The Yellow and Gray Rug

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Materials Required: AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY
"AUNT LYDIA'S" HEAVY RUG YARN, Article 235

6 skeins Lt. Yellow.
5 skeins Gray.

Steel crochet hook No. 00.

Rug is worked in s c but placing hook over the top of yarn instead of under the yarn when pulling the loop through, this forms a cross st pattern on right side of work.

With Lt. Yellow ch 26, 3 s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in each of the next 23 sts of ch, 3 s c in last st, working on other side of ch, 1 s c in each of the next 23 sts. Do not join or turn rounds.

2nd Round. * 3 s c in next s c (corner), 1 s c in next s c, 3 s c in next s c (corner), 1 s c in each of the next 23 s c, 3 s c in next s c (corner), 1 s c in next s c, 3 s c in next s c (corner), 1 s c in each remaining s c.

3rd Round. 1 s c in each sc all around working 3 s c in center s c at each of the 4 corners. Repeat the last round for entire rug working 20 more rounds Lt. Yellow, 6 rounds Gray, 4 rounds Lt. Yellow, 6 rounds Gray, cut yarn.

Fringe is worked with a strand of Gray and Lt. Yellow (together) as follows: insert hook in st and pull up a loop about 1 inch in length, wrap a single strand of Gray around the front of loop just made, * insert hook in next st and pull up a loop about 1 inch in length, wrap a single strand of Lt. Yellow around front of loop just made, insert hook in next st and pull up a loop same length, wrap a single strand of Gray around front of loop just made, repeat from * all around always alternating the colors brought around front of each loop, cut yarn.

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