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Holiday Rug by Briana K Designs

There is just something about this time of year that makes my crafter’s heart melt. I love exploding my house with all things holiday decor and feeling those cozy vibes. I have especially enjoyed adding this Fair Isle Crochet Holiday Rug to my home.

Last year I released a very popular Farmhouse Truck Pillow, and this year I wanted another beautiful holiday home decor piece.

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If you haven’t seen it, I created a short video that went viral on how to create bulky yarn from a worsted weight yarn. Check out the video:

I felt it was about time I used this method in a pattern. I knew I wanted my rug to be thick and squishy, but let’s face it, bulky yarn can be costly and I love using up yarn already in my stash.

This is a fun colorwork project with a great method to prevent yarn tangles. No need to work from more than one skein color at a time.

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Are you ready to jump right in and crochet? Before you get started, take a moment to hop on over to this post. Learn about the different ways to do crochet color-work but also for a freebie!

The printable Sheep Yarn Bobbins are super helpful and also cute. You can even cut them out on a cutting machine!

Fair Isle Crochet Holiday Rug Supplies:

Crochet Hook:

Crochet Hook 9 mm (M/N), I highly recommend Furls Hook (affiliate link) or a Clover Crochet Hook (link below). I love both of these.

Notions:

  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

Yarn:

Big Twist Value Yarns:
Soft Gray (gray) 4 skeins
Wine (red) 3 skeins
Olive Green (green) 2 skeins

Yarn Substitutions:

Yardage:

Approx. 2,900 Yards

Abbreviations/Stitches:

Gauge:

9 sc = 4 inches; 10 sc rows = 4 inches

Measurements/Sizes:

47.5 inches (121 cm) wide (before fringe) by 26.5 inches (67 cm) height

Skill Level:

Intermediate

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Fair Isle Crochet Holiday Rug Notes:

  • Three strands of yarn are held together to crochet the rug.
  • The color chart will be repeated 5 times for each row.
  • The chain-1 at the beginning of a row does not count as a stitch.
  • The yarn will be fastened off at the end of each row and re-joined on the next row. Enough yarn will be left at the beginning and end of each row for the desired fringe, approximately 6 inches. At the end of each row tie loose strands on each side into a knot for the fringe.
  • Each row will be worked from right to left.
  • Enclose the yarn not being used as you work across the row by crocheting over it, making sure the second color does not show through.
  • To change color, work the last yarn over of the single crochet in the color of the next stitch.

Special Stitch:

Center Single Crochet (csc): Insert hook through the center of the next stitch (between the ‘V’ shape rather than through the top 2 loops). Yarn over, pull up a loop to the height of a single crochet, yo, draw through both loops on the hook.

No Twist Chain Trick:

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Fair Isle Crochet Holiday Rug
Fair Isle Crochet Holiday Rug
Fair Isle Crochet Holiday Rug
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Fair Isle Crochet Holiday Rug Written Instructions:

To begin: with green yarn chain 101 and start the first row in the second chain from hook.

Repeat each row instruction 5 times for a total of 100 sts on each row. Remember to always fasten off at the end of each row and join again on the next row, leaving tail ends for trim.

Row 1: (sc green) x 20

Row 2: (sc gray) x 3, sc green, (sc gray) x 3, sc green, sc gray, sc green, (sc gray) x 3, sc green, (sc gray) x 3, sc green, sc gray, sc green

Row 3: sc gray, (sc green) x 5, (sc gray) x 2, sc green, (sc gray) x 2, (sc green) x 5, (sc gray) x 2, sc green, sc gray

Row 4: (sc green) x 7, (sc gray) x 3, (sc green) x 7, (sc gray) x 3

Row 5: (sc gray) x 2, (sc green) x 3, (sc gray) x 3, sc green, (sc gray) x 3, (sc green) x 3, (sc gray) x 3, sc green, sc gray

Row 6: sc gray, (sc green) x 5, sc gray, sc green, sc gray, sc green, sc gray, (sc green) x 5, sc gray, sc green, sc gray, sc green

Row 7: (sc gray) x 3, sc green, (sc gray) x 4, sc green, (sc gray) x 4, sc green, (sc gray) x 4, sc green, sc gray

Row 8: (sc gray) x 2, (sc green) x 3, (sc gray) x 7, (sc green) x 3, (sc gray) x 5

Row 9: (sc gray) x 3, sc green, (sc gray) x 4, sc green, (sc gray) x 4, sc green, (sc gray) x 4, sc green, sc gray

Row 10: (sc gray) x 7, sc green, sc gray, sc green, (sc gray) x 7, sc green, sc gray, sc green

Row 11: (sc green) x 20

Row 12: (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red

Row 13: sc gray, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 2

Row 14: (sc red) x 3, sc gray, (sc red) x 3, sc gray, (sc red) x 3, sc gray, (sc red) x 3, sc gray, (sc red) x 3, sc gray

Row 15: sc gray, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 2

Row 16: (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red

Row 17: sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray

Row 18: sc gray, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 2

Row 19: (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red

Row 20: sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray

Row 21: (sc red) x 20

Row 22: sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red

Row 23: (sc gray) x 6, sc red, (sc gray) x 7, sc red, (sc gray) x 5

Row 24: sc red, (sc gray) x 5, (sc red) x 2, (sc gray) x 2, sc red, (sc gray) x 2, (sc red) x 2, (sc gray) x 5

Row 25: (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 2, (sc red) x 3, (sc gray) x 3, (sc red) x 3, (sc gray) x 2, sc red, (sc gray) x 2

Row 26: (sc gray) x 4, sc red, sc gray, (sc red) x 4, sc gray, (sc red) x 4, sc gray, sc red, (sc gray) x 3

Row 27: (sc gray) x 6, (sc red) x 4, sc gray, (sc red) x 4, (sc gray) x 5

Row 28: sc gray, (sc red) x 5, sc gray, (sc red) x 3, sc gray, (sc red) x 3, sc gray, (sc red) x 5

Row 29: (sc gray) x 2, (sc red) x 5, sc gray, (sc red) x 2, sc gray, (sc red) x 2, sc gray, (sc red) x 5, sc gray

Row 30: (sc gray) x 3, (sc red) x 5, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, (sc red) x 5, (sc gray) x 2

Row 31: sc red, (sc gray) x 3, (sc red) x 5, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, (sc red) x 5, (sc gray) x 3

Row 32: sc gray, sc red, (sc gray) x 7, sc red, sc gray, sc red, (sc gray) x 7, sc red

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Row 33: sc red, (sc gray) x 3, (sc red) x 5, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, (sc red) x 5, (sc gray) x 3

Row 34: (sc gray) x 3, (sc red) x 5, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, (sc red) x 5, (sc gray) x 2

Row 35: (sc gray) x 2, (sc red) x 5, sc gray, (sc red) x 2, sc gray, (sc red) x 2, sc gray, (sc red) x 5, sc gray

Row 36: sc gray, (sc red) x 5, sc gray, (sc red) x 3, sc gray, (sc red) x 3, sc gray, (sc red) x 5

Row 37: (sc gray) x 6, (sc red) x 4, sc gray, (sc red) x 4, (sc gray) x 5

Row 38: (sc gray) x 4, sc red, sc gray, (sc red) x 4, sc gray, (sc red) x 4, sc gray, sc red, (sc gray) x 3

Row 39: (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 2, (sc red) x 3, (sc gray) x 3, (sc red) x 3, (sc gray) x 2, sc red, (sc gray) x 2

Row 40: sc red, (sc gray) x 5, (sc red) x 2, (sc gray) x 2, sc red, (sc gray) x 2, (sc red) x 2, (sc gray) x 5

Row 41: (sc gray) x 6, sc red, (sc gray) x 7, sc red, (sc gray) x 5

Row 42: sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red

Row 43: (sc red) x 20

Row 44: sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray

Row 45: (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red

Row 46: sc gray, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 2

Row 47: sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray, sc red, sc gray

Row 48: (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red

Row 49: sc gray, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 2

Row 50: (sc red) x 3, sc gray, (sc red) x 3, sc gray, (sc red) x 3, sc gray, (sc red) x 3, sc gray, (sc red) x 3, sc gray

Row 51: sc gray, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 2

Row 52: (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red, (sc gray) x 3, sc red

Row 53: (sc green) x 20

Row 54: (sc gray) x 7, sc green, sc gray, sc green, (sc gray) x 7, sc green, sc gray, sc green

Row 55: (sc gray) x 3, sc green, (sc gray) x 4, sc green, (sc gray) x 4, sc green, (sc gray) x 4, sc green, sc gray

Row 56: (sc gray) x 2, (sc green) x 3, (sc gray) x 7, (sc green) x 3, (sc gray) x 5

Row 57: (sc gray) x 3, sc green, (sc gray) x 4, sc green, (sc gray) x 4, sc green, (sc gray) x 4, sc green, sc gray

Row 58: sc gray, (sc green) x 5, sc gray, sc green, sc gray, sc green, sc gray, (sc green) x 5, sc gray, sc green, sc gray, sc green

Row 59: (sc gray) x 2, (sc green) x 3, (sc gray) x 3, sc green, (sc gray) x 3, (sc green) x 3, (sc gray) x 3, sc green, sc gray

Row 60: (sc green) x 7, (sc gray) x 3, (sc green) x 7, (sc gray) x 3

Row 61: sc gray, (sc green) x 5, (sc gray) x 2, sc green, (sc gray) x 2, (sc green) x 5, (sc gray) x 2, sc green, sc gray

Row 62: (sc gray) x 3, sc green, (sc gray) x 3, sc green, sc gray, sc green, (sc gray) x 3, sc green, (sc gray) x 3, sc green, sc gray, sc green

Row 63: (sc green) x 20

Finishing:

Fasten off and tie end strands together for a fringe. About 6-9 strands of yarn at a time. Block and enjoy!

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