There is just something about this time of year that makes my crafter heart melt. I love exploding my house with all things holiday decor and feeling those cozy vibes. Last year I released a very popular Farmhouse Truck Pillow and this year I wanted another beautiful holiday home decor piece. 

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 HERE.

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. 

Are you ready to jump right in? Before you get started take a moment to jump on over to this post to not only learn about the different ways to do crochet colorwork, but also for a freebie! 

Gather your supplies:

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.

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

Yardage:
• Approx. 2,900 Yards [2,652 meters]
If gauge is met, other yarns of the same weight can be substituted:
Red Heart Super Saver
Bernat Super Value
Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice
Premier Yarns Everyday Worsted

Other Supplies:
Yarn Needle
Scissors

Many of the supplies can be found at the affiliate links below:

Notes:

– A helpful video with tips and row examples can be found here: http://bit.ly/HolidayRug

– This pattern uses the slit single crochet stitch. It is not required to work the pattern this way but the colors tend to line up a bit easier. If you choose to work in a regular singe crochet stitch, I suggest working the in the back loop only.
Split Stitch Video

– The yarn will be fastened off at the end of each row and rejoined on the next row. Enough yarn will be left at the beginning and end of each row for desired fringe, approximately 6 inches. Each row will be worked from right to left.

– Since there is a wrong side and a right side to the rug, I used a combination of intarsia and carrying yarn across the back for the color work. Experiment and see what works best for you.

 

To begin: with green yarn chain 101 and start the first row in the second chain from hook. TIP: For a no twist chain trick view this short video.

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

 

 

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