How to Make a Rope Mat
Of all the different Rope Mats that you can make, this particular rope mat is probably the easiest of to make. Although this is not the most symmetrical of all the rope mats, it is nonetheless a very pleasing mat to make. Obviously, depending on what size rope or cordage you use, also the number of passes will determine the size of the rope mat. So if you want to make a small coaster for your coffee cup, or a large mat for your doorstep, then choose the size of the rope accordingly.
The actual knot used in this mat is the Jury Mast Knot or the Masthead Knot. Clicking on the link previous, will give you more information regarding this particular knot.
If you enjoy decorative knotwork, then you may be interested in this book by Des Pawson, Knot Craft and Rope Mats: 60 Ropework Projects Including 20 Mat Designs