I know that a lot of my readers are amigurumi fans, after all, I am one too! But, crochet rugs can be great projects to add to your list, and here’s why:
First of all, rugs don’t require any fancy yarn. Generally, something sturdy, like cotton, works the best. But rugs can also be great ways to use up scrap yarn, as well as scrap fabric, making them much cheaper projects than something you’d want to make out of nicer yarns, like wool.
Second, free crochet rug patterns are generally smaller than blankets or even sweaters. This means that they’re quicker to work up and you will not end up with yet another slow work-in-progress stashed somewhere in your home.
Perhaps the most compelling thing about crochet rugs is that you don’t have to worry about the small details. What I mean is, if you notice that you made a mistake, maybe added a stitch, a few rows back, oh well! You’re just going to stand on the rug, and it’ll be all the way on the floor, so no one will notice. Mistake away!
That said, here are 20 of my favorite free crochet rug patterns out there!
1. Diamond Lattice Tapestry Crochet Rug Pattern
This little patterned rug is a beautiful addition to any home! It’s a fun, modern project for anyone looking to work on their tapestry crochet technique. Check out the pattern here!
2. Linen Stitch Scrap Rug Pattern
This rug is the perfect way to use up all your yarn scraps! A great crochet stashbuster, this little rug is soft and squishy to stand on, as well as designed to eat up lots of yarn, without giving you the added work of weaving in lots of ends. Click on the link here to check out the pattern!
3. Coastal Indoor Rug Pattern
Add some beach vibes to your home for the summer with this coastal-themed rug! The image above shows the rug completed with Caron cotton cakes in Beach Glass, but feel free to experiment with any self-striping cakes. Take a look at the full pattern at this link here.
4. Seashell Carpet Pattern
Keeping with the nautical theme, this rug is perfect for any beach-lovers out there! It’s shell shape is unique and fits any beach-themed room. Check out the pattern, as a free Ravelry download, here.
5. Coil + Crochet Scrap Fabric Rug Pattern
This rug is another great way to stashbust! The pattern uses up lots of scrap fabric and is crocheted with twine. Prep for this project is minimal too! To make the rug, all you need to do is cut long (or ideally continuous) 2″ wide strips of fabric and roll them into a ball, ready for rug making. Check out the detailed instructions here.
6. Crochet Half Circle Rug Pattern
This beautiful rug is perfect for an entryway, underneath the kitchen sink, or a fun bath mat. It works up quickly and can be made bigger or smaller according to your needs. You can find the pattern here!
7. Round Lake Rug Pattern
This rug is probably the fasted one to make on the list! Largely because it is crocheted with super chunky yarn! Specifically, Woolstok Jumbo on a size U hook. Want a bigger rug? Add another cone of yarn and keep on crocheting! Find the pattern here, as a Ravelry download.
8. Bubble Gum Accent Rug Pattern
Any color-blocking fans out there? This one’s for you! Check out the pattern here.
9. Striped Hourglass Area Rug Pattern
This rug is a great way to subtly add a rainbow to any room! It’s another great rug for anyone looking for patterns with a simple, modern, and geometric design. Click the link here for the pattern.
10. Red Heart Home Spa Bath Mat, Single Vanity Pattern
Bring the spa home with this crochet bath mat! The pattern can be found for free here.
11. Watermelon Rag Rug Pattern
This adorable watermelon rug is another perfect project for the summer! It’s worked up with fabric scraps. If you don’t have scraps in the right colors, a trip to the thrift store for some old t-shirts is all you’ll need to complete this rug! Read more about the pattern at this link here.
12. Herringbone Bath Mat Pattern
13. Boardwalk Crochet Rug Pattern
This cute little rug is great for small spaces! The pattern uses negative space to create the patterns, saving you time and yarn. Check out the pattern here.
14. Faux Heart Crochet Rug Pattern
This rug is an adorable way to add some plush texture to your space! Perfect for a baby’s room, toddler, or Valentine’s gift, this rug works up quickly and gives you a fun excuse to go buy some fluffy yarn. Take a look here for the free pattern!
15. Textured Jute Rug Pattern
Unlike a bunch of the rugs on this list, Megmade with Love’s Textured Jute Rug is great for the outdoors and makes a nice addition to your porch or front steps. Check out the pattern at this link here.
16. Granny Square Cabin Rug Pattern
This is the rug pattern for any granny square enthusiasts out there! Check out the free pattern here.