How to Crochet an Oval + Crochet Oval Patterns

Knowing how to crochet different types of stitches is very important. But stitches are not the only things you need to know. You also need to know to make basic shapes. One common shape you will run into is an oval. So, before you start any of these crochet oval patterns, let us show you how to crochet an oval. 

CROCHET OVAL PATTERNS

How to Crochet an Oval

To crochet an oval, you will need:

  • Hook
  • Yarn

You will need to know how to:

Steps for crocheting an oval:

There are a few ways you can crochet an oval. Below is one of the most basic crochet oval patterns.

1.    Create a slip knot.

2.    Chain 10 (this number will vary depending on the pattern you are using.)

3.    Double crochet in the 3rd chain from the hook.

4.    Double crochet into the next 6 chains.

5.    Add 6 double crochets into the last chain. As you are adding the double crochets, the piece will begin to rotate.

6.    Double crochet into the next 6 stitches.

7.    Add 5 double crochets into the last chain. The piece will begin to rotate again.

8.    Slip stitch into the first stitch in the round.

9.    Chain 2. This does not count as a stitch.

10.  Add 2 double crochets into the first stitch.

11.  Double crochet into the next 6 stitches.

12.  Add two double crochets into the next 6 stitches.

13.  Double crochet into the next 6 stitches.

14.  Add 2 double crochets in each stitch until the end of the round.

15.  You now have created a small oval. To continue making the oval larger, you will need to increase the number of stitches on each end while maintaining the straight edges. To determine the correct number of stitches, you will need to refer to your pattern.

10 Crochet Oval Shape Patterns

Below are 10 crochet oval patterns that will let you show off your new crochet skill.

1. Crochet Oval Placemat Pattern by CraftingEachDay

Whip up these place mats to brighten your decor and protect the table. The crochet oval pattern works up quickly and easily.

It is recommended that you use Lion Brand Basic Stitch or any other worsted weight yarn that is machine washable. You will be able to use these place mats indoors and outdoors.

This pattern is ideal for advanced beginners. The increases and openwork stitches are easy to learn. You will need a size H crochet hook, a tapestry needle, an optional stitch marker, and a tape measure.

Crochet Oval Placemat Pattern by CraftingEachDay

Get the Pattern by CraftingEachDay HERE

2. How to make your own oval baskets Tutorial– Free Pattern by Malloo

You can make these beautiful oval baskets using this free crochet oval pattern. The baskets are made using bulky yarn, and they hold their shape nicely. They are ideal for a bathroom and nightstand organisation.

The project includes instructions for a small and large basket. You will need super bulky yarn, an 8 mm crochet hook, a 9 mm crochet hook, a yarn needle, and scissors.

How to make your own oval baskets – Free Pattern by Malloo

Find the Tutorial by Malloo HERE

3. Easy Handmade Coaster Oval Crochet Pattern by VilanaYarn

This crochet oval pattern can be used for a wide variety of projects. You can use it for the bottom of a bag, backpack, or basket. You can also use it to make coasters. 

This pattern can be made with cord or yarn. The material you choose will determine the size of the project.

Easy Handmade Coaster Oval Crochet Pattern by VilanaYarn

Get the Pattern by VilanaYarn HERE

4. Crochet Oval Shape Pattern by KorolKnit

Here is another crochet oval pattern for creating a base. It is a simple pattern that was designed for beginners. You can use this pattern to create coasters, table mats, oval baskets, oval rugs, oval shaped bags, and other oval-shaped items.

The pattern is built step-by-step. It includes lots of pictures and a text description. The size of the finished base is 9 inches (23 cm) x 6 inches (15 cm).

Crochet Oval Shape Pattern by KorolKnit

Get the Pattern by KorolKnit HERE

5. Crochet Oval Rug Pattern by CraftyCreationsSA

Make this oval rug using T-shirt yarn. It is a relatively easy-to-follow crochet oval pattern. The finished rug would make a beautiful addition to any room.

The completed rug will measure approximately 25.59 inches (65 cm) x 33.46 inches (85 cm). It will use between two and three 500 g skeins of T-shirt yarn. If you are going to use the rug on a tile or wood floor, it is advised that you place the rug on non-slip mesh.

Crochet Oval Rug Pattern by CraftyCreationsSA

Get the Pattern by CraftyCreationsSA HERE

6. The Cable Stitch Rug Oval Crochet Pattern by CrochetTiffanyHansen

Crochet your very own rug with this pattern. The cable stitch texture will feel so soft and plush on your feet. Use bright fun colours for a kid’s room or neutral colours for an open space. You can even use holiday colours.

The Cable Stitch Rug Oval Crochet Pattern by CrochetTiffanyHansen

Get the Pattern by CrochetTiffanyHansen HERE

7. Recycled T-Shirt Crocheted Rugs Tutorial from Felt Magnet

Do not throw your old T-Shirt out. Instead, use them to crochet a rug. This free crochet oven pattern will walk you through the steps for preparing the T-shirts for crocheting.

To make a recycled T-shirt rug you will need 4-8 T-shirts, a rotary cutter or scissors, a self-healing cutting mat, and a size N crochet hook.

Recycled T-Shirt Crocheted Rugs Tutorial from Felt Magnet

Find the Tutorial from Felt Magnet Here

8. Blooming Ivy Oval Doily Table Runner by KristinesCrochets

Here is an intermediate level crochet oval pattern. You will need to be familiar with basic crochet stitches and terminology.

The completed doily will measure approximately 14.6 inches (37 cm) x 11 inches (28 cm). Included with the PDF download are written instructions and pictures.

You might also want to check our collection of crochet table runners to revamp your center table.

Blooming Ivy Oval Doily Table Runner by KristinesCrochets

Get the Pattern by KristinesCrochets HERE

9. Small Rug Oval Crochet Pattern by Lulaor

Here is an easy crochet oval pattern that can be completed by an advanced beginner. You can choose any colour combination you want.

The pattern calls for 276 yards (9250 meters) of t-shirt yarn, a 10 mm crochet hook, and a tapestry needle. The completed rug will measure approximately 33 inches (84 cm) x 21.6 inches (55 cm).

Small Rug Oval Crochet Pattern by Lulaor

Find the Pattern by Lulaor HERE

10. Crochet Oval Coaster Pattern by HueLaVive

This is a fun beginner-friendly pattern for crocheting oval coasters. You can make these in many different colours. These coasters work up quickly and make great gifts.

Each coaster will measure about 5.9 inches (15 cm) x 5.3 inches (13.5 cm). The PDF download includes-step-by step instructions and pictures. You will need basic knowledge of crochet techniques and stitches.

Crochet Oval Coaster Pattern by HueLaVive

Find the Pattern by HueLaVive HERE

Are you Looking to expand your crochet knowledge and move on to bigger projects? Try your hand at a crochet oval pattern.

Grab your hooks and your favorite shades of yarn, and start hooking some of these crochet oval patterns. Share your finish work on our Facebook Page.

Crochet ovals may look intimidating; however, the process is very easy to learn. And once you know how to make a basic oval, you will be able to tackle all different types of projects that include a crochet oval pattern.