Looking for crochet rug patterns? If you want to crochet rugs, floor mats or bath mats, this is your happy day. You can browse on this page to find a whole bunch of different patterns for crocheting every type of rug you could think of:
- Crochet area rugs
- Crochet rag rug patterns
- T-shirt yarn rugs
- Crochet wool rug patterns
- Jute rug patterns
- Crochet yarn rug patterns
- Crochet bath mat patterns
- Crochet floor mat patterns
- Vintage crochet rug patterns
- New crochet rug patterns
- Round rugs
- Rectangular rugs
- Flower Rugs
- Crochet lace doily rugs
- Free crochet rug patterns, plus a few spectacular rug patterns for sale that are truly worth buying
- And more!
You’re sure to find a rug pattern that suits whatever decorating purpose you have in mind.
Free Crochet Rug Patterns
Crochet Rag Rugs: Free Patterns, Instructions and Tutorials
In the old days, fabric was labor intensive to produce and therefore extremely precious. When clothing wore out, people recycled the remains into other projects such as rag rugs.
Although it is much easier to produce fabric these days, the truth is, fabric production takes a significant toll on the environment. Cotton farming is resource intensive and uses huge quantities of toxic pesticides. Recycling fabrics remains a wise use of resources, even with all the modern technology we have at our disposal for weaving, knitting and finishing new materials.
The following patterns are available for crocheting rag rugs using your choice of recycled or new materials. The most cost-effective projects will incorporate recycled fabrics, and they’re also likely to be some of the most satisfying projects as well.
Related Resources: Fabric Crochet | How to Make a Rag Ball | Learn the Rag Crochet Technique With a Quick, Easy Project
Crochet Bath Mat Patterns
This rectangular rag rug makes a fantastic bathroom rug, but there are many other ways you could use it in your home. It would also be a lovely area rug in rooms other than just the bathroom.
If you want to avoid crocheting a rag rug that buckles, ruffles up or becomes bowl shaped, there’s a trick you’ll want to know about. You might have already learned the basis for it in your high school geometry class, but if not, this article has an explanation — plus a free crochet pattern for a heart-shaped rag rug.
Tresa Robinson designed this cute butterfly-shaped rag rug. It’s colorful and fun, and it’s something a little different from all the oval, square and round rag rugs you see people making.
This article was posted at the Canadian Living website. The author is Anna Hobbs; In the text of the article, Anna credits Rose Lynch and her mother for the design idea.
To make this simple rag rug, you work is in rows of single crochet stitch. The designer added an attractive fringe at the edges, which gives the rug more eye appeal than it would have had otherwise.
In this creative rag rug tutorial, Mandy at Sugarbeecrafts shows you how to make a rag rug that’s perfectly suited to decorating a child’s bedroom or baby’s nursery.
Important Note: If you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome or a similar repetitive stress injury, I do not recommend that you try rag crochet. And for everyone else, please, I urge you to use common sense; rest your hands frequently and don’t crochet too much at once. If at any point, your hands start to hurt you, STOP! Rag rugs are certainly beautiful, but it’s not worth risking an injury to make one.
T-Shirt Yarn Rugs
The following rag rugs are all crocheted using either old t-shirts or commercially prepared t-shirt yarn.
Kara Gunza designed this lovely crocheted rag rug to liven up the bathroom her girls use. It’s certainly a vibrant and appealing design to use for that purpose. You can click here to get the free rug pattern at Kara’s website.
This rug resembles an overblown lace doily for your floor. The original rug is made of t-shirt yarn, although you could also make it out of rope or other materials.
The designer of this bath mat used a family heirloom doily as the inspiration for creating it.
This simple crocheted floor mat is just a plain rectangle. You’ll need about 20 knit t-shirts to make one that’s similar in size to the designer’s project sample.
This page is more of a crochet rug-making tutorial than it is a pattern; the tutorial is posted at the “crazymomquilts” blog.
This colorful rug is a little different than the typical t-shirt yarn rug you see around. It’s an unusual shape, and it looks like it would be an interesting project to work on.
Jute Rug Patterns
This sturdy jute rug makes an excellent welcome mat, front door mat or floor mat. The designer also recommends using it as a mat for kitties on their way out of their litter boxes.
Amber at the Divine Debris website created this funny crocheted doormat using twine from the hardware store. It’s the perfect complement to fall or Halloween decor, although you could use it any time you want to send a distinct message to the people who show up at your house.
Crochet Flower Rug Patterns
This yellow and white daisy rug has a fun, sixties-ish vibe about it. To make this rug, you crochet bunches of small daisy motifs and then stitch them together using a tapestry needle.
This vivid, colorful rug is an eye-catching masterpiece that’s sure to liven up even the dullest and drabbest of bathrooms. The design features an impressive amount of sumptuous texture. It looks like it would be heavenly to step out of a hot shower and sink your feet onto such a lovely rug. Jessie Rayot designed this beautiful bath mat, and she makes the free pattern available at her website.
aworking from this pattern results in a richly textured rectangular bath mat featuring a puff stitch border.
More Rectangular Crochet Rugs Made From Yarn
This color-blocked rectangular rug features a slightly asymmetrical design.
Round Crochet Rug Patterns
This cute round pizza rug is the perfect size to use as a sleeping mat for a small dog. It would also be an adorable addition to a child’s bedroom or a fun kitchen mat to protect the floor under your sink area.
This is a simple round rug made of yarn.
You hold 4 strands of yarn together to make this thick and unique octagon-shaped rug.
Best Pattern Books Featuring Crochet Rug Patterns
If you didn’t find a free crochet rug pattern you like amongst the offerings above, consider buying any of these outstanding pattern books to obtain some truly spectacular crochet rug patterns. These crochet pattern books are all well worth buying.
Crochetterie is a beginner-friendly crochet manual featuring 3 amazing crochet rug patterns that have a distinctive graphic style about them. They’re guy-friendly rug designs, so if you either live with a guy or you ARE a guy, these rugs will not be too fancy and froo-froo to consider putting on your floor. I daresay they’d even work well as part of your flooring solution in a man cave, bachelor pad or game room (even when the guys are all hanging out watching football or whatever).
You crochet these rugs and a lot of the other patterns in the book using the tapestry crochet technique.
Where to Find More Info About Crochetterie:
- Click here to read our book review of Crochetterie.
Mandalas to Crochet
This book is all about crocheting circles. One of the patterns in the book is a delightfully lacy rag rug that resembles a doily. While that is the only pattern in the book that’s specifically intended to be a rug, there are many other circular patterns included in the book that could be adapted to use for making rug patterns if you’re a fearless crocheter. Simply hold several strands of yarn together when crocheting, or use fabric strips or t-shirt yarn to make a rag rug instead of a smaller yarn doily. Another possibility is to add additional rounds to make your project turn out larger.
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So there you have it: our roundup of excellent crochet patterns for rugs, floor mats and bath mats. We hope you found more useful patterns than you know what to do with, and that you’ll be able to use them for to learning how to crochet a rag rug, a wool rug, a jute rug, or just about any other possible type of rug you’d like to use for decorating your home.
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Publication Date: August, 1919
Original Cover Price: 10 cents
Published by: The Needlecraft Publishing Company
Place of Publication: Augusta, Maine and New York, NY.
Number of Pages in this Issue: 28, counting the covers
About the Cover Art: The cover is in color and is absolutely gorgeous! It shows a smiling model standing on the deck of a ship. She is dressed in a crisp white ensemble with a pretty turquoise blue filet crochet sweater overtop. A jaunty straw hat tops it off. Such a pretty illustration!
Craft Techniques You Will Find in this Issue: Crochet, Knitting, Tatting, Embroidery, Rug Making
This publication generally had needlework patterns, projects, techniques, tips, lessons, and inspiration, plus fashion illustrations showing the latest trends of the day. There was usually also a cooking section with recipes for good old-fashioned home cooking. (This issue has ice cream and dessert recipes.)
Some of the contents you will find in this issue:
For Knitters: A leaf and diamond pattern block for bedspread, with an elaborate border to match these counterpanes. There is an Edwardian-style summer sweater to knit. There is also knitted lace with a matching insertion- you could pretty much use these to finish off almost anything- table linens, bed linens, garments, etc.
For Crocheters: This issue is extremely special because it has TWO patterns by Mary Card! Mary, in my opinion, was the greatest crochet designer of all time. She was an Australian designer with a long and distinguished career- her accomplishments included the publication of books both in Australia and the USA. Her work is outstanding and is still highly collected and sought after by needlework enthusiasts today. (Finished pieces designed by Mary typically go for higher prices than crochet linens usually do on ebay.) Mary’s first design in this issue is the British Coat of Arms in Filet Crochet; the article features a close-up illustration of the design as well as written instructions. The second pattern of Mary’s is simply AMAZING. It is a “Dragonfly Centerpiece”. According to Mary, the dragonfly lace edging can be used for rectangular articles as well as for curved ones. The illustration shows a curved centerpiece. Mary actually gives instructions for doing the linen center of this piece. If you are used to working from antique publications you probably have an appreciation for how unusual this is- many of these old patterns kind of leave you on your own to get through that part through trial and error!
There are lots of other great crochet patterns in this issue too: a Tea-Cloth with corners of filet crochet (chart included) by Mary Fitch (who was another prolific crochet designer with books to her credit); Embroidered linens with crochet edgings- a round imitation cluny border, an oval doily, and others; edgings for Edwardian style lingerie- camisole, undervest, “kimono-style” nightrobe; 3 different yokes for corset covers & camisoles; There is an Edwardian-style summer sweater to crochet (it is worked in filet crochet and the chart is given. This is actually the sweater that is shown on the cover in color. There is also a daffodil floral insertion in filet crochet, and the chart for working it is included.
For Tatters: Tatted Yokes For Camisoles and Corset Covers.
For Cross Stitchers & Embroiderers: Any of the filet crochet charts listed above could be used for cross stitch as well. There are some embroidered linens shown in this issue that serve as great inspiration, although specific instructions, and transfers, are not given in this issue- at the time you had to send away for the perforated patterns.
For Seamstresses: Sewing instructions for a Wild-Rose Cushion For Hatpin. Also, pages of fashion illustrations with a bit of information, but no actual sewing patterns (you had to purchase those by mail order at the time.)
For Rug Makers: Rag Rug Braiding instructions, for “Rugs Such as Grandma Used To Make”.
Ads&Advertising You Will Find in this Issue: A full page ad for Bixby’s Jet Oil for black shoes & shuwite for white shoes; A partial page ad for Fleisher yarn; A partial page ad for Keds shoes;
More Photos From the August 1919 Issue of Needlecraft Magazine
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By Amy Solovay
About the Author — Amy Solovay is a freelance writer with a background in textile design. She learned to crochet as a small child. After earning two degrees, one of which is in textile design, she launched a career in the textile industry. She has worked as a textile print colorist, knit designer and director of design for various Los Angeles based fabric manufacturers. Later she transitioned to writing about crochet, knitting, crafts and other topics for major media outlets. She enjoys designing crochet and other craft patterns, and she invites you to make use of them.
This page was last updated on 5-19-2021.