Pattern of the Week: First Light Rug

I’ve been (somewhat) patiently waiting for the Summer 2018 issue of Interweave Crochet for some time now, and as soon as I got a copy into my hot little hands I knew my project queue was about to double. While all of the issue’s projects are most definitely queue worthy, the one that jumped to the top of mine was the First Light Rug.

Opportunities abound with this square-motif rug! Featuring a textured circle pattern made by crocheting front and back post stitches with a sturdy plant fiber, this rug has a strong organic quality to its design–I can’t stop seeing them as plant cells. And just like expanding plant cells, you can build up the grid of motifs to make a rug exactly the size you want. The perfect summer adornment for your home, the First Light Rug would make a lovely accessory on your patio oasis!

Show your home a little love by adding the First Light Rug to your queue today!


First Light Rug

Pattern Details

DESIGNER Gwen Buttke McGannon

DIFFICULTY Easy

FINISHED SIZE About 43½” wide and 27″ high, blocked.

YARN Universal Yarn Yashi (100% raffia; 99 yd [90 m]/1.41 oz [40 g]): #103 natural, 10 balls

HOOK Size H/8 (5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS Yarn needle.

GAUGE Motif = 8″ square.


Move the First Light Rug into your queue today!

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