two pictures of crochet rug in beige and orange color

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Few things combine style and usefulness in the realm of crochet like the Ballard Floor Rug. It could be a perfect choice when you want to make your home living room more comfortable or need a handmade gift. Let us take a detailed look at this interesting crochet work. The timeless-looking Ballard floor rug design fits into various home decoration schemes.

The easily printable Ballard Floor Rug PDF version is available in our shop:

Created by talented Angel Koychev from Angel’s Crochet Studio, this pattern offers crocheters the opportunity to craft a durable and eye-catching rug using basic crochet techniques. Crocheting the Ballard Floor Rug provides a rewarding experience, allowing crafters to infuse their living spaces with warmth and charm. No matter where you put it in a room, making it look good before fireplaces or at doorways.

Our Tips for Success:

  • Checking the gauge is important because it helps in making a right size of the rug that will last for long without wearing out or distorting its original shape.
  • Opt for a durable and easy-to-clean yarn that can withstand daily use and occasional washing.
  • Blocking the rug upon completion helps to even out stitches and enhance its overall appearance.

The Ballard Floor Rug crochet pattern offers crocheters a chance to create a functional yet stylish home accessory that will be treasured for years to come. Whether you’re a seasoned crafter or a novice enthusiast, this project will definitely change your perspective about crochet and inspire you to do more incredible things. Are you ready for the Ballard Floor Rug crochet journey?

crochet floor rug in orange and beige with a black cat

Pattern Notes

The following pattern has been written in US terms and uses the Filet crochet technique.

Filet crochet uses solid and open blocks to create a motif. Each block consists of 4 STS worked over the corresponding stitches of the previous row. A solid block consists of 4 DC and an open block consists of 1 DC+CH 2+1 DC.

When there are two blocks next to each other, the last DC of the 1st block is also the 1st DC in the next block. This means that two solid blocks will have 7 DC, not 8. When working CH, skip the corresponding STS of the previous row. When working over a CH space, work your STS into the CH space and not in the ST. In this pattern, CH 1 counts as 1 ST.

The rug is made from the bottom up. If you have used indicated hook size and yarn, the finished rug should be 75 cm in width and 145 cm in length. I have also included a chart and a printable version that might be helpful.

beige and orange crochet rug with mesh orange chair

Difficulty Level

This is an easy/intermediate crochet pattern.

Gauge

10 DC x 5 ROWS = 10 CM x 10 CM

Yarn & Hooks

  • Yarn: HOBBII FRIENDS RIBBON (100% cotton, 250 g (8.8 oz) ca. 125 m (136 yds)
    • Color 1 (C1) Nougat 009 (4 x 250gr/125mt skeins)
    • Color 2 (C2) Red Cedar 018 (1.5 x 250gr/125mt skeins)
    • Color 3 (C3) Americano 020 (1 x 250gr/125mt skeins)
  • Hook 8 mm
  • Tapestry needle (to weave and hide yarn ends)
  • Scissors

Abbreviations

BLO – Back Loop Only
CH – Chain
DC – Double Crochet
FO – Fasten off
HDC – Half Double Crochet
HTR – Half Treble Crochet
RS – Right Side
SC – Single Crochet
SS – Slip ST
ST – Stitch
TRC – Treble Crochet
WS – Wrong Side
YO – yarn over

close up of beige crochet rug

The Pattern

The easily printable Ballard Floor Rug PDF version is available in our shop:

The Rug

Start with C2
CH 61, turn.

Row 1 (RS):
1st 4 CHs count as 1st DC in 1st ST. So, starting in 5th CH from hook, DC in each CH, turn. (58 STS, 19 blocks)

From now on, at the start of every row, 1st DC will always be substituted by a CH 3.

Row 2 (WS):
*3 DC, 1 DC, CH 2, skip 2 STS* repeat until 4 STS remain, 4 DC, turn. (58 STS, 19 blocks)

Row 3 (RS):
repeat row 2

Row 4(WS):
DC in 1st and in all remaining STS, turn. (58 STS, 19 blocks)

Following the same method, use the chart below as reference to complete your rug.

filet crochet rug chart


Below I will let you know how to use your colors:

C1: rows 11-51
C2: rows 1-6; 9-10; 52-53; 56-61
C3: rows 7-8; 54-55

close up of beige and orange rug with zig zag border

The easily printable Ballard Floor Rug PDF version is available in our shop:

The Border

RS facing you, join C1 with a SS to the 1st ST of your last Row.

Round 1: CH3 (counts as 1st DC), DC in each ST of row, CH3 in the corner, DC across the side of your work (placing 2 DC on the side of each row). CH3 in the corner, repeat instruction on remaining sides, SS to 3rd CH of initial CH3, no turning. (58 STS on short sides and 122 STS on long sides)

Round 2: SS back in CH3 space, CH 3 (counts as 1st DC) and DC in CH 3 space. *DC in next ST, CH 2 and skip next 2 STS* repeat until 1 ST is left, DC in last ST before corner, 2 DC + CH 3 + 2 DC in corner space. 1 DC in 1st ST on long side, *DC in next ST, CH 2 and skip next 2 STS* repeat until 2 STS are left, DC in last 2 STS before corner. Repeat on remaining sides, SS to 3rd CH of initial CH3, no  turning. (62 STS on short sides and 126 STS on long sides)

Round 3: SS back in CH3 space, CH 3 (counts as 1st DC) and DC in CH 3 space. DC in each ST of all your sides, placing in each corner space: 2 DC + CH 3 + 2 DC. SS with C3 to 3rd CH of initial CH3, no turning. (66 STS on short sides and 130 STS on long sides). Cut and weave your C1 end.

close up of a corner of an orange and beige crochet rug

With C3
Round 4: SS back in CH3 space, CH 1 (doesn’t count as ST), SC in CH 3 space. BLO SC in each ST of all your sides, placing in each corner space: SC + CH 2 + SC. SS with C2 to 1st SC, no turning. (68 STS on short sides and 132 STS on long sides). Cut and weave your C3 end.

With C2
Round 5: repeat round 4, changing back to C3 on last SS. (70 STS on short sides and 134 STS on long sides). Cut and weave your C2 end.

With C3
Round 6: repeat round 4, changing back to C2 on last SS. (72 STS on short sides and 136 STS on long sides). Cut and weave your C3 end.

With C2
Round 7: SS back in CH3 space, CH 1 (doesn’t count as ST), SC in CH 3 space. For all sides, only work BLO, except corners. *SC, HDC, DC, HTR, TRC, CH5 and SS in next ST* repeat a total of 12 times, place SC + CH 2 + SC in corner space. On long side, BLO SS in each ST. Repeat until you reach your 1st ST, SS, cut and weave in your end. (74 STS on short sides and 138 STS on long sides).

Well done! You have a completed BALLARD FLOOR RUG !

The easily printable Ballard Floor Rug PDF version is available in our shop:

crochet floor rug in orange and beige with a white stool

You can sell finished items made from it, but please mention that the item is made using an Angel Koychev (@angelscrochetstudio) pattern.

About the Author

Angel Koychev is the creative force behind Angel’s Crochet Studio, where he brings intricate crochet designs to life with skillful hands and a passionate heart. With a background in art and a love for all things handmade, Angel discovered his calling in the world of crochet, where he combines traditional techniques with contemporary flair.



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