Craft Ideas for Adults | 14 June 2016Get your Crochet On with Boho Crochet Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Nothing warms a home’s decor more than a beautiful, colourful rug crocheted by hand. Apple Press title Boho Crochet using traditional crochet motifs in colourful boho combinations – today’s Star Fruit Rug would look great anywhere in a festive home, and is a great way to bring the summer indoors! Bold colours bring a modern, boho touch to the star motifs on this rug. The stars are crocheted together as you work in a series of progressive sets of colours. YOU WILL NEED Worsted/aran-weight wool yarn (approx. 100 g/3.5 oz; 142 m/155 yds.) CC 1 skein in orange red CCa 1 skein in red CCb 1 skein in gold CCc 1 skein in light green CCd 1 skein in medium green CCe 1 skein in turquoise CCf 1 skein in light blue CCg 1 skein in magenta CCh 1 skein in dark blue Size 4 mm (US G-6) hook Tension A star motif measures approx 10 cm (4 in.) across from point to point Dimensions Approx 94 x 61 cm (37 x 24 in.) Special stitches FPtr and FPdtr: tr and dtr, respectively, worked behind the post of the designated stitch on the side facing you. Surface sl st: insert hook through designated st and draw up loop from the WS of the motif and complete sl st on the RS; insert hook into next st, draw up loop and complete sl st. Continue around the motif working into each designated st. Note: each star motif requires approximately 15.5 m (17 yds.) of worsted/aran-weight yarn. If you choose to design something with different dimensions, multiply the total number of motifs by 15.5 m (17 yds.) to determine the total length of yarn required. For example, if you want to make a rug measuring 94 x 122 cm (37 x 48 in.) you will need 2 skeins of each colour. To make the rug First star motif Using colour of choice, ch6, join ends with sl st to form ring. Round 1: *ch1, work [1tr, 1dtr, 1tr, ch1, sl st] into ring, ch1, rep from * 5 more times. (6 petals) Round 2: *ch2, miss ch1, work [FPtr into next st, FPdtr into next st, FPtr into next st, ch2], miss ch1, sl st into sl st from previous round, rep from * to end. Round 3: *ch2, miss ch2, work [FPtr into next st, FPdtr into next st, FPtr into next st, ch2], miss ch2, 1dc into sl st from previous round, rep from * to end. Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends. Note: the next round is worked using the surface crochet technique and a contrasting colour. The hook is used with the RS of the motif facing, but the yarn will be held at the WS of the motif. Work the surface sl st around motif, inserting hook into the top of each designated st or sp below. Round 4: Join contrast colour with sl st into final dc of Round 3, then work down toward the centre of the motif as follows, working down the edge of the last of the six petals. Sl st into corresponding sp on Round 2, sl st into corresponding st of Round 1, sl st into centre of ring, *work sl st into each sp back up the right side of next petal, ending with sl st into ch2sp, sl st into blo of next 3sts**, work sl st into each sp back down left-hand side of same petal, and into loop, rep from *, ending last rep at **. Fasten off yarn and pull tail through to WS. Weave in loose ends. Note: the next round is worked into the top of the sts from Round 3; they are at the WS of the motif. Round 5: join next colour into any sl st on Round 3, *sl st into ch2sp, 1dc into next st, work [1dc, ch3, 1dc] into next st (corner worked), 1dc into next st, sl st into next ch2sp, rep from * to end, sl st into sl st at beg of round. Second star motif Using next set of three colours, start by working Rounds 1–4 as given for first motif. Note: you will also join the motifs together as you go on next round. Round 5: join next colour into any sl st on Round 3, *sl st into next ch2sp, 1dc into next st, work [1dc, ch1, sl st into ch3sp from first motif, ch1, 1dc] into next st (corner join worked), 1dc into next st, sl st into next ch2sp, rep from *, working corner join into two corners only for first row of motifs, for remaining corners work as for Round 5 of the first motif. Using picture as a guide, join all the motifs together as Round 5, working into two corners from each motif. Finishing Work a total of seven rows, keeping the progressive sequence of colours as shown in the picture. Weave in loose ends and block if required. Each star fruit motif uses three colours. Create multiple colour combinations and maximum colour contrast. Abbreviations beg – beginning blo – back loop only ch – chain dc – double chain dtr – double treble crochet FPtr – front post treble crochet FPdtr – front post double treble crochet rep – repeat sl st – slip stitch sp – space st – stitch tr – treble crochet In other exciting news, Boho Crochet: 30 Gloriously Colourful Projects Inspired by Traditional Folk Style by Marinke Slump has been nominated for Favourite Crochet Book in the 2016 British Knitting Awards! Click on the photo below to head over and vote! Buy from an Online Retailer UK: Discover how to use traditional crochet motifs in bright boho combinations, to create exciting, original and thoroughly desirable pieces like shawls, bags, purses, belts, mandalas, pillows and even colourful festive decorations. In Boho Crochet, the introductory techniques section provides everything you need to get started with crochet, while the projects section provides patterns for fun and unique pieces to make use of your newfound skills. By the time you’ve finished with Boho Crochet, you’ll have a beautiful range of boho chic creations for you and your home. The easy-to-follow patterns and expert tips in Boho Crochet make these projects ideal for any skill level, whether you are a beginner or an experienced crocheter. Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.