip stitches in each row end to corner, 1 slip stitch in corner, slip stitch to first slip stitch on beginning of row. Turn.

Second Row - Working in front loop of each slip stitch ch1, 2sc in base of ch1, 1sc in
each slip stitch around all four sides of rug, working 3sc in corners, 1sc in base of ch1,
sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn. Fasten off.

Third Row - Working through both loops of stitch from now, join in contrast color 2, ch3, work 1dc in base of ch3, 1dc in each sc  around all four sides of rug, working 3dc in
corners, 1dc in base of ch3, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn.

Fourth Row - ch3, * 1dcf in next dc, 1dcb in next dc * (see abbrev for dcf & dcb) rpt from
* to * around all four sides of rug, working 3dc in corners, 1dc in base of ch3, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Fasten off.

Fifth Row - Join in main color, ch1, 2sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each dc around four sides
to end, working 3sc in corners, 1sc in base of ch1, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn.

Sixth Row - Rpt Fifth Row. Turn. Fasten off.

Seventh-Eighth Row - Join in contrast color 1 and rpt Fifth Row. Fasten off.

Ninth Row - Join in main color, rpt Fifth Row. DNT.

With RS facing and working left to right work one row of crab stitch (see abbrev) around all four sides of rug, working 3 stitches in each corner, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Fasten off.

Finishing - Sew in and tie off loose ends of yarn.

Hope you enjoy this fireside rug free crochet pattern.
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