Round Blue Baby Rug

This round blue baby rug seemed to take ages! I’m so happy I’ve finally finished it, although it’s ended up a bit smaller than I thought it would be at 56cm across.

I got the idea for this one from crochetspot, they were saying round is a good shape for baby rugs. I didn’t follow a pattern, I just looked at the photo for inspiration. I had already gotten a fair way into it when I realised I had 13 segements instead of 12. I couldn’t believe it (wait a minute – I know how to count)! I figured it would be ok and just kept going. Maybe 13 is a lucky number in this case, well that’s what I’ve decided anyway. This is the same pattern I used for the simple spiral white doily I finished last week, except for this rug I edged it with 5 trbl scallops. The reason it took so long is because, yet again, I used a 3mm hook and fine baby wool. Really, when I make a rug I should use a big hook and thick wool, then it won’t take so very long. I must have been working on this for a month or two, using nearly 3 x 50g balls of the blue 100% Australian merino wool I got on special from Lincraft.

This year I’ve really gotten ‘hooked’ on completing projects. I don’t like how I start something and have incomplete projects around, although of course I do have some of those! I just felt a need to finish this one so I can get some Chrissie presents done – now I just have to figure what I could make as gifts that will be practical and nice, that they might like and not hate!

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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jennifer
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 01:14:29

    Can you please share this pattern? I’ve been looking for months for a pattern to make this exact blanket/throw!

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    • Teena
      Nov 02, 2011 @ 05:43:00

      round one has 12 DC (American crochet), sl st to join
      2. 3 ch (1 dc, 1 ch) repeat 11 times, sl st at 2nd ch to join
      3. 2 ch, 2 dc in sp, (1 ch, 3 dc in sp) repeat to end (12 sp), sl st to join
      after that, every row is repeated with an extra dc before the ch sp, each round has 12 sections
      goodluck!

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  2. Teena
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 05:35:35

    “I guessed what the pattern was by looking at a picture on crochetspot, although mine is a bit different. It really isn’t hard, you just increase a stitch once every gap of which there is about a dozen per round.” simple white doily, https://flushedwithrosycolour.wordpress.com/2010/11/15/simple-spiral-white-doily/

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  3. jennifer
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 05:41:05

    Thanks! I am working my way through it with the help of a friend who is a much(!!!) more experienced crocheter than I. (: I have been adding a dc stitch after each gap and it almot looks like yours. Thanks, again! Your blanket is beautiful!

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  4. Teena
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 05:44:11

    here is a rough pattern I just did quickly …
    round one has 12 DC (American crochet), sl st to join
    2. 3 ch (1 dc, 1 ch) repeat 11 times, sl st at 2nd ch to join
    3. 2 ch, 2 dc in sp, (1 ch, 3 dc in sp) repeat to end (12 sp), sl st to join
    after that, every row is repeated with an extra dc before the ch sp, each round has 12 sections
    goodluck!

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  5. jennifer
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 22:35:19

    Thanks! That is pretty much what I am doing. I’m on my 6th or 7th row. The only difference I see is that my spaces/gaps aren’t as prominent as yours and the swirly spaces are my favorite element of the blanket. Oh, well. I’ll keep going and see what happens. Thanks, again! (:

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  6. Teena
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 06:32:44

    the spaces are made with a ch st and you skip the ch in the previous row to match, dc in the dc stitches of the previous row, if that makes sense!

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  7. jennifer
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 07:11:21

    Well, I meant to respond sooner than this. I just got side-tracked. What you said makes perfect sense and I felt silly for not figuring it out myself. (: What I have done so far looks great and I thank you so much for your help. I’m on a bit of a break right now because I had surgery on my hand a couple of weeks ago but I hope to pick it back up soon.

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  8. Teena
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 07:30:16

    I hope you feel better very soon! Let me know when you finish it! ❤

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  9. jennifer
    Jan 06, 2012 @ 06:23:49

    Hello again! I’m happy to report I finished my round blue baby blanket on Christmas Day. I even did a scalloped border like you did. It turned out very nice and I’m excited to present it to the mommy-to-be. If you can access this link, I’ve posted a few pictures on Flickr.
    Round Baby Blanket 2

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  10. Teena
    Jan 06, 2012 @ 07:30:59

    Awesome work, well done! Thankyou so much for sharing your rug with me, I really appreciate seeing it on flicker! ❤

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