Criss-Cross Rug Pattern

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Criss-Cross Rug Pattern

24 x 36 Inches

MATERIALS: Clark's O.N.T. Cotton Rug Yarn, 14 balls of Dark Green and 5 balls each of Red and White … Clark's O.N.T. Rug Hook, Size G.

   Starting at one short end with Green, make a chain 30 inches long. 1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across until row measures 24 inches and has an odd number of sts. Cut off remaining chain. Ch 1, turn. 2nd row: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. 3rd row: * Sc in next sc, insert hook at base of next st 2 rows down and draw loop through to height of row in work, complete as for an sc (long sc made). Repeat from * across, ending with sc. This row will be referred to as pattern row. 4th, 5th and 6th rows: Sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. The last 4 rows con­stitute pattern. Work in pattern until piece measures 36 inches, ending with the 3rd row and having an even number of pattern rows. Break off.

WOVEN STRIPES (Woven across width) … Cut 5 strands of Red, each 2 yards long, and draw strands through first long sc of first pattern row. * Skip 1 long sc on second pattern row and draw strand through next long sc; skip 1 long sc on first pattern row and draw strands through next long sc. Repeat from * across, turn. Work back in the same manner, drawing strands through the long sc skipped on both pattern rows. Fasten ends securely on wrong side. Cut 5 strands of White, each 2 yards long, and weave a White stripe through long sc of second and third pattern rows as before. Weave stripes in this man­ner, alternating colors and ending with a Red stripe.
   Attach Green to one corner and, working along one short side, make sc in first st, * ch 2, skip 1 st, sc in next st. Repeat from * across. Then work sc closely together along next long side, keeping work flat. Work other two sides to correspond. Join and break off.

FRINGE … Cut 10 strands of Green, each 10 inches long. Double these strands to form a loop. Insert hook in ch-2 loop and draw loop through. Draw loose ends through loop and pull up tightly. Make a fringe in each ch-2 loop across each short side. Trim ends evenly.

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