Mandala Rug - free crochet pattern by Jessie At Home

Mandala Rug
Crochet Pattern
Intermediate Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

This stunning rug uses front and back post stitches to create an eye-catching mandala. The texture not only creates the beautiful pattern in the rug, but also makes it soft and squishy under foot. There are no cable stitches used, just regular post stitches and increases and decreases. This pattern is an intermediate pattern and requires a bit of attention to make. Trust me, it’s worth the effort! You can even make it in different weight yarns to change the size and make a wall hanging or pillow cover!

Ravelry Link
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Size:
31″ diameter

Yarn:
Berroco Vintage Chunky – 750g or 8 skeins

Hook/Needles:
US-J/10, 6.00mm

Gauge:
12 sts x 7 rows = 4” [10 cm] in dc

Other supplies:
yarn needle

Stitches and Abbreviations:
ch ~ chain
bpdc ~ back post double crochet
dc ~ double crochet
fpdc ~ front post double crochet
hdc ~ half double crochet
sl st ~ slip stitch
sp(s) ~ space(s)
st(s) ~ stitch(es)

Special Stitches:
BPdc2tog: Yo, insert around post of designated st from back to front to back again, yo, pull through the st only (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yo, insert around post of next st from back to front to back again, yo, pull through the st only (4 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through all 3 loops. Back post double crochet 2 together made.
FPdc2tog: Yo, insert around post of designated st from front to back to front again, yo, pull through the st only (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yo, insert around post of next st from front to back to front again, yo, pull through the st only (4 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through all 3 loops. Front post double crochet 2 together made.

Getting Started:
This rug will appear to not lay flat until it has been blocked. The post stitches create a ribbing effect that tends to pull the rug to a bump in the middle. Be sure to block the rung when you are done making it. The sample was blocked by soaking for a few minutes in Fibre Rinse, then squeezing out the water (do not wring) and laying it flat to dry.

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Pattern:
Instructions
Ch 4, sl st in first ch made to form a loop
Rnd 1: Ch 2 (does not count as a st here or throughout), 8 dc in loop, sl st to top of first st. – {8 sts}
Rnd 2: Ch 2, (hdc, FPdc) in each st around, sl st to top of first st. – {16 sts}
Rnd 3: Ch 2, (hdc, FPdc) in each st around, sl st to top of first st. – {32 sts}
Rnd 4: Ch 2, FPdc in each st around, sl st to top of first st.
Rnd 5: Ch 2, FPdc in first st, *(2 hdc, FPdc) in next st, FPdc in next 3 sts; repeat from * 6 more times, (2 hdc, FPdc) in next st, FPdc in last 2sts, sl st to top of first st. – {48 sts}
Rnd 6: Ch 2, FPdc in first st, *BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 4 sts; repeat from * 6 more times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in last 3 sts, sl st to top of first st.
Rnd 7: Ch 2, FPdc in first st, *BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, (2 hdc, FPdc) in next st, FPdc in next st; repeat from * 6 more times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, (2 hdc, FPdc) in next st, sl st to top of first st. – {64 sts}
Rnd 8: Ch 2, FPdc in first st, *BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts; repeat from * 14 more times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in last st, sl st to top of first st.
Rnd 9: Ch 2, FPdc in first st, *BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next st, (2 hdc, BPdc) in next st, FPdc in next 2 sts; repeat from * 6 more times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next st, (2 hdc, BPdc) in next st, FPdc in last st, sl st to top of first st. – {80 sts}
Rnd 10: Ch 2, FPdc in first st, *BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 4 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts; repeat from * 6 more times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 4 sts, FPdc in last st, sl st to top of first st.
Rnd 11: Ch 2, FPdc in first st, *(hdc, BPdc) in next sts, (2hdc BPdc) in next st, (hdc, FPdc) in next st, FPdc in next st, BPdc2tog, BPdc2tog, FPdc in next 2 sts; repeat from * 6 more times, (hdc, BPdc) in next sts, (2hdc BPdc) in next st, (hdc, FPdc) in next st, FPdc in next st, BPdc2tog, BPdc2tog, FPdc in last st, sl st to top of first st. – {96 sts}
Rnd 12: Ch 2, FPdc in first st, *BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts; repeat from * until 3 sts remain, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in last st, sl st to top of first st.
Rnd 13: Ch 2, FPdc in first st, *BPdc in next 2 sts, (hdc, FPdc) in next st, (2 hdc, FPdc) in next st, (hdc, BPdc) in next st, BPdc in next st, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc2tog, FPdc in next 2 sts; repeat from * 6 more times, BPdc in next 2 sts, (hdc, FPdc) in next st, (2 hdc, FPdc) in next st, (hdc, BPdc) in next st, BPdc in next st, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc2tog, FPdc in last st, sl st to top of first st. – {120 sts}
Rnd 14: Ch 2, FPdc in first st, *[BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts] 2 times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, skip 1,FPdc in next 2 sts; repeat from * 6 more times, [BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts] 2 times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, skip 1, FPdc in last st, sl st to top of first st.
Rnd 15: Ch 2, FPdc in first st, *BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next st, (2 hdc, BPdc) in next st, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 4 sts; repeat from * 6 more times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next st, (2 hdc, BPdc) in next st, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in last 3 sts, sl st to top of first st. – {128 sts}
Rnd 16: Ch 2, FPdc in first st, *BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 4 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 4 sts, repeat from * 6 more times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 4 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in last 3 sts, sl st to top of first st.
Rnd 17: Ch 2, FPdc in first st, *BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, (2 hdc, BPdc) in next st, BPdc in next st, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 4 sts; repeat from * 6 more times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, (2 hdc, BPdc) in next st, BPdc in next st, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in last 3 sts, sl st to top of first st. – {144 sts}
Rnd 18: Ch 2, FPdc in first st, *[BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts] 3 times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 4 sts; repeat from * 6 more times, [BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts] 3 times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in last 3 sts, sl st to top of first st.
Rnd 19: Ch 2, FPdc in first st, *BPdc in next st, (2 hdc, BPdc) in next st, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc2tog, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next st, (2 hdc, BPdc) in next st, FPdc in next 4 sts; repeat from * 6 more times, BPdc in next st, (2 hdc, BPdc) in next st, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc2tog, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next st, (2 hdc, BPdc) in next st, FPdc in last 3 sts, sl st to top of first st. – {160 sts}
Rnd 20: Ch 2, FPdc in first st, *BPdc in next 4 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, skip 1, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 4 sts, FPdc in next 4 sts; repeat from * 6 more times, BPdc in next 4 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, skip 1, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 4 sts, FPdc in last 3 sts, sl st to top of first st.
Rnd 21: Ch 2, FPdc in first st, *BPdc in next 2 sts, (2 hdc, BPdc) in next st, BPdc in next st, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc2tog, BPdc2tog, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, (2 hdc, BPdc) in next st, BPdc in next st, FPdc in next 4 sts; repeat from * 6 more times, BPdc in next 2 sts, (2 hdc, BPdc) in next st, BPdc in next st, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc2tog, BPdc2tog, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, (2 hdc, BPdc) in next st, BPdc in next st, FPdc in last 3 sts, sl st to top of first st. – {176 sts}
Rnd 22: Ch 2, FPdc in first st, *[BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts] 4 times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 4 sts; repeat from * 6 more times, [BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts] 4 times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in last 3 sts, sl st to top of first st.
Rnd 23: Ch 2, FPdc in first st, *BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next st, (2 hdc, FPdc) in next st, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc2tog, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next st, (2 hdc, FPdc) in next st, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 4 sts; repeat from * 6 more times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next st, (2 hdc, FPdc) in next st, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc2tog, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next st, (2 hdc, FPdc) in next st, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in last 3 sts, sl st to top of first st. – {192 sts}
Rnd 24: Ch 2, FPdc in first st, *BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 4 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, skip 1, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 4 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 4 sts; repeat from * 6 more times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 4 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, skip 1, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 4 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts,  FPdc in last 3 sts, sl st to top of first st.
Rnd 25: Ch 2, FPdc in first st, *[BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 4 sts] 3 times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in the next 2 sts, (2 hdc, FPdc) in next st, FPdc in next st; repeat from * 6 more times, [BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 4 sts] 3 times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in the next 2 sts, (2 hdc, FPdc) last st, sl st to top of first st. – {208 sts}
Rnd 26: Ch 2, FPdc in first st, *[BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 4 sts] 3 times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts; repeat from * 6 more times, [BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 4 sts] 3 times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in last st, sl st to top of first st.
Rnd 27: Ch 2, FPdc in first st, *[BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 4 sts] 3 times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next st, (2 hdc, BPdc) in next st, FPdc in next 2 sts; repeat from * 6 more times, [BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 4 sts] 3 times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next st, (2 hdc, BPdc) in next st, FPdc in last st, sl st to top of first st. – {224 sts}
Rnd 28: Ch 2, FPdc in first st, *[BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 4 sts] 3 times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 4 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts; repeat from * 6 more times, [BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 4 sts] 3 times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 4 sts, FPdc in last st, sl st to top of first st.
Rnd 29: Ch 2, FPdc in first st, *[BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 4 sts] 3 times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in  next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, (2 hdc, BPdc) in next st, BPdc in next st, FPdc in next 2 sts; repeat from * 6 more times, [BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 4 sts] 3 times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 4 sts, FPdc in last st, sl st to top of first st. – {240 sts}
Rnd 30: Ch 2, FPdc in first st, *[BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 4 sts] 3 times, [BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts] 3 times; repeat from * 6 more times, [BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 4 sts] 3 times, [BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts] 2 times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in last st, sl st to top of first st.
Rnd 31: Ch 2, FPdc in first st, *[BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 4 sts] 3 times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in  next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next st, (2 hdc, FPdc) in next st, BPdc in next2  sts, FPdc in next 2 sts; repeat from * 6 more times, [BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 4 sts] 3 times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in  next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next st, (2 hdc, FPdc) in next st, BPdc in next 2  sts, FPdc in last st, sl st to top of first st. – {256 sts}
Rnd 32: Ch 2, FPdc in first st, *[BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 4 sts] 3 times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in  next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 4 sts,  BPdc in next2  sts, FPdc in next 2 sts; repeat from * 6 more times, [BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 4 sts] 3 times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in  next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 4 sts,  BPdc in next 2  sts, FPdc in last st, sl st to top of first st.
Rnd 33: Ch 2, FPdc in first st, *BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, (2hdc, FPdc) in next st, FPdc in next st, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in  next 4 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, (2hdc, FPdc) in next st, FPdc in next st, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc2tog, FPdc2tog, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts; repeat from * 6 more times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, (2hdc, FPdc) in next st, FPdc in next st, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in  next 4 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, (2hdc, FPdc) in next st, FPdc in next st, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc2tog, FPdc2tog, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in last st, sl st to top of first st. – {272 sts}
Rnd 34: Ch 2, FPdc in first st, *[BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts] 2 times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in  next 4 sts, [BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts] 5 times; repeat from * 6 more times, [BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts] 2 times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in  next 4 sts, [BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts] 4 times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in last st, sl st to top of first st.
Rnd 35: Ch 2, FPdc in first st, *BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next st, (2hdc, BPdc) in next st, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in  next 4 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next st, (2hdc, BPdc) in next st, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc2tog, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts; repeat from * 6 more times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next st, (2hdc, BPdc) in next st, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in  next 4 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next st, (2hdc, BPdc) in next st, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc2tog, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in last st, sl st to top of first st. – {288 sts}
Rnd 36: Ch 2, FPdc in first st, *BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 4 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 4 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 4 sts, [FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts] 2 times, skip 1, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts; repeat from * 6 more times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 4 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 4 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 4 sts, [FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts] 2 times, skip 1, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in last st, sl st to top of first st.
Rnd 37: Ch 2, FPdc in first st, *BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, (2hdc, BPdc) in next st, BPdc in next st, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 4 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, (2hdc, BPdc) in next st, BPdc in next st, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc2tog, BPdc2tog, FPdc in next 2 sts; repeat from * 6 more times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, (2hdc, BPdc) in next st, BPdc in next st, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 4 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, (2hdc, BPdc) in next st, BPdc in next st, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc2tog, BPdc2tog, FPdc in last st, sl st to top of first st. – {304 sts}
Rnd 38: Ch 2, FPdc in first st, *[BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts] 3 times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in  next 4 sts, [BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts] 5 times; repeat from * 6 more times, [BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts] 3 times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in  next 4 sts, [BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts] 4 times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in last st, sl st to top of first st.
Rnd 39: Ch 2, FPdc in first st, *BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next st, (2hdc, FPdc) in next st, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 4 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next st, (2hdc, FPdc) in next st, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc2tog, FPdc in next 2 sts; repeat from * 6 more times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next st, (2hdc, FPdc) in next st, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 4 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next st, (2hdc, FPdc) in next st, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc2tog, FPdc in last st, sl st to top of first st. – {320 sts}
Rnd 40: Ch 2, FPdc in first st, *[BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 4 sts] 3 times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, skip 1, FPdc in next 2 sts; repeat from * 6 more times, [BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 4 sts] 3 times, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts, skip 1, FPdc in last st, sl st to top of first st.

Rnd 41:Ch 1, sc around, sl st to top of first st.

Block rug.

Use or give and enjoy!

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24 Comments

24 Comments on Mandala Rug – an amazingly beautiful free crochet pattern

  1. Wow! It looks really great… I think I’ll give it a try as I was thinking to crochet one for my bedroom. Wish I had another couple of hands 😉 Thank you so much for sharing, Jessie.

    P.S.: Promise I’m going to show it to you, whenever I finish the job, though!!!

  2. I am in love with this rug!!! It is stupendous . . . I commented on Ravelry this morning when I saw it!!! It is over-the-top amazing. THANK YOU for generously gifting your hard work and creativity by posting this pattern for free on your blog!!! WOW!! WOW!! WOW!!

  3. I have started this Mandala Rug but I am having trouble with rows 19 and 20
    I have the right st count in row 17 row 18 came out right but in row 19 I end up with 168 sts there are 21 sts to repeat 7 times all up them the last one is only fpdc x3 but in row 20 the repeat sts are 19 sts one of which is a skip st you have 2 sts over then the 4fpdc x4 not sure how it works out on the next row 21 can you please help want to make this for my grandchild thanks

    • I am on the other side of the country right now. When I get home I will check the round with the actual rug and fix any errors at the beginning of the week.

        • I’ve double checked round 19 with the rug in my hands and the stitches are all correct as written. All I can think is you are counting them differently then I did. Just make them as written and it should work.

  4. I noticed there are two round 31: instructions.
    I am guessing that it was a numbering oops… thus the second 31 would be 32 and there would be a total of 41 rounds rather than 40…

  5. Hi, I actually had to pay for your pattern ($2) and have been repeatedly flogging at rows 9-10. The count for R9 is correct but when I do R10 I end up with over 100 stitches. I’ve tried going back (frogging) to beginning R8 & redoing but every time I get the same results. PLEASE tell me how it’s supposed to look at this point or how many stitches I should have at the end of each row. I’m making this for my granddaughter & it’s already been a week as I get flustered when it comes out wrong. Thanks in advance!!

    • There are no increases in round 10. Any row that does not have a st count is that way because the st count has not changed from the previous round.

  6. I am loving this pattern so much! I’m nearly done with it (currently on row 36). I’m making it as a house warming gift for a friend. I have a question, if I wanted to make it larger, how would you suggest I do so? Also, what exactly does blocking mean?

    • Each row required a lot of thought, so there is not really a way I can tell you to make it bigger without spending the time to design new rounds, sorry. You can always improvise.

      Blocking is shaping the finished item. You can google it and find a lot of tutorials. I just steam blocked my rug by laying it upside down and steaming over it then patting it into shape.

      • Thanks so much for replying promptly. I appreciate it! I will improvise a little and see how it comes out. Thanks again!

  7. I love this pattern and working hard to follow the instructions. I am having a problem between rows 12 and 13. At the end of row 13 there should be 112 stitches. When I use math to add and subtract stitches and when I count my stitches, I have 120. I have done and redone this several times and am about to wear out my yarn! Please help

    Thank you…
    Joyce

      • this is a beautiful pattern. but what a snippy response. why not just fix the instructions. I have the same count as Joyce.
        anywho, thanks for working so hard creating and sharing the pattern.

        • It was not my intent to be snippy, sorry if you read it that way. At the time, I was out of town and did not have the time to check and edit the pattern. Joyce is correct though, so I did fix it.

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