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How to crochet a Mandala floor rug

Even if you have never used a crochet hook before, you're going to want to after seeing how easy it is to make a Mandala floor rug. Mandala means circular, and this large circular Mandala rug is made using t-shirt yarn, so start asking around for old clothes and get started!

 

T-shirt yarn - 2 colours

Crochet hook - 15mm

Large darning needle

Scissors

Crochet abbreviations

Crochet tips

Round One

Starting with the main colour t-shirt yarn, make a magic ring and secure with a stitch.

Chain 3 (counting as one dc), then crochet 11 double crochets in the ring.

Pull the magic ring closed and join with a slip stitch in the third chain of the first ch 3.

Round Two

Chain 3 (counting as 1 dc), work another dc in the same stitch, then work 2dc in each stitch around. Join with a slip stitch in the top ch of the starting ch3.

Round Three

Chain 3 (counting as 1 dc), work 2dc in the next stitch, then *1dc, 2dc* around. Join with a slip stitch in the top ch of the starting ch3.

Round Four

Chain 3 (counting as 1 dc), chain 2, skip a stitch, then *1dc, ch2, sk 1 st* around.

Join with a slip stitch in the top ch of the starting ch3.

Round Five

Chain 3 (counting as 1 dc), work 2 dc in the ch2 space, work 1dc in the underlying dc, then *inc, 1dc in dc* around. Join with a slip stitch in the top ch of the starting ch3.

Round Six

Change colour. Chain 3 (counting as 1 dc), work 1 dc in the next stitch, work 2dc in the next stitch, then *2dc, inc* around. Join with a slip stitch in the top ch of the starting ch3.

Round Seven

Chain 3 (counting as 1 dc), chain 2, skip a stitch, then *1dc, ch2, sk 1 st* around. Join with a slip stitch in the top ch of the starting ch3.

Round Eight

Chain 3 (counting as 1 dc), work 2 dc in the ch2 space, work a dc in the underlying dc, then *inc, 1dc in dc* around.

Join with a slip stitch in the top ch of the starting ch3.

Round Nine

Change colour. Chain 3 (counting as 1 dc), work a dc in the next stitch, then *1dc* around. Join with a slip stitch in the top ch of the starting ch3.

Round Ten

Chain 3 (counting as 1 dc), chain 2, skip a stitch, then *1dc, ch2, sk 1 st* around. Join with a slip stitch in the top ch of the starting ch3.

Round Eleven

Chain 3 (counting as 1 dc), work 1dc in ch2 space, work 1dc in underlying dc, work 2dc in the ch2 space, then *1dc in dc, 1dc in ch2 sp, 1dc in dc, inc* around. Join with a slip stitch in the top ch of the starting ch3.

Round Twelve

Change colour. Chain 3 (counting as 1 dc), work 1dc in the next stitch, then *1dc* around. Join with a slip stitch in the top ch of the starting ch3.

Round Thirteen

Chain 3 (counting as 1 dc), chain 2, skip a stitch, then *1dc, ch2, sk 1 st* around. Join with a slip stitch in the top ch of the starting ch3.

Round Fourteen

Chain 3 (counting as 1 dc), work 1dc in ch2 space, work 1dc in underlying dc, work 2dc in the ch2 space, then *1dc in dc, 1dc in ch2 sp, 1dc in dc, inc* around. Join with a slip stitch in the top ch of the starting ch3.

Round Fifteen

Change colour. Chain 3 (counting as 1 dc), work 1dc in the next stitch, then *1dc* around. Join with a slip stitch in the top ch of the starting ch3.

Round Sixteen

Chain 3 (counting as 1 dc), chain 2, skip a stitch, then *1dc, ch2, sk 1 st* around. Join with a slip stitch in the top ch of the starting ch3.

Round Seventeen

Chain 3 (counting as 1 dc), work 1dc in ch2 space, work 1dc in underlying dc, work 1dc in ch2 space, work 1dc in underlying dc, work 2dc in the ch2 space, then *1dc in dc, 1dc in ch2 sp, 1dc in dc, 1dc in ch2 sp, 1dc in dc, inc* around. Join with a slip stitch in the top ch of the starting ch3.

Round Eighteen

Chain 1, work a sc in the same stitch, skip two stitches, work 6dc in next stitch, skip two stitches, then *1sc, sk 2 st, 6dc, sk 2 st* around. Join with a slip stitch in the first sc of the round. Fasten off.

Finishing

Flip over your rug by using a large darning needle to sew all the loose ends. Simply weave the tails under and over and then cut the yarn ends after you've sewed them in place. While the rug may ripple a bit, this will straighten out over time. Wash with regular detergents and dry flat.

 

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