Saturday, June 27, 2015

Heart Shaped Dog Rug Free Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

I have decided, after much 
thought and consideration
 to Not do A Crochet A Long in July, 
But Rather Go ahead and put the Pattern
 out there so you all could make it,
 at your leisure.
I have a bunch of Fun Things planned for  
The Christmas In July Event.


This Crochet Pattern is now available
in a PDF file for $1.50 
in my Craftsy Shop

It is super easy and a great way to use of those left over yarns.

Heart Shaped Dog Rug/ Pet Mat By Sara Sach

Please, add this pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites.

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook: N-9.0mm
Yarn: 20-30 oz of Worsted Weight yarn, the amount is am estimate,
           as I do not know for sure how much yarn I used,
           as I used up a lot of my let over yarns
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Skip (sk)

Size: Approximately 42 X 24 inches

Note:
You will be crocheting with 3 strands of yarn at all times.
To make it easier to crochet, I rolled mine in balls,
attaching the yarn  as it ran out.
I ended up with some pretty fun color combinations.

How to crochet With more then 1 strand of yarn

Ch3 at beginning of rounds count as the 1st dc.

3 Squares - We will be making 1 regular and 2 with rounded corners.

Step 1 - 1 Regular Square for center of Heart Mat –
With 3 strands of yarn, Ch 5, join in a circle

R : 1 - Ch 3, 2 dc in chain loop, *ch 2, 3 dc* 3 times,
 join to 1st ch 3 with a sl st. (4 clusters)

R : 2- Turn, (only turn on this row)
 Sl st in the 1st corner, ch3, 2 dc, ch2, 3 dc,
*1dc in each dc across,3dc, ch2, 3dc in the next corner
* Repeat from * to * 2 more times,
Dc in each dc across, join to 1st ch3 with a sl st.
 (3 dc on each side, 4 corners)

R : 3 - Sl st to the 1st corner, ch3, 2 dc, ch2, 3 dc,
 *sk the next 2dc, 1dc in next 5dc across, sk next 2 dc,
3dc, ch2, 3dc in the next corner*
Repeat from * to * 2 more times,
sk the next 2dc, 1dc in next 5dc across, sk next 2 dc,
join to 1st ch3 with a sl st.

(5 dc on each side, 4 corners)
After R : 3 -- I made the sample in a solid so you could see it better.

Here is a picture to help you understand.
We will be skipping 2 dc after the corner,
and before the next corner.
This will help the Rug not be bunchy.
I made the sample in a solid so you could see it better.

R : 4 – Repeat R : 3 (7dc, 4 corners)
R : 5 – Repeat R : 3 (9dc, 4 corners)
R : 6 - Repeat R : 3 (11dc, 4 corners)
R : 7 - Repeat R : 3 (13dc, 4 corners)
R : 8 - Repeat R : 3 (15dc, 4 corners) tie off and weave in your ends.

Step 2 - 2 Rounded Squares – For Heart Bumps
Repeat R : 1- R : 7
R : 8 - Sl st to the 1st corner, ch3, 2 dc, ch2, 3 dc,
 *sk the next 2dc, 1dc in next 15dc across, sk next 2 dc,
3dc, ch2, 3dc in the next corner,

*sk the next 2dc, 1dc in next 15dc across, sk next 2 dc*,
4 dc in the next corner*
Repeat From * to *
sk the next 2dc, 1dc in next 15dc across, sk next 2 dc,
Join to 1st ch3 with a sl st. tie off weave in your ends.


Step 3 – Sewing the Squares Together –

Sew the Pieces together with sc sts.
Place them back sides together and sc through both edges,
 1 sc in each dc across. Make sure the heart bumps / rounded corners
are in the right places. See pic above.

Step 4 - Trim:
R “ 1 - Attach yarn, using  3 strands, join to  the point of the heart,
3sc, then evenly sc around the heart, till you reach the center of the heart,
sc tog the 3 center “sts” for  a nice curved center,
 continue to sc to the point, join,
( St counts are not important here- Just make sure it is even)

If you find your heart bumps are curling, you can always 
add a increase or 2 to round them out.
 If you crochet tightly you will have more curling.


R : 2- I changed to Solid Color here – ch1, 3 sc in the point, I sc in each sc,
When you reach the Heart center, make 3 “3sc tog” with the 9 center scs.
Sc to the point, join, 


R : 3 – Repeat R : 2

R : 4 – Repeat R : 3, join and tie off.

Be sure to Block your rug for crisp clean finish.
I really Love all the colors and the patterns they make.
Remember, I would love To see your 
pics of your finished rugs,
 and you can post them to
 my Facebook page at
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