Looking for the best free crochet rug patterns? Here you will find the perfect crochet rug for any room in your home!
I know that a lot of my readers are big crochet afghan fans, but I’ve always been fond of a good crochet rug. Hear me out here!
First of all, free crochet rug patterns are generally smaller than afghans. That means you can start and finish one faster and you won’t have another dreaded work in progress lurking about at the back of your closet.
Secondly, you don’t need any fancy yarns for rugs. Sturdy cotton works the best (and is much cheaper than wool). But really any yarn that you have in your stash would probably do the trick! (And yes, scrap yarn crochet rugs are totally a thing and they’re just as amazing as they sound!)
One last thing that I absolutely love about free crochet rug patterns is that you really don’t have to sweat the small stuff. If you notice that you made a mistake a few rows back, oh well. It’s only for standing on after all, and the floor is a little too far away for scrutiny. Mistake away!
So how do you crochet a rug anyway? Just pick one of these amazing free crochet rug patterns and get started! We’ve got crochet circle rug patterns, crochet rectangle rug patterns, crochet scrap rug patterns, and there’s even a few crochet novelty rug patterns thrown in that are sure to make you smile! Scroll down and see for yourself.
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Tips for Crocheting a Perfect Rug
- What yarn do you use to crochet a rug? You will be walking on this, so you want something easy to care for and also something that is easy on bare feet if it is inside. Check out the awesome choices in the projects below to see what other designers have used for their crochet rug patterns.
- What size should my rug be? Check the area you want the rug to be in and measure if you are unsure. For a small rug like a bath mat, you can do a very small rug, even as small as 18-24″. If you are wanting an area rug, measure the area before you begin.
Now, on to the patterns!
25 Free Crochet Rug Patterns for Every Room
Instantly brighten any room with your very own piece of sunshine. This bright yellow rug uses basic crochet stitches like single, double and treble crochet to great effect. Chain spaces and increases are used to grow your circle from the middle out. You’ll be following along with a crochet chart for this free crochet rug pattern.
Designer: DROPS Design
Yarn: Garnstudio DROPS Paris (Worsted Weight #4)
2. Linen Stitch Scrap Rug
Working with 5 strands of yarn at a time gives you a rug that’s extra squishy and mixes different colors of yarn together for a woven effect. The simplicity of this pattern makes it easy to customize the length and width. The linen stitch is a nice and easy stitch that uses alternating single crochet and chain stitches.
Designer: Stitches n Scraps
Yarn: (Worsted Weight #4)
3. Rope Crochet Spa Bath Mat
Think outside the box with a squishy spa bath mat made with clothesline rope. The rope makes for a very sturdy and squishy rug. The soft texture of the crochet stitch here – a simple combination of single and double crochet – is absolutely perfect for a bath mat that’s both comfortable to walk on and will actually soak up a fair amount of water.
Designer: Mama in a Stitch
4. Bear Blanket Rug
A faux bear rug doubles as a cozy blanket and looks right at home in a woodland or lumberjack themed baby nursery. Faux fur yarn can be a little bit of a pain to work with but the pattern includes tips and tricks to help you out. Crochet rug patterns that only call for single crochet stitches are my kind of pattern.
Designer: Make and Do Crew
Yarn: Lion Brand Go For Faux (Super Bulky Weight #6)
5. Coastal Indoor Rug
You can achieve effortless color matching perfection with a color changing cake of yarn. Cotton is the best material for crochet rugs because it holds up well to daily wear and tear. This design uses just half double and treble crochet stitches. The icing on the cake is the fringe edging!
Designer: Maria’s Blue Crayon
Yarn: Caron Cotton Cakes (Worsted Weight #4)
6. Cushy Round Rug
Squishy and thick blanket yarn is the perfect material for an indoor rug you can really sink your feet into. Plus it’s so soft! This simple circle rug is made with half double crochet stitches and finished off with a crab stitch (a.k.a. reverse single crochet) edging.
Designer: Pattern Paradise
Yarn: Bernat Blanket (Super Bulky Weight #6)
7. Seashell Rug
Challenge yourself to make this stunning seashell rug. A lot of crochet rug patterns are really quite easy, but as you can see this one is a little trickier. This crochet rug is really quite amazing though and definitely worth a try. You will only be using single and double crochet stitches so how hard could it really be?
Designer: Magic Carpet Studio
Yarn: (Super Bulky Weight #6)
8. Coil and Crochet Scrap Fabric Rug
It’s hard to tell from this gorgeous picture, but YES this is actually crocheted! You will be working single crochet stitches around t-shirt yarn. Old clothes or fabric remnants are good choices of materials. What a great way to upcycle clothes that don’t fit or that have holes!
Designer: My Poppet
Yarn: Strong twine, thin cordage or rug yarn
9. Camping in Cornwall Rug
Who says crochet rug patterns can’t be every bit as beautiful as the most intricate crochet afghans? This show stopping crochet rug design uses basic crochet stitches along with post stitches, bobble stitches and picot stitches. It’s simply delightful to look at, while also being squishy and soft.
Designer: Look at What I Made
Yarn: Scheepjes Chunky Monkey (Bulky Weight #5)
10. Half Circle Rug
Half circle rugs are great for small spaces and they look right at home in front of shelves or counters. A strong monochrome color like navy is easy to match to your current decor and won’t clash with any spur of the moment additions to your furniture. This pattern calls for single crochet, double crochet and V-stitches.
Yarn: Hooked Zpagetti (Super Bulky Weight #6)
11. Round Lake Rug
Elevate a simple single crochet rug with super soft wool yarn. I love the stitch definition you get with super bulky yarn. The best thing about super basic patterns like this is how easy it is to customize the size. You could even add a few rounds of different crochet stitches to put your own spin on it.
Designer: Blue Sky Fibers
Yarn: Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok Jumbo (Super Bulky Weight #6)
12. Bubble Gum Rug
Brighten any space with a richly striped and colorful rectangle rug. The colors used for this crochet rug are called Grape, Bubblegum, Tropic Breeze, and Vanilla – how fun! This design only calls for basic stitches – single and half double – but the resulting textured surface is anything but basic!
Designer: Yarn + Chai
Yarn: Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton (Worsted Weight #4)
13. The Sunshine Rug
Add a touch of vintage charm to any room with the sunshine rug. It’s hard to believe that you can achieve this symphony of texture with just basic crochet stitches – single, half double, double and treble – along with double crochet clusters.
Designer: Happy Little Knots
Yarn: Ministry of Yarn T-Shirt (Super Bulky Weight #6)
14. Striped Hourglass Area Rug
Rainbow colors look chicer than ever thanks to a dark framework of geometric shapes in black yarn. This stylish crochet rug is made with single crochet stitches and double crochet post stitches. You’ll be working with two active loops of yarn at once – a neat time saving trick that will leave you with far less ends to weave in.
Designer: Moogly Blog
Yarn: Patons North America Inspired (Bulky Weight #6)
15. Circle Time Rug
I love the idea of having a circle time rug for homeschooling. This super simple double crochet circle rug helps kiddos contain their wiggles to their immediate area and teaches them about personal space boundaries too. You can make this easy crochet rug pattern for every child in your family.
Designer: The Cookie Snob
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver (Worsted Weight #4)
16. Home Spa Bath Mat
You can make the perfect crochet rug for your bathroom – just choose the single or double vanity size option. This free crochet pattern is a great example of a design that really elevates basic crochet stitches like single and double crochet to make something really special.
Yarn: Red Heart Strata (Bulky Weight #5)
17. Watermelon Rag Rug
Is it summer yet? You can have those good summer vibes all year round with this bright and cheery watermelon rug. This pink, white, and green rug would be perfect for a kid’s room, a bathroom or a patio. You can make it with just double crochet stitches!
Designer: Elecia’s Creative
Yarn: T-Shirt Yarn (Super Bulky Weight #6)
18. Purrrfect Play Rug
Children and cat lovers alike will delight in this playful cat rug. You know that free crochet rug patterns that call for super bulky blanket yarn will be very soft and squishy. This design uses single and double crochet stitches. The cat head and eyes are worked in rounds and the other features are worked flat.
Yarn: Bernat Baby Blanket (Super Bulky Weight #6)
19. Herringbone Bath Mat
This free crochet rug pattern features stripes in neutral colors, textured herringbone half double crochet stitches, and front post double crochet edging. The bulky weight of the cotton and nylon yarn gives you a nice solid rug surface. Plus, the yarn is super soft and machine washable too!
Designer: Sincerely Pam
Yarn: Bernat Maker Home Decor (Bulky Weight #5)
20. Chunky Basket Weave Rug
Basket weave blankets are a favorite in the crochet community. It turns out that this textured stitch also makes an amazing crochet rug. The basket weave stitch makes use of front post double crochet and back post double crochet stitches. It’s a bit of yarn eater but the resulting fabric is extra thick and plush.
Designer: B.Hooked Crochet
Yarn: Bernat Pop (Super Bulky Weight #6)
21. Cimarron Snowflake Rug
Who says snowflakes have to be white? I love free crochet rug patterns that use lots of colors like this beautiful rainbow snowflake rug. Can you say stashbuster?! You can use up all your odds and ends of yarn to make this stunning hexagon rug with double crochet stitches. Each rug will be unique – just like each snowflake is unique.
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver (Worsted Weight #4)
22. Upcycled Circle Rug
Here is another stunning crochet circle rug that uses t-shirt yarn. This detailed blog post goes through the process of fabric selection, cutting the fabric and crocheting the rug with single crochet stitches. The possibilities are endless with different color combinations. There is even a solid navy blue one with stars on the blog that you positively must see!
Designer: King Soleil
Yarn: T-Shirt Yarn (Super Bulky Weight #6)
23. Boardwalk Rug
Cool blues and decorative filet crochet designs remind me of a coastal getaway. This free crochet rug pattern uses double crochet and chain stitches. Two strands of yarn are held at once for an extra thick and cushy rug. My patio so needs this rug!
Designer: DROPS Design
Yarn: DROPS Paris Cotton (Worsted Weight #4)
24. Crafty Boho Rug
Bobble stitches and boho dreams go hand in hand with this fabulous crafty boho rug. With texture you can see and feel, and an extra thick fabric thanks to working with three strands of yarn at a time, you can’t go wrong with this free crochet rug pattern.
Designer: A Crafty Concept
Yarn: Caron One Pound (Worsted Weight #4)
25. Faux Heart Rug
Be extra fabulous with this plush faux fur rug in the shape of a heart. I love free crochet rug patterns that have multiple uses. This simple single crochet design would look right at home in a nursery, at a wedding, or at a Valentine’s Day party.
Designer: Jessica Paz Creates
Yarn: Lion Brand Go For Faux (Jumbo Weight #7)
Have you ever made a crochet rug before? If not, then I hope this round up of free crochet rug patterns has inspired you to make your first one! Which free crochet pattern are you going to try? Tell me all about it in the comments below!
If you already have one or more crochet rugs on the books, share your best tips and tricks with the newbies in the comments below. Also, please feel free to share any great free crochet rug patterns that you have used before that we missed.
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