In this post, I will share with you how to crochet a circular rug.
This project is great for using up leftovers of yarn if you want to use 3 or more colours.
You could always make it all in one colour – depending on your taste!
*Please scroll down for the free pattern!*
What is the best yarn to use for crocheting a rug?
The yarn I used for this crochet rug is Yarn Art Ribbon in three colours; dark brown, light brown and white.
This yarn composition is cotton 60% viscose 20% polyester 20% and is really soft to stand on.
Each skein is 250 grams/125 metres, which gives you a whole lot of yarn to work with!
Other alternatives to the yarn I used are – Lion Brand Fast Track and Wool and The Gang Mixtape yarn.
They are all the same type of yarn, so the end results will be practically the same.
This type of yarn is very soft to stand on, so will be perfect for a bathroom mat, playroom rug or bedroom rug.
How to crochet a circle that lies flat
The first few rounds are crucial to making your flat circle become a success.
So it’s really important to keep a note of how many stitches you have.
You will see in the pattern that there is a stitch count for every line that requires an increase.
If you have too many stitches, you will make a fluted circle and not enough creates a bowl shape.
For troubleshooting please see this crochet circle coasters pattern.
How do you increase a round in crochet?
To increase the rounds for the crochet circle rug, you need to know how many stitches to increase and where to increase in each round.
This pattern used single crochet and the increases are clearly given.
It is really important to make notes of your stitch counts on each round.
This is so that you do not add in too many or too few on the increase rounds.
- Round 11: 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc. * 1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * ending with 1 sc in each of last 2 sc. (72 sts)
- Round 12: 1 sc in each sc
- Round 13: 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc. * 1 sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * ending with 1 sc in each of last 3 sc. (84 sts)
- Round 14: 1 sc in each sc
With every round, you work one more regular stitch between your increase stitches.
By Round 11, for example, you’d make 4 single stitches between each increase.
Crochet Round Rug
This circle rug is quite fast to work up, as the yarn is super bulky and the hook I used was a 10mm (US P).
As the crochet round rug grew, my arms became a little achy as there were so many stitches to get through on those last few rounds.
You can keep the circle going you can continue the pattern, adding 12 extra dc stitches in every alternate round (by working one more stitch between stitches) and altering the position of the first increase on every round.
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*Please note* The circle rug measures - diameter = 32" Gauge = 8 sts / 8 rows in 4" Abbreviations CH - Chain SC - Single crochet SS - Slip stitch RS - Right side As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
The circle rug measures - diameter = 32"
Gauge = 8 sts / 8 rows in 4"
CH - Chain
SC - Single crochet
SS - Slip stitch
RS - Right side
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