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Linen Stitch Scrap Rug
"This linen stitch rug is thick, soft, and squishy. It uses 5 strands of yarn at a time and does use up a lot of yarn. It was specifically designed to use up scrap yarns, with this method of combining scraps together. For my rug, I used mostly Red Heart Super Saver, with a few other yarns mixed in. The stitch pattern is a simple 2 stitch repeat, so can easily be adjusted to any size."
Crochet HookP/16 or 11.5 mm hook
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Crochet Gauge8 st x 8 rows = 4 inches in linen stitch pattern. After row 3 of pattern, your work should measure approximately 20 inches x 2 inches. Exact gauge is not critical for this project, and in fact if you are working with scraps of different brands, your gauge may vary slightly. Choose a hook size that is comfortable to work with but still gives you a dense, somewhat stiff fabric – it should feel a little tight as you are working with it. The overall size can be adjusted as necessary by using more or fewer stitches/rows.
Finished Size20 inches x 30 inches – Instructions include notes for adjusting size as desired.
- 1500-1800 yds worsted weight yarn. The pattern is designed to use up scrap yarns in various colors
- Size P (11.5 mm) hook or appropriate size for your yarns (see Gauge for more info)
- Yarn or Tapestry needle