Bubble and Bulge Rug

Crocheted with 2 strands of yarn, this Bubble and Bulge Rug is thick and comfy on your feet.  Great for the kitchen or bathroom, this crochet throw rug is textured and artistic in design.  Make it in whatever color you’d like, from colors that brighten up the room to colors that mirror the flow of the sea.

Materials:

2 skeins RED HEART® Super Saver® yarn in each of the following colors:

Orchid-530 (A)

Blue Suede-3943 (D)

1 skein RED HEART® Super Saver® yarn in each of the following colors:

Turqua-512 (B)

Aruba Sea-505 (C)

9mm [US M-13] Susan Bates® Crochet Hook

Yarn needle

Non-slip rug pad

Gauge:  9 sts = 4″ [10cm]; 8 rows = 4″ [10cm] in Pattern st using 2 strands of yarn held together. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Special Abbreviations:

C2dc (Crossed 2 Double Crochet): Skip next st, dc in next st, working in front of st just made, dc in skipped st.

Instructions:

Rug is worked with 2 strands of yarn held together throughout. Carry D along side edges when not in use.Rug measures 24″ (61cm) x 38″ (96.5cm)

With 2 strands of D held together, ch 83.

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across; turn – 82 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across.

Row 3: Change to 2 strands of A, ch 3, turn, *[C2dc] 5 times, sc in next 10 sts; repeat from * 3 more times, sc in last st.

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, *sc in next 10 sts, [C2dc] 5 times; repeat from * 3 more times, dc in last st. Cut A.

Rows 5-6: Change to 2 strands of D, ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Row 7:  Change to 2 strands of B, ch 1, turn, sc in first st, *sc in next 10 sts, [C2dc] 5 times, repeat from * 3 more times, dc in last st.

Row 8: Ch 3, turn, *[C2dc] 5 times, sc in next 10 sts; repeat from * 3 more times, sc in last st. Cut B.

Rows 9-10: Change to 2 strands of D and repeat Rows 5 and 6.

Rows 11-12: Change to 2 strands of A and repeat Rows 3-4. Cut A.

Rows 13-14: Change to 2 strands of D and repeat Rows 5-6.

Rows 15-16: Change to 2 strands of C and repeat Rows 7-8. Cut C.

Rows 17-18: Change to 2 strands of D and repeat Rows 5-6.

Repeat Rows 3-18 once more, then repeat Rows 3-14.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Row 1: Join 2 strands of D in D-st in one corner ready to work along one long edge, ch 1, sc evenly spaced along long edge to D-st at next corner.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Fasten off.

Repeat along opposite side edge.

Weave in ends.