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Knit Bathroom Rug Pattern

Published by Shana | Filed under Free, Knitting, Patterns

Knit rug

A rug!

Made this bad boy for my bathroom. The finished rug is approximately 2 x 3 feet


Size 13 needles
140 g (3 balls) white Peaches and Cream
140 g (3 balls) ecru Peaches and Cream
Darning needle


The pattern is worked with two strands of yarn held together. I used slightly different colors, but you could certainly use the same color or a solid and a variegated.

No gauge – just cast on and go!

CF – Slip 2 to cable needle, hold to front, k2, k2 from cable needle


Holding two strands of yarn together, CO 52

K for five rows

knit cables

The cables

Start cable chart -

  • Row 1: K2 p1 *k4 p3 Repeat from * 5 more times k4 p1 k2
  • Row 2: K3 *p4 k3 Repeat from * 5 more times p4 k3
  • Rows 3 – 6 : Repeat rows 1 and 2
  • Row 7: K2 p1 *CF p3 k4 p3 Repeat from * 2 more times CF p1 k2
  • Row 8: K3 *p4 k3 Repeat from * 5 more times p4 k3
  • Rows 9 – 12: Repeat rows 7 & 8
  • Rows 13 – 16: Repeat rows 1 & 2
  • Row 17: K2 p1 *k4 p3 CF p3 Repeat from * 2 more times k4 p1 k2
  • Row 18: K3 *p4 k3 Repeat from * 5 more times p4 k3
  • Rows 19 – 22: Repeat rows 7 & 8

Work 3 repeats.

K2 p1 *k4 p3 Repeat from * 5 more times k4 p1 k2

K3 *p4 k3 Repeat from * 5 more times p4 k3

Repeat last two rows.

K five rows

Bind off and weave in ends.

Bathroom rug

Just makes you want to stand there and brush your teeth.

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Knit Bathroom Rug Pattern, 4.0 out of 5 based on 2 ratings
June 18th, 2009
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10 Responses to “Knit Bathroom Rug Pattern”

  1. Lynn Glasscock (cattiekit) Says:

    Thanks so much for posting this pattern – I love peeps like you who give us patterns that you *could* have gotten $$ for. :>D

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  2. shana Says:

    Should work just fine. Gauge isn't particularly important, so just adjust your needles to get the tightness of fabric you like.

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  3. Crafting Incognito Says:

    How do you think this would work with using a double worsted (8 ply?)

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  4. Crafting Incognito Says:

    I LIKE that. Thank you for sharing.


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  5. shana Says:

    I'm not sure. As long as you have some wiggle room on the yardage, gauge isn't a big deal.

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  6. Crafting Incognito Says:

    Nice pattern.

    What is the gauge of the yarn you used?

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  7. Granny Says:

    This looks lovely.  I also really like the idea that a knitted rug could be machine washable. What do you do to keep it from sliding around on the floor?

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  8. shana Says:

    I didn't do anything, but I assume one of those rubber mats would help. I just put up with the slipping.

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  9. Bev C Says:

    Have just started the Bathroom Rug pattern, am wondering whether Rows 19-22 should read "Repeat rows 17 & 18" rather than rows 7 & 8?  Wouldn't using 7 & 8 make the cables in the wrong place unlike the cables placed in row 17???  Otherwise, so far, so good.  Thanks.

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  10. Karen M Says:

    I am working on your pattern and love it, but for those working on it you need to change rows 19-22 to read a repeat of 17 and 18 so the cables will be in the correct place. Thank you for the great pattern it will look lovely in my bathroom.

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