Wednesday, December 9

Blossom Rug -- a new pattern!

Someone mentioned that my Blossom Facecloth would make a cute rug if the pattern was upsized. Hmm...could I do it? Yes!

This fun and easy pattern gives you a quick-to-knit flower throw rug. The rug requires doubled worsted weight cotton yarn in two colors (two balls of each color). I used most of 4 balls of Sugar'n Cream with size 11 (8 mm) needles). You'll need size 11 circulars in 24" and 16" lengths and a set of double points.

The petals are shaped with short rows. You start by casting on enough stitches for all the petals onto a 24" circular. Keep this cast on loose if you want your petals to lay flat!

You knit one petal at a time over part the cast on stitches. Then knit in the round decreasing to the center. Switch to a smaller circular or double points as the rounds get smaller. Only four ends to weave in when you're done.

The rug measures about 22” across. That's Pookie modeling the rug. He likes it!

The pattern contains the Blossom Rug, the facecloth and the coaster patterns.

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Sara said...

Cute rug!

N. Maria said...

It is a SUPER cute rug!!!