Who doesn’t love to sink their feet into a warm, cozy rug? And of course it’s even better if you’ve made your own rug, and with this no sewing required finger crochet circular rug, you’ll be able to make a houseful in no time! ExpressionFiberArts on YouTube has created an easy, beginner pattern in her video tutorial using a merino wool roving – which is a bundle of fiber used for spinning that can also be used to create specialty knit and crochet items.
Of course you could also try this with a super bulky yarn, but if you want to try the wool roving, you can purchase it through places like Amazon or Etsy. The pattern calls for a single color, but of course once you get the hang of it you might want to try adding in a variety of colors or even a variegated roving.
The pattern uses mostly single crochet, which is easy enough with a crochet needle but might take some practice if you haven’t finger crocheted before. The video tutorial moves slowly enough for you to match the pace, so I’d recommend watching it first and then attempting to follow along. You’ll crochet six single crochet stitches into the first stitch and then start creating rows.
Of course, with the roving and your fingers, it is best to move slowly and gently since the roving can be pulled apart easily until it’s crocheted. A large stitch marker (something like a large safety pin or even a hanger) will make it easier to tell where the rows end as the pattern is worked up into a spiral (the pattern multiplies, creating six new stitches in each round).
The pattern ends with two slip stitches (sl st) and a fake loop, which effectively hides the tail, hidden underneath. The rug is about 3 feet around, and it takes about 7 1/2 pounds of wool roving to complete the project. Of course, you can make it as big as you like as long as you remember to increase each row by six stitches.
The resulting rug is a thick, hardy rug you can use in a living room, bedroom, or sun room, but it could also be used as a play mat or yoga mat. If you experiment with different types of yarn (like t-shirt yarn, perhaps, although she mentions using cotton or bamboo, blue-faced Leicester, or Corriedale wool – it will all depend on your budget as merino wool is quite expensive, but fabric yarn will be quite cheap, especially if you can collect enough t-shirts to make it yourself) it could also be used for camping, sitting by the fire, or on the beach.
If you’d like to try making your own wool roving finger crochet rug, visit ExpressionFiberArts on YouTube for the free pattern and video tutorial. You can also find a link to her blog with both the materials list and instructions if you’d rather read instead of watch. You might also want to visit her website for free promo codes and other goodies, such as her newsletter.
If you do end up making a rug, follow ExpressionFiberArts on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Pinterest, all of which are linked in her video description) – she enjoys seeing the results.