Crocheted rug

With yesterday’s post about water and backyard adventures, I’ve had to deal with cleaning the floors more than usual from drippy, watery and muddy feet … how lovely to come up with a quick solution right from my own yarn stash!

I bought these awesome gigantic skeins of Lily Sugar’n Cream yarn for a steal last November and have been crocheting washcloths and hyperbolic workcloths and such from them for, pretty much EVERYONE I know. Since the yarn is super absorbent and machine-washable, I figured it would also be perfect for a rug. It’s pretty big– about 45 inches wide, and will be about 36 inches high… perfectly sized for the back slider. Once done, I’ll put a piece of non-slip backing underneath and I’ll be set!

Pattern:
With two strands Pistachio colorway, chain 115

SC 10 rows
Change 1 green to cream color, SC 3 rows
Change last green to cream color, SC 5 rows
Change both strands back to green color, HDC 10 rows
Change 1 to cream, HDC 5 rows
Change last green to cream, HDC 7 rows
Change both strands back to green, HDC 10 rows
Change 1 green to cream color, HDC 8 rows
Change last green to cream, SC 10 rows
Change both strands back to green color, SC 8 rows

Weave in all ends and wash/dry. I put two pieces of leftover anti-slip-mat underneath so it won’t move.
I single crocheted the top and bottom edges to give it a bit more weight with the taller HDC in the center so that dirt will fall through rather than set in.

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