So, how did I do it? It was pretty easy in the long run... the steps are simple and very repetitive!
I followed the directions from THIS blog.... with a few alternations. My fabric strips are1/2 inch by 4 inches and there are a lot of them! The blue is about 2/3 of a full size fitted sheets and the white is a queen size sheet (and a little more). I used sheets because it is a huge amount of fabric for a reasonable price. They are WalMart sheets.
Latch hooking is pretty simple. I used a You Tube tutorial to remind myself. I latch hooked in elementary school and it did come right back to me.
The biggest investment in this project was time. It took me a lot of hours.... my Craft Rescue Hero estimates 48-50 hours! However, I would definitely do this again! Perhaps next time in bright colors for a floor rug. It makes a huge price difference if you are making a large rug... maybe not for a bath mat! However it does feel just fabulous on my toes out of the shower!