I love when I can make something fun and easy for the home that looks great! I was in desperate need of a new bath mat for my children’s bathroom. It just seems to never make it to the top of the list! About a year ago we updated the bathroom with a new shower curtain and a paint job to make it feel a little more grown up. Adding a new mat was definitely overdue!
Bernat Maker Home Dec Yarn – $8.49
Last year I worked with Bernat’s new Maker Home Dec yarn for my Beach Towels. I fell in love with this fun T-Shirt style yarn. With several balls of it still in my stash, I thought this would be the perfect project to use up those leftovers and get this item off my list!
So to get started here’s what you’ll need
*11.5mm crochet hook
Hook used in Video
* Threading Needle for Bulky yarn
Needle used in video Walmart
* Measuring Tape
First off we’ll be using 2 strands of yarn held together (work from 2 balls at once)
Now lets make a swatch to check GAUGE using Single Crochet (SC) and the Loop Stitch (LS)
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 lp in each st across, turn. (14)
Row 3: Ch1, 1 sc in each st across, turn. (14)
Repeat Row 2 and 3 until you have 9-10 rows
4″ = 7.25 sts and 9 rows
Based on my gauge I’ve figured out how many stitches and rows I need to make my desired size Bath Mat (30″ x 20″). If you’d like to make a larger size mat or rug just sub out my numbers for yours!
PATTERN: Our Finished Bath Mat shown in video measures 30″ x 20″
Row 1: Chain 55, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and each chain across, turn. (54)
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 lp in each st across, turn. (54)
Row 3: Ch1, 1 sc in each st across, turn. (54)
Repeat Row 2 and 3 until you have 45 rows
You can keep a loop stitch look or cut all the loops for a ‘shag’ look. When cutting the loops give them a good tug and go row by row so as not to miss any!
The yarn came out great but some of our shag poked through the wrong side. I just went through the mat and pulled all my shag bits back giving them all a good tug. Therefore if you choose to throw in the wash this mat will require some work to keep it looking its best. Otherwise you could try hand washing. I would not recommend putting this mat in the dryer or things could get really scary!!
Pics taken after the Wash!
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Happy Hooking MJ