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. 🙂
Becky Patton says
Absolutely LOVE the colors of this!!! Thanks for sharing! 🙂 I’ve been wanting to make some rugs for my house so this came at the perfect time! 🙂
Pam G says
Love the colors!
Sara - My Merry Messy Life says
This is so pretty, Corina! I thought it was knitted at first, so it’s very well done. I love the colors you chose. Thank you for sharing at Hookin ON Hump Day!
I realize yarn amounts will change depending on the size rug chosen, but how much did you use for what size rug? At least that gives a starting point for figuring the yarn needed. Thanks.
I just had one skein of each color listed. I didn’t use all of any skein. It’s been awhile since I made it or I would have more of an idea of how much from each skein.
I love it, I love it, I love love love it!
I love this little rug! Thank you so much for sharing!! I have five large dogs who will LOVE having Mommy make these for them. I can’t wait to get started on them!
Jenelle Glanz says
I don’t see the video for the foundation chain, can you point me to instructions?