Here’s the latest edition to The Cotton Yarn Chronicles! This mat is so soft and comfy on the feet; it’s hard to believe it’s a bath mat! And since it’s made using absorbent cotton yarn, it’s perfect for the bathroom, but that doesn’t mean it’s only for the bathroom… modify the colors and it will work anywhere in the house where you can use a soft, absorbent mat or rug- a couple of ideas are the entryway or by the sink in the kitchen.
Cotton Bath Mat or Rug Knitting Pattern
Finished Size: Approximately 28″ x 38″ when flat.
16 balls of Bernat Cotton Yarn and/or Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Yarn; 109 m/ 120 yds in purple, blue, green, teal, sage, and jewel.
1 Pair 9mm / size 13 – 80mm length circular knitting needles (I like bamboo circular knitting needles).
11 stitches = 6 inches and 10 rows = 3 inches. Gauge is not important for this pattern; I am providing this information for those who want to check their gauge.
Knit entire pattern holding 4 strands of yarn together. Cast on 53 stitches. *Knit the seed stitch- knit one, purl one for 52 stitches; end with a knit stitch. Turn.* Repeat directions between the * until mat measures 38″ or desired length. Bind off, tie off and weave in ends.
This pattern can be knitted any size by adjusting how many stitches you cast on- just always cast on an odd number of stitches and start and end with a knit stitch in order to achieve the seed stitch. If you decide to make a bigger rug, you may have to use longer circular needles.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave a reply!