Crochet Basketball Rug

I got my hands on some of the new larger Clover Amour Crochet Hooks and they are so fun to work with and pair perfectly with super chunky yarn! I created a quick and easy basketball rug from my sons sports themed room using two strands of bulky yarn and the P/Q 15mm hook. Much larger than your typical hook, but so comfortable and light! This project works up extremely quickly and there are so many options for embellishments. Think baseball, soccer, or just a fun multi-colored circle rug. Stay tuned for a girly version for my daughters room!

Clover Amour P/Q 15mm Crochet Hook <– click to purchase from
– Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in pumpkin orange (4 skeins) and one skein of black for border and embellishments.
Chibi Jumbo Darning Needles (large tapestry needle)
Magic Ring Tutorial
SC = Single Crochet
Circular Crochet Rug Pattern
With two strands of orange yarn (its best to pull from two separate skeins)
Magic Ring, chain 1 and make 10 SC in ring, do not join, continue to crochet in rounds
Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around (20 SC)
Round 3: SC in each stitch around (20 SC)
Round 4: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, repeat around (30 SC)
Round 5: SC in each stitch around (30 SC)
Round 6: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 2, repeat around (40 SC)
Round 7: SC in each stitch around (40 SC)
Round 8: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 3, repeat around (50 SC)
Round 9: SC in each stitch around (50 SC)
Round 10: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 4, repeat around (60 SC)
Round 11: SC in each stitch around (60 SC)
Round 12: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 5, repeat around (70 SC)
Round 13: SC in each stitch around (70 SC) 
Round 14: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 6, repeat around (80 SC)
Round 15: SC in each stitch around (80 SC)
Round 16: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 7, repeat around (90 SC)
(Feel free to keep continuing with the pattern, increasing every other row to make larger)
change to black yarn
Round 17: SC with only one strand in back loops only. Join, fasten off and weave in ends.

Make 3 chains with black yarn of approx 40 chains long.
Sew them on to rug with jumbo tapestry needle. Try not to weave needle through backside of rug… weave it in-between stitches and through the middle of the chains. Start with the line down the center and then sew on two curved lines on either side.

My oldest just finished up a week of basketball camp with former pro basketball player Norman Nolan and was very excited about his new room accessory :)
Click HERE for more information on the new larger Clover Amour Hooks and be sure to check back in early August to see more of these crochet hooks, the rug I’m making for my daughters room, and to enter a giveaway!  
Thank you to Clover Needlecraft for providing me with the chance to try out their new larger Amour Hooks. I was not compensated for this post and all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. 

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  1. says

    So special to see your son with this former pro basketball player. Is he now dreaming of a future as famous basketball player?
    Great basketball rug for fans of this sport. This could also be a good start for making a pouf.

    Have a great weekend, Margaret

  2. Denise says

    I know I have one of these to make in my plans this year, I have twins who are basketball NUTS. I hope I can make it as nice as you have here, I want to make it bigger too. Love it and thank you for sharing!

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