butterfly crochet rug

A butterfly crochet rug {Free Pattern}

Crochet butterfly rugI’m slightly obsessed with this pretty butterfly crochet rug! It was my weekend project to decorate Alex’s room with and it turned out to be pretty easy and such a pleasure to make! 

A few weeks ago I purchased a few balls of t-shirt yarn. I’d never used t-shirt yarn before but I knew I wanted to make a rug for each of my children’s bedrooms. A rug is a perfect accessory to add some color to your home and can also be used as a play mat.

Easy & quick butterfly crochet rug

I’ve been teaching myself to crochet by watching videos tutorials off Youtube. You can literally learn any new skill off all the tutorials available online! Since I’ve always enjoyed knitting and other homemaking skills, I have become quite obsessed with learning how to crochet. Especially since there are so many pretty crafts you can make to decorate your home!

The pattern I followed is free and called Tresa’s butterfly rag rug. I found the pattern easy enough for a beginner to follow. It uses only basic stitches so quite straightforward with a bit of shaping.

butterfly crochet rug

As mentioned, even though the pattern calls for yarn, I used t-shirt yarn. My hook used was a 15mm so my rug came out much more bulkier than on the  pattern. The only adjustment I made for my rug was increasing the number of stitches for the body.

Alex loves her rug and uses it as a play mat too!

butterfly crochet rug

If you love to crochet too, this would make a quick gift for a baby shower or birthday. It would also be a really nice decoration for a nursert.

We’re only one month into the new year and my kids are already invited to three birthday parties this month! Toys are expensive and our kids seem to have too many. I’m trying to be more creative and thoughtful with our gift-giving this year so I think this craft will be added to my list of great gifts for girls!



Anthea O'Neill is a wife and proud mom of three. She is front-end web developer, blogger and a self-proclaimed glitter & yarn addict. Anthea's Project Life is a blog for the modern mom.

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  1. How cute is this? I also have this urge to try and learn how to crochet but have never progressed past a cable stitch!

  2. Pamela says:

    I love the butterfly rug. I can’t believe you have started crocheting and making these amazing things. Its lovely how the kids appreciate your creations. I remember my kids scoffing at me when I crochet or knitting anything and expected them to wear it. The look of absolute horror still stays with me lol

    1. Terri-Leigh tells me all the time “You’re turning into Mom!” Shock, horror!

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