Marge's Braided Rug Patterns

Designing a braided rug is an art form and after many requests I have decided to make some of my more popular rug patterns available. They are designed to be used in conjunction with instructions on my "How to Braid" videos and are based on my unique methods that use wider, more luxurious braids.

There are two parts to each pattern. Part One defines the number of feet of strand for each color in the rug and the number of yards of material needed for that color. You may use your own colors in lieu of the colors presented in the pattern.

Material needed is based on 60" wide yardage using my 4" wide strand method. Ten percent has been added to usage figures to allow for different tension in braiding and lacing by various braiders. Each pattern contains information for 3 different sized rugs. The following gives you an idea of the content of the actual patterns:

"How Much Material You Need by Color"

   
2 ' X 3 '
3 ' X 4 '
4 ' X 5 '
Color #
Color
#Ft Strand/Yrds #Ft Strand/Yrds #Ft Stand/Yrds
1 Dark Brown Tweed
nn'      nnn Yards
nn'     nnn Yards nn'    nnn Yards
2 Turquoise
47'      1 1/4 Yards
65'     1 3/4 Yards 81'     2 Yards
3 Medium Brown nn'      nnn Yards nn'     nnn Yards nn'    nnn Yards
4 Beige 37''     1 Yard 60'     1 1/2 Yards 83'     2 Yards
5 Tan nn'      nnn Yard nn'     nnn Yard nn'     nnn Yard
6 Light Grey Taupe 19'     1/2 Yard 44'     1 1/4 Yards 83'     2 Yards
7 Dark Brown nn'     nnnn Yards nn'   nnn Yards nn'    nnn Yards

 

The second part of the pattern shows the colors for the 3 braid strands in each row. For example:

"How the Different Color Stands are Used To Create the Rug"

2' X 3 '
3' X 4 '
4' X 5'
Row #
3 Braid Strand
Color Numbers
3 Braid Strand
Color Numbers
3 Braid Strand
Color Numbers
T=13"
1            3             2   
1            3             2   
1            3             2   
1
1            3             2   *
1            3             2   
1            3             2   
2
1            3             3  
1            3             2  
1            3             2  
3
4           3             5   
1            3             3   
1            3             3   
4
x          x            x 
4           3             6  
1            3             3   
5
x          x            x   
x          x            x 
4           3            6   
6
x          x            x 
x          x            x 
x          x            x 
7
x          x            x 
x          x            x 
x          x            x 
8
x          x            x 
x          x            x 
x          x            x 
9
x          x            x 
x          x            x 
x          x            x 
10
x          x            x 
x          x            x 
x          x            x 
11
x          x            x 
x          x            x 
x          x            x 
12
x          x            x 
x          x            x 
x          x            x 
13
x          x            x 
x          x            x 
x          x            x 
14
x          x            x 
x          x            x 
x          x            x 
15
x          x            x 
x          x            x 
x          x            x 
16
x          x            x 
x          x            x 
x          x            x 
17
x          x            x 
x          x            x 
x          x            x 

*For example, the 3 strands of Row #1 are Dark Brown Tweed, Medium Brown and Turquoise

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