This free crochet area rug pattern is the bee’s knees! The Bee’s Knees Crochet Rug features granny hexagons all put together with a pretty edging, in super cushy yarn for that bold, boho chic look that’s always hot!
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Made with Lion Brand Wool-Ease Tonal, the free pattern for the Bee’s Knees Crochet Rug makes a super squishy floor covering that you can tailor to fit your space – check out all the options shown below! I went with the medium/14 hexagon option, to fit my bathroom – and compliment the Big Bold Chevron Curtain already hanging in there.
The Bee’s Knees Crochet Rug works up crazy fast with a big fat hook and Bulky Yarn, and while the hexagons and colors reminded me of a honeycomb, you can mix up the colors to fit your own decor – it would look just as fabulous in bold brights, jewel tones, or understated neutrals – in any room of the home!
Bee’s Knees Crochet Rug
- US – M, 9.0 mm hook (Clover Amour)
- 850 yds Lion Brand Wool-Ease Tonal (80% acrylic/20% wool; Bulky/yarn symbol “5”; 124 yds/113 m; 3.99 oz)
Color A: Buttercup – 3 balls used in rug size shown
Color B: Gray Marble – 4 balls used in rug size shown
- Large Yarn Needle (Susan Bates Finishing Needles)
- Gauge: Motif measures 3 inches across at widest point after Round 1
- Finished Size: 14 hexagon layout as shown = 40 inches wide x 46 inches long
- Helpful Video Tutorials: Join with hdc; Mattress Stitch; CSDC – Chainless Starting Double Crochet (optional); Join with sc
Make the number of hexagons indicated for your choice of size/layout
Hexagon Motif Pattern Instructions:
Round 1: With Color A, ch 8, join with a sl st to form a ring; ch 3 (counts as first st, may substitute CSDC if preferred), 2 dc in ring, ch 2, [3 dc in ring, ch 2] 5 times, join to top of ch 3 with sl st. (18 dc, 12 ch)
Round 2: Sl st in next 2 sts, sl st in ch sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch sp, *skip next 3 sts, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch sp; repeat from * around, join to top of ch 3. (36 dc, 12 ch)
Round 3: Sl st in next 2 sts, sl st in ch sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch sp, skip next 3 sts, 3 dc in space between last st and next st, skip next 3 sts, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch sp, skip next 3 sts, 3 dc in space between last st and next st, skip next 3 sts; repeat from * around, join to top of ch 3, break yarn and finish off. (54 dc, 12 ch)
Round 4: With Color B, join with hdc in any ch-2 sp, (2 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc) in same ch sp, [skip 3 sts, 3 dc in space between last st and next st] twice, skip 3 sts, *(3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc) in next ch sp, [skip 3 sts, 3 dc in space between last st and next st] twice, skip 3 sts; repeat from * around, join to top of ch 3. (72 sts, 12 chs)
Round 5: Ch 1, sc in first 3 sts, 2 sc in next ch sp, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 6 sts, *sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next ch sp, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 6 sts; repeat from *around, join to top of ch 3, break yarn and finish off. (84 sts)
Referencing layout of choice, use Color B to mattress stitch hexagons together, making sure they are all Right Side up.
Round 1: With C0lor B, join to any outside hdc st with a sc, sc in each st before and after each corner or join (see instructions and photos below); join and break yarn.
At Corners (2 sc worked into a ch 2 sp): Work 2 sc in the first sc, 1 sc in the next sc.
At Joins (where the hexagons are sewn together): Work hdc in st before join, dc2tog over last sts that were sewn together, hdc in next st.
Round 2: With Color A, sl st in each st of Edging Round 1; join and break yarn.
And that’s the Bee’s Knees Crochet Rug! You can go even bigger – or make a long skinny line of them for a hallway, or whatever you like – your imagination is the limit! It’s easy to play with if you want to design your own custom rug for your space.
If you find that the edges of your rug want to curl, I recommend steaming them with a hand-head steamer or iron – just don’t touch the iron to the rug, hold it an inch or so above the fabric. This will relax the fabric and let it lay flat. I hope you enjoy this free crochet rug pattern here on Moogly!
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