Little Waves Crochet Rug

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I’ve been wanting to design a crochet rug for ages, and having just moved, I finally knew just what I wanted to make! Inspired by the ocean themed children’s bathroom in our new home, I’m proud to present the Little Waves Crochet Rug!

Little Waves Crochet Rug: Free #crochet pattern from

The Little Waves Crochet Rug features double thick V stitches and front post stitches to create little waves across the fabric. I used oceanic colors – blues, green, white – to create a rug to go with the raindrop shower curtain (and some other future projects!), but you can make this pattern in any colors you like. And I think it would look fantastic in any room of the house! Remember though, if you’re using it on a non-carpeted floor, to use something to make it non-slip. Click HERE for some ideas on how to make your own rug non-slip.

Little Waves Crochet Rug: Free #crochet pattern from

Little Waves Crochet Rug

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Row 1: With Color A, ch 93, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next ch, *skip 2 chs, (dc 2, ch 1, dc 2) in next ch, skip 2 chs, dc in next 3 chs. Repeat from * to end, turn. (91 sts)

Row 2 – 6: Ch 3 (or CSDC), fpdc in next 2 sts, *skip 2 sts, (dc 2, ch 1, dc 2) in ch sp, skip 2 sts, fpdc in next 3 sts. Repeat from * to end, finishing last repeat with dc in last st, turn. Break Color A. (91 sts)

Row 7: With Color B, join with a sl st to first st and ch 3 (or STDC – either choice counts as first st), dc in next 2 sts, *skip 2 sts, (dc 2, ch 1, dc 2) in next st, skip 2 sts, dc in next 3 sts. Repeat from * to end, turn. (91 sts)

Little Waves Crochet Rug: Free #crochet pattern from mooglyblog.comRow 8 – 12: Repeat Rows 2 – 6, break Color B.

Row 13: With Color C, repeat Row 7.

Row 14 – 18: Repeat Rows 2 – 6, break Color C.

Row 19: With Color D, repeat Row 7.

Row 20 – 24: Repeat Rows 2 – 6, break Color D.

Row 25: With Color E, repeat Row 7.

Row 26 – 30: Repeat Rows 2 – 6, break Color E.

Row 31 – 90: Repeat pattern as above, changing colors every 6 rows. After Row 91, do NOT break Color E.

Row 91: Ch 1, sc in 1st 3 sts, *ch 2, skip 2 sts, sc in ch sp, ch 2, skip 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts. Repeat from * to end. Break yarn and weave in ends.

And that’s the Little Waves Crochet Rug! I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I have! I’ll be trying dimensional paint applied to the underside of the rug as a non-slip aid this time – and I have more fun home decor patterns in the works!


Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2014. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please do link to this page to share this pattern with others. If you wish to make items for sale from this pattern, please visit the About page for details. Thank you to Lion Brand Yarn for providing the yarn for this pattern.
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    Dee Dee says

    When I click on “Print Friendly” nothing happens. I would really like to print off these free patterns. Especially this rug pattern.

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      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Elaine! No, for this pattern I use one strand at a time. If your round rug isn’t laying flat, you can try a larger hook or more increases – or less if it’s rippling!

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    Love this rug. I’m always on the lookout for a bath rug, my kitty goes thru them pretty quickly as it’s her favorite spot where she can lie and see what’s happening all around the house.

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    Sandi says

    I love this!! I’m going to try it but make it wider and use it as a curtains in my bathroom. Thanks!

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    Sandy Adams says

    Very pretty rug. I plan to try making it but want it to be wider I have been crocheting for a year and am not certain on the number of stitches I should add to make the rug 4 inches wider.. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

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      Tamara Kelly says

      Thank you Sandy! To make it wider add a multiple of 8 chains. So for 4 inches, you’d probably add either 8 or 16, depending on your yarn and gauge.

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    miphii says

    So you would need one ball of each color?
    I think this rug is great for our bathroom and would like to make one :)

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    Susan Jane Caraccio says

    Lovely rug, just what I need for my new bathroom, might even do one for the small hallway….

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      Tamara Kelly says

      I find that the cotton ease washes up beautifully! Ours has been washed a few times now, and looks like new. :)

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    Deborah Zotian says

    When I try to print, I get something in Spanish, and no pattern! This is beautiful and I want to make it for a friend’s birthday. Guess I’ll have to find another way to write it all down.


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