I really like the woven look:
Yarn: Sugar 'n Cream
Needle: US 7
CO 40 sts (or however many you'd like in multiples of 4) with the invisible cast on
The size of my rug is about 5" x 5-1/2".
Begin woven cable stitch:
Row 1 (right side): *C4F; rep from * to end.
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: K2, *C4B; rep from * to last 2 sts, K2
-C4B: Slip two stitches onto cable needle and hold to the back. Knit two sts off the left needle and then knit the two sts off cable needle.
Row 4: Purl
Repeat rows 1-4 as many times you like.
Multiple of 3 sts + 2 sts
Bind off 2 sts, *slip rem st from right needle to left needle, cast on 2sts, bind off 4 sts; rep from * to end and fasten off rem st.
I couldn't decide which edging I wanted to do when I casted on so there are a couple extra stitches at the end. I just casted on some and did another repeat.
In order for my cast on to look like my bind off, I undid the cast on, picked up the 40 stitches and did the same bind off method.
I quite like my little rug :) I'll most likely make a bigger one soon. Have you ever made a mug rug?