Introduction: Crochet Starburst Rug

My feet were cold, so I decided to make a rug to put by my bed. I chose this pattern for a star-shaped rug from CrochetMe.com but decided to alter it a little bit. The original designer used old, dyed T-shirts and a handmade wooden 8mm crochet hook. I didn't have either, so I used some scraps of Lion brand Homespun yarn (link: http://cache.lionbrand.com/yarns/homespun.htm) in several colors and the largest crochet hook I had on hand, a Boye size K (6.5mm). The rug turned out fine.

The pattern is pretty simple, essentially a granny square with five sides instead of four, worked around and around in double crochet.

My cat Bear loves to attack the rug, so when Bear is around the rug lives on my bed so it doesn't become prey. (Bear hates beds!)

Edit: Bear passed away on January 15, 2014. I left this Instructable up in his memory even though it makes me sad to look at it. Thanks for taking a look.

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merritt231 (author)2017-02-03

omg awsome

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shelley.gilmore.79 (author)2014-10-23

Thank you for sharing. Bittersweet lil story. The rug is beautiful and so is Bear!

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MicioGatta (author)2011-04-14

Great work. The rug is almost as beautiful as the cat. Berry is gorgeous.

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jaevairny (author)MicioGatta2011-04-15

Thanks! Just don't let him hear you say that, like most cats, he has an inflated ego already :)

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sgsidekick (author)2008-12-17

Very nice! I'd like to make this into an afghan, but I'm unsure how to join. There are some odd-shaped spaces to contend with. Do you have any ideas? Again, very nice!!

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debofrie (author)2008-11-28

It's great decorative effect! I loved that!
May I link it to my brazilian blog?!
Please take a look:
http://barbanche.blogspot.com
Thanks!
Deborah.

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jaevairny (author)debofrie2008-12-02

Absolutely, you may. Thanks for asking. Do check out the pattern I used, the author has written some inspiring background about it. Bellflower Rug Pattern I like the pictures on your blog, although I can't read the language (Portuguese?)

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mlouk (author)2008-05-25

Simply gorgeous Any way I can get the pattern for this rug. Thanx

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jaevairny (author)mlouk2008-05-29

Glad you like it.

The original pattern is here: http://crochetme.com/June_July_2005/patt_bellflower_rug.html

I made mine a little differently, with Lion Homespun acrylic yarn and a size K (6.5mm) hook, just working around and around until it was as big as I liked.

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mlouk (author)jaevairny2008-05-29

Thank you so much for the pattern. Can't wait to get started Mlouk

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stinkymum (author)2008-02-16

Really a nice rug and cats always find the best place to sit (mine does too!)

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GorillazMiko (author)2008-02-16

Very nice!
And Barry/ Bear is very cute!
I wish I had a cat. =/

Awesome job!

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canida (author)2008-02-16

It looks lovely! And as usual, the cat seems to have taken it over. ;)

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