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.
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Linen Stitch Scrap Rug
- 1500-1800 yds worsted weight yarn. The pattern is designed to use up scrap yarns in various colors – see Combining Scraps tutorial.
- Size P (11.5 mm) hook or appropriate size for your yarns (see Gauge for more info)
- Yarn or Tapestry needle
Easy – Simple 2 stitch repeat using only chains and single crochets. The only challenging parts are working with 5 strands of yarn at once, and changing colors one at a time (see Combining Scraps tutorial).
20 inches x 30 inches – Instructions include notes for adjusting size as desired.
8 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.
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- st(s) = stitch(es)
- sp(s) = space(s)
- WS = wrong side
- RS = right side
- Crocheting Over the Ends (go ahead and crochet over the whole tail until it’s gone – see Combining Scraps tutorial for more details).
With 5 strands of yarn held together, ch 41.
Note: To adjust width of rug, add or remove chains as desired, using an odd number of chains.
Row 1 (WS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, (ch 1, sk next ch, sc in next ch) across to last ch, sc in last ch.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, (ch 1, sk next st, sc in next ch sp) across to last st, sc in last st.
Repeat last row 56 more times, or until desired length is reached, ending on a RS row.
Note: For information on changing colors as needed, please see this tutorial on Combining Scraps
Fasten off, sew in all tails. When sewing in starting and ending tail, do not try to sew in the whole bundle at once, or it will be very thick and noticeable. Instead, separate the 5 strands of yarn and sew them in one or two at a time.
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