The Gigi Circle Rug

Updated: Feb 2


What a fun and cozy make. Perfect addition to any room in your home. Gigi is worked in two parts that are joined together. What you will need:

First grab yourself a roll of Lion Brand Cover Story. You only need 1 ball for Gigi. Cover Story is the super bulky (CYC 6) chenille that you’ve been looking for. It comes in a range of sophisticated neutrals and multi-colors. Enjoy its rich, velvety texture as you create plush afghans and cozy accessories. This yarn works up fast, and with plenty of yardage in each 1000g cake – enough to knit a 48" x 52" blankie! – you’ll have fewer ends to weave in after stitching your projects. 100% polyester plus machine wash and dry makes Cover Story all-ages friendly. I decided to use Cover Story in the piece because the polyester adds a bit of squish and bounce that is perfect for a circle rug that may be used to sit on while reading a good book or, in my case, if your pup decides to 'Claim it' as his new napping spot. Next you'll want to pick up quick a few skeins of Lion Brand Go For Faux.


To make a circle rug like the one I've made (48" in diameter) you will need 14 skeins of Go For Faux.

Gauge is not really super important here (everyone sighs in relief) because you will work all the Cover Story and once you have the first piece complete, you will work the faux fur part to 'cover' *wink* the Cover Story.


Additional supplies: hook, tapestry needle and stich markers.


I used a size M for the Cover Story and 6.5mm for the Go For Faux. You can get both sizes here.


Once you have all the required supplies, turn your attention to the how to!


We will start with a chain circle (I LOVE the magic circle, but it does not work great with polyester yarn as it is very difficult to tightly cinch without snapping the yarn - learned this the hard way)


Ok, Ch 3 and sl st into first chain to create a tiny circle. In this circle, work 12 dc, sl st to top of starting dc. - 12 dc

Rnd 1: Ch 3, dc in same st, *[2dc] in next dc; rep from * around ending with sl st to top of starting chain. – 24 dc


Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next dc, [2dc] in next dc; rep from * around ending with sl st to top of starting chain. – 36 dc

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in each of next 2 dc, [2dc] in next dc; rep from * around ending with sl st to top of starting chain. – 48 dc

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in each of next 3 dc, [2dc] in next dc; rep from * around ending with sl st to top of starting chain. – 60 dc

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in each of next 4 dc, [2dc] in next dc; rep from * around ending with sl st to top of starting chain. – 72 dc

Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in each of next 5 dc, [2dc] in next dc; rep from * around ending with sl st to top of starting chain. – 84 dc

Rnd 7: Ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in each of next 6 dc, [2dc] in next dc; rep from * around ending with sl st to top of starting chain. – 96 dc

Rnd 8: Ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in each of next 7 dc, [2dc] in next dc; rep from * around ending with sl st to top of starting chain. – 108 dc

Rnd 9: Ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in each of next 8 dc, [2dc] in next dc; rep from * around ending with sl st to top of starting chain. – 120 dc

Rnd 10: Ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in each of next 9 dc, [2dc] in next dc; rep from * around ending with sl st to top of starting chain. – 132 dc

Rnd 11: Ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in each of next 10 dc, [2dc] in next dc; rep from * around ending with sl st to top of starting chain. – 144 dc

Rnd 12: Ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in each of next 11 dc, [2dc] in next dc; rep from * around ending with sl st to top of starting chain. – 156 dc

Rnd 13: Ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in each of next 12 dc, [2dc] in next dc; rep from * around ending with sl st to top of starting chain. – 168 dc

Rnd 14: Ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in each of next 13 dc, [2dc] in next dc; rep from * around ending with sl st to top of starting chain. – 180 dc

Fasten off and weave in ends.


Now, on to the faux fur bit - here's the good news. You will work he same instructions as above for how ever many rounds needed to cover the Cover Story circle just worked. In my case, I worked 25 rounds. Because this isn't gauge dependent, the size will depend on how loosely or tightly you crochet. Bottom line, you want to make 2 circles, and then once both circles are completed, place the faux fur on top of the polyester and sc (working in both the Go for Faux and the Cover Story) around. Fini!



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