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Coastal Indoor Rug - Free Crochet Pattern made with Caron Cotton Cakes

The Coastal Indoor Rug is a free crochet pattern that you can easily work up to add some beach vibes to your kitchen or bathroom! Find the pattern below - PDF version is available for free!


First off, can we just appreciate the colors in this beauty? I used Caron cotton cakes in Beach Glass - I even hunted some down after they were discontinued just to ensure I would have enough for a project.

Now they were discontinued last summer, but I got good news. They are coming back this year (2018)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry, is that too much excitement?

I really am ecstatic though. I didn't get to them in time last year and only had the small clearance section to pick through. Now my question is, will they come back in the same colorways? Or have they come up with different colorways?


Okay, now that we all know they are coming back, you will want to check out this free pattern I have for you.

I needed a kitchen rug, just big enough for me to have under the sink. I wanted something simple but detailed (that seems to be my jam). I knew the color changes would create great striping and I also added some filets for great texture!


Oh, and the fringe! I had to add some pretty detailed fringe. I think it's one of my favorite aspects of the rug, to be honest.

I have a quick tutorial on how I did the fringe (that you can really add to anything). And I also have added notes below to help you make the rug as large or small as you'd like.




Pattern

Materials

3 skeins Caron Cotton cakes
H/5.00mm hook
Tapestry needle
Scissors
Stitch Markers (optional)

Pattern notes

Beginning chains count as a stitch. Using stitch markers to mark off the beginning of your rows may help keeping your rows even.

To make the rug larger in width, add to your beginning chain in multiples of 2. Add to the length by repeating the pattern.

Dimensions: 19” x 26.5” without fringe after blocked

Abbreviations (US terms):
Ch = chain, hdc = half double crochet, sk = skip, st = stitch(es), tr = treble crochet


Row 1: Ch 71, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each st across (69)
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as a st),  hdc across, turn
Row 3-14: repeat row 2
Row 15: Ch 5 (counts as stitch), sk 1 st, tr in next st, *ch 1, sk 1, tr in next st, repeat from * , turn
Row 16: Ch 2, *hdc in ch space from previous row, hdc in next st, repeat from * , turn
Rows 17-29: Repeat Row 2
Repeat Rows 15-29   3 times

Fasten off. Weave in ends and block project if necessary.




Add fringe. (See video for visual tutorial.) Cut 15 inch yarn pieces. Take 4 strands at a time, fold in half and loop through stitches every 3-4 spaces.
To add the extra knot, take first tassle and half of second tassle and knot together in the middle. Knot half of the second tassle and half of the third tassle together in the middle. Continue making knots down the row. At the end, take half of the second to last tassle and last tassle and knot together. Trim fringe as necessary.