“Pointless” Crochet Rug Pattern

imageI’ve called this the Pointless Crochet Rug as I made it when I had no need for a rug and actually nowhere for it to go! So it was rather pointless! Still it’s still fab, so I thought I’d share my pattern. (*disclaimer – I did look at hundred’s of crochet rugs before I made this, so while it might resemble a few others, I didn’t find one I liked so I made this up as I went along. After frogging the and second) attempt!)

I used Boodles textile yarn available at Hobbycraft
15mm hook

  • Chain 4 and join with a ss to make a ring.
  • Ch3, 19 trebles into the ring, join to top of ch3 (20sts)
  • Ch3, tr in next st, ch2, * tr in next 2 sts ch2* rep from * 8 more times. Join to initial ch3.
  • Ch3, tr in next st, 3tr in ch2 space, * tr in next 2 sts, 3tr in ch space rep from * 8 times. Join to top of ch3.
  • Ch5, sk tr, tr in next stitch, *ch2 sk tr, tr in next st*, rep from * 21 times Join to 3rd ch of initial ch5
  • Ch3, 2tr in ch2 space, tr in top of next tr, *2tr in ch2 space, tr in next stitch* rep from * Join with ss in 3rd chain of initial ch
  • Ch3, tr in each of next 2 stitches, 2tr in next stitch. *tr, tr, 2tr* rep from *
  • Ch3, tr in each stitch around
  • Ch4, sk tr, tr in next stitch, *ch1 sk st, tr in next st* rep from * Join to 3rd ch of intial ch4
  • Ch1, dc in same stitch, double crochet in each stitch around.
  • Ch1, dc in same stitch, dc in next 9 stitchs, 2dc in next stitch, double crochet in each of next 9 stitches, 2dc in next st. 9dc, 2dc in every 10th stitch. Join to 1st dc and fasten off.
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How to crochet a chainless foundation row for a ripple

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After posting ‘How to crochet a chainless foundation row‘ I was determined to figure out a way of doing it for a ripple. A little push came my way via Instagram and so here it is. I have added a couple of videos to show the increase bit and the decrease bit, apologies that the first bit is out of focus but stick with it as I repeat it and then it is in focus! I will try and tyake better videos and upload them at some point but hopefully this will help.

I suggest if you cant already do a straight chainless row then you look at my previous post first as I will just skim over the straight bits and concentrate on the hills and valleys.

This ripple is based on Attic24’s neat ripple pattern.

To start we chain 4 and do 1 ordinary treble into the 4th chain from the hook.

Now we start with the foundation treble crochet (FTR) do 4 FTR ( yo, into that same chain for this 1st ftr, yo back through chain, yo and come back through 1 loop only, this creates our ‘chain’, now yo back through 2 loops,yo back through 2 loops to complete our 1st ftr, for the next ftr we work into the base loop of the previous ftr,

here you can see the BASE LOOPS along the bottom edge

here you can see the BASE LOOPS along the bottom edge

DECREASE

once we have 4 ftr we need to work our decreases, so we yarn over go into base loop. yo back through, yo through 1 loop (to make chain), yo through 2 loops, 2 loops on hook, keep these 2 loops on your hook and yo go into the same base loop again, yo come back through (4loops on hook) yo through 2 loops(3loops on hook) yo and come back through all 3 remaining loops on your hook. repeat.

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yarn over

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into base loop, yarn over, bring back through base loop

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yarn over, THROUGH 1 LOOP to create chain

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yarn over through 2 loops, leaving 2 loops on hook

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yarn over, back into base loop, yarn over bring back through

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4 loops on hook, yarn over bring through 2 loops

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3 loops on hook, yarn over bring through all 3 loops

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decrease made

then make 4ftr

INCREASE

now the hill or increase, yo into base loop, yo back through, yo through 1 loop, yo through 2 loops, yo through 2 loops, yo into same base loop, yo through 2 loops yo through 2 loops, repeat.

the increase is basically making 1 ftr then 1 tr into the same base loop

4ftr

Sadly I can’t upload the video I made so I will try and You Tube it and then link to it from here. Hopefully the words will make sense in the meantime. Please let me know if you have any problems or questions in the meantime.

 

How to crochet a chainless foundation row

The worst bit of blanket making, except sewing in the ends, is the initial chain. When I made my granny stripe I had an initial chain of 240 which I then had to go back along and do double crochet in every stitch!! Learning how to do the foundationless chain or chainless foundation, halves the job, as you do the chain and the first row all in one go, whoop!! You can work this chain for any stitch, for this tutorial I will be doing treble (uk terms). To start off chain 4 then yarn over go into the first chain and continue from point 2 below.

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yarn over, you are going to insert your hook in the bottom loop you can see at the base of the last stitch

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3 loops on hook. yarn over again and pull through the first loop,

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3 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through 1st loop only

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this creates the ‘chain’ bit, yarn over again and you now complete the treble as normal taking the yarn through 2 loops

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2 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through remaining 2 loops to complete the treble

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completed

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here you can see a few in a row, note the ‘chain’ stitch you can see along the bottom, this is what you work into first.

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your completed chain should look like this, single ‘loops’ at the bottom and the usual ‘v’ along the top

 I really hope this is clear and easy enough to follow, if you have any problems please leave a comment and I’ll do my best to help.