Merry Mat Mug Rug

by Stacy Wilkinson


This written pattern can be used with the video tutorial on the “Handmade by Stacy J” YouTube channel. This is a quick and easy gift to make for someone, or to gift to yourself. There is an option for making the Merry Mat without fringe, as well. Click here to view the video tutorial. 

If you would like to purchase an ad-free pdf of this pattern (that includes a row tracking checklist AND a pdf

of 2 gift tag options), please visit my Ravelry Store. 


Difficulty level: Easy


Written in US Terms


Stitches used:

K - Knit

P - Purl

Sl2 - Slip 2 stitches off, one at a time, purl wise  

Materials Needed:

KnitPicks Straight Knitting needles, size 6 (4.00 mm)

Caron Simply Soft (100% Acrylic, Medium 4 weight in colors:

Color A: Autumn Red - 30 yards; Color B: White - 16 yards

Crochet hook - 4mm or size G (For helping with fringe)


Gauge: 13 rows x 10 sts: 2” in Stockinette Stitch


Measures: 8"x 6"


• When slipping stitches with RS facing, yarn will be held at the back; when slipping stitches with WS facing, yarn will be held at the front; You can adapt the pattern to be wider by adding stitches in increments of 4 and taller by doing more repeats of the pattern.

Set up

Color A: Cast on 36

Color A: Knit one row 



1. (RS) Color A:  Knit

2. (WS) Color A: K2, p to last 2 sts, k2

3. Color B: K5, *sl2 wyib, k2; rep * to last 3 sts, k3

4. Color B: K2, P3, *sl2 wyif, p2; rep * to last 3 sts, p1, k2

5. Color A: Knit

6. Color A: K2, p to last 2 sts, k2

7. Color B: K3, *sl2 wyib, k2; rep * to last st, k1

8. Color B: K2, p1 *sl2 wyif, p2; rep to last 5 sts, sl2 wyif, p1, k2

Rep Pattern rows 1-8 three more times

Rep Pattern rows 1-6 once more

Knit 2 rows

Bind off knit wise


Finishing Options:


Fringe: Cut 18 - 6” pieces of color B & 20 - 6” pieces of color A; Add as fringe using one strand to short edge of mug rug in coordinating rows. Then, trim fringe for consistent length.


Without Fringe: Pick up stitches along short edge (1 st per row) and knit 2 rows;

Bind off knitwise and do the same for the other side.



Block and enjoy with your favorite snack and drink!

I’d love to see your Merry Mat - please take pictures, tag me on social media with #handmadebystacyj and link to the Ravelry project page!

You are welcome to gift and / or sell your finished items. If you are selling them, I simply ask that you credit Handmade by Stacy J as the designer and purchase the ad-free pdf.

Thank you! 

💕Stacy J