Crochet cloud rug free pattern

Dreamy crochet cloud rug pattern for your little one!

Lately, a friend of mine gave birth to a beautiful baby girl and asked me to make her a crochet cloud rug to put in front of the crib in the nursery room. That is such a nice idea, isn’t it?

As I was browsing Pinterest for patterns, I saw that there are not that many crochet cloud rug patterns available. I only found 3 or 4 designs but all of them were not suitable to her taste.

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Her nursery is a bit more sophisticated, so I had to create a new one. After some research, I modeled mine after this beautiful cloud pom pom rug. It turned out a little more abstract but I like it.

Making a crochet cloud without it screaming that it is crochet, is a bit hard. Do you see the resemblance now? No? Just me?

I knew that I wanted it to look nice and thick and welcoming, so I held two strands of bulky yarn together.

Crochet cloud rug free pattern

I opted for Paintbox Simply chunky, a nice, acrylic yarn that I knew it could handle it. The piece consists of circles with different diameters, which are sewn together to create a fluffy cloud effect.

Wanna dive in the pattern already?

What you will need:

Bulky yarn
US M/9 mm crochet hook
yarn needle
scissors
stitch marker

Dimensions: 45” (114 cm) wide and 26” (66 cm) tall

Yardage: 650 m (710 yds)

Abbreviations

MR: Magic Ring
hdc: half double crochet
tlo: third loop only
inc: increase
st(s): stitch(es)
FO: fasten off

Free crochet cloud pattern

By the way, you can also find the free crochet pattern for the wooden bunny teether, shown in the image above.

Crochet cloud rug pattern

Remember to hold two strands of yarn together and work in the third loop only throughout the project. I have a photo tutorial on how to locate the third loop of a hdc here.

Circle A

R1: MR, 10 hdc in ring, do not join, keep working in a spiral and place the stitch marker to take notice of the first stitch of every round (10)
R2: in tlo, hdc inc in each st around (20)
R3: in tlo, * hdc, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around (30)
R4: in tlo, * 2 hdc, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around (40)
R5: in tlo, * 3 hdc, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around (50)
R6: in tlo, * 4 hdc, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around (60)
R7: in tlo, * 5 hdc, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around (70)
R8: in tlo, * 6 hdc, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around (80)
R9: in tlo, * 7 hdc, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around (90)
R10: in tlo, * 8 hdc, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around (100)
R11: in tlo, * 9 hdc, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around (110) FO leaving a long tail for sewing

Circle B

R1: MR, 10 hdc in ring, do not join, keep working in a spiral and place the stitch marker to take notice of the first stitch of every round (10)
R2: in tlo, hdc inc in each st around (20)
R3: in tlo, * hdc, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around (30)
R4: in tlo, * 2 hdc, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around (40)
R5: in tlo, * 3 hdc, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around (50)
R6: in tlo, * 4 hdc, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around (60)
R7: in tlo, * 5 hdc, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around (70)
R8: in tlo, * 6 hdc, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around (80)
R9: in tlo, * 7 hdc, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around (90)
R10: in tlo, * 8 hdc, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around (100) FO leaving a long tail for sewing

Circle C

R1: MR, 10 hdc in ring, do not join, keep working in a spiral and place the stitch marker to take notice of the first stitch of every round (10)
R2: in tlo, hdc inc in each st around (20)
R3: in tlo, * hdc, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around (30)
R4: in tlo, * 2 hdc, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around (40)
R5: in tlo, * 3 hdc, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around (50)
R6: in tlo, * 4 hdc, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around (60)
R7: in tlo, * 5 hdc, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around (70)
R8: in tlo, * 6 hdc, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around (80)
R9: in tlo, * 7 hdc, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around (90) FO leaving a long tail for sewing

Crochet cloud rug pattern

Circle D

R1: MR, 10 hdc in ring, do not join, keep working in a spiral and place the stitch marker to take notice of the first stitch of every round (10)
R2: in tlo, hdc inc in each st around (20)
R3: in tlo, * hdc, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around (30)
R4: in tlo, * 2 hdc, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around (40)
R5: in tlo, * 3 hdc, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around (50)
R6: in tlo, * 4 hdc, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around (60)
R7: in tlo, * 5 hdc, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around (70)
R8: in tlo, * 6 hdc, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around (80) FO leaving a long tail for sewing

Circle E

R1: MR, 10 hdc in ring, do not join, keep working in a spiral and place the stitch marker to take notice of the first stitch of every round (10)
R2: in tlo, hdc inc in each st around (20)
R3: in tlo, * hdc, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around (30)
R4: in tlo, * 2 hdc, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around (40)
R5: in tlo, * 3 hdc, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around (50)
R6: in tlo, * 4 hdc, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around (60)
R7: in tlo, * 5 hdc, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around (70) FO leaving a long tail for sewing

Circles F+G

R1: MR, 10 hdc in ring, do not join, keep working in a spiral and place the stitch marker to take notice of the first stitch of every round (10)
R2: in tlo, hdc inc in each st around (20)
R3: in tlo, * hdc, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around (30)
R4: in tlo, * 2 hdc, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around (40)
R5: in tlo, * 3 hdc, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around (50) FO leaving a long tail for sewing

Crochet cloud rug nursery decor

Assembly

Place all the circles as shown in the image below. You can sew them however you like but this way it is easier because I have everything aligned to fill any gaps and create a smoother surface for the outside of the cloud.

crochet circle

Sew 5-6 stitches together each time when you are joining the circles.

Joining crochet circles

Finishing

When you are done with the sewing part, weave in all ends and attach two strands of yarn again at any stitch of the cloud rug. I placed mine at the bottom of Circle A.

Work single crochet stitches in the third loop only around the rug. When you reach the part where two circles are joined, make a single crochet decrease.

That way you won’t have any bulk of fabric in a very narrow space which will lead to the carpet being wavy.

That’s it! You are done! Enjoy your new nursery crochet cloud rug and I really hope you will like it.

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