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Design by Janet Giese

Country charm and comfort combine in this refreshing addition for kitchen or bath. Perky blue and white motifs will cushion your toes and soothe your senses with relaxing springtime appeal.

Size
20" x 28".

Materials

  • Rug or worsted-weight yarn -- 360 yds. dk. blue 180 yds. lt. blue and 120 yds. white
  • Tapestry needle
  • I crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge
Rnds 1-3 of Large Motif = 3" across.
Each Large Motif is 4" across;
Each Small Motif is 1 1/4" across.

Skill Level
Average

Large Motif (make 29)
Rnd 1: With lt. blue, ch 4, 9 dc in 4th ch from hook, join with sl st in top of ch-3 (10 dc). Front of row 1 is right side of work.
Rnd 2: Working this rnd in front lps only, ch 1, working from left to right, reverse sc in each st around, join, turn, fasten off.
Rnd 3: With wrong side facing you, working in remaining lps of rnd 1, join white with sl st in first st, ch 4, dc in same st, ch 1, *(dc, ch 1, dc) in next st, ch 1; repeat from * around, join with sl st in 3rd ch of ch-4, turn, fasten off (20 dc, 20 ch sps).
Rnd 4: With right side facing you, join dk. blue with sl st in any ch sp, ch 3, dc in same sp, 2 dc in each ch sp around, join with sl st in top of ch-3 (40 dc).
Rnd 5: Repeat rnd 2.

Small Motif (make 22)
Rnds 1-2: Repeat same rnds of Large Motif.

Assembly
With wrong side facing, working in remaining lps of rnd 4, with dk. blue, sew 7 dc on each side of Motifs together according to Assembly Diagram leaving 3 sts at each corner between 7-dc groups unsewn.
Easing to fit, sew Small Motifs to spaces between Large Motifs according to diagram.

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