Al fresco fiesta – Garden Rug

Simply Crochet issue 85 Garden Rug

Strong colours and folky motifs will make this garden rug from issue 85 a firm favourite. Use it as an outdoor throw for sunny-day picnics – the thick aran-weight yarn and dense split double crochet stitch is perfect for chucking over a lawn and laying out your lunch munch on.

There are two rug sizes in the issue, each with their own chart, so you can match the size of your picnic blanket with the scope of your feast.



To hook up this fantastic pattern, you’ll need:

Paintbox Simply Aran (100% acrylic, 100g/184m)

Large Rug
Vanilla Cream (207)
Blood Orange (219)
Kingfisher Blue (234) 
Dark Aubergine (248)
Dusty Lilac (246)
Red Wine (215)
Evergreen (230)
Grass Green (229)
Raspberry Pink (243)

Small Rug
Vanilla Cream (207)
Red Wine (215)
Blood Orange (219)
Dark Aubergine (248)
Dusty Lilac (246)
Evergreen (230)
Grass Green (229)

A 6mm (US J/10) crochet hook

For yarn stockists contact Love Crochet on 01409 404010 or visit www.lovecrochet.com

You’ll find the full pattern, yarn quantities and measurements for this amazing project in the latest issue.


Simply Crochet issue 85 is available both in-store and online. You can check our stockists’ details here to find your nearest copy, or if you’d rather shop online you can buy individual issues from our back issues website here.

Simply Crochet is also available as a digital edition, for Apple phones and tablets, Android phones and tablets, the Barnes & Noble Nook, and to read through Zinio as PDFs. Click here to find the right version for you.

Strong colours and folky motifs will make this garden rug from issue 85 a firm favourite. Use it as an outdoor throw for sunny-day picnics – the thick aran-weight yarn and dense split double crochet stitch is perfect for chucking over a lawn and laying out your lunch munch on.