Footprint Bath Mat – Free Crochet Pattern

Like potholders, rugs are a necessity in every household. Featuring footprints created by changing colors while you crochet, the adorable Footprint Bath Mat reflects the love of all things retro. The soft rug is created using rug yarn and is quick and easy to make.


Footprint Bath Mat


Edited By: Maggie Weldon

Copyright 2010 Maggie Weldon

Skill: Easy

Size: About 19” by 30” without Fringe

Materials: AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY “AUNT LYDIA’S” HEAVY RUG YARN: 9 skeins Pink (or desired color), 1 skein Black.

Crochet Hook:Size H-8 (5.00 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.


Row 1: (Right Side) With Pink, ch 70, sc in 2nd ch from hook, (sc in next ch) across.

Rows 2-122: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.

At the end of Row 122, finish off and weave in ends.

With Black, embroider foot prints according to chart using cross sts. Start 1st foot print in 22nd st from lower edge and 56th row from right hand side.


Cut Pink and Black strands 9 inches long. Using 1 strand, double in half, loop through st, draw ends through loop tightly. Repeat in each st across each short end alternating colors.

All Rights Reserved ©2010 Maggie Weldon




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Comments (3)

  • Janet 13 years ago Reply

    This pattern calls for Rug Yarn. I haven’t been able to find rug yarn in years. What would you suggest using in place of the rug yarn?

    Maggie Weldon 13 years ago Reply

    Rug yarn is equivalent to bulky yarn. Try the pattern in bulky weight yarn or two strands of worsted weight yarn.

  • meriam 11 years ago Reply

    hello i’m new to crochet but i wanna know doing rugs is buy wool yarn or cotton yarn i’m confused

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