Free Round Crochet Rug Pattern – Solar Circle Rug

This is a free round crochet rug pattern that creates a stunning addition to your home decor. The pattern is very versatile and can be made into other items too!


This is a super quick and easy round crochet rug pattern! I have made this rug in less than an hour and I had a cute and cozy addition to my home.

It will look great in any room in your house. Whether you make one to match the colours in your living room. Secondly, you can make it super colourful for a child’s bedroom.

I have used T-shirt yarn for my round crochet rug. I know not everyone is a fan of working with T-shirt yarn. It can be quite exhausting to work with.

However, I will give you some easy tips and tricks on how to work with T-shirt yarn without breaking your fingers. They are just quick and easy tips to follow.

Although T-shirt yarn is a great choice for crocheting rugs, there are also alternatives you can use. I will list them below.


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Tips On Working With T-shirt Yarn

I know some people get put off if the pattern uses T-shirt yarn. It can be a little hard on your hands and fingers. However, there are a couple of things you can do to make working with T-shirt yarn a little easier.

  • Loosen your tension – this is a great tip if you crochet really tight. Because T-shirt yarn has got a little stretch to it, loosening your tension will make the stitches less tight. That means they will be easier to work into without having to apply extra pressure on your hands and fingers.
  • Use strong hook – let the hook do the hard work. Using a strong metal, wooden or plastic hook is half the job done. Use a hook that is comfortable for your hand and glides easily through the yarn.
  • Take breaks – this is quite important. Although you could make this round crochet rug in about an hour, it doesn’t mean you have to. Take the project step by step and if you feel your hands are getting tired, take a break. Some people find hand stretch exercises especially useful.
round crochet rug by a chest of drawers

Round Crochet Rug Versatile Pattern

As I mentioned above, in my opinion T-shirt yarn would be my first choice for this round crochet rug. However, you can also use DK weight yarn. To make the pattern work, you can hold 6 strands of DK weight together to make a thick yarn.

One of my testers has used this technique and make a rug with 6 strands of DK weight held together and 15 mm crochet hook.

Secondly, the great thing about using 6 strands of DK is the colour combination possibilities. As opposed to T-shirt yarn, you can go as colourful as you like for a child’s bedroom. Or use different shades of one colour for ombre look for your bedroom, living room or hallway.

I think this is also a great way to use up any leftover yarns. You can use even the smallest odd balls of yarn and just join in the next colour when you run out.

If you decide to make this round crochet rug in 6 strands of DK weight yarn held together, the finished diameter is 65 cm across. For this version you will need approximately 265g of DK weight yarn.

round crochet rug made with 6 strands of DK weight yarn

Grab the ad free PDF version of this round crochet rug pattern from my shops below.


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MATERIALS FOR ROUND CROCHET RUG

ROUND CROCHET RUG FINISHED SIZE

73 cm diameter

TENSION

the circle after completing round 1 measures 10 cm across

STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS (US CROCHET TERMS)

mc – magic circle

ch – chain stitch

dc – double crochet

dc blo – double crochet stitch worked through back loop only

V-st – V stitch – (1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc) worked in same st

sc – single crochet

picot – 3 ch, sl st into third ch from hook

st(s) – stitch(es)

For abbreviations master list as set out by Craft Yarn Council, please CLICK HERE.

ROUND CROCHET RUG PATTERN NOTES

  • the rug is worked as a circle in rounds
  • each round is finished off by slip stitching into the first stitch
  • this pattern can be a great stash buster too, you could replace the t-shirt yarn with holding 6 strands of DK weight yarn together or a mix of various weight yarns to use them up

SIZE ADJUSTMENTS

  • the easiest way to adjust the size it to change your yarn weight and hook size
  • you could also use this pattern for coasters, doilies, appliqués or placemats, table centre decoration
  • if made in T-shirt yarn the diameter is 73 cm
  • made in 6 strands of DK weight yarn held together, the diameter is 65 cm, you will need approximately 265g of DK weight yarn
  • using 1 strand of DK weight, the diameter is 24 cm and you will need approx 20g
  • if made in 4-ply/fingering weight yarn and 2.5 mm crochet hook, the finished diameter is 14 cm and you will need 18g of yarn
crochet round coaster
The same pattern using 4-ply/fingering weight yarn and 2.5 mm crochet hook makes a lovely coaster.

Check out the Free Round Crochet Coaster Pattern – Solar Circle free on my blog.

ROUND CROCHET RUG MAIN PATTERN

Create magic circle.

Rnd 1: 3 ch (counts as first st), 15 dc into mc, sl st to top of beg 3 ch. [16 dc]

Rnd 2: 4 ch (counts as first dc + 1 ch), *1 dc blo in next st, 1 ch; repeat from * around, sl st to 3rd ch of beg 4 ch. [16 dc + sixteen 1 ch-sps]

Rnd 3: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st), *1 sc into next 1 ch-sp, 3 ch; repeat from * around, sl st to top of first sc. [16 sc, sixteen 3 ch-sps]

Rnd 4: sl st into next 3 ch-sp, 3 ch (counts as first dc), 2 dc in same 3 ch-sp, *3 dc into next 3 ch-sp; repeat from * around, sl st to top of beg 3 ch. [48 dc]

round crochet rug

Pattern continues…

Rnd 5: sl st into next dc, 5 ch, 1 dc in same st at the bottom of beg 5 ch (counts as first V-st), *miss next 2 dc, 1 V st in next; repeat from * around, sl st to 3rd ch of beg 5 ch. [16 V sts]

Rnd 6: sl st into next 2 ch-sp (the middle of V st), 3 ch (counts as first dc), (1 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc) in same 2 ch-sp, *(2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc) into next 2 ch-sp; repeat from * across, sl st to top of beg 3 ch. [64 dc + sixteen 2 ch-sps]

Rnd 7: 3 ch (counts as first dc), 1 dc in next, *(1 dc, 6 ch, 1 dc) in next 2 ch-sp **, 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts; repeat from * around ending last repeat at **, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, sl st to top of beg 3 ch. [96 dc + sixteen 6 ch-sps]

Rnd 8: sl st across the next 2 dc, sl st into next 6 ch-sp, 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st), *(3 sc, 1 ch, picot, 1 ch, 3 sc) into 6 ch-sp, 3 ch, miss next 6 dc; repeat from * around, sl st to first sc. [96 sc, 16 picots, sixteen 3 ch-sps]

FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS

Fasten off. Sew in all ends. Depending on yarn you are using, block out to open up the lace pattern.


I hope you enjoyed this round crochet rug pattern. I have more free crochet patterns that you might enjoy right here on the blog. 

If you are looking for more patterns that use T-shirt yarn, check out this Fast and Free Crochet T-shirt Yarn Basket Pattern.

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About Veronika Cromwell

Hi, I’m Veronika! I design modern and wearable crochet garments, accessories and homewares. Grab your hook and find your next project!

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2 thoughts on “Free Round Crochet Rug Pattern – Solar Circle Rug

  1. What a beautiful rug! Thank you for this pattern and all it’s options for yarn types and weight included in the pattern. It is also lovely as a mug rug too.
    What a versatile pattern.

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