Tale of Two Rugs – Free Crochet Pattern

Tale of Two Rugs:

Fancy Jersey & Use What You’ve Got

By The Firefly Hook

I designed these rugs for my boho living room. I started with “Use What You’ve Got,” playing with the various fabric yarns I had on hand. Without this playful experiment, I would have never stumbled upon the combination in “Fancy Jersey.” (See if you can spot the combo at the bottom of the photo on the above left.) I love the idea of making things for your own home. Think of what you’d pay for a custom piece anywhere else! And Use What You’ve Got is a lesson in “waste not, want not” –an adage older than “Earth Day” passed down from a generation that has less, used what they had, and wasted almost nothing.

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Materials

Yarn:

Use What You’ve Got Rug (multi-colored rug pictured above):

  • Wool and the Gang Jersey Be Good T-shirt yarn (100m/109 yards/ 500g per roll) 98% cotton, 2% elastane, six skeins in various colors.
  • Bits of fun yarn made from sari silk or ribbon yarn with sequins.

Fancy Jersey Rug (beige rug pictured above):

  • The Fox Yarn Co. T-Shirt Yarn (1.4 lbs/700g/140 Yards/120 Meter per skein) 80% Cotton, 20% Other Fibers, 4 skeins in beige.
  • Yarn Place Himalaya Recycled Sari Silk 200 grams/8 oz/150 yds, 5 skeins in multicolor.

Hook: 15 mm

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Pattern Info

Skill Level: Easy

Gauge: 2.5 rows and 4 sts = 4 inches in dc

Dimensions: 56”x 43”

Notes

Both rugs follow the same pattern but vary in yarn choices. The Fancy Jersey Rug uses one color of jersey t-shirt cotton yarn and a strand of multi-colored single ply sari silk yarn held together as one. The Use What You’ve Got Rug challenges you to go stash diving and create a one-of-a-kind rug that is all your own!

 

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Abbreviations

ch        chain

dc        double crochet

rep       repeat

st         stitch

Pattern

Fancy Jersey Version:

Holding strand of beige T-shirt yarn and 1 strand of sari silk yarn together as one, ch 47.

Row 1: Dc in fourth ch from hook (skipped sts count as 1 dc), dc in each ch across. (45 dc)

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), turn, dc in each st across.

Rows 3 – 33: Rep row 2.

Finish off.

Use What You’ve Got Version:

This version uses Jersey Be Good in various colors held together with worsted strands of sari silk yarn. There’s also ribbon yarn with sequins. Find some super-fun yarn, hold enough together so it equals the weight of a super bulky and start crocheting!

Instructions: Follow Rows 1 – 33 of the Fancy Jersey Rug Version.

 

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Abbey

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