Knit Floor Mat

Knit Floor Mat

Knit Floor Mat

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It has been more than a week since I officially moved into my new home…. YAY…. finally!!! I knitted this simple garter stitch floor mat / rug with braided cotton clothesline rope some times ago in preparation for the new house, I am glad that I can put it on the floor of my entrance at last. The floor mat gave the room an instant warmth and coziness (see the photo below), I love it!!!

The rope is exactly the same as the one I used to crochet the Giant Doily Rug, but you can substitute it with other similar material like super chunky yarn or T-shirt yarn (Tarn) as long as they are knit-able and crochet-able. Find a suitable needle to knit the project. Size of the floor mat will change according to your tension and yarn or rope diameter, so, take these attributes into account for the variation.

After you have completed the project, block it by wetting the mat, adjust the knit so that the shape resembles it rectangle-ness, let it dry on the floor with dry towel at the bottom. This rope mat is heavy when wash, so be prepared for this too.

You can always change the number of stitches and rows to adapt to your intended mat size.

Happy Knitting!

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cozy entrance with floor mat

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  1. Wow, that looks great! I would love to walk in to that rug.

  2. It’s is just awesome! I’ve been looking for something like this for my tiled floor &im so delighted to find it. You are so imaginative and talented. Thanks so very much!

  3. es una alfombra preciosa, a veces las cosas más sencillas son las más útiles y maravillosas, enhorabuena

    Translation (by Google):
    is a beautiful rug, sometimes the simplest things are the most useful and wonderful, congratulations

  4. I found your website purely by accident. I was on a craft website then click on another & you know how that goes pretty soon you are out in cyberspace. Anyway I ended up on yours. I love the fact that you recycle & make useful, beautiful things at the same time. Keep up the good work & I definitely have bookmarked your website to come back to see what future patterns you will have. Thanks so much.

  5. This is SO AWESOME! I’ve crocheted a couple rugs using strips of old sheets for my kid’s rooms but this is a fantastic idea for more grown up areas, like the kitchen or foyer. I am so going to try this! Thanks for the fantastic idea!

  6. I so want that rug! It looks fabulous!

  7. love the floor mat, just hope can get the material for this. TQ.

  8. Great idea and it looks beautiful with the lovely setting of the room.

  9. What size needles would that need?

  10. Do you need to back it with something to make it not slip?

    • You may add non-slip mat below it if you are worried about this problem. I didn’t add as the piece is big and heavy enough to hold the weight down when walking on it. If you have running toddles or kids at home, please add! :)

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  11. You make it look so easy. How long are the needles? Could you use the circular ones with this as well? I just tried knitting with some rope today, and I had to use a crochet hook to pull each stitch through and onto my needle. Am I just doing it too tight? You mention to knit till you get about 2 -3 rows from finishing end….what does that mean, and how do you hide the rope? did you take any photo’s of that part while you were making the rug? Sorry for so many questions…. I really would love to make one of these.

    Debora Cadene.

  12. in the 20 things you need in your sewing room, most of them i found durable subs at dollar stores and saved money.

  13. How many meters have you used ?

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