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How to crochet a fringed rug

This fringed rug for slightly more advanced crocheters can be easily adapted to suit any environment. Try different pastel colours for a nursery or new baby present, rustic neutrals for a study or bright primary colours for a child's bedroom. The rug will measure 50x92cm when complete.

You will need...

  • 500g soft DK yarn in main colour (M)
  • 500g soft DK yarn in constrasting colour (C)
  • 4.50mm hook 

What you need to know

  • Size: 50x92cm when finished
  • Tension: 8 sts and 7 rows measure 5cm worked over dc on 4.50mm hook

Get started

With M and the 4.50mm hook, make 130ch.

Row 1: 1dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end, 1ch, turn.

Row 2: dc to end, joining in C in last st, 1ch, turn.

Work 4 rows dc, changing back to M in the last st of the 4th row, 1ch, turn.

Row 7: (spike stitch): *1dc in row below, 1dc 2 rows below, 1dc 3 rows below (top of previous colour band), 1dc 2 rows below, 1dc in row below, 1dc, rep from * 12 times, 1ch, turn. 

Work 3 rows dc, looping yarn neatly up side of work. Change back to C in the last st of the 3rd row.

Row 11: (spike stitch): *1dc 3 rows below (top of previous colour band), 1dc 2 rows below, 1dc in row below, 1dc, 1dc in row below, 1dc 2 rows below, rep from * 12 times, 1ch, turn.

Work 3 rows dc, looping yarn neatly up the side of work. Change back to M in the last st of the 3rd row. 

Rows 4 to 11 form the pattern. Rep them until work measures 90cm (36in).


Side border

Using M and with RS facing, work dc to end, 1ch, turn.
Work a further 2 rows dc. Crab stitch back. Fasten off.
Work the other side the same.



Using equal quantities of M and C, cut lengths of yarn to fringe the top and bottom of the rug. Suggestion: 50cm (17in) lengths - but this can vary according to preference.

Take one strand each of M and C and double over. Hook the loop end through a stitch, then pull the cut strands through the loop. Pull gently to tighten. Repeat, spacing fringing evenly along the edge of the mat.


Top and base edge

Rnd 1: Join yarn to a corner and work 2dc in same place. Continue up side in dc, spacing it so there are 3dc across every 4 row ends. Join with ss.

Rnd 2: Crab stitch around the edge – no extra corner sts required. Fasten off.



Last updated: over 3 years ago