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KITTENS IN A ROW RUG (1947 **NB)

The Materials list has been updated.

Evelyn Dicey made this cutey kitten rug for a friend. She says, "It turned out so well that I'll probably make another one for another friend for Christmas."


It took less than a week to crochet the rug and approx. two weeks to do the cross-stitch (mainly because I was getting very impatient for it to start really looking like a kitten). I printed out the chart from the web page, but then what with these old eyes, I had to blow it up on the copier. All-in-all I was very pleased with the results. Thanks for all your trouble.



DESCRIPTION: You can make this rug with either a double strand of 4 ply soft cotton yarn or a double strand of stiffer, traditional rug yarn. It measures about 22 by 32 inches with cotton yarn and is larger with rug yarn. (Note: pattern does not specify how much larger.)

This is a charted pattern and its file name is kitgraph.JPEG. Click here to get it


MATERIALS

NOTE: the model was made with two strands of 4-ply acrylic yarn and a size K hook.

For Soft Cotton Rug:

4 ply Cotton Yarn (Lily Sugar-n-Cream or Southmaid Soft Cotton #8)

16,100 yd. skeins medium blue

100 yd. skein white

100 yd. skein pink

For a larger rug use Rug yarn:

20, 80 yd Skeins Medium Blue

20, 80 yd Skeins White

1, 80 yd Skein Pink

For either rug use:

Aluminium Hook Size G.

1 Tapestry Needle

DIRECTIONS:

1st Row: Ch 69 and work 68 sc on ch, ch 1, turn.

2nd Row. 1 loop st in each st, (Loop st: wind yarn over index finger, insert hook in st, draw yarn through, pulling yarn from under finger, drop loop from finger letting fall to right side of work and complete sc), ch 1, turn.

3rd Row. Work 1 sc in each loop st, ch 1, turn.

4th Row. Work 1 loop st in each sc.

All rows that are worked on right side are sc rows.
All loop sts are worked on the wrong side of work.

Continue in same manner according to diagram. The dark spaces in the border are loop sts. All light spaces are sc sts.The kittens are worked in cross sts using White. The bows, collar around neck, and ball are embroidered in pink.

graph 21K Design chart and color chart for the rug.

If you set your printer to print in landscape, the graph should fit on one page. When I printed it using my HP desk jet, the graph was much clearer than what appeared on my computer screen. --sg
CPpat48. Pattern donated and annotated by S. Guess, 2/96 Technical Expertise -- Deb Arrowood

**NB The pattern came from a pamphlet called RUGS, American Thread Company. 1947.

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