There was a rough list of projects we wanted to make when we first started brainstorming for the Classic Kitchen Crochet Pattern Collection and I knew right away that I wanted to try my hand at writing a pattern for the Crocheted Kitchen Rug. I had my own list of what I wanted to see in a kitchen rug including stripes, blocks of color and a super chunky yarn that would hold up to some heavy wear and a large number of trips through the washing machine.
I started with two strands of Dishie held together and worked with a big L/11 (8.00mm) crochet hook to get a thick fabric without the stiffness of a tighter gauge. This is a quick project that is easily customizable to suite your particular kitchen palette if you swap out the browns for any other Dishie colors (can you imagine a rug out of Blue and Azure or Red and Pomegranate?! Oh the possibilities!).
Dishie is wonderfully absorbent so you could easily pop this rug in the bathroom as a bathmat instead! What color combinations would you try with this pattern? I think that Blue/Azure combination is calling my name for my own kitchen!