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Retro Summertime Rug

Retro Summertime Rug

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How would you like to learn to crochet a bright~fun rug??  This unique Retro Summertime Rug is quick and easy to  make using Tee Shirt Yarn or Fabric Strips!!

Retro Summertime Rug

Retro Summertime Rug!!

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Approximate Size 24″ x 42″

Materials ~

Premier Yarns  Craft-Tee Recycled T-Shirt Yarn, Super Bulky,  275-300 yards.  Pictured above in Light Green Shades, Red Shades, White Shades and Light Blue Shades.

*You can also use  1 1/2″ – 2″ strips of cotton fabric.  You will need approximately 11 yards of fabric that is 44″ wide.

Q Hook

Thread and Needle

Scissors

**Tips**

Use a loose and even tension.  Sew tails down with thread and needle as you work and crochet over the top of them after tacked down.

Stitches ~

Ch ~ Chain    St ~ Stitch      Sl St ~ Slip Stitch     Sc ~ Single Crochet     Hdc ~ Half Double Crochet

Instructions~

Ch 17

Row 1:  Hdc in 3rd Ch from hook(The turning 2 chains will count as a Hdc also), Hdc in next 13 Chs, 3 Hdc in next Ch(this is the beginning chain), *Make sure your tail is tacked down*, Working along opposite side of Ch – Hdc in next 13 Chs, Hdc in same as beginning Sts, Join with Sl St to top of turning Ch(You should have 3 Sts in this same space now at both ends). = 32 Hdc,

Row 2:  Ch 2(Counts as Hdc now and throughout), Hdc in same St, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 13 Sts, 2 Hdc in next 3 Sts, Hdc in next 13 Sts, 2 Hdc in last  St, Sl St to top of Ch 2. = 38 Hdc

*Change Color.. Join with Sl St in same St you Finished the last color off with.*

Row 3:  Ch 2, Hdc in same St, Hdc in next St, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in Next St, 2 Hdc in next St, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 12 Sts, 2 Hdc in next St, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next St, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next St, 2 Hdc in next St, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 12 Sts, 2 Hdc in last St, Join with Sl St to top of Ch 2. = 48 Hdc

Row 4:  Ch 2, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next St, 2 Hdc in next 2 Sts, Hdc in next St, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next St, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 14 Sts, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next St, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next St, 2 Hdc in next 2 Sts, Hdc in next St, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next St, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 14 Sts, 2 Hdc in last St, Join with Sl St to top of Ch 2. = 60 Hdc

Row 5:  Ch 2, *2 Hdc in next St,  Hdc in next 2 Sts,  2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 2 Sts, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 2 Sts, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 2 Sts, 2 Hdc in next St* Hdc in the next 17 Sts, Repeat * * one time, Hdc in last 16 Sts. Join with Sl St to beginning.  = 70 Hdc

*Change Color- Join in same St you finished off with the last color.

Row 6:  Ch 2, Hdc in next St, *2 Hdc in next St,  Hdc in next 3 Sts,  2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 3 Sts, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 3 Sts, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 3 Sts, 2 Hdc in next St* Hdc in the next 18 Sts, Repeat * * one time, Hdc in last 16 Sts. Join with Sl St to beginning.  = 80 Hdc

Row 7:  Ch 2, Hdc in next 2 Sts,  *2 Hdc in next St,  Hdc in next 4 Sts,  2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 4 Sts, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 4 Sts, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 4 Sts, 2 Hdc in next St* Hdc in the next 19 Sts, Repeat * * one time, Hdc in last 16 Sts. Join with Sl St to beginning.  = 90 Hdc

*Change Color – Join in same St you finished off with the last color.

Row 8:  Ch 2, Hdc in next 3 Sts, *2 Hdc in next St,  Hdc in next 5 Sts,  2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 5 Sts, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 5 Sts, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 5 Sts, 2 Hdc in next St* Hdc in the next 20 Sts, Repeat * * one time, Hdc in last 16 Sts. Join with Sl St to beginning.  = 100 Hdc

Row 9:  Ch 2, Hdc in next 4 Sts, *2 Hdc in next St,  Hdc in next 6 Sts,  2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 6 Sts, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 6 Sts, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 6 Sts, 2 Hdc in next St* Hdc in the next 21 Sts, Repeat * * one time, Hdc in last 16 Sts. Join with Sl St to beginning.  = 110 Hdc

Row 10:  Ch 2, Hdc in next 5 Sts, *2 Hdc in next St,  Hdc in next 7 Sts,  2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 7 Sts, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 7 Sts, 2 Hdc in next St, Hdc in next 7 Sts, 2 Hdc in next St* Hdc in the next 22  Sts, Repeat * * one time, Hdc in last 16 Sts. Join with Sl St to beginning.  = 120 Hdc

*Change Color –  Join in same St you finished off with the last color.

Row 11:  Ch 1, Sc in same as joining, Sc in next 6 Sts, *2 Sc in next St,  Sc in next 8 Sts,  2 Sc in next St, Sc in next 8 Sts, 2 Sc in next St, Sc in next 8 Sts, 2 Sc in next St, Sc in next 8 Sts, 2 Sc in next St* Sc in the next 23 Sts, Repeat * * one time, Sc in last 16 Sts. Join with Sl St to beginning.  = 130 Sc

Row 12:  Ch 1, Sc in same as joining, Sc in next 7 Sts, *2 Sc in next St,  Sc in next 9 Sts,  2 Sc in next St, Sc in next 9 Sts, 2 Sc in next St, Sc in next 9 Sts, 2 Sc in next St, Sc in next 9 Sts, 2 Sc in next St* Sc in the next 24 Sts, Repeat * * one time, Sc in last 16 Sts. Join with Sl St to beginning.  = 140 Sc

Finish off and secure the last tail.  Block into shape using the wet method or steam method.  Enjoy!!

 

Retro Summertime Rug with flowers

Congratulations… You  now have a fantastic Crochet Rug…

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

Crochet With Me!! Winter 2015 CAL… Week 11

Crochet With Me!! Winter 2015 CAL… Week 11

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It’s time to head to the finish line and Crochet with Me!!! Winter 2015 CAL.. Week 11!!

This week we are putting it all together and beginning our prep  for the edging for our Retro Style Crochet Afghan!!!  This has been such a fun project, I hope you have loved it!!  Only one more week and you will have a completed project..

Crochet with Me Winter 2015 week 11

Pictured above is my Week 11 Progress Picture!!  This one is done in Loops and Threads Impeccable Yarn…

 I also have been working with  Red Heart Unforgettable Yarn for a different look by its Self Striping pattern… You probably have noticed I haven’t posted a picture last week or this week… Well, Just like all of you,,, Life has happened!  A few weeks ago I was offered a really great job as an Administrative Assistant for a local forest products company…  I started a couple of weeks ago and… Yikes~a huge learning curve and long hours!!!  I will be catching up on the second afghan in the next couple weeks and will post that picture too!!!

Are you ready to put your afghan together?? Let’s get to work!

First:  You will join all of your strips together using the same method as you did with the Granny Strip!  Use my picture above for placement or.. If you want to switch it up that is great too!!

Second:  We will be starting the edging with one row of Single Crochet!  So here are the instructions for that…

Join your neutral yarn in the corner stitch of the top left of your afghan.  Ch 1, 3 Sc in the same St (1st corner made), Working down the 1st side, Sc 143 sts to the next corner, Sc 3 Sts in corner(2nd corner made), Working along the bottom edge – evenly Sc 131 Sts across to the next corner, 3 Sc in corner (3rd corner made), Working up the second side Sc 143 sts to the next corner, 3 Sc in corner (4th corner made), Working along the top – evenly Sc 131 Sts across. Join with Sl St to beginning Sc. = 560 Sc.  Do not finish off… We will be continuing from here next week to finish our edging..

Don’t forget to join me on Facebook this coming Wednesday for Show and Tell…

Happy Easter and God Bless You!!

Elena

Crochet With Me… Winter 2015 CAL!!  Week 8

Crochet With Me… Winter 2015 CAL!! Week 8

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The Crochet with Me… Crochet A Long puzzle is almost complete…

When you all joined in the beginning, you had no idea how this fun Retro Afghan would turn out!!!  With this weeks edition,,, I think you see how this is all coming together!!

Just a couple more weeks and we will have this all put together and finished… I am so excited…  Below are my progress pictures for Week 8!

 

Crochet with me... Week 8 Impeccable

Crochet with Me… Week 8 using Loops and Threads Impeccable Yarn…

Crochet with me... Week 8 Unforgettable

Crochet with Me… Week 8 Using Red Heart Unforgettable…

Are you ready to get started on Week 8??

Yes, once again we are working our way back to the beginning… This week we will be making 5 Granny’s Circle in a Square!!! I know you already know how to make these… but just incase you  need the instructions… Click Here!!

Make sure you stop by Facebook on Wednesday night for our Show and Tell at 6pm PST!!!

 

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

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