Have you ever considered making a rug? You can crochet a bath mat with these 10 great patterns! An absorbent rug in the bathroom helps keep the floor dry and safe. From basic to bobbled, the secret to a handmade bat mat is in the yarn. Each of these patterns gives recommendations, but most involve cotton yarn of some kind. The cotton soaks up water and washes easily, while a blend of other materials prevents your rug from stretching.
And while most of these patterns were designed with the bathroom in mind, you can crochet a rug for anywhere in your home!
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If you can single crochet, you can make this bath mat. Working with three different yarns, this simple rectangular bath comes together quickly. Because you hold the yarns together, you get a unique, fluffy texture. To keep this math safe, so you don't slip, Krista from Rescued Paw Designs shows you how to add non-slip strips to the back, a tip that's helpful for any of the patterns in this list.
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Tatsiana of Lilla Bjorn Crochet designed this gently striped bath mat while sitting by the sea. You can see the inspiration of the waves and sunset in her color choices, but you can easily use this pattern to create a similar look that matches your own decor.
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This humorous pattern comes with instructions for how to crochet a bath mat, and once it's made, the bath mat instructs you what to do before heading into the bath or shower! Bobble stitch gives this a raised border and a funny message that's perfect sitting near your tub.
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You and your whole family will want to dig your toes into the fluffiness of this bath mat! Loops of chain stitch create the plush texture that's better than any spa mat because you have the pride of making it yourself.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Give half-double crochet herringbone stitch a try with this striped bath mat. If you're a new crocheter, this pattern may have a few stitches for you to learn, but you'll have a lot of practice as you work the mat and end ridges.
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Although this pattern wasn't created to be a bath mat, it would be perfect. Bulky home decor cotton yarn forms this jumbo rug that's easy enough for beginners to work up in a hurry. And once you make a bath mat size, you might just want to continue crocheting to make a larger rug for another room in your home!
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You may have seen rugs like this before, but did you ever think about making one? This free tutorial uses loop stitch to make the shag texture, then those loops get cut so it almost looks like fringe. It's a playful way to keep your bathroom floor safe and dry.
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Grab a clothesline rope and start crocheting this coiled bath rug! Jessica from Mama in a Stitch provides both a written and video tutorial on how to use leftover cotton yarn to create a scrappy mat, improvising the increases as you go. She also has another bath mat pattern that's crocheted entirely with rope.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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When you step out of the shower, give your feet an extra scrub with a striped bobble bath mat made with scrubby textured yarn. Brittany from B Hooked Crochet designed this free pattern for Red Heart Yarn, who makes Scrubby Cotton, which means you can even order it as a kit!
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If this bath mat looks unfinished, that's because it is. But it's too good a start to not share here. Thomasina Cummings shares her free pattern for crocheting the pebble shapes you see here. After making a bunch of the pebbles you can join them together or attach them to a base.