This was a really fun one to make, and so fast! Since I’ve been into rainbow colors this summer, I had no problem figuring out the color scheme. I needed a rug for the laundry room because the old rag rug was starting to completely unravel after 15 years of washing. I knew I wanted a large rug again, as the rag rug had been 5’x8’ and I liked that about it, but I wanted it more square than rectangular.
I have quite a stash (as we all do filling boxes and bins and baskets), so I prepped about 6 skeins or partial wrapped balls of each color family to make sure I had enough to make a few rounds of each. I had a lot of the same color of red, but multiple shades of all the other colors.
RAINBOW GRANNY RUG
Hook – size Q
Yarn – 6 skeins each color (I used inexpensive acrylic because it was merely for my laundry room.)
Pattern – classic simple granny square in double crochet holding 6 strands together at all times. Because you are holding 6 strands together, take extra care when you are weaving in ends and making the knots. They can have a tendency to unravel when in the washer & dryer later on.
The variations are unlimited. I am already trying to formulate a plan for a smaller rectangular granny in cotton yarn for the kitchen with a P or M hook and 4 strands. Happy hooking!
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