Americana Rug Pattern

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Materials Required — AMERICAN THREAD COM­PANY "STAR" RUG YARN, ARTICLE 44
17-80 yd. Skeins Cream.
8-80 yd. Skeins Rust.
Steel Crochet Hook No. H.
Rug is made with a double strand of yarn and measures about 46½ x 28 inches.

For a smaller rug use "STAR" Cotton Yarn, Article 75.
14-100 yd. Skeins Cream.
7-100 yd. Skeins Any Contrasting Color.

With Cream, ch 44, 2 s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in each of the next 41 sts of ch, 3 s c in end ch, working on op­posite side of ch, work 1 s c in each st working 1 s c in same space with 1st 2 s c, continue to work rounds without joining.
2nd Round. 2 s c in each of the 5 sts at each end and 1 s c in each s c on sides of work.
3rd Round. 2 s c in each of the 6 sts at each end and 1 s c in each s c on sides of work.
4th Round. 1 s c in each s c.
5th Round. 1 s c in each s c on sides and increase in every other s c of the 13 center sts at each end (7 increases at each end).
6th Round. 1 s c in each s c on sides increasing 6 times at each end and spacing the increases evenly.
7th Round. 1 5 c in each s c increasing in every other st at each end 8 times, sl st in each of the next 2 sts to even off round, break Cream.
8th Round. Attach Rust in 10th right hand st from center and work 1 puff st in each s c. (Puff st: yarn over needle, insert in st and pull loop up the length of a d c, yarn over needle, insert in same space and pull loop up the same length, yarn over and pull through all loops on needle but one, yarn over and pull through 2 loops) join in 1st puff st.
9th Round. 1 puff st in each puff st, join, break yarn.
10th Round. Attach Cream and work 1 s c in each puff st on sides, increasing in every 3rd st around each end, do not join this or the following 6 rounds.
11th Round. 1 s c in each s c on sides increasing in every 3rd s c around each end.
12th Round. 1 s c in each s c.
Work 4 more rounds increasing a sufficient number of times at each end to keep work flat, sl st in next 2 s c, break yarn.
17th Round. Attach Rust and work 1 puff st in each s c, join, break yarn.
Next Round. Attach Cream and work 7 rounds in s c working even on sides and increasing around each end as necessary to keep work flat, sl st in next 2 s c to even off row, break yarn.
Next 2 Rounds. Attach Rust and work same as 8th and 9th round, join, break yarn.
Next Round. Attach Cream and work 1 s c in each puff st, then work 6 more rounds of s c increasing a sufficient number of times at each end to keep work flat, break yarn.
Fringe. With Cream, cut strands 7 inches long. Take 2 strands, double them in half and loop through st, draw ends through loop tightly. Repeat in each st all around.


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