This free crochet rug pattern gives you all the details to crochet a round rug that lays flat. The yarn used is durable and soft.

crochet rug pattern

I was overwhelmed at the thought of picking out a new rug for Everly’s room. There are so many choices. I wanted a neutral round rug that didn’t shed.

Every morning before preschool I have to lint roll B’s pants. No, we don’t have inside pets, just a wool rug that requires as much maintenance as a dog. At least I don’t have to walk it 🙂

Crocheting a rug isn’t hard. I’ll share a few tips that I learned along the way. If you’re a crochet ninja you can scroll down to the free crochet rug pattern.

How To Crochet A Flat Circle

The key to getting a round rug that lays flat is having the right number of increases in each round. While you’re crocheting stop every few rounds and lay the rug on the floor. Is it still laying flat?  If you have too much yarn the rug will start to ruffle. If you aren’t adding enough yarn for the rug edges will curl up. Here’s a great tutorial.

Ruffles: Cute on Dresses Not Rugs

  • Go down a hook size. This will make your stitches tighter and uses less yarn to get rid of the ruffle.
  • Check your stitch count. Spread out your increases.  If the pattern reads “work 1 dc in each of the next 10 sts, work 2 dc in the next st.” instead you can ” work 1 dc in each of the next 11 sts, work 2 dc in the next st.”

Curling: Cool For 90’s Bangs Not Rugs

  • Go up a hook size. This will add more yarn to the rounds straightening out the edges.
  • Add more stitches. If the crochet rug pattern reads ” work 1 dc in each of the next 10 sts, work 2 dc in the next st” instead you can ” work1 dc in each of the next 9 sts, work 2 dc in the next st.”

It’s All About The Yarn

The yarn is important for a durable rug. I planned on using t-shirt yarn. After a few swatches, I decided it wasn’t as soft as I’d like and would be a better match for storage baskets.

I used The Bernat Maker Yarn for a giant floor pouf and fell in love with its durability and softness. It’s a bulky weight cotton tube yarn. I’ve seen a lot of rugs made out of upholstery piping.  I think that’s a great option, but the maker yarn is much more affordable and softer. Acrylic yarn will look ok at first, but it does pill. If your rug will be in a high traffic area, a kids room, I wouldn’t recommend it.

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Crochet Rug Pattern

  • The entire rug is worked with 2 strands of yarn held together. This makes a thicker rug.
  • At the end of each round, you will join with a slip stitch to the top of the chain 3.
  • The chain does not count as a stitch.

ch 4, sl st in the first ch to form a loop.

Round 1: ch 3, 12 dc in the loop, sl st to join in the top of the ch (12sts)

Round 2: ch 3, 2 dc’s in each st around, sl st to join (24sts)

Round 3: ch 3, [1 dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st] repeat around, sl st to join (36sts)

Round 4: ch 3, [1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st] repeat around, sl st to join (48sts)

Round 5: ch 3, [1 dc in the next st, ch 3, skip the next st] repeat around, sl st to join to the top of the ch(24 dc’s, 24 ch spaces)

Round 6: ch 3, [1 dc in the first dc, 2 dc’s in the ch space] repeat around (72sts)

Round 7: ch 3, [1 dc in each of the next 5 sts, 2 dc in the next st] repeat around, sl st to join (84sts)

Round 8: ch 3, [1 dc in each of the next 6 sts, 2 dc in the next st] repeat around, sl st to join (96sts)

Round 9: ch 3, [1 dc in each of the next 7 sts, 2 dc in the next st] repeat around, sl st to join (108sts)

Round 10: ch 3, [1 dc in each of the next 8 sts, 2 dc in the next st] repeat around, sl st to join (120sts)

Round 11: ch 3, [1 dc in each of the next 9 sts, 2 dc in the next st] repeat around, sl st to join (132sts)

Round 12: ch 3, [1 dc in each of the next 10 sts, 2 dc in the next st] repeat around, sl st to join (144sts)

Round 13: ch 3, [1 dc in each of the next 11 sts, 2 dc in the next st] repeat around, sl st to join (156sts)

Round 14: ch 3, [1 dc in each of the next 12 sts, 2 dc in the next st] repeat around, sl st to join (168sts)

Round 15: ch 3, [1 dc in each of the next 13 sts, 2 dc in the next st] repeat around, sl st to join (180sts)

Round 16: ch 3, [1 dc in each of the next 14 sts, 2 dc in the next st] repeat around, sl st to join (192sts)

Round 17: ch 3, [1 dc in each of the next 15 sts, 2 dc in the next st] repeat around, sl st to join (204sts)

Round 18: ch 3, [1 dc in each of the next 16 sts, 2 dc in the next st] repeat around, sl st to join (216sts)

Round 19: ch 3, [1 dc in each of the next 17 sts, 2 dc in the next st] repeat around, sl st to join (228sts)

The finished size of the round crochet rug is 38″ wide. You can keep adding rounds by following the increase pattern to make a giant crochet rug.

After you’ve finished the crochet rug pattern, use the tapestry needle to sew in the ends. If you want to give your rug a nonslip back, you can sew a non-slip drawer liner (cut to size) onto the back of the rug. You can also use a spray backing called Plasti Dip. If you have used this I’d love to hear your experience.

Armed with these tips crocheting a floor rug should be easier than caring for your pets. No lint roller required.

Here are my other crochet patterns for the home, including the storage baskets pictured. 

The best crochet rug pattern. Plus tips to choosing the right yarn for a rug and how to make your rug lay flat. If you know how to double crochet you can DIY your own round rug.