Round Rug
Using 3 Strands of 4 Ply Yarn

The Round Rug, as described here, is about 22 inches wide (that's what fits under my desk), however I know some of you will want something a little bigger (or even a lot bigger). I teach how to keep going after the 'pattern' has ended. So, if you want to go 16 feet (and work on it for the next few years, lol), now you can. I’ve tested the formula up to 4 feet.

Most Rounded Rugs tend to pucker or have an ugly line. I went on a mission to create one that

didn't. I sat down with a notebook handy and tediously went round-by-round until I had my own pattern that did not pucker. To my surprise this ended up working with any size yarn and any size hook that was comfortable for the yarn thickness. 3 strands of 4 ply yarn (what most of us have in our stash) makes a very thick, long lasting rug.

The other thing that always bothers me is fringe. Maybe I am just OCD, but they always look messy, and fringe tends to become a trip hazard. Without the fringe a round rug looks boring, so I needed to create an edging that would look nice and lend itself to the circular style.

Crochet Materials & Tools

Category: Intermediate

Yarn: In my humble opinion Red Heart Super Saver is the best for this round rug. It makes a long lasting, beautiful rug that washes wonderfully and holds it's shape. You will be using 3 strands of 4 ply together for the bulk of the rug, dropping 1 strand for the edging. Colors 1 & 2: 270 yards each, Color 3: 190 yards.

Hook: Size N-15 / 10.00 MM for the bulk of the rug. Size K-10.5 / 6.50 MM for the edging.

Other: 2 stitch markers (I use a bobby pin), yarn needle (to hide ends), scissors. You may also want to look for a Non-Skid spray or paint if your rug is going to be on a bare floor.

Crochet Gauge and / or Sizing for the Round Rug

Gauge: Gauge is not important for this pattern. Within the pattern you will learn how to make a rug to fit the area you wish to place it.

Pattern: Central Disk

I think you are going to be surprised at how thick and warm this round rug is. Using 3 strands of yarn at time makes for a very dense finished product.

With your N-15 Hook and 3 Strands of Yarn: Chain (ch) 3

Round 1: 8 Single Crochet (sc) into the first chain stitch. Work into the bottom of the stitch so it does not pull apart as you are crocheting.

While you are working fold your loose end over the chain so you crochet around it. This will 'hide' that first end and you will not have to work it in later.

Round 2: 2 Single Crochet (sc) in each stitch around. Total: 16 stitches

Round 3: 2 Single Crochet (sc) in every other stitch. Total: 24 stitches.

In other words; First stitch 1 single crochet, Second stitch 2 single crochet, next stitch 1 single crochet, next stitch 2 single crochet, continue to the end. At this point you will want to start marking the first stitch of each new round with your Bobby Pin. It is very important to count stitches as you go.

NoteHook position is very important to keep your round rug - round. Throughout this pattern you will be asked to crochet a few stitches to move your hook position. This does not count as 'stitches' in your stitch count.

Round 4: Single Crochet (sc) 1 stitch to move your hook position. Place your Stitch Marker in this stitch, just after you do it, to mark the beginning of the round.

2 Single Crochet (sc) in every third stitch. Total: 32 stitches.

In other words; 1 single crochet in the first 2 stitches, 2 single crochet in the next, 1 single crochet in the next 2 stitches, 2 single crochet in the next, continue to the end.

Round 5: Single Crochet (sc) 2 stitches to move your hook position, place your Stitch Marker.

2 Single Crochet (sc) in every fourth stitch. Total: 40 stitches.

In other words; 1 single crochet in the first 3 stitches, 2 single crochet in the next, 1 single crochet in the next 3 stitches, 2 single crochet in the next, continue to the end.

Round 6: Place your stitch marker in the 1st stitch just after you do it.

1 Single Crochet (sc) in each stitch around. Total: 40 stitches.

Round 7: Single Crochet (sc) 3 stitches to move your hook position, place your stitch marker.

2 Single Crochet (sc) in every fifth stitch. Total: 48 stitches.

In other words; 1 single crochet in the first 4 stitches, 2 single crochet in the next, 1 single crochet in the next 4 stitches, 2 single crochet in the next, continue to the end.

Round 8: Place your stitch marker in the 1st stitch just after you do it.

1 Single Crochet (sc) in each stitch around. Total: 48 stitches.

Round 9: Single Crochet (sc) 1 stitch to move your hook position, place your stitch marker.

2 Single Crochet (sc) in every eighth stitch. Total: 54 stitches.

Round 10: Single Crochet (sc) 2 stitches to move your hook position, place your stitch marker.

2 Single Crochet (sc) in every third stitch. Total: 72 stitches.

Round 11: Place your stitch marker in the 1st stitch just after you do it.

1 Single Crochet (sc) in each stitch around. Total: 72 stitches.

Round 12: Single Crochet (sc) 3 stitches to move your hook position, place your stitch marker.

2 Single Crochet (sc) in every sixth stitch. Total: 84 stitches.

Round 13: Place your stitch marker in the 1st stitch just after you do it.

1 Single Crochet (sc) in each stitch around. Total: 84 stitches.

NoteFor the next round you can simply track how many times you increased.

Round 14: Place your stitch marker in the 1st stitch just after you do it.

2 Single Crochet (sc) in every twenty-first stitch. ONLY increase 4 times, if you have stitches after the last increase, just stop after it. Total: 88 stitches.

Round 15: Place your stitch marker in the 1st stitch just after you do it.

1 Single Crochet (sc) in each stitch around. Total: 88 stitches.

Round 16: Single Crochet (sc) 3 stitches to move your hook position, place your stitch marker.

2 Single Crochet (sc) in every eighth stitch. Total: 99 stitches.

Round 17: Place a stitch marker just across your round rug. When you get to this stitch you will do 2 Single Crochet (sc) into it.

Place your 'normal' stitch marker in the 1st stitch just after you do it.

1 Single Crochet (sc) in each stitch around - EXCEPT the one marked, do 2 Single Crochet (sc) into that one stitch. Total: 100 stitches.

Round 18: Single Crochet (sc) 3 stitches to move your hook position, place your stitch marker.

2 Single Crochet (sc) in every tenth stitch. Total: 110 stitches.

Round 19: Single Crochet (sc) 4 stitches to move your hook position, place your stitch marker.

2 Single Crochet (sc) in every tenth stitch. STOP AFTER 10 INCREASES. If you have stitches after the 10th increase, do NOT continue to crochet. Total: 120 stitches.

Round 20: Place your stitch marker in the 1st stitch just after you do it.

1 Single Crochet (sc) in each stitch around. Total: 120 stitches.

Formula For Increasing From This Point.

From this point on there is a pattern to your increases so you could continue until the round rug is the size you desire. I stopped after Round 24 to make a round rug that ended up being 22 inches wide (the perfect size for under my desk). The edging will add another 2 inches per side (for a total of 4 inches to the end rug - if you are using 4 ply yarn).

The basic pattern is to add 20 stitches every other round. You would do 1 round as an increase round, followed by 1 round of straight Single Crochet. Always end your project on a straight Single Crochet round.

To find the pattern divide the current number of stitches by 20 (example: 120 divided by 20 = 6). So for that round you would increase in every sixth stitch (or 1 single crochet in the first 5, 2 single crochet in the sixth). The following 4 rounds will show you this pattern:

Note: Always Single Crochet (sc) 3 stitches to move your hook position before an increase round. This does not count as a first stitch, it simply moves your hook for a rounder end product.

Pattern Continued With Formula

Round 21: (120 divided by 20 = 6)

Single Crochet (sc) 3 stitches to move your hook position, place your stitch marker.

2 Single Crochet (sc) in every sixth stitch. Total: 140 stitches.

Round 22: Place your stitch marker in the 1st stitch just after you do it.

1 Single Crochet (sc) in each stitch around. Total: 140 stitches.

Round 23: (140 divided by 20 = 7)

Single Crochet (sc) 3 stitches to move your hook position, place your stitch marker.

2 Single Crochet (sc) in every seventh stitch. Total: 160 stitches.

Round 24: Place your stitch marker in the 1st stitch just after you do it.

1 Single Crochet (sc) in each stitch around. Total: 160 stitches.

Ending: Again, always end on a straight Single Crochet round. At the end of the round Slip Stitch (sl st) 1 into the next 2 stitches. Snip one piece of yarn (so you continue with 2 strands instead of 3) and knot that end to the other two. Make sure to leave enough yarn to thread a needle and work the end in later.

Switch Hook to your K-10.5


NOTE: Most of you will not want to make a room size round rug, but I bet there will be someone who decides to do it. This note is for you. There will come a time that the 'formula' above may not work well (I only tested up to 4 feet). At that time you are going to have to be the judge.

* If your stitches are looking to loose (a sort of wavy edge), do an extra round of straight single crochet.

* If your stitches are looking too tight (pulling), increase the 'divide by' number in increments of 20.


Round Rug Edging

Edging Round 1: Chain (ch) 3 - in the first stitch after your chain, crochet 2 Double Crochet (dc).

*** Chain (ch) 1 - skip 2 rug stitches. In the third rug stitch, 3 Double Crochet (dc). *** Repeat from the stars (***) all the way around.

At the end, Chain (ch) 1 and connect to the beginning (top stitch) of the chain with a Slip Stitch (sl st).

Edging Round 2: Slip Stitch (sl st) 3 times to position your hook into the first space. Chain (ch) 2 - in the same separation location, crochet 3 Triple Crochet (tr), and 1 Double Crochet (dc).

*** Chain (ch) 1 - skip to the next separation location, Double Crochet (dc) 1, Triple Crochet (tr) 3, Double Crochet (dc) 1. *** Repeat from the stars (***) all the way around.

Ending: Slip Stitch (sl st) into the top of the first chain stitch. Cut your yarn leaving enough yarn to thread a yarn needle so you can work this into the round rug to hide it.


All text and photos, of this Round Rug, are original. Notice of Copyright © by Sandy Marie & Mom's Crochet, October 2013. All rights reserved.

No part of this document may be copied or reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise without prior written permission from the author. The sharing of a direct link to this document, that may include one of the pictures from this website is permitted - with the exception of sites that are built for the sole purpose of making money off of advertising, and off of the hard work of designers.  You can contact Sandy Marie (owner of Mom's Crochet) here.


Return From Round Rug, back to Moms Crochet Home.


Served by Amazon. Affiliate Links help me keep all the information on this site free to you. For more information please read the Affiliate Disclosure Policy.