Karlee Miller

Karlee knew she was meant to be a creator of things from a very young age. Now a full-time graphic designer and crocheter with 8 years of experience she still enjoys the thrill and opportunity that comes with creating something useful. When she’s not crocheting items for Maiden Hands she is camping in the wilderness of Michigan or cuddled up on the couch with her husband Ryan of 9 years and 2 daughters.

The Lake Town Rug Crochet Pattern by Karlee Miller


Hey, it’s me Karlee! I am the maker that dreams up all the things for Maiden Hands. I am so excited to be here and share a brand-new pattern with you.

It seems only natural I discovered my love for making and crocheting at an early age because it’s always been a part of my family. Both my Mom and Grandma make beautiful afghans that our whole family enjoy. I remember always looking forward to seeing what my Grandma had on her hook. 

After 8 years of crocheting I still love the opportunity to create something useful out of raw products. I have always been inspired by bright colors and beautifully curated spaces. It brings me joy to add pops of color into my life and others lives. Please check out more bright accessories on my Etsy.

The Lake Town Rug pattern is a combination of all the things that inspire me. By using the marled yarn technique, the pattern is 3x more colorful and customizable to fit any space. 


11.5 MM Crochet Hook


1, 152 yards of any Weight 3 (DK) & Weight 4 (Worsted) Yarn. See notes section for more details. Minimum of 3 colors

Yarn Needle


CH - Chain

SC - Single Crochet

SK - Skip Stitch

ST- Stitch


Measurements: Finished rug is approximately 20” x 30” depending on your tension. My tension is typically tighter.

Marled Yarn: The pattern uses the technique of marled yarn, which is typically taking 2 strands of yarn and joining them together. This pattern calls for crocheting 3 strands together. I held a combination of either 1 strand DK with 2 strands of Worsted or 3 strands of Worsted.

If you use DK yarn I recommend a looser tension or you will lose row width.  



Beginning CH’s do not count in stitch count.

When you switch colors leave the tails 3-4 inches long so that you can weave in the ends.


Marle 3 strand of yarn of different colors together.

Row 1. CH 41, turn. (40)

Row 2. SC into 2nd stitch from hook & each stitch after. CH 1, turn. (40)

Rows 3-6. SC 40 across, CH 1, Turn. (40)

Switch Colors. If you want to accomplish the striped look change colors here. I marled 3 yarns of the same color.

Row 7.  CH1, * SC 2 in 1st ST, Sk next ST. Repeat from * until there are 3 stitches left. SK 1 ST, SC 1 in each remaining stitch. (40)

Row 8. CH 2, SC 1, * SK 2 spaces, SC 3 in next ST. Repeat from * across, ending with 3 SC in last ST. (40)

Row 9. CH 1, SC 1 in 1st ST, *SK 2 spaces, 3 SC in next ST. Repeat from * until there are 3 stitches left.

SK 1 ST, SC 1 in each remain stitch.  (40)

Rows 10-11. Repeat rows 8 & 9.

Row 12. Repeat row 8.

Switch Colors to 3 marled yarns of the same color.

Row 13. Repeat row 9.

Rows 14-18. Repeat rows 8 & 9.

Switch colors to 3 marled yarns of the same color.

Rows 19. Repeat row 9.

Rows 20-24. Repeat rows 8 & 9.

From here repeat rows 2-24 twice or until you accomplish a desired length.

When you are finished tie off and weave in ends.


For a flatter rug steam block your finished project.

Add marled yarn strands measured 6” to the top and bottom to make fringe. I have a How-to

Reel on my Instagram for this technique.

I'd love to see your finished rug. Please share your finished rug by tagging Maiden Hands on Instagram and Facebook as well as using #laketownrug. 

All photos are property of Maiden Hands. You do not have permission to distribute the pattern contents, elements, or photos therein. You do have permission to sell your finished products. I only ask that you credit Maiden Hands as the designer.

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