Turning circles into hexies – who’d have thought? This soft, sturdy beauty is made up of recycled chunky cotton circle motifs in complementary shades, individually hooked, then sewn together. Esme Crick’s simple crochet rug will look great in the lounge or even as a study bath mat, and it's easy to make your crochet rug as small or as large as you like! But if you're not such a fan of making multiple motifs, you might like our easy crochet rug pattern instead.


You will need

Hoooked Spesso Chunky Cotton (100% cotton, 500g/127m)

  • 2 balls of each: Pine, Lagoon.
  • 1 ball of each: Spring, Gris.

A 10mm (US N/15) hook

Stranded cotton in matching colours


Tension is not critical for this project


Each Motif measures approx 12cm (4¾in) in diameter

Finished Rug measures approx 108cm (42½in) in diameter


You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This free crochet rug pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.


The Rug is made up of 61 Motifs which are sewn together at the end.

free crochet rug pattern square

Free crochet rug pattern

Circle Motif (make 61)

Make 24 Motifs in Pine, 18 Motifs in Lagoon, 12 Motifs in Spring and 7 Motifs in Gris.

Ch8, ss into first ch to make a loop.

Round 1 (RS) Ch1, 12dc into the loop, ss into first dc to join. [12 sts]

Round 2 Ch3 (counts as tr), tr in same st as join, 2tr in each st around, ss top of into beg ch-3 to join. [24 sts]

Fasten off and weave in the ends on the WS.

You may find it easier to use a crochet hook when weaving in the ends. Repeat Rounds 1-2 to make another 60 Motifs.

To make up

Use stranded cotton to sew the Circle Motifs together, using the image as a guide.

free crochet rug pattern closeup
If you're after more free crochet projects for your home, why nnot try our free pyramid crochet cushion cover patterns or learn how to crocchet chevron cushion. Alternatively, give your dining table a refresh with our How to crochet a doily step by step
Candy-coloured crochet doily pattern

We hope you’ve enjoyed this free crochet rug pattern, don’t forget if you need any help with your crochet stitches you can always check out our crochet for beginners guide. And if you’re looking to treat yourself, check out our list of the best crochet hooks and the best crochet kits for beginners.


Esme CrickCrochet Designer

Esme describes herself as equal parts crochet designer, teacher and mum and she’s never far from her hook. Esme is a regular pattern designer for Simply Crochet magazine as well as yarn companies, and is the author of ‘Mosaic Crochet Workshop’, published in 2021.

Comments, questions and tips

Rate this recipe

What is your star rating out of 5?

Choose the type of message you'd like to post

Choose the type of message you'd like to post

Overall rating