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Check out this free rectangular crochet rug pattern for a nursery or kid’s room made with Tunisian crochet simple stitch and cross stitch.

About the Pattern:

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate 


Yarn:

Color A We Are Knitters The Tape in Blue (131 yards) (131 yds/120 meters; 8.8 oz/ 250 grams; 100% recycled cotton; size 7 Jumbo)

Color A We Are Knitters The Tape in White (90 yards) (131 yds/120 meters; 8.8 oz/ 250 grams; 100% recycled cotton; size 7 Jumbo)

Yarn substitutions:

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Hobbii Ribbon, Hobbii Friends Ribbon, Wool and the Gang Mixtape

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Hooks:

  • Size M US 17 (12.0 mm) Tunisian crochet hook with a 24 in. Cord, grab my favorite Denise Interchangeable crochet hook set here.
  • US 17 12 mm crochet hook, grab my favorite Furls 12mm hook here

Notions: 

Gauge:

  • Gauge is 9 sts by 7 rows in Tunisian simple stitch for a 4×4 in. square


Finished Size:

  • The finished rug size is 21 in. wide by 15 in. in length. 

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Pattern Notes:

This pattern is for a summer theme Tunisian crochet + cross stitch rectangular crochet rug. It’s the perfect mindless project to practice Tunisian crochet and learn a new cross stitching technique! It will be the perfect rug for your kids’ room or for a nursery!

  • This pattern uses a few Tunisian crochet techniques. Use the following video tutorials as needed:

IMPORTANT VIDEO TUTORIALS

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  • Pattern rows are Forward pass instructions.
  • The following instructions are implied:
    • The loop already on the hook at the beginning of the row counts as the first st. 
    • Always Tunisian simple stitch in the last st of the row, being sure to work under both loops of the st.
  • Return Pass: Follow the foundation row and each row with the Return Pass in the same color unless a color change is needed.
    • Return Pass Instructions: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through two loops; repeat from * until 1 loop remains on the hook.
  • When cross stitching, use doubled over yarn strand. Refer to photo tutorial below.

Abbreviations:

Sl st: Slip stitch

Ch: Chain

Tss: Tunisian simple stitch

RetP: Return Pass -Explained above

Sc: Single crochet

Free Crochet Rug Pattern Instructions:

Ch 40 with Col A

Row 1 (Foundation Row): Pick up a loop in the back bump of each chain. Complete normal RetP. (40 sts) 

Rows 2 to 47: Tss across for each row. The stitch count should be 40 at the end of each row. Bind off and pull remaining yarn through the last loop and leave a 6 in. tail, cut yarn. Weave in loose ends. 

Using Col B, Sc around evenly, completing (sc, ch 1, sc) into each corner. Join to first st in the round. Repeat another round of sc stitches as above. Leave a 6 in. tail and cut yarn. Weave in all loose ends. 

Refer to the cross stitch video tutorial from the notes section above and follow the cross stitch chart below:

COLOR CHART:

Check out this free rectangular crochet rug pattern for a nursery or kid's room made with Tunisian crochet simple stitch and cross stitch.

How to anchor the yarn with your first stitch:

Cut a long piece of yarn and double it over like this and weave onto the needle.

Check out this free rectangular crochet rug pattern for a nursery or kid's room made with Tunisian crochet simple stitch and cross stitch.

Push the needle through your first stitch from back of work to front of work.

Check out this free rectangular crochet rug pattern for a nursery or kid's room made with Tunisian crochet simple stitch and cross stitch.

Don’t pull all the way through, leave the loop on the back side like this.

Check out this free rectangular crochet rug pattern for a nursery or kid's room made with Tunisian crochet simple stitch and cross stitch.

Work through the next stitch and push the needle from front to back, pulling the yarn as you go. Make sure to hold down the loop in the back so it doesn’t come out.

Check out this free rectangular crochet rug pattern for a nursery or kid's room made with Tunisian crochet simple stitch and cross stitch.

This is how the stitch will look in the front.

Check out this free rectangular crochet rug pattern for a nursery or kid's room made with Tunisian crochet simple stitch and cross stitch.

Now take the needle and pull it through the loop in the back and pull the yarn all the way through the loop.

Check out this free rectangular crochet rug pattern for a nursery or kid's room made with Tunisian crochet simple stitch and cross stitch.

Tighten the stitch and now your yarn is anchored to your piece. You should do this every time you work with a new strand. I usually work stitches until I have a 6 in. tail remaining (enough to weave in) then I start a new strand. For this project, I used a 40 in. strand doubled over each time.

Check out this free rectangular crochet rug pattern for a nursery or kid's room made with Tunisian crochet simple stitch and cross stitch.

Continue working cross stitches as soon in the color chart. Weave in all loose ends and cut yarn.

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