Bright and Gay Crocheted Oval Rug Pattern

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Crocheted Oval Rug Pattern

MATERIALS—Lily Rug Yarn, Art. 241:—6-skeins Dk. Blue, 5-skeins Lt. Blue, 3-skeins Cream and 1-skein Red (or other colors). Crochet hook size H-6. Size—27" x 45".

In Lt. Blue, ch 62, 2 sc in 2d st, sc in 59 sts, 3 sc in end st 60 sc on other side of ch. ROW 2—In back loops, sl st in 1st sc, ch 3, a 3-dc-Cluster in same st, (ch 2, a 4-dc-Cluster in next sc) twice, (ch 1, a 4-dc-Cluster in next 2d sc) 29 times, (ch 2, a Cluster in next sc) 4 times, (ch 1, a Cluster in next 2d sc) 29 times, ch 2, a Cluster in next sc, ch 2, sl st in 1st Cluster. Cut 4" long. The wrong side of Clusters is right side of rug. ROW 3—Join Cream to next 2-ch and working over end from last row, (ch 3, a 3-dc-Cluster, ch 2, a 4-dc-Cluster) in same sp, ch 1, (a Cluster, ch 2, a Cluster) in next sp (a widening), (ch 1, a Cluster in next sp) 29 times, (ch 1, a Cluster, ch 2, a Cluster, in next sp) 4 times (4 widenings), (ch 1, a Cluster in next sp) 29 times, make 2 widenings, ch 1, sl st in 1st Cluster, cut 4" long. ROW 4—Join Dk. Blue to last sp (center of end), and working over end left from last row, ch 3, a 3-dc-Cluster in same sp, a widening in next sp, a single Cluster in same next, a widening in next, (a single Cluster in next sp) 30 times, (a widening, a single Cluster) 4 times, 29 Clusters, a widening, a single Cluster, a widening, ch 1, sl st in 1st Cluster, cut 4" long. Continue with 4 Lt. Blue rows:—ROW 5—2 widenings on each end; ROW 6—3 widenings on each end; ROWS 7 AND 8—4 widenings on each end. Make 2 Dk. Blue rows:—ROW 9—5 widenings on each end; ROW 10—4 widen­ings on each end, always making widenings between those in previous row. ROW 11—Cream, with 4 widen­ings on each end. ROW 12—Lt. Blue, with 3 widenings on each end. ROW 13—Red, with 4 widenings on each end. ROW 14—Lt. Blue, worked even. ROW 15—Repeat Row 11. Make 2 rows Dk. Blue;—ROW 16—4 widenings on each end; ROW 17—3 widenings on each end. ROW 18—(Ch 1, sc in next sp) repeated around. Fasten off.

Stretch and pin right-side-down in true shape on a large, padded table or board. Steam and press dry thru a cloth.

FRINGE—Wind Dk. Blue around a 2½" card, cut at one edge, and tie 1 strand thru 1 loop of each st around edge. Trim evenly.