20+ Crafty Rugs & Mats To Make

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Here’s a fun mix of mats and rugs you can make for your kitchen, bathroom and anywhere else you like…some are even nice and plushy for tender tootsies! You’ll find patterns and tutorials for knitting, crochet and sewing so something here for everyone. A few projects have been previously featured on Tipnut and moved here for better organization, plenty of new stuff too!

craftpassion.com

craftpassion.com

Braided Rags: Made by braiding strips of old sheets and sewing together.

Chevron: Made with 2 sets of 5 colors of fabric (8″ to 10″ wide and 3 meters long). Braided together with a “Friendship Bracelet” technique.

thehousethatlarsbuilt.blogspot.ca

thehousethatlarsbuilt.blogspot.ca

ragrugcafe.com

ragrugcafe.com

Toothbrush Technique: Step-by-step tutorial showing how to make an easy rag-rug using an old toothbrush.

T-shirt Latch Hook: Made with strips of old t-shirts and latch hook canvas.

xoelle.com

xoelle.com

cocoknits.com

cocoknits.com

Rag Bath Mat: Knitting pattern with a center cable design. This is made from strips of cotton sheets.

Recycled: Sewing tutorial. Made with an old towel and about a yard of fabric.

thenewnew.blogspot.com

thenewnew.blogspot.com

marthastewart.com

marthastewart.com

Braided Doormat: Advises that you first practice the braid by making a miniature version of the mat with thinner rope.

Made With A Coffee Bag: With a bit of clever cutting, thread pulling and finishing off the edges (with a serger), the bag is transformed into a lovely kitchen rug.

maidenjane.blogspot.com

maidenjane.blogspot.com

madewithlovebyhannah.com

madewithlovebyhannah.com

Kitchen Tea Towel: Made with a tea towel, ric rac and backed with an old kitchen mat.

Rag Doily: Via free pdf download. Made with strips of bed sheeting.

cocoknits.com

cocoknits.com

needyl.com

needyl.com

Knit: Free pattern download via pdf. The finished rug is approximately 2 x 3 feet.

Patchwork: Made with quilting weight cotton & linen for the front, a heavier weight fabric for the back and lined with quilt batting.

sewmamasew.com

sewmamasew.com

montessoribyhand.blogspot.com

montessoribyhand.blogspot.com

Recycled: Lovely patchwork mat backed by a terry towel.

DIY Pebble: Made by gluing river rocks to a rubber door mat.

curbly.com

curbly.com

high-heelfootinthedoor.blogspot.com

high-heelfootinthedoor.blogspot.com

Chevron: Made with fabric, dropcloth and rug gripper.

Crocheted Medallion: Quick tutorial showing how to turn a vintage doily or potholder pattern can be made into a bath rug.

designspongeonline.com

designspongeonline.com

momtastic.com

momtastic.com

Quatrefoil Design: Made with a scrap piece of vinyl flooring, cotton duck cloth, Gesso, acrylic paint, polyurethane (gloss finish) and spray glue. Design available via free pdf download.

Rag Shag: (Hook Rug pattern) Made with strips of assorted fabric and burlap, instructions for making a wood frame to work on is included. Free pdf download.

maggiemakes.com

maggiemakes.com

lisaleonardonline.com

lisaleonardonline.com

Stenciled: Make paper stencils using your favorite computer font then use paint to stencil words like “Welcome” or “Joy”, “Last Name”, etc., on ready made mats.

Modern Makeover: Design a pattern on paper then use as a stencil (spray adhesive is used to keep in place) then use spray paint to transfer design to mat.

curbly.com

curbly.com

incolororder.blogspot.com

incolororder.blogspot.com

Patchwork: Made with 40 5″ squares of fabric (charm pack), backing fabric, batting and binding fabric.

Tri-Color: Free knitting pattern, worked on circular needles and measures approximately 13 1/2″ x 29 1/2″ when completed.

slipslipknit.com

slipslipknit.com

maryjanesfarm.org

maryjanesfarm.org

Knit: Worked on circular needles and made with strips of fabric cut from old t-shirts (7 large).

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Published: January 14, 2011
Updated: June 12, 2013

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  1. Carmen Russell says:

    These are very good,i will make some for my friends and family.


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