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newyorkdoll
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2008 03:24:42 PM »

Ok, I've been looking for a pattern because I want to do the same exact project and I can't figure it out on my own. Could you possibly post a tute/pattern/info? I would appreciate it SO much! Grin
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shelayla82
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2008 08:35:32 PM »

I did take notes/make a pattern while making the rug so I'll post them as soon as I type them up.  Hopefully I can have it up by the weekend.  If not, I will let you know it will be a little late.
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shelayla82
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2008 10:20:29 PM »

Here is the pattern, finally  Roll Eyes.  Sorry it is so long, but the outline form worked best when taking notes.

Double Crochet Oval Rag Rug

Basically, the rug has a half-circle at each end with straight crochet rows in between.  Because I did not want to stitch the three pieces together, I made it all as one piece.  You may make the rug longer by starting with a bigger foundation chain.  (A basic formula I saw said that you can figure the length of your foundation chain by subtracting the desired width of the rug by the desired length of the rug.  It worked fairly well for me so you might want to try it.  Wink
Because the arches are half-circles, feel free to increase using whichever pattern suits you best.  Just be sure to increase six stitches for each round.  Most patterns I've seen instruct you to increase every sixth stitch.  I varied the increases so the "V" would not be as visible.

Abbreviations:
o ch:  chain                    o dc:  double crochet
o st(s): stitch(es)            o sl st:  slip stitch
o All notes are italicized.
o For stitch diagrams: V = 2 dc in one st, I = 1 dc in one st.

Materials: 
o Rags made into 1 1/2 inch strips.  (No exact amount.  I cut as I went along.)
o A fairly good sized hook. (Sorry I can't give an exact size again.  The hook I used didn't specify but was bigger than a K hook.)

Foundation Chain:  ch 37

Round One: 
a. Working in only the front loop, dc in the 4th chain from hook.  Continue dc for 31 sts.
    o Including turning chain you will have 32 dc total and one chain from the foundation will remain.
b. dc 6 times in the last foundation chain st. Mark the first and last dc. 
    o Including the foundation chain, your WIP will look like a very tight J.
c. Working in only the back loop of the foundation chain, dc 32.
d. dc 5 times in the foundation of the turning chain.  sl st in the turning chain (This is your sixth st from before.) Mark the first and last dc of arch.**
    o Now your WIP will look like a long, narrow oval.  More like a belt than a rug.
e. sl st in the next dc.

Round Two: 
a. ch 3.
b. dc in each st until your first marking (31 dc total).
c. At marking, 2 dc in each of the six arch sts (12 dc total).  Move markers accordingly.
d. dc in each st until next marking (32 dc total).
e. Repeat step c for the second arch.
f. Sl st in next ch.

Round Three:
a. ch 3.
b. dc in each st for 31 sts (up to your next marking).
c. At marking, [2 dc in first st, 1 dc in next st]  Repeat pattern in [ ] 5 more times (18 dc total).
      o The 18th stitch will be in a marked stitch.  This completes the arch.  Move your markers accordingly.
      o Stitch diagram between brackets:
  V I
d. dc in each st until next marking (32 dc total).
e. Repeat step c for the second arch.
f. Sl st in next ch.

**For every round until the end, steps a, b, d, e, and f remain the same.  Step c changes with each round.  From now on, each round will only include the directions for step c (and in essence step e because it repeats step c) as well as the stitch diagram. 
Sorry about shortening the pattern.  It was getting quite long for a post with a lot of repetition.  If you do have questions, please let me know.**
 
Round Four:  At marking, [1 dc in first st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in third st]  Repeat pattern in [ ] 5 more times (24 dc total).  The 24th stitch will be in a marked stitch.  Stitch diagram between brackets:  I V I

Round Five:  At marking, [1 dc in next three sts, 2 dc in fourth st]  Repeat pattern in [ ] 5 more times (30 dc total).  The 30th stitch will be in a marked stitch.  Stitch diagram between brackets:  I I I V

Round Six:  At marking, [1 dc in the next two sts, 2 dc in the third st, 1 dc in the next two sts]  Repeat pattern in [ ] 5 more times (36 dc total).  The 36th stitch will be in a marked stitch.  Stitch diagram between brackets: I I V I I

Round Seven:  At marking, [2 dc in first st, 1 dc in next five sts]  Repeat pattern in [ ] 5 more times (42 dc total).  The 42nd stitch will be in a marked stitch.  Stitch diagram between brackets: V I I I I I

Round Eight:  At marking, [1 dc in next three sts, 2 dc in fourth st, 1 dc in next three sts]  Repeat pattern in [ ] 5 more times (48 dc total).  The 48th st will be in a marked st.  Stitch diagram between brackets: I I I V I I I

Round Nine:  At marking, [1 dc in the next seven sts, 2 dc in eighth st]  Repeat pattern in [ ] 5 more times (54 dc total).  The 54th st will be in a marked st.  Stitch diagram between brackets: I I I I I I I V

Round Ten:  At marking, [1 dc in next four sts, 2 dc in fifth st, 1 dc in next four sts]  Repeat pattern in [ ] 5 more times (60 dc total).  The 60th st will be in a marked st.  Stitch diagram between brackets: I I I I V I I I I

Round Eleven:  At marking, [2 dc in first st, 1 dc in next nine sts]  Repeat pattern in [ ] 5 more times (66 dc total).  The 66th st will be in a marked st.  Stitch diagram between brackets: V I I I I I I I I I

Round Twelve:  At marking, [1 dc in next five sts, 2 dc in sixth st, 1 dc in next five sts]  Repeat pattern in [ ] 5 more times (72 dc total).  The 72nd st will be in a marked st.  Stitch diagram between brackets: I I I I I V I I I I I

Round Thirteen:  At marking, [1 dc in next eleven sts, 2 dc in twelfth st]  Repeat pattern in [ ] 5 more times (78 dc total).  The 78th st will be in a marked st.  Stitch diagram between brackets: I I I I I I I I I I I V

Round Fourteen:  At marking, [1 dc in next six sts, 2 dc in seventh st, 1 dc in next six sts]  Repeat pattern in [ ] 5 more times (84 dc total).  The 84th st will be in a marked st.  Stitch diagram between brackets: I I I I I I V I I I I I I

Round Fifteen:  At marking, [2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next thirteen sts]  Repeat pattern in [ ] 5 more times (90 dc total).  The 90th st will be in a marked st.  Stitch diagram between brackets:  V I I I I I I I I I I I I I

Because I was running out of materials, I finished the rug on the fifteenth or sixteenth round.  If you want to make the rug bigger, just keep increasing the half-circles by six stitches for each round.   Also, in order to complete the last rounds in the color I wanted, the rug was completed using half double crochet instead of double crochet.  The pattern still worked, and I eked by with enough material. 

If you have any questions about this pattern, please pm me.  Please be kind.  It is the first pattern I have ever written out for anyone else to use.
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