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Knitted Flower Rug
Knitted Flower Rug
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Knitted Flower Rug

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Imagine warming your toes in this cozy flower rug on a cold morning! Easy to knit in your favorite colors.

Step: 1

GETTING STARTED:
Download the PDF for a set of portable project instructions. Read through all of the instructions before beginning.

ABBREVIATIONS:
BO—bind off; cm—centimeters; CO—cast on; g—gram(s); K—knit; k2tog—knit 2 together; m—meters; mm—millimeter(s); oz—ounce(s); rep—repeat; RS—right side; st(s)—stitch(es); WS—wrong side; yd(s)—yard(s)

SIZE:
24" x 32" (60 x 81 cm)

MATERIALS:

  • #6 super bulky weight yarn: Lion Brand Yarn Hometown USA (100% acrylic, 5.00 oz (142 g), 81 yd (74 m)). One skein each: Houston Cream #098 (A), New Orleans French Berry #146 (B), Minneapolis Purple #147 (C), Fort Worth Blue #109 (D)
  • Boye® size US 13 (9 mm) needles
  • Yarn needle
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GAUGE:
Each flower has an 8" (20 cm) diameter when assembled into rug. Take time to check gauge.

Step: 2

DIRECTIONS
FLOWER (MAKE 16, 4 OF EACH COLOR)

CO 80 sts.
Row 1-4: Knit.
Row 5: *K2tog; rep from * across—40 sts.
Row 6: Knit.
Row 7: *K2tog; rep from * across—20 sts.
Row 8: Knit.
BO all sts, leaving long tail for assembly of rug.

Wrap strip into a spiral, using photo as your guide. Using long tail, and with the WS facing, tack the spiral down (where the flower will be a flat surface), allowing for the front to be 3-dimensional.
Note: the size of the flower will be different at this point. The finished flower size is determined by the assembly of the rug (when the flowers are sewn together).

Step: 3

FINISHING
Referring to photo of rug and with the RS of the flowers facing up, hold the outer petal edge of two flowers next to each other and sew 1/6 of the circumference of each together. The flowers will each have a natural inner spiral petal.
Note: The flowers are sewn offset, so the circles are actually sewn as hexagons, with 1/6 of each side being sewn to 1/6 of adjacent flower’s side. Weave in ends.

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