Every morning my daughter sits on the floor in front of the TV asking for her cereal. After she takes about 5 bites of her fruit loops she lifts the bowl up to drink the milk- like she has seen me do. It never fails, the milk and cereal go everywhere.
When I was a young girl, I remember going to my Aunt Debbie's house and sitting on little rugs while we ate our Oodles of Noodles (Ramen Noodles). This Sweet Tart Crochet Rug will be my daughters new breakfast rug. I plan to also take it outside when she is drawing on the sidewalk with chalk. Nothing is worse than wearing a dress or shorts and sitting on your knees on the sidewalk while creating your masterpiece. The best part about this rug, its washable, durable, and looks as delicious as Sweet Tarts!
While crocheting this rug, I decided to have some fun with color changes.
Using 3 strands/colors at a time. At the end of each row, I would finish
off ONE strand/color and add a new color. Making it so only one strand
actually changes with each row. I used a total of only 4 colors… below
I have listed the pattern I used when changing colors
Color pattern -repeat 1-4
I used both Red Heart with Love and I Love This Yarn. Both yarns are medium weight/4ply
N-9 MM Crochet hook
HDC-Half Double Crochet
Here is a great video that I used to learn the Foundation Chain. It may look intimidating, but I promise you its easier than it looks and very much worth taking the time to learn.
You can easily choose what size you want your rug. Starting with a different number of Foundation Chains will determine the width. The amount of rows will determine the height.
Row 1: Foundation Chain 61.- CH1, HDC into each Foundation Chain across. (61 HDC)
Row 2-30: Turn, CH 1, HDC across. (61 HDC)
Add fringe to disguise your yarn ends! I cut pieces about 5 inches long. Fold them in half, pull through the side stiches by the fold. Pull ends through the loops you just created. Tug it tight. 🙂