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This Santa Rug is a fun accessory for your holiday home. I sized it for the bath or for a little extra warmth at the side of a bed but the design is simple enough to adjust sizing.
Thank you to Yarnspirations for providing the yarn for this sample Santa Rug. I used blanket yarn for this one because it provides a cushy, warm feel on your toes but also, because it’s a super bulky yarn that makes this project super quick. Really, you could adapt this design to other yarns too. Frankly, you could even use multiple strands of worsted weight yarn held together if you are trying to reduce your stash a bit.
At first I planned to keep this rug super simple and work it in single crochet, but that seemed too ordinary, so I went with a simple crunch stitch for a bit more texture. It still works up super fast, but has a little more texture, interest and cushiness (yes, that’s a technical term)!
If you don’t believe me, ask this cute pup how cushy this rug is. She followed me around the whole time I was trying to do the photo shoot and she looked at me with those sweet eyes, pleading to keep the Santa Rug for herself. Well, don’t tell her, but it’s going to be part of her Christmas present!
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Size: 18” x 26”
- Made with #6 SuperBulky yarn,
- Red Heart Fur Yarn in the color Snow – 3 skeins
- Red Heart Super Saver Chunky in the color Goldenrod – approximately 30 yards
- Hook US N/P / 10.0 mm for rug
- Hook US H / 5.00 mm for buckle and buttons
- Tapestry needle
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Gauge: Gauge is not critical for this pattern, however, I got 10sc x 10 rows = 6” in the #6 weight yarn
Abbreviations (US Terms):
ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
sc – single crochet
sl st– slip stitch
Crab Stitch: Work single crochet in each stitch in reverse (opposite direction from from which you normally crochet). If you prefer, you can use the Twisted Single Crochet and follow this tutorial on my website: TWISTED SC TUTORIAL
- Beginning ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
- Repeat instructions within [ ] as indicated.
- Weave ends as you work.
Santa Rug Instructions:
Rug – Use 10 mm hook
Beginning chain is a multiple of 2 + 1
Row 1: With Race Car Red, ch51, sl st into the 3rd ch from the hook (skipped chains count as a hdc), [hdc into next chain, sl st into next chain] to end, TURN. (50 sts throughout)
For remainder of rug, you will sl st in the hdc of previous row and hdc in sl st of previous row.
Row 2: Ch1, [hdc 1, sl st 1] to end, TURN.
Rows 3 to 11: Repeat Row 2
Row 12: Join Coal, ch1, sc in each st to end, TURN.
To work color/yarn changes in rows 17 to 30, work first part of the row in red, then work fur stitches over red yarn, drop the fur yarn with end in the back of the rug, and pick up the red for the remainder of the row.
Row 16: Join Race Car Red, ch1, hdc 1, [sl st 1, hdc 1] 11 times; Join Fur, ch1, sc in next 4 sts; With Race Car Red, sl st 1, [hdc 1, sl st 1] to end, TURN.
Rows 17 to 30: Repeat Row 16. Fasten off after last repeat.
Border: Join Fur, in any corner, ch1, [3sc in corner, sc in each st to next corner] to end, join with sl st to first sc of round. Fasten off.
Belt Buckle – Use 5.00 mm hook
Round 1: With Gold, ch32, join with sl st to first ch to form a ring, ch1, 3sc in same st as join, sc 4, 3sc in next ch, sc 10, 3sc in next ch, sc 4, 3sc in next ch, sc 10, join with sl st to first sc. (40 sc)
Round 2: Ch1, working in back loop only, work 3sc in each corner st and 1 sc in each sc all around. Faten off. (48 sc)
Buttons – Use 5.00 mm hook
Round 1: Start with a Magic Circle, ch1, work 10 sc in center of circle, join with sl st to first sc. (10 sc)
Round 2: Ch1, 2sc in each sc around, join with sl st to first sc.
Round 3: Ch1, work Crab Stitch or Twisted Single Crochet (TWISTED SC TUTORIAL) in each st around, join with sl st to first st of round. Fasten off.
To finish, sew the buttons in place on the front placket of the jacket (over the fur) and the belt buckle just below the front placket over the black belt.
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- Red Heart Super Saver #4 weight yarn – White – Approx 50 yards
- Poly-Fil HALO
- Bowdabra Bow Wire – Color Gold
- Hook US G/ 4.0 mm and US B/ 2.25 (for wire)
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