Easy Throw Rug for Beginning Crochet

I have been crocheting since I was probably 10. Wow, that means I have been doing it for 35 years. I am not an expert. Although you’d think with that many years in I would be, but I always have new things to learn. Following a pattern is sometimes one of the hardest parts of crocheting for me. It takes me a few times to process the directions in my brain so I end up ripping back stitches. I am getting better at it, though.Easy Throw Rug for Beginning Crochet

I want to help others learn to crochet the basics because it is a great skill to have. Not only are you making something to use or gift to someone but it is relaxing.

One thing I remember reading,  that I thought was interesting about being a crocheter is: you don’t need to know how to knit to crochet, but you need to know how to crochet if you knit. I didn’t learn to knit until about 15 years ago. I never did need to learn it to crochet but I do use crochet with my knitting.

If you would like to see some of my projects, both knit and crochet, you can check out my Ravelry page. My name is deedle89 on Ravelry.


This video will teach you how to make a slip knot, chain, and single crochet; the very basics of crochet. I made this rug out of a blanket yarn I had in my stash. It started out that my daughter was making a blanket for her American Girl doll. She set her project down and I picked it up and thought how much better it would be as a bath mat/rug. The blanket yarn is so soft and squishy but very dense, perfect for a small throw rug. I decided to use the rest of the skein for a bath mat after her blanket was finished.

Easy Throw Rug for Beginning Crochet



  • 1 skein of blanket yarn-mine was from Jo-Anns, I don’t remember the brand.
  • Hook- size K 6.50mm

Chain 45

Skip last chain, single crochet across. Chain 1 and turn.

Skip chain, single crochet across. Chain 1 and turn.

Repeat for as many rows as you would like. I made mine 33 rows.

Tie off. Weave in ends. Enjoy!

Btw, I would put a rug gripper under it so it doesn’t move around on the floor for safety.


I will be linking up to these parties.



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  1. I love rugs and this one is so beautiful. I don’t know if I’d be able to make my own, although your instructions are really detailed and great! Thank you for sharing at Sweet Inspiration!

  2. I know exactly how your feel! I have been crocheting for years, but I still call my mentor when I get stuck (especially when trying to read a pattern or change one from Australian style notation). I love that you are sharing the basic. Hopefully, that will help more people get started. Crocheting is so relaxing! (except when it is frustrating as all get out!)

  3. I’ll admit I’m more of a knitter than crocheter – I get frustrated because my row turns never make nice straight sides – but I’m always on the lookout for rug ideas. I feel like I spend 90% of my day straightening door mats!

  4. My crochet skills are extremely limited, but this looks like something I might be able to do. Your video is extremely clear and helpful. I see rugs in my future. 🙂
    Thanks for sharing at My Busy Beehives #beeparty this week! Come again!

  5. I’d love to learn to crochet, and your video is a great start! Thank you so much for sharing it, and your pretty throw rug, with us at Hearth and Soul. Hope to ‘see’ you again this week! Sharing on our Hearth and Soul Facebook page.

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