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Mellow Yellow Rug

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“and they called it Mellow Yellow”, well so do I, & here’s the free pattern for one of my favorite rugs, so you can be mellow yellow too. 
Mellow Yellow Rug free crochet pattern by Jessie At Home

Mellow Yellow Rug
Crochet Pattern
Intermediate Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

Many years ago I was in need of a rug at the foot of my sink, so I crocheted one. I love that rug! I’ve been meaning to write the pattern down, and now I finally have. It brightens up the kitchen, adds some padding in front of the sink and absorbs the water that gets splashed when the kids decide to help. I hope you enjoy your Mellow Yellow Rug as much as I’ve enjoyed mine.

Ravelry Link

Mellow Yellow Rug free crochet pattern by Jessie At Home - 2
Photo Courtesy of I Like Crochet

Size:
18” x 30”

Yarn:
Willow Yarns Cub (60% cotton, 40% Acrylic; 88 yards [80 meters]/50 grams):
0011 Clear Spring (MC), 4 balls
0006 Afternoon (CC), 4 balls

Hook:
US-I/9, 5.5mm

Gauge:
13 sts and 15 rows = 4” [10 cm] in sc.

Other supplies:
yarn needle

Stitches and Abbreviations:
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sp(s) – space(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)

Getting Started:
Single crochet spike stitch (scs): Insert hook into st 1 row below next st, yo, pull through (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through both loops.

This rug is initially worked in rows, then a border is crocheted around the rug. When working 36 sts in the sides of the rug to make the first round, it is suggested to divide the side of the rug into 4 even sections (by dividing it in half 2 times) and then evenly spacing 9 sts in each section.

Pattern:

With mc, ch 73.
Row 1: Sc in bottom loop of 2nd chain from hook, sc in bottom loop of each remaining ch. – 72 sc
Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a st here or throughout), sc in each st across.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each of next 3 sts, (scs in next st, sc in next st) until 1 st remains, sc in last st.
Rows 4-5: Switch to cc and repeat row 3 two times.
Rows 6-7: Switch to mc and repeat row 3 two times.
Rows 8-9: Switch to cc and repeat row 3 two times.
Rows 10-11: Switch to mc and repeat row 3 two times.
Rows 12-13: Switch to cc and repeat row 3 two times.
Rows 14-15: Switch to mc and repeat row 3 two times.
Row16-17: Switch to cc, ch 1, sc in each st across.

Switch to mc and repeat rows 2-17 once, changing colors as indicated in pattern.

Switch to mc and repeat rows 2-15 once more, changing colors as indicated in pattern.

Last row: Ch 1, sc in each st across.

Do not fasten off. Do not turn.

Border
Rnd 1: Switch to cc, ch 3, work 36 sc evenly spaced down side of rug, ch 2, 2 sc in first st on bottom of rug, sc in each of next 70 st along bottom of rug, 2 sc in last st on bottom of rug, ch 2, work 36 sc evenly spaced up side of rug, ch 2, 2 sc in first st on top of rug, sc in each of next 70 st along top of rug, 2 sc in last st on top of rug; join with sl st in 1st ch of beginning ch 3. – 36 sts on sides of rug, 74 sts on top and bottom of rug, ch-2 on each corner
Rnd 2: Ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch 2), 2 dc in same ch sp, ch 1, skip 1, dc in each of next 34 sts, ch 1, skip 1, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip 1, dc in each of next 72 sts, ch 1, skip 1, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip 1, dc in each of next 34 sts, ch 1, skip 1, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip 1, dc in each of next 72 sts, ch 1, skip 1, dc in ch-2 sp; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 5. – 40 sts on sides of rug, 78 sts on top and bottom of rug, ch-2 on each corner
Rnd 3: Switch to mc, sl st into ch-2 sp, ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch 2), 2 dc in same ch sp, ch 1, skip 2, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 34 sts, 2 dc in ch-1 sp,  ch 1, skip 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip 2, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 72 sts, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip 2, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 34 sts, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip 2, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 72 sts, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip 2, dc in ch-2 sp; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 5. – 44 sts on sides of rug, 82 sts on top and bottom of rug, ch-2 on each corner
Rnd 4: Sl st into ch-2 sp, ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch 2), 2 dc in same ch sp, ch 1, skip 2, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 38 sts, 2 dc in ch-1 sp,  ch 1, skip 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip 2, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 76 sts, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip 2, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 38 sts, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip 2, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 76 sts, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip 2, dc in ch-2 sp; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 5. – 48 sts on sides of rug, 86 sts on top and bottom of rug, ch-2 on each corner
Rnd 5: Switch to cc, sl st into ch-2 sp, ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch 2), 2 dc in same ch sp, ch 1, skip 2, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 42 sts, 2 dc in ch-1 sp,  ch 1, skip 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip 2, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 80 sts, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip 2, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 42 sts, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip 2, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 80 sts, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip 2, dc in ch-2 sp; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 5. – 52 sts on sides of rug, 90 sts on top and bottom of rug, ch-2 on each corner
Fasten off.

Rnd 6: Sl st into ch-2 sp, ch 3, sc in ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 52 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 90 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 52 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip 2, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 90 sts, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip 2, dc in ch-2 sp; join with sl st in 1st ch of beginning ch 3. – 54 sts on sides of rug, 92 sts on top and bottom of rug, ch-2 on each corner
Rnd 7: Switch to mc, sl st in each st around. – 300 sts.
Fasten off.

Finishing
Weave in all ends. Block rug.

Use or give and enjoy!

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Mellow Yellow Rug free crochet pattern by Jessie At Home - 3
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11 thoughts on “Mellow Yellow Rug”

  1. Hello Jessie,
    What a beautiful rug! How would you make it larger?
    Thank you for the pattern. I can’t wait to get started.

    Reply
    • Main Color – if you look at the yarn list one is labeled as MC – main color, and the other CC – complimentary or contrast color. I usually label my patterns with Color A, Color B, and so on, but this one was for a publication that did it differently and it looks like I didn’t change it before self publishing.

      Reply
  2. Hi Jessie! Just stumbled upon you site, and so glad I did! I love it! This rug is what brought me to you, and I’m making it as a blanket for my dog. My question is about the border. The sides have 49 rows, but the border says to evenly space 36 stitches. Is that correct? I’ve normally placed one stitch in each row when making a border, so I wanted to check. Thank you in advance for your response, and for your great website!

    Reply
    • This is so odd, I remember answering this question before, but it just showed back up in my “pending” comments. I’m not sure what glitch ate it, but let’s try again!!
      Yes, the numbers are correct. Much of the stitching in the rug is linen stitch, which is a little shorter than a regular single crochet. That’s why there are less stitches along the sides than you would think. 🙂

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