Criss-Cross Rug Free Pattern

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Criss Cross Rug


Easy Skill

Edited By: Maggie Weldon

Size:About 24 inches by 36 inches.

Materials:Bulky Weight Yarn:
Green (MC) - 28 oz, 980 yds;
Red (R) - 10 oz, 350 yds;
White (W) - 10 oz, 350 yds.

Crochet Hook:Size G-6 (4.25 mm)







double crochet


single crochet(s)


half double crochet

sl st(s)

slip stitch(es)












yarn over



When instructed to join with sc, begin with sl knot on hook, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through both loops on hook.

Special Stitches

Long Single Crochet (L-sc):Insert hook at base of st indicated 2 rows down, draw lp through to height of row in work, yo, draw through both lps on hook.

Row 1:
(Right Side) Starting at short end, with MC, ch 82, sc in 2nd ch from hook, (sc in next ch) across. (81 sc)
Row 2:Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.
Row 3 (Pattern Row):Ch 1, turn, sc in next sc, * L-sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * across.
Rows 4-6:Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.

Rep Rows 3-6 until Rug measures 36 inches, ending with Row 5 and having and even number of Pattern Rows. Finish off and weave in ends.

Woven Stripes (woven across width)
Cut 5 strands R, each 2 yards long. Draw strands through first L-sc of first Pattern Row, * skip next L-sc on 2nd Pattern Row, draw strand through next L-sc, skip next L-sc on first Pattern Row, draw strands through next L-sc; rep from * across. Turn. Work back in the same manner, drawing strands through the L-sc skipped on both Pattern Rows. Fasten ends securely on wrong side.

Cut 5 strands of W, each 2 yards long and weave a White stripe through L-sc of second and third Pattern Rows as before.

Weave stripes in this manner, alternating colors and ending with a Red stripe.

With right side facing, join MC with sc to first st on short side, * ch 2, skip next st, sc in next st; rep from * across, working along long side, closely work sc in sides of rows (keeping work flat). Work other 2 sides to correspond; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.

* Cut 10 strands of MC, each 10 inches long. Fold strands to form loop. Insert hook in ch-2 lp and draw loop through, draw loose ends through loop and pull up tightly. Repeat from * in each ch-2 lp across short sides. Trim ends evenly.

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