Rug Measures About 24 Inches in DiameterWithout Fringe
AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY "AUNT LYDIA'S" HEAVY RUG YARN, Article 235
5 skeins Black.
1 skein each Lt. Yellow, Red, Dk. Green and National Blue or colors desired.
Aluminum crochet hook size H.
With Black ch 4, join to form a ring, ch 3, 7 d c in ring, join in 3rd st of ch.
2nd Round: Ch 5, s d c in next d c, (s d c: yarn over hook, insert in st, pull loop through, yarn over and pull through all loops at one time), * ch 3, s d c in next d c, repeat from * 5 times, ch 3.
3rd Round: S c in 2nd st of ch 5, 2 s c in next loop, * ch 2, s c in next s d c, 2 s c in next loop, repeat from * 6 times, do not join rounds.
4th Round: * Ch 2, skip 1 s c, 1 s c in each of the next 2 s c, 2 s c in next loop, repeat from * 7 times.
5th Round: * Ch 2, skip 1 s c, 1 s c in each of the next 3 s c, 2 s c in next loop, repeat from * 7 times.
6th Round: * Ch 2, skip 1 s c, 1 s c in each of the next 4 s c, 2 s c in next loop, repeat from * 7 times.
7th Round: * Ch 2, skip 1 s c, 1 s c in each s c, 2 s c in next loop, repeat from * 7 times. Repeat the last round always having 1 more s c in each s c section until there are 15 s c in each section.
16th Round: Ch 2, skip 1 s c, 1 s c in each of the next 6 s c, decrease in next 2 sts (to decrease: * insert hook in next st, pull loop through, repeat from * once, yarn over and work off all loops at one time), 1 s c in each of the next 6 s c, 2 s c in next loop, repeat from beginning all around.
17th and 18th Rounds: * Ch 2, skip 1 s c, 1 s c in each s c, 2 s c in next loop, repeat from * all around. Repeat the last 3 rounds 4 times always decreasing in center of each s c section every 3rd round.
31st and 32nd Rounds: Same as 17th and 18th rounds. Work 4 more rounds in same manner working 1 round Red, 1 round Dk. Green, 1 round Lt. Yellow, 1 round National Blue (when changing color always complete last half of last stitch with next color then work the ch 2 in new color). Cut 4 strands each of Dk. Green, Lt. Yellow, Red and National Blue about 54 inches long. * Using 2 strands Blue, lace through 1 swirl of the ch 2 loops leaving about 5 inches free at outer edge. Lace over one round and under next round to center of rug, insert needle in center of rug and lace back to outside edge reversing the over and unders. Tie the 2 ends together for fringe. With Dk. Green lace through next swirl of ch 2 loops lacing in same manner. Repeat in each swirl of ch 2 loops working next swirl in Red, next in Yellow, repeat from * once.
FRINGE:Wind all colors over a 4¼ inch cardboard. Cut one end. Using 2 strands of same color, knot through every other st around entire rug skipping the fringe at end of each swirl.
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