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Knitting Patterns for Rugs and Mats. Most patterns are free.

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Cable Rug

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.

Free knitting pattern for Garter Snake Rug

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.

Free knitting pattern for Rag Doily Rug

© print-of-the-wave

Rag Doily Rug

Julie Weisenberger’s design uses old sheets for yarn to create a pretty and absorbent rug for bathrooms and entryways.

Free Knitting Pattern for Woven Look Run and Blanket

Woven Look Rug and Afghan

Patons matching set is knit with two strands held together.

Free Knitting Pattern for Ready for the Floor Baby Blanket

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Loopy Bath Rug

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

Free Knitting Pattern Tender Foot Bath Mat

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Ombre Rugs

Ombre Tapis

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.

Free knitting pattern for spiral bath mat Sea Snail Bath Mat

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!

Free Knitting Pattern Garterlac Bath Rug

Garterlac Bath Rug

Sarah Keller’s entrelac rug is knit with 3 strands of yarn held together. This is one of the patterns from the book 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders

Free Knitting Pattern Puffy Diamonds Bath Mat

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Broken Rib Bath Mat

Broken Rib Bath Mat

Kathy Zimmerman’s quick mat or rug project is 18” x 24”. Pictured project by marytirpokvt

Free Knitting Pattern for T-Shirt Rug

“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.


Free knitting pattern for Very Simple Rug and more free knitting patterns

A Very Simple Rug

Garter stitch rug approximate dimensions 36 inches by 22 inches designed by Dooley and Spud.


Finger Knit Rug

This finger knit rug designed by Flax and Twine is woven on a hula hoop.

Free Knitting Pattern for Simple Striped Rug

Striped Rug

This easy Lily Sugar n’ Cream rug a simple, quick knit in washable yarn.

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Rugs: 39 Traditional, Contemporary, Innovative Designs

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).

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Knitting Pattern for Easy Quick Maui Rug

Easy Quick Maui Rug

Soft and plush rug is a quick knit in jumbo yarn. Finished size: 36″ diameter.  Rated easy by the designer.

Knitting pattern for Super chunky cable rug or afghan

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.

Knitting Pattern Folk Art 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.

Knitting Pattern Tromso Reversible Rug

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

Knitting pattern for Road Map Playmat

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 Matz

meTerry 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, 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!

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