Have you noticed that a whole lot of people right now are looking for a good crochet race truck rug pattern? It’s one of those things that suddenly went viral and everyone’s trying to make one. However, it’s not a new idea. You can find a variety of different styles and designs including at vintage race track crochet patterns. Here are some of our favorites from Etsy.
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What Is A Crochet Race Track Rug Pattern?
If you haven’t seen these, yet, they are simply crochet play mat rugs for kids. The rug is usually oval in shape. However, you’ll find patterns for round, square, and rectangular rugs as well. On the rug is a crocheted design that looks like a race track. The idea is that kids can play with their cars (or with amigurumi cars that you make) on this race track rug.
It’s one of those ideas that’s really simple and yet really smart. Kids love these. You get to crochet something that is out of your usual realm. And it’s super great for gifting. Kids love to play with cars and moving their cars of various sizes and styles along a track like this is not only entertaining but also helps them build up their motor skills.
Best Crochet Race Track Rug Patterns
We think that you’ll be able to find your own favorite crochet race track rug pattern among these options on Etsy:
If you’re looking for a specific pattern that you’ve seen recently online then chances are that it’s going to look similar to this one. This is designed by KeAlohaCrochet. It’s a simple oval where the track is a basic black road that goes around the oval and the rest of the mat is green. Young children can move their stuffed cars around and around the track for fun.
This rug is similar to the last one. However, it has some fun differences. In particular, as you can see, there’s a parking spot for the cars on either side of the track. This is designed for use with small cars, similar to Hot Wheels, that kids can park then race along the oval. This is a nice large sized rug for older kids to play on.
Look familiar? This great vintage crochet pattern has that same idea to it. However, it uses loopy fringe yarn to create a more rug-like effect. Fun! This pattern was designed in the 1980s.
This is a big full rug that’s over 3 feet long, so it’s great for play and also truly serves as a rug in the home. Moreover, this shows how you can use color changes to make different styles of these types of rugs. Check out yet another colorway here.
Of all of the related crochet patterns on Etsy, this is probably the most original. It’s a square crochet rug with a road pattern on it, but the pattern is not in the shape of a round track. Therefore kids can “drive” straight and learn about stopping and making turns. The pattern is not just for the rug though. The rug actually folds up into a backpack! And you get a pattern to make toy cars to use to play on the track. Awesome!
Here’s another example of a square crochet rug that can be used to play with cars on it. This one has a track that goes around the outer edge and a connects by different roads to a circle track in the center. It also has designs like a fire station and a stop light, which are great for teaching road vocabulary to young children.
This square crochet playmat / rug has roads, of course. It also has other designs. And, if you notice, the shape makes it a perfect Tic Tac Toe board as well. Just crochet some x’s and o’s and you’ve got a game for older kids, too.
Easy Free Crochet Road Track Throw Pattern
All of the other crochet patterns in this roundup are available for sale through Etsy. However, Yarnspirations does have an option for you for free: The Red Heart Roadway Throw.