Have you worked with a punch needle? If so, you are probably addicted to the process. You can make throw rugs, pillow covers, wall hanging, bags, and more. There are premade designs available, or you can create your own layouts.
20 Punch Needle Rug Designs
Below are 20 punch needle rug patterns. We have included all types of patterns from whimsical designs to insects and animals.
1. Punch Needle Rug Pattern Dragonfly Cattails by TwistedArtDesigns
Bring nature indoors with this beautiful dragonfly punch needle rug. Use your imagination with this pattern and make ornaments, pillows, framed artwork, etc.
The possibilities are endless. Since the pattern comes to you in jpeg format, you can resize it to whatever size you desire.
With this download, you will receive a supply list, photos of the completed project, punch needle instructions, tips and tricks, the pattern, and directions for completing the design.
2. Heart-Shaped Leopard Free Punch Needle Rug Pattern by Dream A Little Bigger
Use this free punch needle pattern to create a super cute, heart shaped, leopard print rug. It would be a cute accent piece for a little girl’s room, a dorm, or even a bathroom. And you get to choose the colours!
3. Flourish Punch Needle Rug Pattern by Orphanedwool
This gorgeous punch needle rug pattern is detailed, and it includes a lot of elements. The lovely floral pattern uses a rich colour palette. The timeless design would make this a great piece for making accent pillows and framed works of art.
The download includes a full-size traceable pattern for a 6.125 inch (15.56 cm) x 12.25 inch (31.12 cm) rug. You also get a colour photo of the finished design, a full-colour drawing thread placement guide, and a materials list.
4. Zell’s Bee Garden Punch Needle Pattern by TheBeeTheBear
Do you love to garden? Then you will love this cute little bee punch needle rug pattern. The whimsical beehive is surrounded by lots of beautiful flowers.
The pattern measures approximately 4.75 inches (12.07 cm) by 9.25 inches (23.5 cm). It includes instructions on how I punched the design, floss colours, and a reusable pattern. Weaver’s cloth is available as an option.
5. Home, Tweet, Home Rug Hooking Pattern by BeachNutStudio
Home Tweet Home is a full-size punch needle rug pattern. It features a robin watching carefully over her eggs.
This is a large pattern that measures 16 inches (40.64 cm) high x 22 inches (55.88 cm) wide. It is available on paper or red dot. The rug would make a great addition to a nursery, guest room, or sun room.
6. Cheetah Punch Needle Rug Pattern by ByAdeline
Are you looking for a jungle themed punch needle rug pattern? This cheetah rug would be a lot of fun to make.
The punched area of the rug measures 16 inches (40.64 cm) x 26 inches (66.04 cm). The finished rug measures 16.5 inches (41.91 cm) x 26.5 inches (67.31 cm).
7. Dandy Punch Needle Embroidery Pattern by briarcottage
Use this primitive, folk art pattern for a hooked rug, punch needle rug, embroidery, or needlework. The finished piece will measure 9.5 inches (24.13 cm) wide x 7.5 inches (19.05 cm) high. However, you can shrink or enlarge the pattern.
Included is a photo of the finished punch, a black and white drawn reversed image, a black and white line drawing from the front, and a numbered colour code.
8. Patriotic Flag Star Rug Needle Punch Pattern by StarRugCompanyStore
Here is the perfect patriot punch needle rug for a home decorated in country decor. The is for Valdani threads or DMC floss. The pattern can be adapted to any size.
The download includes 11 pages which include a colour photo of the finished design, floss suggestions, tips and hints, black and white line drawings of the front and back of the design, a black and white thread placement chart, and floss numbers at a glance.
9. Scandinavian Christmas Tree Rug Hooking Pattern by HappyCatStitchery
Make this beautiful punch needle rug to decorate your home during the holidays. And the best part is, this gorgeous tree only uses two colours.
The instructions are written for punch needle, but this stunning pattern can also be used for rug hooking or embroidery. Finished, the rug will measure 8 inches (20.32 cm) wide x 10 inches (25.4 cm) high.
10. Lumina Dreams White Pumpkin Punch Rug Pattern by farmersattic
It is never the wrong time to start working on your Halloween decorations. This intriguing pattern creates a little rug that is ideal for livening up end tables and kitchen tables.
Finished, the punch needle rug will measure 6 inches (15.24 cm) x 5.5 inches (13.97 cm).
11. Primitive Sheep Punch Needle Pattern by Doodle Dog Designs
Download this free primitive sheep punch needle pattern and make a primitive rug. To download the pattern, you must sign up for Doodle Dog Designs e-mails.
12. Chicken Punch Rug Pattern by TheUrbanAcres
You may no longer be a spring chicken, but you can make one. This digital spring chicken punch needle rug pattern is formatted to 10 inches (25.4 cm) x 10 inches (25.4 cm). However, it can be enlarged on a printer.
13. Shepard’s Shade Punch Needle Pattern by farmersattic
This rug would look amazing in any home decorated in rustic or colonial decor. The finished piece will measure 6 inches (15.24 cm) x 11 inches (27.94 cm). It would look beautiful displayed on a table or a nightstand.
14. Groovy Punch Needle Rug Tutorial by DIY Joy
Not all punch needle rug patterns have primitive designs. Use this free fun pattern to create a colourful, psychedelic throw rug. The rug would make a great addition to any groovy room.
15. At The Water’s Edge Needlepunch Embroidery Pattern by ThreeSheepStudio
This punch needle rug would be wonderful framed, made into a pillow, finished as a mat, or used as a decorative accent on a box. The design size is approximately 6.75 inches (17.15 cm) x 8.75 inches (22.23 cm).
The pattern includes a full colour photograph, a colour guide, a pattern template, step-by-step directions, and tips and tricks. You can order just the pattern or add on the optional fabric.
16. Primitive Punch Needle 3 Shades of Sheep Pattern by thecooperscottage
The 3 Shades of Sheep Punch Needle Pattern shows three sheep in varying shades. You can order this as a printed pattern, a pattern and thread kit, or a digital pattern.
17. Flores Tropicale Punch Needle Rug Pattern by Murcielagata
Bright and colourful describes this floral punch needle rug. The finished piece is a 23 inch (58.42 cm) circular punch needle rug.
The pattern is suitable for beginners as well as advanced crafters. You will need basic knowledge of punch needle.
18. Tropical Leaf Rug Hooking Pattern by MiniMasterpiecesAZ
This tropical leaf pattern would be a great project for making a nature inspired wall hanging. Included in the download is one black and white pattern for transferring your image and one colour version for ideas on what colours to use. You get to pick the colours.
19. Calico Cat Punch Needle Pattern by Doodle Dog Primitives
Do you love kitty cats? Here is a free punch needle rug pattern with directions. This pattern is easy enough to follow, it can be completed by a beginner. The pattern makes a small rug that will measure about 3.5 inches (8.89 cm) x 4.25 inches (10.8 cm).
20. Nutty Buddy Squirrel Punch Rug Pattern by farmersattic
Do you enjoy decorating for the different seasons? Nutty Buddy would make a great addition to your fall decor.
Finished, the design will measure approximately 5 inches (12.7 cm) x 4.5 inches (11.43 cm). Included are a transferable pattern, instructions, and material list.
Rugs are easier to make than they look. Show off your crafty skills by making one or more of these punch needle rug patterns.
If you make some of these wonderful creations, share post a picture in our Facebook page! Can’t get enough of rugs, check out these crochet rugs or these macrame rug patterns to add bohemian vibe to your home. Also learn how to make a braided rug and Rug Weaving here.
Are you ready to get busy punching? We hope our list of punch needle rug patterns has inspired you to create some beautiful projects.