July/August 2010

Pom-Pom Rug

You won’t believe how amazingly soft this rug is! Stitched in pom-pom yarn, it creates a thick, plush surface that’s irresistible to bare feet.
By Ellen Gormley

RED HEART Super Saver, 7oz/198g skeins, each approx 364yd/333m (acrylic)
• 3 skeins #905 Magenta (A)

RED HEART Pomp-a-Doodle, 3½oz/100g balls, each approx 54yd/50m (polyester)
• 2 balls #9955 Berries and Cream (B)
• 3 balls #9930 Plush Plum (C)
• 3 balls #9940 Shoreline (D)
• 2 balls #9935 Faded Jeans (E)

• Size J/10 (6mm) crochet hook (for rug base) or any size to obtain correct gauge
• Size I/9 (5.5mm) crochet hook (for top layer of rug)

• Yarn needle


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Yarn substitution quantities?

I love this rug! I want to make a version using only one color of Pomp-a-Doodle rather than four (the prairie colorway matches my living room) so I am wondering how many balls of one color I would need. I mean, obviously not all of the balls of each particular color are used in their entirety, so I wonder if I still would need 10 balls of prairie, or if I would only need, say, eight or so.

Yarn substitution quantities

If you look on Ravelry there is someone who was finised a rug using only one colour. They give the quantities used.