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The Madeline Flower Crochet Rug Pattern – by Karla’s Making It

Crochet Rug - Rounds 1 - 4


The Madeline Flower Crochet Rug

The Madeline Crochet Rug Pattern

Here are all the round so far
Part 1 – Below
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
You can stop at anytime. When someone is working on part 4 let me know and I will work more rounds.

Hello Crochet Friends,

So I have been working on this Crochet Rug for quite a while.  Increasing like a normal circle wasn’t working the bigger the rug got and the rug wouldn’t lay flat.

I did some research, tried a few small samples, and frogged my first Flower Crochet Rug. Yes, I did have a tear.  Just one.

I grabbed my hook and my new knowledge about crocheting circles, and got started again and this time – success!

The other day, I posted my rug to one of my Crochet Facebook Groups – Crochet Addicts Uncensored asking for advice.  One or two of the gals over there wanted to make the rug too!

So we’re all going to crochet the rug together! If you want to talk about the rug pattern, you can comment below or post/message my on my Facebook Page. Be brave and post your WIP (work in progress) pics!! Help me stay motivated to keep writing this up 😉

Do I need to give a disclaimer? I should just in case.

Ok, here it is…

This pattern is NOT written in professional form. This pattern has not been tested and may have mistakes – in fact I guarantee it does.  

I chose to live with the imperfections and just add or take away leftover stitches that didn’t work out. If you want to wait for the final version of the pattern, feel free. I will still leave this here 😉 I will also be creating a photo tutorial, once the pattern is complete.

I don’t know how much yarn I will need but I started with two 14 oz skeins of worsted weight white cotton.

Ok, let’s start this thing.  I will write up a few rounds at a time until I catch you up to where I am, ok? I’m still working on this pattern even though it is live. 


  • Start with 2 skeins of Lily Sugar’n Cream White Cotton Yarn
  • J hook
  • Stitch markers

The maker of Lily Sugar n’ Cream is  They currently have the Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Big Ball for $9.99 – sometimes they will have a sale.

I usually purchase it from either Michael’s or Joann’s depending on who has the better coupon, since I have both nearby. I have been ordering online at Joann’s lately because of certain color of cotton they don’t stock here for some reason – like Robin’s Egg Blue!?!?! My fav color!

Anyway, they ALWAYS have coupons, usually 40-60% off one regular priced item and anywhere from 25-30% off entire order – sometimes even sale and clearance products, so don’t order from either store without at least one! Here’s their coupon pages:

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You will be making two passes for each round. One of hdcs and one of petals.

I use stitch markers to mark the first and last hdc stitches as we will be working in a spiral, with NO sl st at the end of each round. On your last petal of the round, your next stitch will be a Hdc, and after your last hdc, you will go right into making a petal.

Crochet Rug - Rounds 1 - 4
The Madeline Flower Crochet Rug


Magic ring

Round 1: 10 Hdc in ring. Sl st to Flo (Front Loop Only) of turning chain (10 Hdc)

1st Round of Petals (FLO): Sl st to Flo of turning chain. Ch 2, In same st,  dc, Ch 2, Sl st. First petal made. *Sl st in next st. In same st, Ch 2, 1 dc, Ch 2, Sl st* Repeat in each st around. (10 petals)

Round 2 (BLO – You’re now going to work in the Back Loops behind the petals just worked): Hdc in back loop of first st. In the same st hdc again. *2 Hdc in each back loop around.* (20 Hdc)

Now we make 1 petal over 2 stitches

2nd Round of Petals (FLO): Join with a sl st to Flo of first hdc. Ch 2, dc in same st. In next st, dc, Ch 2, sl st. *Sl st to next st, Ch 2, dc in same st. In next st, dc, Ch 2, sl st* around. (10 larger petals)

Round 3 (BLO): Hdc to back loop of first st. In the same st hdc again. Hdc in next st. *2 Hdc in next st, hdc next st* around. (30 Hdc)

3rd Round of Petals (FLO): Join with a sl st to 1st hdc, Ch 2, dc in same st. In next st, dc, Ch 2, sl st. *Sl st in next st, Ch 2, dc in same st. In next st, dc, Ch 2, sl st* around. (15 petals)

Round 4 (BLO): Hdc to back loop of first st. In the same st hdc again. Hdc in next 3 sts. *2 hdc in next st, hdc next 3 sts* around. Hdc in last two sts. (36 Hdc)

4th Round of Petals (FLO): Join with a sl st to 1st hdc, Ch 2, dc in same st. In next st, dc, Ch 2, sl st. *Sl st in next st, Ch 2, dc in same st. In next st, dc, Ch 2, sl st* around. (18 petals)

Round 5 (BLO): Hdc to back loop of first st. In the same st hdc again. Hdc in next 5 sts. *2 hdc in next st, hdc next 5 sts* around. (42 Hdc)

5th Round of Petals (FLO): Join with a sl st to 1st hdc, Ch 2, dc in same st. In next st, dc, Ch 2, sl st. *Sl st in next st, Ch 2, dc in same st. In next st, dc, Ch 2, sl st* around. (21 petals)

Round 6 (BLO): Repeat round 5 (49 Hdc)

6th Round of Petals (FLO): Join with a sl st to 1st hdc, Ch 2, dc in same st. In next st, dc, Ch 2, sl st. *Sl st in next st, Ch 2, dc in same st. In next st, dc, Ch 2, sl st* around. (24 petals)

The next few rows are ready for you here:

The Madeline Flower Crochet Rug Pattern (Part 2) – by Karla’s Making It

Make it a Beautiful Day,



34 thoughts on “The Madeline Flower Crochet Rug Pattern – by Karla’s Making It

  1. I have finished 2 flower petal rugs. went only as far as row 22 and then stopped. I loved them. Sent one to sister and saving the second for the county fair. Should do well Have not seen one like it before.

    1. I’m so glad Alice!!! It makes me so happy when fellow crocheters appreciate my patterns. Makes all the work worth it! xoxo

  2. Beautiful project. I would love to try this after I finished a dozen other projects I have going. I look forward to seeing your finished rug. Thanks for sharing your pattern and tips.

    1. Look forward to having you 🙂

      1. I am currently crocheting the Elephant Crocheted Rug for my Grandson, but I can’t wait to try this rug….
        Thanks for posting this….

        1. You sound like me Linda! I get so excited about the next new project I can’t resist, ha ha ha. Watch out. That’s gets me a HUGE pile of WIPs

          1. I would like to send you 3 pictures to show you how I backed my Madeline Rug… Not sure how to do that….

          2. I would love if you posted on my Facebook page or you can email me at Thanks so much!

  3. I want to join. I must buy the yarn first! When you said 2 balls did you mean the big ones?

    1. Yes! The big balls that are usually 9.99 at Michaels or Joanns. Don’t forget to print a coupon!!

  4. This looks just awesome! I love it! I will have to give it a try. I think it would look good in my granddaughter’s room! Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thank you MaryAnn! Hope you will post a pic on my FBPage so I can see!

  5. November 12, 2016 HELP I have finished round 12 of the petals. and I need the next installment, please. Hope to finish it and send to my sister who always sends me a needlework, quilts, sewing projects. thank you.

  6. DANG!! I want to try this… I only have 5 or 6 crochet projects going now – whats ! more..I love making rugs and usually crochet cotton sheets strips I’ve cut..I’ll have to try this with the sugar and cream – then try again with the
    1/4″ – 1/3″ strips..Thanks for the pattern..

    1. You are welcome… We will be here waiting for you 😉

  7. Headed out with coupons loaded on phone! I would like to put it at the bottom of the steps Im thinking of trying to only do a half circle. What do you think? Follow the pattern but shape it on the half. I’d need to turn and have an increase stitch. what are your thoughts? Also, I think it would make a gorgeous tree skirt for an accent tree. So what are your thoughts on creating the circle with a hole and then, stopping and turning? Thinking I would need to figure out what row it would be started on and work the pattern from there. Id be glad to try and send you the info so you can work it up correctly written
    Would love to use fall colors but not sure there will be the yarn in the vibrant colors I want. So Maybe colors to match the rest of our “Christmas decor”. Our steps and banister is always a focal point. I’m thinking great place to show one off. Super excited about this. Would also make a great accent piece for a clawed tub. For looks only of course! PS I think it would be a great idea to back it like a guest stated above. That would work w the tree skirt as well. Would be a great guide.

    1. I love all your ideas! Perhaps when I finish my rug, I will work on the Cmas skirt or half rug. I was thinking I wanted to do a baby pink one too. But I like your ideas better. Can’t wait to see your colors. Thanks Darcia!

  8. This is beautiful!!! Love the texture! How big are you expecting this to turn out? I would love to back it for my door entrance but would want it pretty large. Great job and thanks for sharing your talent!!!

    1. To be honest, I haven’t decided how big I will go! I think I want a pretty big one too! I got my yarn on sale for $5 for 14 oz skein. So far it has only cost me $10 and it is 3 feet wide today. Thanks for the kind words! -K

      1. That is awesome!!! I need to pick up some this weekend and start along with you also! I am all for going bigger! Good luck!

        1. The more the merrier!! Glad to have you Melissa 🙂

  9. This is lovely – I was looking for a rug pattern to make as a holiday gift for a friend. Glad I saw it on the Moogly Hookin on Hump Day site. Thank you!

    1. Hi Deborah! Thanks for your comment. I appreciate Moogly and Petals to Picots for sharing my pattern. If you haven’t been to Petals to Picots, you should. Amazing work over there too! Thanks again for the kind words and I hope you join us in making the rug! -K

  10. This is gorgeous! I love the texture! It looks time intensive, but totally worth it. I hope your feet love it as much as my eyes do. 🙂

    1. Thanks Jess! It is taking a while, I admit. I haven’t found anything like this available for sale, have you? I am enjoying it though. Perfect for mindless evening with family and Netflix 🙂

  11. Hi Karla,
    I really love this and I’m planning on making this soon. Thank you for sharing the pattern. Can you tell me how many skeins you need for the entire rug? I searched the entire 3 posts about this and you only mention the 2 balls you started with.
    Thank you. xoxo Dewi

    1. Hi Dewi! I am still in the process of making the rug but I will tell you that one 14 oz skein made about 3/4 of this size rug and it is now about 3 feet across. I planned on being finished before I posted it but some of my friends couldn’t wait and wanted to make it with me. Once we are done, I will post a final pattern. -Karla

  12. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern. I love it! I first saw this type of petal pattern on a potholder. I tried to figure out the increases, but I’m kinda of a newbie and there just didn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason to them. I searched all over the internet. I had given up and started trying something else. Now, thanks to you, I can rip that all out and make what I really wanted to begin with😊 Thank you so much and please posting the pattern. I am so excited!

    1. Hi Tammy, Comments like this make all the frogging of this darn rug worth it! Thank you.

      I wouldn’t say I am a crochet newbie, but I have struggled to keep this rug laying flat. I even put it away for a few months. I finally came across this blog post about making large crochet circles and a light bulb went on! You might notice that I figured out a few other things along the way – like how to end every petal round with a full petal. I guess what I’m getting at is that you were on the right track and this is a process we all go through. I just came across the right information.

      Anyway, Have you decided on a color? How big would you like your rug? I would love to see your progress! You are welcome to post your pics or even ask questions on the Facebook Page.

      1. Thank you so much! I will keep the Facebook page in mind. I would say you’re definitely not newbie. You have some beautiful crochet patterns. Right now, I am planning on doing 4 different color rounds, so I need at least 3 more rounds😉

        1. Thanks for the kind words Tammy. I love the color change idea! I’m really looking forward to seeing it

  13. I’m making this today. I absolutely love this! I’ve been looking for something like this for my sewing room and this really fits the bill. Thank you a million times over.

    1. Hi Carol,
      I’m so glad that someone is as in love with it as I am so thank YOU!! I would love to see pics along the way! You can email them to me at or post a photo on my FB Page. Enjoy and keep in touch! xoxo Karla

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