Rug Knitting Patterns
Want a fast, easy project that makes a great gift and great stashbuster? Take a look at these rugs and mats that you can customize for any home decor and any room in the house including kitchen, bath, living room, entry, and more.
To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.
These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.
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Free Knitting Patterns
One Skein Rug
Art Fiend’s shoe rug features interesting cable and textures and is great for stashbusting. Other Ravelrers have added fringe or used this pattern for table runners and other projects.
Garter Snake Rug
Beth Khan’s rug uses a simple lace pattern to create the snake bodies and cast-ons and bind-offs for the heads and tails.
Rag Doily Rug
Julie Weisenberger’s design uses old sheets for yarn to create a pretty and absorbent rug for bathrooms and entryways.
Woven Look Rug and Afghan
Patons matching set is knit with two strands held together.
Ready for the Floor Baby Blanket
Lay baby down on this textured blanket with appliqué leaves that Rowena Sweeney designed to keep baby comfy and happy on flat surfaces.
Loopy Bath Mat
Purl Soho designed this easy, super comfy loop stitch rug. It’s cute and simple but is time-consuming. One Size: 20 x 28 inches
Tender Foot Spa / Bath Mat
Haze Werner’s easy pattern features a center panel of soft stockinette for those with sensitive feet. Pictured project by Wenditouie
Floor Mat Knit From Clothesline
This giant knit project by Craft Passion is 40″ x 29″.
Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich was inspired by classic rag rugs to design these colorful rugs that are perfect for any room of the house. The rugs are knit holding two strands of yarn together so it is also a quick project.
Spiral Bath Mat
This Sea Snail Bath Mat by Joyce Fassbender for Knit Picks is knit in a spiral from the inside out. The spiral is shaped with short rows and is joined as you knit. 22” diameter. Great with multi-color or self-striping yarn!
Garterlac Bath Rug
Puffy Diamonds Bath Mat
The comfy cushioning is built into this rug thanks to the raised diamond stitches. A quick easy knit designed by Silvana Siddali. Pictured project by yoel who made a matching washcloth with the leftover yarn.
Broken Rib Bath Mat
Kathy Zimmerman’s quick mat or rug project is 18” x 24”. Pictured project by marytirpokvt
“I Don’t Know What Happened to Your” Tshirt Rug
Andre Sue’s easy rug is knit from t-shirt yarn that you can make yourself or purchase. The striped rectangle radiates out from the center cast on.
Finger Knit Rug
This finger knit rug designed by Flax and Twine is woven on a hula hoop.
This easy Lily Sugar n’ Cream rug a simple, quick knit in washable yarn.
Patterns for Purchase
Knitting Rugs: 39 Traditional, Contemporary, Innovative Designs
See gallery below for some of the patterns in the book. Available in Kindle and Paperback (Prime available).
This round rug is created with garter stitch, yarn overs and short rows and is a fast knit in super bulky yarn. Finished mat is 40″ in diameter.
Double Cable Super Chunky Rug / Throw
This 49″ x 64″ (approx.) Super Chunky Double Cable Throw Blanket / Rug is knit using multiple strands of yarn to create a modern over-sized blanket or rug.
Folk Art Rug
Pam Allen used graphic folk art motifs like checks, zigzags, and stripes as the jumping-off point for this nine-color wool rug. Finished Size: About 25 ½”” (65 cm) wide and 34″” (86.5 cm) long.
Tromso Reversible Rug
Easy rug comes in 3 sizes. Quick knit in bulky yarn.
Small: 50 x 75 cm / 20 x 30 ins
Medium: 60 x 90 cm / 24 x 36 ins
Large: 70 x 105cm / 28 x 42 ins
Road Map Playmat
One of the 17designs in Sirdar’s Nursery Knits for Boys. Despite the gender restrictive title, this is a cute playmat for any baby with a lot of textures for sensory development. Cabled and ribbed (ploughed) fields, fur stitch lawns, tuck stitch ponds, garter stitch and mitred roads – it’s a developmental playmat which will amuse toddlers too. 36 squares in total.
Terry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!