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Zig Zag Crochet Picnic Rug

A pattern with multiple zig zag's on it. Makes a wonderful picnic rug!

by craftbits (shellie wilson)

What you need
8 ply wool 25g balls

6 balls in 1st color
5 balls in 2nd color
6 balls in 3rd color
5 balls in 4th and 5th colors
6 balls in 6th and 7th colors
5 balls in 8th,9th, 10th and 11th colors.

4.00 mm (#8) Crochet Hook

Instructions
Tension: 18 1/2 htr and 13 1/2 rows to 10 cm’s over htr fabric using 4.00mm hook.

Size: 140cm x 140cm

Abbreviations:
INC= 3 htr in next st
DEC= (YOH,draw up a loop in next st) 3 times, yoh and draw through all loops on hook.

Using C1 (color one) make 243 Ch.

1st row:
miss 2 ch,2 htr in next ch, *1 htr in each of next 8 ch, DEC, 1 htr in each of next 8 ch, INC rep from * to last 20 ch.
1 htr in each of nect 8 ch, Dec, 1 htr in each of next 8 ch, 2htr in last ch.

2nd row:
2 ch,2 htr in first htr, * working into back loops only, 1 htr in each of next 8 htr, Dec, working into back loops only, 1 htr in each of 8 htr, Inc rep from * to last 20 sts, working into back loops only, 1 htr in each of next 8 htr, Deem working into back drops only, 1 htr in each of next 8 htr, 2 htr in last htr.

Repeat 2nd row working in strips throughout of 2 rows each C2,C3,C4,C5,C6,C7,C8,C9,C10,C11 and C1, cont until work measures 140cms from begining. Fasten Off.

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