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Rugzilla Crochet Rug Pattern Free

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For a LONG time now, I’ve been meaning to get my hands on some super fun JUMBO yarn. I’m sure you’ve seen the giant roving blankets that went viral on Etsy and Pinterest and Facebook. They’re absolutely gorgeous, and I really love how chic they look!

However, knowing that I am way too much of a softy to actually enforce a no-pets-on-the-sofa rule, there’s no way I’m dropping $500 on merino wool roving. Nuh uh.  It’d be covered in dog hair in a hot minute in my house. (Looking at you, fluff butt!)


He’s a good boy though. And I like pretty things. So I was SO stinking excited when my husband came home with 3 clearance balls of Loops and Threads Wild and Free yarn. I’m in LOVE! It’s totally machine washable, and it’s still ultra soft and cozy.

Even Scout agrees! Though he’s not so sure he’s really allowed on it, the good little sweetheart. He is allowed, but sadly, at 90 lbs, he is just plain too big! And I can’t find another ball.

Rugzilla, as I’ve nicknamed this fun rug, doubles as a cute crochet rug and a gorgeous functional dog bed. Since my pup loves to sleep by the side of my bed, I thought I’d make a nice fluffy rug for him to lay on, instead of a bulky dog bed, or a thin rug. We both absolutely love it!


It’s kiddo approved, too! Whether you have teeny tiny babies who could use a soft (machine washable) spot for tummy time, or older kids who just want a cozy spot to read Harry Potter while staying right up in your business, this rug is perfect!

I, however, like to reserve nice creations like this for the best behaved critters in the house. Of course, that means I put it right next to my bed so my border collie Barrett can sleep on it, and it doubles as a cozy bedside rug for me. Win-win!


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Your fingers in place of a crochet hook; 3 skeins Loops and Threads Wild and Free or approx. 150 yards similar jumbo weight yarn that’s about 1” diameter, or 2.5” around; Yarn Needle; Scissors; needle and thread

I am SO sad that this yarn isn’t available anymore, as I would totally jump on buying about 18 more skeins. But here are a few similar replacements to shop for:

Just keep in mind that as you substitute yarns, you may need slightly more yardage to get the same size rug.


BLO- back loops only; Ch- chain; Sc- single crochet; Sl- slip stitch; St- stitch

Gauge / Finished Size

Since you are using your fingers, gauge will vary. That’s largely unimportant to this project.

My finished Rug measures approximately 40” in diameter, and 125.5” in circumference.


Worked flat in continuous rounds. Use running stitch markers for a counting-free project!

To join new balls of yarn, you’ll need to hand sew the ends together.  Simply tuck the new end inside the old and sewed a running stitch around, then knot to secure.

Rugzilla Crochet Rug Pattern FREE

Ch 4, sl to join.

Round 1: Ch 1, work 6 sc in ring. [6]

Round 2: Work 2sc in each st around. [12]

Round 3: *Work 1 sc in next st, 2sc in next,* repeat * to * around. [18]

Round 4: *Work 1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next,* repeat * to * around. [24]

Round 5: *Work 1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next,* repeat * to * around. [30]

Round 6: *Work 1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next,* repeat * to * around. [36]

Round 7: *Work 1 sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next,* repeat * to * around. [42]

Round 8: *Working through BLO, place 1 sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next,* repeat * to * around. [48]

Round 9: Working through BLO, slip stitch in each st around.


Fasten off and weave in all ends. Using your needle and thread, sew the finished end to the underside of your rug to secure.

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  1. Merry says:

    Lion Brand does make a chunky yarn with loops that u crochet with ur fingers made for pets. Would this work?

    1. Katie says:

      Hi Merry!

      If you’re willing to experiment with increasing rounds on your own, it sounds like that could make a nice substitution! The yarn I used is probably so gigantic it should be a MEGA bulky yarn though, so it would take some adjusting on your part.
      Have fun experimenting!

  2. Would this item work with t-shirt yarn?

    1. Katie says:

      Hi Julie,
      This would definitely be a good match for tshirt yarn! You’d probably get a much smaller gauge, so you’d need to use some sort of continuous circle pattern like this tutorial to get it to the right size. It might not be as squishy though.
      Hope that’s helpful!

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