Approximate Size 19 Inches x 30 Inches Without Fringe
AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY "AUNT LYDIA'S" HEAVY RUG YARN, Article 235
10 skeins Red.
2 skeins White.
1 skein Black or colors desired.
Aluminum crochet hook size H.
With Red ch 72, d c in 4th st from hook, 1 d c in each remaining st of ch, turn.
2nd Row: Ch 3 (counts as 1 d c), 1 d c in each d c (69 d c), turn.
Repeat the 2nd row 53 times, then work a row of s c all around working 3 s c in each corner, join, cut yarn.
Cut 72 strands of White and 36 strands of Black long enough to leave 4 inches on each end for fringe. Thread 2 strands of White into a very large eyed tapestry needle, weave horizontally through 3rd row of d c's weaving under 1st d c and over next dc, * under next d c and over next d c, repeat from * across row. Weave 2 more strands through same row of d c weaving over and under same sts (4 strands woven through 1 row). Weave 4 strands of Black through next row of d c in same manner reversing the over and under and weaving 2 strands at a time. Weave 4 strands of White through next row of d c weaving same as previous White row. This completes 1 stripe. * Skip 3 rows of d c, then weave a stripe same as before. Repeat from * 7 times.
VERTICAL STRIPES: Cut 16 strands of White and 8 strands of Black long enough to leave 4 inches on each end for fringe. Using 2 strands of yarn only for each stripe instead of 4 strands, weave yarn under all White sts and over all other sts weaving lengthwise, starting under the s c row at beginning and ending under s c row at end. Weave 2 strands of White through 2nd row of White woven sts from end. Weave 2 more strands of White through next row of White woven sts. * Skip 5 rows of woven White sts and weave 2 strands of Black through next row of White woven sts. Weave 2 strands of White through next row of White woven sts. Weave 2 strands of Black through next row of White woven sts. Skip 5 rows of White woven sts and weave 2 strands of White through each of the next 2 rows of White woven sts. Repeat from * once. Cut strands of Red 8 inches in length. Using 1 strand, double in half and knot through each st on each side where White or Black fringe does not occur. Tack long loops on right side at center if desired.
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