Tiny Triangles Rug Crochet Pattern

This was most certainly a labor of love.

In all honesty, it’s probably not a project I would have embarked on if not for the current state of affairs (re: indoors and bored), but I can’t say I’m not glad I did.

I love the way that it looks and it was definitely a satisfying project to complete after how long it took me.

My mom asked for a rug for her newly renovated craft room for her birthday and I found this one from Pottery Barn Kids that I liked, but at over $200 for a 3′ x 5′, was way out of my budget.

So I decided to try and DIY a version of my own!

Start to finish, the rug took me about three weeks to complete and measures 37″ x 60″. I used a size G hook with Caron cotton cakes yarn (a staple in my stash), which is a size down from their recommendation to make the rug denser and sturdier. Cotton yarn typically has more structure and is a bit stiffer than other natural fibers or acrylic and it’s also machine washable, making it perfect for this project!

I chose to cut and wind each color of the cake into its own ball so I could control the striping, but it might also be fun to use the cake as is and see what happens!

This rug is as versatile as it is cute! While I was creating it, I couldn’t stop thinking about all of the different ways it could be used and/or modified to work in different settings—aside from being a traditional rug, I could also picture it scaled down to be used as a bath mat or with fringe to be used as a blanket to sit on at the park or the beach. 

It is also simple and easy to crochet! It does take some dedication in terms of time commitment to create, but it is made up of all half double crochet stitches with tiny triangles of contrasting colors placed along the front-side rows. I will explain how to create these tiny triangles below as they differ slightly from traditional crochet color changes. Once you get the hang of them, this is a great pattern to work on in front of the TV or a movie as it is a very simple 4 row repeat! 

Scroll down for the full pattern!

Tiny Triangles Crochet Rug Pattern


  • 4 Skeins of Caron Cotton Cakes in White (or main color)
  • 1 Skein of Caron Cotton Cakes in Blue Hawaii 
    • I split this cake into three contrast colors (blue, grey, and turquoise) by cutting and winding each color into its own ball so I could control the striping.
  • Size G 4 mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch Markers (optional) 



37″ x 60″ after blocking


  • ch – chain
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • fhdc – foundation half double crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet (all regular hdc in pattern are worked in main color)
  • cc – contrast color
  • cchdc – contrast color half double crochet (see special stitches)


  • Contrast Color Half Double Crochet (cchdc): yarn over (yo) with the contrast color and insert into the stitch, yo with the contrast color again and pull up a loop. YO with the main color and pull through all three loops on the hook. 


  • ch 2 does not count as a stitch.
  • The triangles are created by placing cchdc along the even (front-side) rows. The contrast color is carried along across the back of the work (tapestry crochet). You will crochet over the contrast color strand when not in use to lock it in place. 
  • It can be tricky at first to keep the tension even with the contrast color. I recommend working the stitch as normal without worrying too much about the tension and then giving the contrast color a gentle tug each time you pick it up to complete a cchdc to ensure it is laying flat along the back of the work and is even in the previous cchdc.
  • I like to lay my contrast color along the back of the work starting with the second stitch of each even-numbered row (when the right side is facing you). This makes it a lot easier to work the first cchdc (vs. trying to add it in while working that stitch).
  • I carry the contrast color across until I reach the second to last stitch of each row; then I drop it and cut the cc yarn. This prevents the cc from showing on the sides of the work when the ends are woven in. 
  • It is important not to get your main color and contrast color yarns tangled. I like to keep one on the left (main color) and one on the right (cc) and only pick up the cc from behind the main color. 
  • I chose to cut and wind each color of my cake into a ball so that I could control the striping on the blanket, but I think it would also look really cool if it the cake was used as is and the rug had sporadic color changes! 
    • If you would like to follow the exact striping I used for this pattern, I did:
      • Two rows of blue
      • Two rows of grey
      • Two rows of turquoise
      • Two rows of grey
      • and then repeated and ended with two rows of blue.
  • I had quite a bit of yarn from my contrast color skein left over at the end (including the white portion of the Blue Hawaii cake that I didn’t use). This could be used to add fringe to the rug or to create soap savers, which are great stash busters! 
  • If you would like to adjust the size of this rug, it is worked over a multiple of 4+1 stitches.
    • Or 4+3 chains if you are not using a foundation stitch row.

Tiny Triangles Crochet Rug 

Row 1: fhdc 153, ch 2, turn.

(or, ch 155, hdc in the third chain from hook and in each st across. ch 2, turn.)

Row 2: hdc 2, cchdc 1, *hdc 3, cchdc 1, repeat from * until there are two sts left. hdc 2, ch 2 turn. cut your cc, leaving a tail to weave in. 

Row 3: hdc in each st across, ch 2, turn.

Row 4: hdc 4, cchdc 1, *hdc 3, cchdc 1, repeat from * until there are four sts left. hdc 4, ch 2, turn. cut your cc, leaving a tail to weave in.

Row 5: hdc in each st across, ch 2, turn.

and that’s it! Repeat rows 2-5 until your work reaches 5’ or your desired length. Bind off and weave in the (many) ends!

I highly recommend blocking this rug to ensure it lays flat and to get the maximize size! I steam blocked mine and let it sit for 24 hours before laying it out on the floor!

I would love to see your finished projects! Use #wildlittlemaker on Instagram to share! Pattern questions or feedback? Drop a comment below or hello@wildlittlemaker.com

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