here. I purled the stitches on the wrong side so that the mat would lay flat. I also wrapped the yarn around twice so that there were more loops per stitch
One problem I have found with working something entirely in loop
stitch is that is tends to be longer on one side than the other. I
really haven't discovered a way to truly fix this but you can hide it by
adding a few sewing stitches to the side that is too long.
There isn't a pattern for this mat. You can make it as big or small
as you like. I believe I cast-on 50 or so stitches. My mat measures 22 x
24 inches. I used 4 balls of blue cotton yarn. I also used 2 balls each
of pink and green cotton. I used Sugar N' Cream because I thought that
type of yarn would lend well to getting wet often. At the end of the
project I added some soft rubber to the back. You can find rolls of thin
rubber type material where the kitchen supplies are. Sometimes it's
with wallpaper. I cut a piece out about 1 inch smaller then the bath mat
and then attached it with square knots to the wrong side of the mat.