2.27.2016

Jolly Jester Rug Crochet Pattern

Introducing my newest crochet pattern--the Jolly Jester Rug! It is perfectly Felted Button style because it is colorful, textured and FELTED! 


Jolly Jester Felted Rug Crochet Pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button
Why do I love felting so much? Read THIS POST about the 6 reasons I think it is so fabulous. And this felted rug has it all--durable, brilliant color, easy care, hides any stitch mistakes or imperfections, and best of all...

NO ENDS TO WEAVE as they bind tightly during felting and can just be snipped after the fact. It makes color changes no sweat, I tell ya! No excuses.

Jolly Jester Felted Rug Crochet Pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

I made my sample with Patons Classic Wool--a worsted 100% pure new wool that felts perfectly every time. I have used it in almost all of my felting projects and it is brilliant. Plus, look at the colors available! I used 12 in my sample (about 130yds/118m) of each. 

The 8 page pattern includes:
~complete written instructions for making the triangle motifs, raised dots, and joining it all together 
~additional pictures for joining the dots to the triangles 
~special stitches, notes and abbreviations (standard US terms) 
~complete materials list including yarn colors used in the sample               ~
complete felting instructions that are simple and easy to follow 
Materials: 
~H (5mm) hook 
~1 skein each of 12 colors of feltable wool--approximately 130 yards/118m each color (NOT washable or “superwash” as it has been treated and will NOT felt) 
~Washing machine--hot cycle 
~1/4 C laundry soap 
~1/4 C baking soda (optional) 
~Lingerie/Laundry bag (optional) 
~Items for increased agitation (flip flops, tennis balls, old jeans)
Skill Level: Intermediate--only because of a couple of tall stitches (detailed in the pattern), joining the dots as-you-go (pictures to assist, if needed), and felting.
Jolly Jester Felted Rug Crochet Pattern before felting by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

Here is a picture of the rug before felting. It makes a nifty blanket, too, I suppose. But the magic of felting makes this...

Jolly Jester Felted Rug Crochet Pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

You can find the pattern for instant download in my shops:

I hope you love it as much as I do. And I would love to hear how the felting process goes for you. Remember, I'm here to help if you need it. (PM me on Facebook here if you need a little courage. And follow along as I produce other colorful crochet patterns!)

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3 comments:

  1. Lovely pattern and the name Jolly Jester is so right! As we use mostly acrylic yarns I have never felted anything. Maybe that's why I love the unfelted blanket better :) But felting does produce a unique texture. I must give it a try. With felting is it possible to predict the final size of the item?
    Have a lovely day. Hugs.

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    1. Thanks, Sangeetha. I think it is lovely before felting and makes a nice little blanket, as well. By making a swatch, measuring it before felting, and then again after, you can calculate the percentage of shrinkage in height and width. It's a pretty easy way to estimate size. Hugs back.

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  2. I ADORE this. And wish I could felt ANYTHING but wool. :(

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