Crochet Granny Squares – Rugged Hearth Rug

SIZE: Approximately 38″ by 70″.

MATERIALS:
Aunt Lydia’s Heavy Rug Yarn, 16 (70-yard) skeins medium blue No. 214 (color A), 8 skeins phantom red No. 252 (B), 13 skeins rust No. 227 (C), 9 skeins orange No. 226-A (D).
Crochet hook size H or the size required to crochet to gauge.
Tapestry needle with a large eye.





GAUGE: 8 dc (on border) = 3″; 1 row dc=1″.





NOTE: Use yarn double throughout.

LARGE CENTER SQUARES: Make 3. Each square measures 10″.
Using B, and starting at center, ch 6. Join with sl st to form ring.
Rnd 1: Work 2 sc in back lp of each ch around (12 sc). Do not join, but mark the beg of next 2 rnds with a pin. Work in back only of each st throughout.
Rnd 2: Sc in each sc around, drawing up lp for each sc about 1/2″ (12 sc).
Rnd 3: Work 2 sc in each sc around (24 sc); join with sl st to first sc. Break off.
Rnd 4: Attach A to any sc, * ch 4, skip 2 sc, sc in next sc. Repeat from * 6 times more; ch 4; join with sl st at base of first ch-4.
Rnd 5: Sl st in next ch-4 lp, work sc, dc and tr in same lp, ch 4, (work sc, dc and tr in next lp, ch 4) 7 times; join with sl st to first sc. Break off.
Rnd 6: With C, sl st in any ch-4 lp, ch 3, work 2 dc, ch 1 and 3 dc in same lp (corner), * ch 1 work 3 dc in next ch-4 lp, ch 1, work 3 dc, ch 2 and 3 dc in next lp (corner). Repeat from * twice more; ch 1, work 3 dc in next lp, ch 1; join to top of ch-3.
Rnd 7: Ch 3, * dc in each st to corner ch-2 sp, work 2 dc, ch 2 and 2 dc in ch-2 sp (corner). Repeat from * around; dc in each remaining st (60 dc); join.
Rnd 8: With D, repeat Rnd 7 (76 dc). Break off.

SMALL CENTER SQUARES: Make 28. Each square measures 5″.
With A, and starting at center, ch 6. Join with sl st to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, work 2 dc in ring, (ch 2, work 3 dc in ring) 3 times; ch 2; join with sl st to top of ch-3.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, (ch 2, work 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next dc) 3 times; ch 2, 3 dc in next sp, ch 1; join.
Rnd 3: Sc in top of ch-3; working in back lp only of each st, sc in next 7 sts, * work sc, ch 1 and sc in next ch-1 sp (corner), sc in next 8 sts. Repeat from * twice more; work corner in last sp; join (40 sc). Break off.

BORDER SQUARES: Make 32. Each square measures 5″.
Using B, and starting at center, ch 2. Work 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join.
Rnd 1: Work 2 sc in each sc around (8 sc); join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Work in back lp only of each st. Ch 3, dc in next sc (first point of star made), * ch 2, yo, draw up lp in same sc, yo, draw up lp through 2 lps on hook, yo, draw up lp in next sc, yo, draw through 2 lps on hook, yo, draw through all 3 lps on hook (another point of star made). Repeat from * 6 times more; ch 2; join with sl st to top of ch-3. Break off.
Rnd 3: With C, sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, work 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, in next sp work 2 dc, tr, ch 2, tr, and 2 dc (corner), * ch 1, work 3 dc in next sp, ch 1, make a corner in next sp. Repeat from * twice more; ch 1; join. Break off.

ASSEMBLE: Block each square carefully to measurement.
Joining: For all joinings, hold squares together with right sides facing. Whipstitch through 1 lp only of each st so that free lps form ridge on right side. Whipstitch two small center squares together. Sew 9 more pairs of these squares in same manner. Hold a pair along one side of a center square and join, pulling slightly to fit if necessary. Sew pairs of squares along remaining 3 sides. Sew pairs of squares in same manner around only 3 sides of other two center squares. Following the photograph, whipstitch the 3 large squares together to form the center panel. Fill in corners and spaces along sides with remaining small center squares.

Inner Double Crochet Border: Work in back lp only of each st. With D, sl st in a corner sp of center panel, ch 3, work dc, ch 1 and 2 dc in same sp, dc in each st around, working 2 dc, ch 1 and 2 dc in each corner sp; join with sl st in top of ch-3. Break off.

Join 2 strips of the border squares each for rug ends and 2 strips of 10 squares each for sides. Sew the strips in place, pulling slightly to fit in if necessary.

Border:
Rnd 1: With D, sl st in a corner sp, ch 3, work dc, ch 1 and 2 dc in same sp, dc around rug, keeping edges
smooth and flat and working 2 dc, ch 1 and 2 dc in each corner ch-2 sp; join. Break off.
Rnd 2: With A, sl st in a corner ch-1 sp and work 2 sc, ch 1 and 2 sc in same sp (corner), sc in each st around, working a corner in each corner sp; join. Break off.
Rnd 3: With B, repeat last rnd. Break off.
Rnd 4: With D, work as for last rnd, working dcs instead of scs. Break off.





Picot Edging:
With D, sl st in a corner and work across narrow end of rug as follows: Work sc in same st, for picot ch
3, sc in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), * sc in each of next 5 sts, work picot. Repeat from * across end of rug, sc in last st. Break off. Repeat across opposite end.

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