Introduction: Mosaic Rug

Picture of Mosaic Rug

This rug is made up of 12 pieces, all of the same shape, size and colours. The technique is loop stitches worked in double crochet and single crochet. The loops give it a cosy, soft touch. You can combine the squares any way you like, here are only a few combinations. Beginning is at the dark-red corner.

Step 1: Materials

Blend thread in following colours: dark-red, brown, pink, white. Hook no. 4,5. Scissors.
About 80 gr of white; 500 gr of dark-red; 250 gr of pink; 400 gr of brown.

Step 2: Crocheting the Loops


Learn how to crochet loops here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-gpIT8gkss

Step 3: The Pattern

Stitches:
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
trc = triple crochet
dcl = double crochet with loops
st(s) = stitch(es)
L(s) = loops

Even rows: double crochet in loop stitch without increasing
Odd rows: single crochet stitches (no loops) with increasing.

Begin each even row with 3 loops instead of 1st dc.
Begin each odd row with one loop instead of 1st sc.

Begin at one corner with dark-red - 4 loops closed in a circle.
1. row - 8 sc in the circle; turn. (Turn in the end of every row.)
2. row - 8 dcl.
3. row - 2 sc in each 2nd L of the previous row = 12 st.
5. row - 2 sc in each 3rd L of the previous row = 16 st.
7. row - 2 sc in each 4th L of the previous row = 20 st.
9. row - 2 sc in each 5th L of the previous row = 24 st. Change colour in next row - pink.
11. row - 2 sc in each 6th L of the previous row = 28 st.
13. row - 2 sc in each 7th L of the previous row = 32 st. Change colour in next row - white.
15. row - 2 sc in each 8th L of the previous row = 36 st. Change colour in next row - pink.
17. row - 2 sc in each 9th L of the previous row = 40 st.
19. row - 2 sc in each 10th L of the previous row = 44 st. Change colour in next row -  dark-red.
21. row - 2 sc in each 11th L of the previous row =48 st.
23. row - 2 sc in each 12th L of the previous row = 52 st.
25. row - 2 sc in each 13th L of the previous row = 56 st.
27. row - 2 sc in each 14th L of the previous row = 60 st. Change colour in next row - brown.
28. row - 8 sc; 8 hdc; 8 dc; 13 trc; 8 dc; 8 hdc; 8sc.
29. row - Skip first 8 st, 22 sc, 3 sc in next L, 22 sc, skip last 8 st.
30. row - Skip first 6 st; 6 sc; 4 hdc; 4 dc; 3 trc; 3trc in next L; 3 trc; 4 dc; 4 hdc; 6 sc; skip last 6 st.
31. row - Skip first 6 st; 11 sc; 3 sc in next L; 11 sc; skip last 6 st.
32. row - 6 hdc; 5 dc; 3 trc in next L; 5 dc; 6 hdc.
33. row - Skip first 6 st; 8 sc; 3 sc in next L; 8 sc; skip last 6 st.
34. row - Skip first 5st; 3 dc; 1 trc; 3 trc in next L; 1 trc; 3 dc; skip last 5 st. Fasten off.
35. row - Attach the thread to the begining of one corner of brown colour and work sc along 2 brown sides of the square to even the edges. Work 3 sc in the middle corner. Fasten off.

Step 4: Finishing


Make 12 pieces. Wash them gently and, while still wet, form them in the right square shapes and make sure they are the same size. Allow to dry completely. Sew anti-slip stripes to the back of each square. Arrange them into a little rug in any way you like.
You can also sew some buttons and loops in corners and button them together to stay in one place.

Comments

ChrysN (author)2011-09-23

Pretty, you can make some really nice patterns with those.

jelenamitic77 (author)ChrysN2011-09-24

Yeah, that's what I like about it! Thanks!

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