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Knitted Rug and Cushion

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Knitted Rug and Cushion

Materials

Patons Fireside Fingering, 4 ply (amounts as shown below)
1 pair Old UK size 9 needles.

Rug: 72 x 72 inches
Red: 1 lb, 4 ounces
Blue: 14 ounces
Yellow: 1 lb

Rug: 54 x 54 inches
Red: 1 lb, 1 ounce
Blue: 9 ounces
Yellow: 8 ounces

Cushion: 18 x 18 inches
Red: 4 ounces
Blue: 2 ounces
Yellow: 2 ounces

Tension

28 sts to 4 inches

Pattern

Rug: 72 x 72 inches

[A] Cast on 100 stitches, work in garter stitch throughout.
Knit in stripes as follows, decreasing 1 stitch at the beginning of every alternate row:
10 rows red
10 rows yellow
2 rows red
10 rows blue
10 rows red
2 rows yellow
2 rows blue
10 rows red
10 rows yellow
2 rows red
10 rows blue
10 rows red
2 rows yellow
2 rows blue
Continue working stripe sequence until 1 stitch remains, fasten off.
Make another 7 pieces the same

[A1] Cast on 100 stitches and work in the same manner as [A], but decreasing 1 stitch at the end of every alternate row.
Make another 7 pieces the same

[B] Cast on 200 stitches and work in stripes as before, omitting the decreases.
Make another 3 pieces the same.

To Make Up Rug

With a slightly damp cloth and a warm iron, press lightly. Sew pieces together as illustrated in the diagram below. Using a crochet hook, work 1 row of double crochet around edges.

Diagram for 72 x 72 inch rug.
Diagram

To Make Rug 54 x 54 Inches

Work 4 pieces of [A] and 4 pieces of [A1] as given for 72 inch rug.

Cast on 53 stitches and work as given for [A]
Make another 3 pieces the same

Cast on 53 stitches and work as for [A1]
Make another 3 pieces the same

Cast on 100 stitches and work as given for [B]
Make another 3 pieces the same.

To Make Up Rug

Make up as given for larger rug, but using the smaller [A] and [A1] pieces for the centre.

To Make Cushion

Work 2 pieces as given for [A]
Work 2 pieces as given for [A1]

To Make Up Cushion

With a slightly damp cloth and warm iron press lightly. Sew 2 diagonal sides together.
Join other 2 diagonal sides together in the same manner. Using a crochet hook, join pieces together by working 2 rows of double crochet around 3 sides. Insert cushion and close with 2 rows of double crochet.


This pattern was originally published in Patons C1 booklet, circa 1939. Updated version of this pattern is copyright to Sarah Bradberry, June 2001. All rights reserved. You may not edit, email, publish, or distribute the contents of this page in any form without the prior permission of the copyright holder. If you would like to share the information on this page you may do so by giving the link to this page which is http://knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/afghans/knee-rug.htm