I made a set of blue mug rugs over the summer but never finished weaving in ends of course. I loosely based them off of my favorite placemat pattern. I figured it was about time I wrote up the pattern for these little cuties.
I did find out that I’m about as good at writing patterns as I am writing recipes. Read that to mean I need a lot of work yet.
I made a couple in fall colors to to go with my Autumn Placemats. They are quick and easy, maybe less than an hour and then add in weaving in ends time. Make a set, or three, and use them as stocking stuffers.
Color Block Mug Rug
Hook size: G (4 mm)
Yarn used: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton
Color A: Tangerine
Color B: Cafe au Lait
Color C: Goldenrod
Abbreviations (US terms):
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
st – stitch
sk – skip
Starting with Color A Ch 21.
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each st across (20 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc in 1st sc, *sk next sc, (sc, hdc) in next sc, repeat from * 8 times, sc in last sc. (10 sc, 10, hdc).
Row 3-4: Repeat row 2.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across, changing to color B in last st.
Row 6-7: With B ch 1, turn, sc in each st across, changing to C in last st of row 7.
Row 8: With C ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Row 9-13: Repeat row 2.
Row 14: Repeat row 5, changing to B in last st.
Row 15-16: With B repeat row 5, changing to A in last st of row 16.
Row 17: With A repeat row 5.
Row 18-20: Repeat row 2.
Row 21: Repeat row 5, finish off.
Weave in ends and block if desired. I don’t find that this yarn needs any blocking but you may find corners curled a bit and would like straighter edges.
Note: This is an extremely versatile pattern. You can change the number of rows for each color. Add extra colors or leave out some colors.
The one thing to keep in mind is end and start each color block with a row of sc. You can have as many of the repeat pattern you want but always, always start a block of color with a sc row and end that same block of color with a sc row. I think it leaves a nice straight edge and clean lines between the color changes.
I had a couple of helpers while I was working writing the pattern down. It isn’t easy crocheting with wet yarn…kitten had it in his mouth.
Hopefully I didn’t mess the pattern up too badly and it makes sense. Enjoy!