Crochet Pattern: Colorful Rainbow Mug Rug

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – Be the first to comment
I could not stop with just one Mug Rug pattern, especially with the merry month of June upon us. Show your pride and/or love of diversity this summer with this versatile Colorful Rainbow Mug Rug! I made mine using (some of) a jumbo package of embroidery floss. Each color used just over one 10-yard skein of floss held double (two strands of floss held together while crocheting), meaning each stripe used the length of about 5.5 yards as held double, or about 11 yards total. These stripes could be changed to any colors to suit your mood. The cotton floss held double ended up being about the weight of a sock yarn.

Skill Level:

Finished Size: 4.25″ (11 cm) wide, 7″ (18 cm) tall

Lace Weight Yarn (held double) (approximately 11 yards of each color)
Crochet Hook D (3.25 mm)
crochet yarn size 4

Gauge: Gauge is not hugely important for this project, because it will be used on a table. However, I got the following gauge. You can use the gauge swatch pattern to make a square coaster!
21 hdc = 4″
15 rows = 4″
Gauge Swatch: 4″w x 4″h (7.5 cm x 5 cm) ch 23.
Row 1: hdc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 21 hdc
Row 2 – 15: ch 2, turn, hdc in each hdc across: 21 hdc
Finish off.

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Crochet Pattern: Colorful Rainbow Mug Rug
Note: work pattern with 2 strands of floss held together throughout.
Row 1: with pink, ch 37, hdc in third ch from hook and in each ch across: 35 hdc
Row 2: ch 2, turn, hdc in each hdc across: 35 hdc
Repeat row 2, changing colors every 2 rows to create stripes. The color progression in the sample photo is Pink, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet.

Finish off yarn and weave in all ends. Block mug rug by hand washing with dish liquid. Shape piece into a rectangle and lay flat to dry.

Need help while crocheting? Feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll help you out!

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