Instructions

GAUGE: Working with two strands of yarn as one and larger crochet hook, 3 hdcs and 2 rows = 1 inch. Working with one strand of yarn and smaller crochet hook, 4 scs and 4 rows = 1 inch.

DIRECTIONS:

FOOTBALL RUG:

  1. Rnd 1: Working with two strands of Mid Brown as one and larger crochet hk, ch 67, work 1 hdc in third ch from hk and each remaining ch across; working in lps on opposite side of beg ch, work 1 hdc in each ch across, join with a sl st in first hdc, turn: count 130 hdcs.
  2. Rnd 2: Ch 1, work 2 scs in each of the next 2 hdcs, work 1 sc in each of the next 10 hdcs, work 1 dc in each of the next 41 hdcs, work 1 sc in each of the next 10 hdcs, work 2 scs in each of the next 4 hdcs, work 1 sc in each of the next 10 hdcs, work 1 dc in each of the next 41 hdcs, work 1 sc in each of the next 10 hdcs, work 2 scs in each of the next 2 hdcs, join with a sl st in first sc, turn: count 138 sts.
  3. Rnd 3: Ch 1, work 2 scs in each of the next 4 sts, work 1 sc in each of the next 6 hdcs, work 1 dc in each of the next 51 sts, work 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts, work 2 scs in each of the next 6 sts, work 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts, work 1 dc in each of the next 51 sts, work 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts, work 2 scs in each of the next 2 sts, join with a sl st in first sc, turn: count 150 sts.
  4. Rnd 4: Ch 1, work 2 scs in each of the next 3 sts, work 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts, work 1 dc in each of the next 57 sts, work 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts, work 2 scs in each of the next 8 sts, work 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts, work 1 dc in each of the next 57 sts, work 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts, work 2 scs in each of the next 5 sts, join with a sl st in first sc, turn: count 166 sts.
  5. Rnds 5-7: Ch 1, work 1 sc in each sc and work 1 dc in each dc around, join with a sl st in first sc, turn: count 166 sts.
  6. Rnd 8: Ch 1, [work 2 scs in next st, sc in next 2 sts] twice, work 1 sc in each of the next 10 sts, work 1 dc in each of the next 48 sts, work 1 sc in each of the next 10 sts, [work 2 scs in next st, sc in next 2 sts] five times, work 1 sc in each of the next 10 sts, work 1 dc in each of the next 48 sts, work 1 sc in each of the next 10 sts, [work 2 scs in next st, sc in next 2 sts] three times, join with a sl st in first sc, turn: count 176 sts.
  7. Rnds 9-10: Ch 1, work 1 sc in each sc and work 1 dc in each dc around, join with a sl st in first sc, turn: count 176 sts.
  8. Rnd 11: Ch 1, [work 2 scs in next st, sc in next 2 sts] four times, work 1 sc in each of the next 16 sts, work 1 dc in each of the next 38 sts, work 1 sc in each of the next 16 sts, [work 2 scs in the next st, sc in the next 2 sts] six times, work 1 sc in each of the next 16 sts, work 1 dc in each of the next 38 sts, work 1 sc in each of the next 16 sts, [work 2 scs in the next st, sc in the next 2 sts] twice, join with a sl st in first sc, turn: count 188 sts.
  9. Rnds 12-13: Ch 1, work 1 sc in each sc and work 1 dc in each dc around, join with a sl st in first sc, turn: count 188 sts.
  10. Rnd 14: Ch 1, [work 2 scs in the next st, sc in the next 2 sts] four times, work 1 sc in each of the next 19 sts, work 1 dc in each of the next 28 sts, work 1 sc in each of the next 20 sts, [work 2 scs in the next st, sc in the next 2 sts] nine times, work 1 sc in each of the next 19 sts, work 1 dc in each of the next 28 sts, work 1 sc in each of the next 20 sts, [work 2 scs in the next st, sc in the next 2 sts] five times, join with a sl st in first sc, turn: count 206 sts.
  11. Rnds 15-16: Ch 1, work 1 sc in each st around, join with a sl st in first sc, turn: count 206 sts.
  12. Rnd 17: Ch 2, [work 2 hdcs in the next st, dc in the next 2 sts] four times, work 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, [work 2 ­hdcs in next st, hdc in next 6 sts] 10 times, work 1 hdc in the next st, [work 2 hdcs in the next st, hdc in the next 2 sts] 10 times, work 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, [work 2 hdcs in next st, hdc in next 6 sts] 10 times, work 1 hdc in the next st, [work 2 hdcs in the next st, dc in the next 2 sts] six times, join with a sl st in first hdc, turn: count 246 sts.
  13. Rnds 18-19: Ch 2, work 1 hdc in each st around, join with a sl st in first sc, turn: count 246 sts. Fasten off at the end of Rnd 19.
  14. Long center stripe: Row 1: Working with one strand of White and smaller crochet hk, ch 3, sc in second ch from hk, sc in next ch, turn: count 2 scs.
  15. Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn: count 2 scs.
  16. Rows 3-75: Rep Row 2: count 2 scs. Fasten off at end of Row 75.
  17. Short center stripe (make 7): Rows 1-12: Rep Rows 1-12 of long center stripe. Fasten off at end of Row 12.
  18. Curved end stripe (make 2): Row 1: Working with one strand of White and smaller crochet hk, ch 5, sc in second ch from hk and in each ch across, turn: count 4 scs.
  19. Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn: count 4 scs.
  20. Rows 3-64: Rep Row 2: count 4 scs. Fasten off at end of Row 64.
  21. Finishing: Thread yarn or tapestry needle with a single strand of White. Referring to photo on page 20 for position, hand-sew long center stripe centered along beginning round of football rug.
  22. In same way, hand-sew the curved end stripes to opposite ends of the football rug and add the short center stripes spaced evenly across the long center stripe on rug.

BASKETBALL RUG: Working with two strands of Bronze as one and larger crochet hk, ch 5, join with a sl st in beg ch to form a ring.

  1. Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 10 scs in ring, join with a sl st in beg sc, turn: count 10 scs.
  2. Rnd 2: Ch 2, counts as first hdc here and throughout, [work 2 hdcs in next sc, hdc in next sc] around, join with a sl st in top of ch-2, turn: count 15 hdcs.
  3. Rnd 3: Ch 2, [work 2 hdcs in next hdc, hdc in the next 2 hdcs] around, join with a sl st in the top of ch-2, turn: count 20 hdcs.
  4. Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 2: count 30 hdcs.
  5. Rnd 5: Rep Rnd 3: count 40 hdcs.
  6. Rnd 6: Ch 2, [work 2 hdcs in next hdc, hdc in the next 3 hdcs] around, join with a sl st in the top of ch-2, turn: count 50 hdcs.
  7. Rnd 7: Ch 2, [work 2 hdcs in next hdc, hdc in the next 4 hdcs] around, join with a sl st in the top of ch-2, turn: count 60 hdcs.
  8. Rnd 8: Rep Rnd 7: count 72 hdcs.
  9. Rnd 9: Ch 2, work 1 hdc in each hdc around, join with a sl st in top of ch-2: count 72 hdcs.
  10. Rnd 10: Rep Rnd 6: count 90 hdcs.
  11. Rnd 11: Rep Rnd 9: count 90 hdcs.
  12. Rnd 12: Rep Rnd 7: count 108 hdcs.
  13. Rnds 13-14: Rep Rnd 9: count 108 hdcs.
  14. Rnd 15: Ch 2, [work 2 hdcs in next hdc, hdc in the next 5 hdcs] around, join with a sl st in the top of ch-2, turn: count 126 hdcs.
  15. Rnds 16-17: Rep Rnd 9: count 126 hdcs.
  16. Rnd 18: Rep Rnd 15: count 147 hdcs.
  17. Rnds 19-20: Rep Rnd 9: count 147 hdcs.
  18. Rnd 21: Ch 2, [work 2 hdcs in next hdc, hdc in the next 6 hdcs] around, join with a sl st in the top of ch-2, turn: count 168 hdcs.
  19. Rnds 22-23: Rep Rnd 9: count 168 hdcs.
  20. Rnd 24: Rep Rnd 15: count 196 hdcs.
  21. Rnds 25-27: Rep Rnd 9: count 196 hdcs. Fasten off at end of Rnd 27.
  22. Center stripe: Row 1: Working with one strand of Black and smaller crochet hk, ch 3, work 1 sc in second ch from hk, work 1 sc in next ch, turn: count 2 scs.
  23. Row 2: Ch 1, work 1 sc in each sc across, turn: count 2 scs.
  24. Rows 3-121: Rep Row 2: count 2 scs. Fasten off at end of Row 121.
  25. Curved stripe (make 2): Rows 1-113: Rep Rows 1-113 of center stripe. Fasten off at end of Row 113.
  26. Finishing: Thread yarn or tapestry needle with a single strand of Black. Referring to the photo on page 21 for position, hand-sew the center stripe across the center of basketball rug.
  27. In same way, hand-sew the curved stripes to opposite sides of the center stripe on basketball rug.

FINISHED SIZE: Football rug measures about 21 inches wide x 35-1/2 inches long. Basketball rug measures about 26 inches across.

Abbreviations

  • ch(s) chain(s)
  • dc(s) double crochet(s)
  • hdc(s) half double crochet(s)
  • hk hook
  • sc(s) single crochet(s)
  • sk skip or skipped
  • sp space
  • sl st slip stitch
  • tr(s) triple crochet(s)
  • beg beginning
  • lp(s) loop(s)
  • rep repeat
  • rnd(s) round(s)
  • RS right side
  • sl slip
  • st(s) stitch(es)
  • tog together
  • WS wrong side
  • yo yarn over
  • * or [ ] Instructions after * or ­between brackets are ­repeated a ­given number of times.
  • ( ) Instructions in ­parentheses are all worked in one stitch or space as ­indicated.

Crocheted Football and Basketball Rugs from Donna Collinsworth of Lewis Center, Ohio