Crochet Round Rug Pattern

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In this post, you will see a crochet round rug pattern.

Make the perfect rug to place around your home or to gift.

Scroll down to view the free pattern or you can grab the printer-friendly ad-free PDF here.

crochet circle rug on a bathroom tiled floor

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 colors; dark brown, light brown, and white.

This is similar to a t-shirt yarn, but you can experiment with any fabric yarn.

  • This yarn composition is cotton 60% viscose 20% polyester 20%  and is really soft to stand on.
  • Each skein is 250 grams/125 meters, 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.
round crochet mat

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.

crochet bathroom rug lying on a bathroom floor

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.

For example;

  • 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 increased stitches.

By Round 11, for example, you’d make 4 single stitches between each increase.

beginner circle crochet round rug

Notes

The pattern is written using US crochet terms and abbreviations.

You can find a free PDF of both US and UK terms and abbreviations here.

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. 

*Please note*

  • Do not turn at the end of the round, but continue working in a spiral, with the right side (RS) always facing.
  • Keep count of the sts by placing a marker on the last st of each round.
  • There are no turning chains in this pattern.
  • The rug may require blocking when finished – I blocked and the circle rug was flatter around the edges after.

Size – The circle rug measures – diameter = 32″

Gauge – 10 sts / 12 rows in 4″

Skill Level – Easy

crochet round rug

The Supplies You Need

Yarn

  • 3 x Mixtape Yarn in three colors (250 grams/125 meters each skein)
  • Lion Brand fast track yarn
  • Wool and The Gang mixtape yarn
  • We Are Knitters mixtape yarn
  • Yarn Art Ribbon.
  • Yarn weight guide

Crochet Hook

  • (US P) 10mm Hook

Notions

  • Stitch markers
  • Tape measure
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle

Abbreviations

  • CH – Chain
  • PM – Place marker
  • SC – Single crochet
  • SS – Slip stitch
  • RS – Right side
easy crochet circle rug pattern

Pattern Instructions

  • With Yarn A – make a 4 ch and join with an ss in the first ch to form a magic ring.
  • Round 1: (RS) – 1 ch; 8 sc in ring (8 sts) PM (see notes)
  • Round 2: 2 sc in each sc (16 sts)
  • Round 3: *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to end. (24 sts)
  • Round 4: 1 sc in each sc
  • Round 5: *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to end. (36 sts)
  • Round 6: 1 sc in each sc

Change to Yarn B

  • Round 7: *1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to end. (48 sts)
  • Round 8: 1 sc in each sc

Change to Yarn C

  • Round 9: *1 sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to end. (60 sts)
  • Round 10: 1 sc in each sc

Change to Yarn A

  • 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

Change to Yarn B

  • Round 15: 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc. * 1 sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * ending with 1 sc in each of last 4 sc. (96 sts)
  • Round 16: 1 sc in each sc
  • Round 17: 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc. * 1 sc in each of next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * ending with 1 sc in each of last 5 sc. (108 sts)
  • Round 18: 1 sc in each sc

Change to Yarn C

  • Round 19: 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc. * 1 sc in each of next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * ending with 1 sc in each of last 6 sc. (120 sts)
  • Round 20: 1 sc in each sc
  • Round 21: 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc. * 1 sc in each of next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * ending with 1 sc in each of last 7 sc. (132 sts)
  • Round 22: 1 sc in each sc

Change to Yarn A

  • Round 23: 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc. * 1 sc in each of next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * ending with 1 sc in each of last 8 sc. (144 sts)
  • Round 24: 1 sc in each sc

Change to Yarn C

  • Round 25: 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc. * 1 sc in each of next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * ending with 1 sc in each of last 9 sc. (156 sts)
  • Round 26: 1 sc in each sc
  • Round 27: 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc. * 1 sc in each of next 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * ending with 1 sc in each of last 10 sc. (168 sts)
  • Round 28: 1 sc in each sc
  • Round 29: 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc. * 1 sc in each of next 13 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * ending with 1 sc in each of last 11 sc. (180 sts)
  • Round 30: 1 sc in each sc
  • Round 31: 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc. * 1 sc in each of next 14 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * ending with 1 sc in each of last 12 sc. (192 sts)
  • Round 32: 1 sc in each sc

Change to Yarn B

  • Round 33: 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc. * 1 sc in each of next 15 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * ending with 1 sc in each of last 13 sc. (204 sts)
  • Round 34: 1 sc in each sc
  • End the round with and ss in the last st, cut the yarn and weave in any loose ends.
  • Check over the rug and weave in all loose ends, removing any stitch markers.
crochet rug on blanket ladder

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6 Comments

  1. What does PM stand for? Not explained in the notes. Mentioned in Round 1.
    I look forward to making this rug and want to do it correctly. Thanks

    1. Hello Kay, sorry about that, I must have missed that from the abbreviations – PM means to place marker. I hope that helps and I will go in and that now! 🙂

  2. I’ve made the rug to gift to my auntie and I love it, thank you so much for the pattern! However, it’s starting to curl slightly at the edges, I’ve never blocked anything before, how would you block it?

    1. Hello Josie,
      I’m so happy that you enjoyed making the rug.
      To block, you need to stretch it out on blocking mats using blocking pins.
      Then you spray the rug wet with a spray bottle and leave it to dry.
      When it is dry, remove the pins and your rug will lie flat.
      I did this to my rug and it worked well.
      Alternatively, you can wash it on a 30 degree cycle and block – stretching it out on the mats and allowing it to dry.
      I hope that helps!
      Louise

    1. Hello Joellen,
      I’m so happy you like it 🙂
      I use mine all of the time in the bathroom on the top floor of our house.
      Happy crocheting!
      Louise