Frank and Olive crochet rug tutorial
This week's 'Crafter's to Love' section comes with a great surprise for crocheters... An amazing free pattern to make a rug by super fun crochet brand Frank and Olive! Yay! Ruby McGrath is the talented crochet designer based in York behind this amazing brand that offers super cool crochet patterns for both beginners and advanced crocheters (you can check them all on their Etsy shop).
She started the brand when she couldn't find anything that she liked for her two-year-old girl so she started crocheting! Also she wanted to change the usual views people had on crochet and give a twist to the classical patterns, using colourful yarn and modern designs. After that she has been featured in Mollie Makes, Simply Crochet and Inside Crochet, and she teaches at the popular Handmade Fair in London and has even extended her business collaborating with other crochet teachers all around the UK! :) Her last project has been creating super cool corchet retreats for anyone wanting to learn crochet or for more advanced crocheters.
For Coco Wawa she has created an easy pattern to make a rug using our chunky jersey yarn and we couldn't like it more! So here are the instructions Ruby has written for us and all the steps you need to follow to make this beautiful t-shirt yarn rug :)
1 x Coco Wawa Crafts bright pink jersey yarn
1 x Coco Wawa Crafts spotty jersey yarn
Puff st: (yarn over and pull up a loop) four times then ch4.
Cluster st: (yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through the first two loops) 6 times. Yarn over and pull through all 7 loops on hook and ch5.
(Using bright pink yarn) Ch4, then work 11tr into first ch, slst to first st and ch4.
1tr into next st then ch1 into each st around. Slst to first stitch and ch3.
Work 2tr into same sp then 3tr into each 1ch sp around. Slst to first st and ch1.
Work 1 puff stitch in sp between each cluster of 3tr. Slst to first puff st and ch2.
Work 1 cluster st in sp between each puff stitch. Slst to first cluster st and fasten off.
(Using spotty yarn) slst to any cluster sp from previous rnd, then, to create the 'petals', work **1dc, 1htr, 3tr, 1htr, 1dc and slst into next 6ch sp** rep from **to** until end. Slst to first st.
Ch7 and slst to first st of next ‘petal’. Ch7 and slst to first st of next petal – cont to ch7 and join to each petal around, then slst to first st.
Ch9, miss 7ch and slst to the next ch. Cont to ch9, miss 7ch and slst to the next, for each ‘petal’ around.
Ch11, miss 9ch and slst to the next ch. Cont to ch11, miss 9ch and slst to the next, for each ‘petal’ around. Fasten off.
Now it is your turn to make one!