Free Cotton Candy Pom Pom Rug Pattern!

The Cotton Candy Pom Pom Rug is one of my favorite patterns to come out of my Happily Hooked Magazine Contributions. I am so excited to be able to put this in my daughters room, and she is equally as thrilled to have it! I wanted something that I could make for her that looked like it had come from a name brand store should anyone come across it. I think the crisp white yarn with the fun pop of pink color really made this rug whimsical and pretty all at the same time. I hope you enjoy this new pattern from Cactus and Cocoa, and be sure to let us know you’ve made one on our facebook page, as well as on instagram!


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Yarn
Bernat Maker Home Dec bulky yarn (250 g/317yds): 6 skeins Cream (A)Red Heart Pomp-a-Doodle (100 g/54 yds): 2 skeins Cotton Candy Pink (B)

Yarn Alternatives
We also recommend Bernat Maker Fashion and Universal yarn Cirrus Cotton.

Materials
US Size K/10.5 (6.5mm) crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors, stitch markers

Difficulty
Intermediate

Size
52” diameter

Gauge
Not critical to this project.

Accuquilt Go! Cutter

Special Stitch
v-st (v-stitch) = (dc, ch 1, dc) in same st.

Notes
1. Beginning ch counts as a st, sl st to beginning ch to join.
2. B is carried behind work, and picked up for Pom Pom Rounds. B is carried along with A in Pom Pom Rounds, but no sts are worked with B. B is dropped when working other rows. It can also be omitted from the pattern entirely.
3. “Incorporate Pom Pom” means to allow a pom pom from B to show through, secured between 2 A sts.

Instructions:
With A, make magic ring.
Round 1: Ch 3, 11 dc in ring, join—12 dc.
Round 2: Ch 3, dc in same, ch 1 *skip 1, v-st in next, ch 1; repeat from * around, join—6 v-sts.
Round 3: Ch 3, (carry B throughout round), incorporate pom pom, dc in same, [2 dc in next ch-1 space, (dc, incorporate pom pom, dc) in next v-st] 5 times, 2 dc in next v-st, join, drop B—24 dc, 6 pom poms.
Round 4: Ch 3, dc in same, *v-st in space between next 2-dc group; repeat from * around, sl st in space between beginning ch-3 and 1st dc to join—12 v-sts.
Round 5: Ch 2, (dc, hdc) in same space, *sl st in next st, (hdc, dc, hdc) in ch-1 space of next vst; repeat from * around, sl st to 1st ch of beginning ch-2 to join—12 dc, 24 hdc.
Round 6: Sl st to 1st dc, *ch 6, sl st in next dc; repeat from * around—12 ch-6 spaces.
Round 7: Ch 3, (carry B throughout round), (dc, incorporate pom pom, 2 dc) in 1st ch-6 space, (2 dc, incorporate pom pom, 2 dc) in each ch-6 space around, join, drop B—48 dc, 12 pom poms.
Round 8: Ch 3, dc in same (counts as v-st), ch 1, skip 1 dc, *v-st in next dc, ch 1, skip 1; repeat from * around, join—24 v-sts.
Rounds 9–11: Repeat Rounds 5–7.
Round 12: Ch 3, dc in same (counts as v-st), ch 1, skip 1 dc, *v-st in next dc, ch 1, skip 1; repeat from * around, join—48 v-sts.
Round 13: Ch 2, (dc, hdc) in same, *sl st in next v-st, (hdc, dc, hdc) in next v-st; repeat from * around, join—24 dc, 48 hdc.

Round 14: *Ch 8, sl st in next dc; repeat from * around—24 ch-8 spaces.
Round 15: Ch 2, (carry B throughout round), (dc, incorporate pom pom, 3 dc) in 1st ch-8 space,  (2 dc, incorporate pom pom, 3 dc) in each ch-8 space around, join, drop B—120 dc, 24 pom poms.
Rounds 16–18: Repeat Rounds 12–14.
Round 19: Ch 2, (carry B throughout round), (2 dc, incorporate pom pom, 3 dc) in 1st ch-8 space, *(3 dc, incorporate pom pom, 3 dc) in each ch-8 space around, join, drop B—180 dc, 30 pom poms.
Rounds 20–22: Repeat Rounds 12–14.
Round 23: Ch 2, (carry B throughout round), (dc, incorporate pom pom, 2 dc) in next ch-8 space, *(2 dc, incorporate pom pom, 2 dc) in each ch-8 space around, join, drop B—180 dc, 30 pom poms.
Rounds 24–26: Repeat Rounds 12–14.
Round 27: Repeat Round 15—225 dc, 45 pom poms.
Rounds 28–30: Repeat Rounds 12–14.
Round 31: Repeat Round 19—336 dc, 56 pom poms.
Rounds 32–34: Repeat Rounds 12–14.
Round 35: Repeat Round 7—336 dc, 84 pom poms.
Rounds 36–38: Repeat Rounds 12–14.
Round 39: Repeat Round 15—420 dc, 84 pom poms.
Rounds 40–42: Repeat Rounds 12–14.
Round 43: Repeat Round 19—630 dc, 105 pom poms.
Rounds 44–46: Repeat Rounds 12–14.
Round 47: Repeat Round 7—628 dc, 157 pom poms.



Finishing
Fasten off and weave in ends. Dampen Rug with water, stretch, and lay flat to dry.

You can also download the full PDF version of this pattern in my Ravelry Shop for a small fee.
Happy Crocheting!
~Cocoa

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