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!
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
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- US - I, 5.5mm hook
- 1125 total yds Lion Brand Cotton-Ease (Aran; 207 yards (189 meters); 100 grams (3.53 ounces) per skein) in 5 colors (225 yds each), as shown:
Color A Turquoise
Color B Seaspray
Color C Lake
Color D Lime
Color E Snow
- Finished Size: 22" wide x 38" long
- Click for Video Tutorials: CSDC - chainless starting double crochet; fpdc - front post double crochet; STDC - standing double crochet
- Video tutorial for the Little Waves Stitch Pattern and Crochet Symbol Chart HERE!
- Matching Little Waves Towel Applique
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), 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, turn. (91 sts)
Row 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!
Lovely rug 🙂
This is very beautiful! Also what I have been looking for. 🙂
Love the pattern and colors!
When I click on "Print Friendly" nothing happens. I would really like to print off these free patterns. Especially this rug pattern.
It sounds like perhaps your pop-up blocker is preventing it from working?
Are you using 3 pieces of yarn at a time?
I made a round rug but I can't make it lie flat
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!
Guess who's gonna buy five different colors of yarn..... !!!
Beautiful rug! Looks great with the shower curtain too.
I will try to crochet this beautiful rug for a new baby's room
Thanks so much. Just beautiful. I can not wait to get started.
😀 Glad you like it Kelly!
Lynda M Otvos
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.
Thank you Lynda! My dog is a big fan of this one too! 😀
I love this!! I'm going to try it but make it wider and use it as a curtains in my bathroom. Thanks!
It's so beautiful pattern . Thank you very much
Thank you Fariba! 😀
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.
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.
So you would need one ball of each color?
I think this rug is great for our bathroom and would like to make one 🙂
Susan Jane Caraccio
Lovely rug, just what I need for my new bathroom, might even do one for the small hallway....
😀 Thank you Susan!
Love this rug!!! Have made 2 but one end is straight and the other has the scallops. Can you help me?
An extra row of sc at the end should help! 🙂
row 91 in the pattern instructions makes it straight on the last row
Pleas makeca video of this pattern Thank You Mrs.H
Hello Mrs H.! There is indeed a video linked in the pattern, or you can to go https://www.mooglyblog.com/little-waves-stitch-pattern/ 🙂
I am wondering if this rug washes up nicely.
I find that the cotton ease washes up beautifully! Ours has been washed a few times now, and looks like new. 🙂
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.
Are you using the green Print Friendly button? How to print patterns on Moogly
Love this pattern. used the same pattern in a baby blanket turned out awesome. thank you Tamara!!
😀 Thank you so much Christina!
Do the 91 stitches make the 22 inches wide or the 38 inches long?
It's worked sideways, so that's the width. 🙂
this is so super cute! I've been looking forever for a good washable bath mat. I thought I read somewhere that cotton-ease has been discontinued?? Would Lily Sugar and Cream be a good sub?
thanks for the pattern!!
P.S. working on blackberry salad stripe baby blanket right now, too cute and super fun 🙂 I love getting your emails weekly!!
It does seem to be going away, which is a real shame! 100% kitchen cotton yarn is indeed probably the closest thing.
Thank you so much!! 😀
Hi I’m a bit confused starting in row 7 it says skip two stitches and the do the 2dc ch1 2dc in next STITCH. Is that applying to ch1 space or the wat after the ch1 space?
Hi Brit! I believe that line of instruction had a few errors - sitting there since 2014! Thanks for pointing it out, I've edited that line.
Love it! Cannot wait to try this one for myself.
Hello Tamara, I love this pattern and your video tutorial is very helpful. I would like to know how much yarn total that I will need to make an Afghan size 48” x 68”? I will use 3 colors. Also, can you please tell me the number of chains needed for this size?
Thank you very much.
Thank you so much Sharon! For that size, you'd begin with 197 chains. For the yarn, I estimate 4400 yds total. I hope you enjoy making it!
Hi love your rug! Would this be considered easy or intermediate?
It has post stitches, so officially intermediate - but on the easy end I think. 🙂