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27 Free Crochet Rug Patterns

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Crochet rugs are one of our favorite ways to add warmth to a home. And they’re so fun to make! With so many different designs, patterns, and textures to choose from, this collection of free crochet rug patterns will help you find the perfect design to spruce up your living room, bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, nursery, or outdoor space.

photo collage of four crochet rugs. in top left, a blue and white checkerboard crochet rug on dark ground. in the top right, a grey crochet rug with the appearance of two feet standing on the rug, on a white ground. in the bottom left, two bare feet standing on the edge of a white crochet rug on a brown floor. in the bottom right, a circular multicolor crochet rug, on top of a rectangular cool-toned crochet rug, and a pair of shoes on top of the rugs, with dark ground background. Text overlay that reads, "27+ Free Crochet Rug Patterns"

Free Crochet Rug Patterns

Whether you’re stepping out of bed on a chilly morning or looking for that perfect accent piece for your living room, there’s nothing quite like a cozy, handmade rug.

And, when you crochet your own rug, you can customize the design to your heart’s content. In this list of free crochet rug patterns, you’ll find a wide variety of designs, patterns, textures, and materials – yarn, old t-shirts, fabric, jute, or even clothesline. The best part? You get to adjust the size, color, and shape to fit your preferences.

Can beginners crochet a rug?

Don’t worry if you’re just learning how to crochet – there are plenty of crochet rug patterns that are perfect for beginners.

Some of our favorite beginner patterns in this list include the Plush Ribbed Bath Mat (#9), the Coastal Indoor Rug (#11), and the Crochet Chunky Wool Rug (#18).

27 Free Crochet Rug Patterns

Check out these free crochet rug patterns so that your next project can really tie the room together. Happy crocheting!

Crochet Techniques to Know

Before you get started on your rug, it’s a good idea to brush up on your basic crochet techniques and stitches. Here are some of the most common techniques you’ll find used in the patterns below.

What crochet stitch is best for a rug?

Many crochet rugs and mats are made with basic crochet stitches, like single crochet, double crochet, and half double crochet. However, if you’re aiming for a more textured rug, try a slightly more complex stitch pattern, like the bobble stitch, moss stitch, or puff stitch.

Supplies You’ll Need

Before getting started, be sure to read through your pattern’s supplies list and collect everything you’ll need. Some of the most common supplies for crochet rugs include:

  • Yarn
  • Crochet hook(s)
  • Other notions (scissors, yarn needle, stitch markers, etc.)
  • Anti-slip spray or rug grips (optional)

What type of yarn is best for crochet rugs?

The most popular types of yarn for making crochet rugs include acrylic, cotton, and wool. They all have their pros and cons, and it’s important to choose the one that suits your needs best.

Acrylic yarn is inexpensive, easy to work with, and usually machine washable. Cotton yarn is more durable, easy to wash, and great for high-traffic areas like kitchens and bathrooms. Wool is very comfortable and warm, but can be more costly than other options. 

Other options include jute or clothesline, which are extra durable and great for outdoor spaces. Or, try making your own t-shirt yarn as an economical way to use up scrap fabrics.

How much yarn do you need to crochet a rug?

You’ll need approximately 700-1500 yards of yarn to make a small- to medium-sized floor rug. The rugs and mats included in this list are suitable for smaller spaces, such as bathrooms, kitchens, and entryways. To make an area rug, you’ll need more yarn.

FAQs about Crochet Rugs

Can you vacuum a crochet rug?

You may be able to vacuum your crochet rug depending on the size of the rug and the durability of the yarn you used. Smaller, flexible rugs are more difficult to vacuum, as the edges tend to get sucked up into the vacuum. Larger, heavier rugs are easy easier to vacuum. That said, many people prefer to machine wash their rugs. (Just make sure the yarn is washable first!).

Can crochet rugs go in the washing machine?

Crochet rugs and door mats can go in the washing machine if they are small enough to fit, and if they are made with machine-washable yarn. Acrylic, cotton, and superwash wool yarns are most likely machine washable – but it’s still a good idea to check your yarn label, just in case.

How do you keep a crochet rug from slipping?

There are a few options for keeping your crochet rug from slipping. Some of the most common solutions to this problem include adding a non-slip rug pad underneath your rug, applying anti-slip spray to the back of your rug, or applying rug grips.

More Easy Crochet Patterns

Here are a few more crochet pattern collections that you may be interested in reading next.

photo collage of four crochet rugs. in top left, a blue and white checkerboard crochet rug on dark ground. in the top right, a grey crochet rug with the appearance of two feet standing on the rug, on a white ground. in the bottom left, two bare feet standing on the edge of a white crochet rug on a brown floor. in the bottom right, a circular multicolor crochet rug, on top of a rectangular cool-toned crochet rug, and a pair of shoes on top of the rugs, with dark ground background. Text overlay that reads, "27+ Free Crochet Rug Patterns"

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Marjorie-Anne Howe

Saturday 17th of June 2023

I have never come across a post with such a generous attitude towards its readers! So many patterns, so much good advice. Thank you, you have become my crochet guru.