Free Crochet Rug Pattern | Crochet Heart Rug

DSC0302Brighten up your home decor with this amazing free crochet rug pattern to make a crochet heart rug that you you will love forever. This gorgeously plush, deep red heart-shaped crochet rug uses a special loop stitch to create its unique texture.

This pattern is excerpted from The Crochet Bible by Sue Whiting.

Measurements

Actual size: 106 x 72cm (41¾ x28in)

Yarn

19 x 50g (1¾oz) balls of chunky 100% wool in red

Hook

7.00mm (L11) hook

Special abbreviations

dc2tog = (insert hook as indicated, yoh and draw loop through) twice, yoh and draw through all 3 loops
loop 1 = insert hook into next st, form loop of yarn around first finger of left hand and draw this loop out to approx 4cm (1¾in), now draw both strands of this looped yarn through st, yoh and draw through all 3 loops on hook
yoh = yarn over hook.

Tension

10 sts and 11½ rows to 10cm (4in) measured over pattern on 7.00mm (L11) hook, or the size required to achieve stated tension.

Special note

The yarn quantity stated is the amount used for the rug in the photograph. If your loops are longer (or shorter), you may need more (or less) yarn.

Free Crochet Rug Pattern

free crochet rug pattern

With 7.00mm (L11) hook, make 3 ch.
Foundation row (WS) 1 dc into 2nd ch from hook, 1 dc into next ch, turn. 2 sts.
Cont in patt as follows:
Row 1 1 ch (does NOT count as st), 2 dc into first dc, 2 dc into last dc, turn. 4 sts.
Row 2 1 ch (does NOT count as st), (1 dc and loop 1) into first dc, loop 1 into each dc to last st, (loop 1 and 1 dc) into last dc, turn. 6 sts.
Row 3 2 ch, 1 dc into 2nd ch from hook, 2 dc into first dc (2 sts increased), 1 dc into each st to last dc, 2 dc into last dc (1 st increased), turn. 9 sts.
Row 4 2 ch, 1 dc into 2nd ch from hook, (loop 1) twice into first dc (2 sts increased), loop 1 into each dc to last dc, (loop 1 and 1 dc) into last dc (1 st increased), turn. 12 sts.
Rows 5 to 20 As rows 3 and 4, 8 times. 60 sts.
Row 21 1 ch (does NOT count as st), 2 dc into first dc (1 st increased), 1 dc into each st to last dc, 2 dc into last dc (1 st increased), turn. 62 sts.
Row 22 1 ch (does NOT count as st), (1 dc and loop 1) into first dc (1 st increased), loop 1 into each dc to last dc, (loop 1 and 1 dc) into last dc (1 st increased), turn. 64 sts.
Rows 23 to 36 As rows 21 and 22, 7 times. 92 sts.
Row 37 1 ch (does NOT count as st), 2 dc into first dc (1 st increased), 1 dc into each st to last dc, 2 dc into last dc (1 st increased), turn. 94 sts.
Row 38 1 ch (does NOT count as st), 1 dc into first dc, loop 1 into each dc to last dc, 1 dc into last dc, turn.
Rows 39 to 48 As rows 37 and 38, 5 times. 104 sts.
Row 49 1 ch (does NOT count as st), 1 dc into first dc, 1 dc into each st to last dc, 1 dc into last dc, turn.
Row 50 1 ch (does NOT count as st), 1 dc into first dc, loop 1 into each dc to last dc, 1 dc into last dc, turn.
Rows 51 to 62 As rows 49 and 50, 6 times.

Divide for top
Row 63 (RS) 1 ch (does NOT count as st), dc2tog over first 2 sts (1 st decreased), 1 dc into each of next 48 sts, dc2tog over next 2 sts and turn, leaving rem sts unworked.
Work on this set of 50 sts only for first side of top shaping.
Row 64 1 ch (does NOT count as st), 1 dc into first dc, loop 1 into each dc to last dc, 1 dc into last dc, turn.
Row 65 1 ch (does NOT count as st), dc2tog over first 2 sts (1 st decreased), 1 dc into each st to last 2 sts, dc2tog over last 2 sts (1 st decreased), turn. 48 sts.
Rows 66 and 67 As rows 64 and 65. 46 sts.
Row 68 As row 64.
Row 69 1 ch (does NOT count as st), dc2tog over first 2 sts (1 st decreased), 1 dc into each st to last 2 sts, dc2tog over last 2 sts (1 st decreased), turn. 44 sts.
Row 70 1 ch (does NOT count as st), dc2tog over first 2 dc (1 st decreased), loop 1 into each dc to last 2 dc, dc2tog over last 2 dc (1 st decreased), turn. 42 sts.
Rows 71 to 74 As rows 69 and 70, twice. 34 sts.
Row 75 1 ch (does NOT count as st), dc2tog over first 2 sts (1 st decreased), 1 dc into
each st to last 3 sts, dc2tog over next 2 sts and turn, leaving last st unworked (2 sts decreased). 31 sts.
Row 76 1 ch (does NOT count as st), dc2tog over first 2 dc (1 st decreased), loop 1 into each dc to last 3 dc, dc2tog over next 2 sts and turn, leaving last st unworked. 28 sts.
Rows 77 to 80 As rows 75 and 76, twice. 16 sts.
Fasten off.

Return to last complete row worked before dividing for top, rejoin yarn to next dc and proceed as follows:
Row 63 (RS) 1 ch (does NOT count as st), dc2tog over first 2 sts (this is st where yarn was rejoined and next st) (1 st decreased), 1 dc into each st to last 2 sts, dc2tog over last 2 sts (1 st decreased), turn. 50 sts.
Complete second side of top as for first side by working rows 64 to 80.
Fasten off.

free crochet rug pattern

Making up the crochet heart rug

Do NOT press.

Edging
With RS facing, attach yarn to outer edge of rug, 1 ch (does NOT count as st), work 1 row of dc evenly around entire outer edge, working 3 dc into base corner point and ending with ss to first dc.
Fasten off.

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