Polka Dot Mug Rugs – Free Tapestry Crochet Pattern

The Polka Dot Mug Rugs are the perfect pattern to learn how to do tapestry crochet.

Polka Dot Mug Rugs - Free Tapestry Crochet Pattern - Raffamusa Designs

Or if you already know how to tapestry crochet, then you can simply enjoy this easy and happy pattern, which will definitely bring so much color into your coffee breaks!

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Learn how to Tapestry Crochet like a pro!

Recently, I’ve been working on a couple of tapestry crochet tutorials, which are perfect for beginners.

First, I updated the tutorial on how to change color in tapestry crochet. Then, I wrote a beginner’s guide to tapestry crochet, with step-by-step photos on how to start your project, how to carry and hide yarn in your stitches, and a few more tips and tricks.

However, while I was writing these posts, I realized that I did not have many tapestry patterns for beginners to use as an example.

Sure, the tapestry crochet Farmhouse potholders are not difficult as they only use two strands of yarn, but you do need to focus on each stitch because the pictures are rather complex.

Instead, I wanted to offer a simple and repetitive pattern, which you could work without focusing too much on the pattern itself.

The point is that with an easy shape, you can focus more on the technique and become confident with color changes, turning rows, etc.

And that’s how I came up with these Polka Dot Mug Rugs!

At first, I was tempted to make them the size of a hot pad. However, a mug rug or coaster is much smaller, so it is less tiring for beginners!

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Tapestry Crochet Polka Dot Mug Rugs - Free Pattern - Raffamusa Designs

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MATERIALS

ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS)

  • BLO – Back Loop Only
  • Ch – Chain
  • RS – Right Side
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • St – Stitch
  • WS – Wrong Side
  • Yo – Yarn over

Size

Each mug rug measures 3.75” by 5″ (9.5 cm by 12 cm).

Gauge

14 sts for 13 rows working in tapestry crochet in 2″ (5 cm).

Pattern Notes

  • This pattern is crocheted in tapestry crochet using 2 strands of yarn.
  • If the pattern says “A2”, it means that you have to crochet 1 sc in color A into each of the next 2 sts.
  • (…) – Repeat the instruction within brackets for the indicated number of times.
  • The stitch count is 34 sts throughout the pattern.

SPECIAL STITCHES

Back Loop Only (BLO)
Learn HERE how to crochet in the back loop only.

Choose your favorite color combo for your Polka Dot Mug Rug!

Polka Dot Mug Rugs – Pattern Chart

Polka Dot Mug Rugs - Tapestry Crochet Pattern Chart - Raffamusa Designs

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Polka Dot Mug Rugs – Written Pattern

With A, ch 35.

Row 1 (RS). Starting from the second ch from your hook, A2, B5, A5, B5, A5, B5, A5, B2.

Row 2 (WS). With B, ch 1, turn. B1, A7, B3, A7, B3, A7, B3, A3. Close the last st with B.

Row 3. With B, ch 1, turn. B1, A7, B3, A7, B3, A7, B3, A3.

Row 4. With A, ch 1, turn. A2, B5, A5, B5, A5, B5, A5, B2.

Row 5. With B, ch 1, turn. B2, A5, B5, A5, B5, A5, B5, A2.

Row 6. With A, ch 1, turn. A3, B3, A7, B3, A7, B3, A7, B1. Close the last st with A.

Row 7. With A, ch 1, turn. A3, B3, A7, B3, A7, B3, A7, B1.

Row 8. With B, ch 1, turn. B2, A5, B5, A5, B5, A5, B5, A2.

Row 9. With A, ch 1, turn. A2, B5, A5, B5, A5, B5, A5, B2.

Row 10. With B, ch 1, turn. B1, A7, B3, A7, B3, A7, B3, A3

Row 11-18. Repeat Rows 3-10.

Row 19-24. Repeat Rows 3-8.

Row 25 (RS). With A, ch 1, turn. BLO sl st across.

Fasten off and weave in all your ends.

Finishing

Cut 48 pieces of yarn of about 4″ (10 cm), and attach one fringe to both sides of each row. Trim and comb the fringes.

Polka Dot Mug Rugs - Fringes - Raffamusa Designs

WELL DONE, YOUR tapestry CROCHET Polka Dot Mug Rugs are READY!

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