How To Make A Simple Round Crochet Rug

round crochet cushion tutorial

Hi friends!

In the past few months I’ve been really eager to pour more color into the place where I live. Just for fun. To make us feel better. And while doing that I learned one big thing about me – I can find a good excuse to use PINK in every project, for every room (I honestly did not know that about myself, but now I do…) 🙂

With this and this happy project under my belt, I am super-excited to share with you another thing I made, my newest darling, the crochet round rug.

And it’s pink. Yes. What else is new, you might ask. 🙂

Anyways, I had been planning to make a big area rug for quite some time. The only thing that was holding me back was the fact that I did not really know how to prevent the rug from slipping (with a little baby in the house, that was my top priority).

 
 

how to make a round crochet rug

This issue was miraculously solved one day when I stumbled upon this Ikea product. The Stopp unti-slip underlay keeps the rug in place, which reduces the risk of slipping and makes it easier to vacuum. Awesome, huh?

 
 

how to make a round crochet rug

If you’d like to make something similar, I am happy to describe for you what I did:

I used bulky yarn (this, this, this and this) and 6 mm crochet hook (J-10).

PATTERN

In Round 1, I made a magic ring and crocheted 13 double crochet stitches into it.

Note: If you’d like to make your rug with single crochet stitches (US), starting with 6-8 stitches is recommended in round 1.

If you’d like to make make your rug with half double crochet stitches (US), 10 stitches are recommended.

Round 2: Make two stitches into each stitch of Round 1.
Round 3: Make two stitches into the first stitch of the previous round, one stitch into the next. Repeat this pattern.
Round 4: Make two stitches into the first stitch of the previous round, then one stitch into the next two stitches. Repeat all the way around.
Round 5: Make two stitches into the first stitch, then one stitch into the next three stitches. Repeat this pattern all the way around.

You now see a pattern emerging. In every round, the number of stitches between increases increases by one. To continue making your rug, increase the number of stitches between increases by one.

My rug has 53 rounds. And then the scalloped edging as Round 54.

Tip: If your rug starts to WAVE, that means you have too many stitches in the last round. To help that, make one round without any increases.

If your rug starts to look like a BOWL, that means that the number of stitches in the last round is too little. To help that, make one round with double the amount of increases.

Edging:

I ended my round 53 with 570 stitches (I think I officially ended with 571 stitches but since I needed to have a number of stitches which would be dividable by 6 to make the edging work, in round 53 I ‘got rid’ of 1 stitch by making 1 dc decrease in two last stitches. It is not noticeable at all).

To make the edging I made this: ‘6 double crochet stitches – chain 1 – skip 2 stitches – 1 slip stitch in following stitch – chain 1 – skip 2 stitches’ and then continued repeating it all the way round.

And that pretty much concludes how the rug was made.

 
 

how to make a round crochet rug

And here it is in full action.

The round rug currently resides in our living room, serving mostly as playing headquarters.

 
 

how to make a round crochet rug

After sewing the unti-slip underlay to the underside of the rug, it works just like a charm.

Thanks for letting me share.

See ya!

With love,

Petra

 

New Pattern ~ Happy Crochet Rug

happy-crochet-rug-pattern-by-zoomyummy

If you have ever crocheted, and especially if you have ever crocheted any granny cluster pattern, then you will surely agree that this kind of pattern is completely and utterly magical.

It is a satisfying and relaxing activity which results in the neatest piece of crochet work.

Well, this is what crocheted granny clusters can bring into your life. Did you know about it?

I definitely know now… because I have just finished my new granny project – the Happy Crochet Rug.

 

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I am in love with it!

It brings so much joy and happiness into the room.

 

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Look, these are the supplies. Just a little stuff is needed here.

 

 

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My beloved owl cushion loves inhabiting the new rug too.

 

 

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Sooo… in case you’d like to breath new and colorful life into your house, just have a look in my shop where you can find all the necessary details about the Happy Rug Pattern.

In my humble opinion, this could make a lovely gift, too… what do you think?

With lots of love,
Petra