Crochet Yoga Mat Strap {free crochet pattern}

In preparation for my crochet yoga mat bag pattern, I’m first rolling out the patterns for the strap, flower motif, and a puff stitch tutorial. Then, the star of the show – the mat bag!
I’m so excited about this strap – it’s so fun to use and doesn’t pull on the yoga mat itself, which is the problem I had with the previous strap. I was cringing as I watched it pull on all my hours and hours of work!
So, here’s the yoga strap pattern!
Crochet Yoga Mat Strap
Written and designed by Sara McFall of My Merry Messy Life
Hook: I (5.5 mm)
Yarn: Chunky weight or two strands of worsted weight – I used two different colors of Red Heart yarn. Red Heart yarn is sturdy and perfect for this type of project.

SL ST = slip stitch
CH = chain
SC = single crochet

CH 6
Join with a sl st to form a ring
CH 140
Count 7 chs back from the end & join the last ch to it with a sl st
Work a SC in the next CH & in each of the chs across, stopping at the loop to join to the closest chain to your hook in the first loop.

Now, here is a photo tutorial to make it into the two big loops that be adjusted to any size mat. It’s so neat because the original loops can move up and down the strap.

 Step #1 – Take one loop and thread it through the other.

After step #1, it looks like this – one loop done!

Step #2 – take the entire loop from step #1 and thread it through the other loop. Pull tight until it looks like the first picture.

Each large loop goes over one end of the yoga mat, like so:

Here is what it looks like with both loops over the bag.

Merry Crocheting!
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About Sara McFall

Sara is the owner and founder of My Merry Messy Life, which started in 2011 as a way to chronicle her journey to a natural, chemical-free lifestyle and to share her passions of mothering, real food, homeschooling and crochet. She is a mama to three precious and energetic little boys and wife to a university professor who loves to sing, dance ballet and ballroom, and live simply and naturally.


  1. I am making these for my fellow yoga instructors. thank you for your creativity and for sharing this with strangers. Really appreciate it! I am just making the strap, not the bags. These will make great gifts!

  2. Thank you so much for the pattern! I was able to finish the strap while watching one of my favourite TV shows, and it looks great. Now I can hang up my mat while I’m not using it as well as carry it around easily 🙂

  3. Leah Bonebrake says:

    I wish all my projects were so fast! It looks great with two colors of yarn also.

  4. Hi I have made these straps for my yoga mat and planning to put it in my amature blog not the pattern but the end product. Can I give credits and tag u…

  5. This is exactly what I’ve been looking for to use with my yoga mat & rug, which I roll up together. It’s adjustable to fit the double thickness. And I just started to crochet, so this looks like the perfect project. Thank you!

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