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17 Free Crochet Mug Rug Patterns

Crochet mug rugs are perfect for your afternoon break. Plus, they make the best gifts!

Updated February 11, 2021
17 Free Crochet Mug Rug Patterns

Here at AllFreeCrochet, we love mug rugs. Also known as mini rugs, mug mats, these little table accessories are continually gaining in popularity and make the best gifts.

With this collection, 17 Free Crochet Mug Rug Patterns, peruse these classic and modern designs that we love.

If you are not familiar with mug rugs, our friends at AllFreeSewing have a great guide: What is a Mug Rug? On that page, learn all about what these rugs are used for, find out mug rug sizes, and more.

To paraphrase, a mug rug is a small mat that can be made of fabric or yarn (knitted, crocheted, or made on a loom or another technique).

According to the guide, "Traditionally a quilted mat, a mug rug is a combination of a coaster and a placemat that is large enough to hold a cup and a snack. It can also be called a mug mat or snack mat."

Below, check out our favorite crochet mug rug patterns and tutorials. These range from smaller squares that are closer to crochet coasters to circular designs that give a unique look to your table.

However, mug rugs are more commonly made in a rectangle shape. This is what we'll start with.

Rectangle Crochet Mug Rug Patterns

One of our favorite reasons to make mug rugs is because they make fabulous gifts. Pair your homemade rug that was made with love with a mug and some treats. This gift idea works for any occasion, too! Christmas, birthdays, housewarmings, or just because. Everyone needs an excuse for a mid-day break.

Below, take a look at our favorite classic crochet mug rug designs, which are rectangular in shape. You can have so much fun with different stitches, as you will see.

Most of these include fun fringe but you can decide whether or not you want to add it to any of these patterns! And if you like Tunisian crochet, then you'll find one here and another in the next section to make with your long hook, too.

Circle and Square Mug Rug Patterns

For a more unique look, try out one of these square or circle mug rugs. Again, some of these feature fringe, and some do not. Along with different stitches like the first set above, many of these have individual characteristics to make them stand out from regular coasters.

With the smaller rug rugs, there are several different but related patterns so that you can make a fun set for yourself or friends and family.

You will also spot a few holiday-specific designs that can be displayed during certain months or taken out for dinner parties. Crochet mug rugs are super versatile so there's no stopping your creativity!

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