Crocheted Chain Braided Rug Pattern

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Crocheted Chain Braided Rug Pattern

Rug measures about 27 x 33 inches

Materials Required: American Thread Company STAR Rug Yarn, Article 44, 70 Yard Skeins, STAR Cotton Yarn, Article 75, 100 Yard Skeins or AUNT LYDIA Rug Yarn, Article 235, 70 Yard Skeins
5 skeins Brown
3 skeins Cream
4 skeins Yellow
Aluminum Hook, size 10 or J
Tapestry Needle

Take off 2 or 3 yards from each skein to be used for sewing. Using Article 44 or Article 235, divide each skein into 2 equal lengths and wind into balls. Using 2 strands of same Color crochet a chain for entire length. Cut each length into 3 equal parts and braid for entire length. Cut each braid in half. Sew braids together as illustrated leaving about 1½ inches at each end free to be raveled for fringe. If Article 75 is used work in same manner dividing skeins into 3 equal lengths and use 3 strands to crochet chain. Sew braids together as follows: 1 Brown.1 Cream, 1 Yellow, 2 Brown, 1 Cream, 1 Yellow, 1 Cream. 2 Yellow, 3 Brown, 2 Yellow, 1 Cream, 1 Yellow, 1 Cream, 2 Brown, 1 Yellow, 1 Cream, 1 Brown.

Ravel out chains at ends that have been left free to form fringe and knot 3 strands of yarn together, trim fringe evenly.