Basket Weave Rug – Free Crochet Pattern

It’s always nice to have plenty or throw rugs for every floor in your house.  At the foot of your bed a throw rug helps to keep your feet warm as they hit the floor.

This rug will work up fast with a double strand of bulky weight yarn and large crochet hook.  Beginners will find this a super easy and quick project to create.

If you plan on using this rug on bare tile or wood floors I highly recommend getting a rubber rug backing and attaching it to the back.  This will keep it from slipping.

Basket Weave Rug


Edited By: Maggie Weldon

Copyright 2010 Maggie Weldon

Skill: Easy

Size: About 24” wide x 36” long

Materials: Bulky Weight Yarn: Dusty Pink – 48 oz, 1680 yds.

Crochet Hook: Size G-6 (4.25 mm)


Row 1: (Right Side) Starting at short side, with double strand of yarn, make a chain 30 inches long; sc in 2nd ch from hook, (sc in next ch) across until row measures 24 inches, being sure to have an even number of stitches. Cut off the remaining chain.

Row 2: Ch 1 turn, sc in first sc, sc at base of next sc (long sc), (sc in next sc, long sc in next sc) across to end.

Repeat Row 2 until Rug measures 36 inches.

Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, (ch 2, skip next sc, sc in next sc) across. Finish off and weave in ends.

Opposite Side: With right side facing, join double strand of yarn with sl st to first ch of starting ch, ch 1, sc in first ch, (ch 2, skip next ch, sc in next ch) across. Finish off and weave in ends.


– Cut yarn into pieces 10 inches long. Fold 10 strands in half. Insert hook from back to front through first ch-2 sp, place folded end on hook. Pull strands halfway through to form a loop (Fig. 1). Draw loose ends through loop (Fig. 2). Pull ends to tighten.

All Rights Reserved ©2010 Maggie Weldon



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Comments (3)

  • Rosita 13 years ago Reply

    Hi Maggie! I love your patterns & have bought quite a few over the years. My question is, where do you buy the rubber backing for handmade rugs & what do you ask for? I’m working on the above rug pattern as we speak but I do want to make it slip-proof cuz I’m an amputee & really don’t want to fall! Keep up the good work with your lovely creations!

  • Becky 13 years ago Reply

    I don’t understand what you mean when you sasy Cut off the remaining chain in the first row.

  • shirley 12 years ago Reply

    Please tell me what a long sc is? I have never heard of that and I have been crocheting for a very long time.

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