Monday, September 9, 2013

Crochet Bath Mat, Very Simple Pattern

I recently discovered Sugar’n Cream cotton yarn by Lily. I think it’s quite popular among crocheters, but somehow I only now made a complete crochet project using this yarn.

I have had an idea to make a bath mat for quite a while. Hundred percent cotton yarn would be the best choice for such item, so that’s why I turned to Sugar’n Cream.

My bath mat is simple, though I had a lace trim in mind for it. Eventually I rejected the notion because this is an item that will be washed regularly and, therefore, a sturdier and tighter trim would be more practical.

The alternating rows of double crochets made into back loops only and front loops only gave me a beautiful ribbed texture. 

Measurements: 27 by 17 inches

Big ball of Sugar’n Cream by Lily (710 yards) Note, I didn’t use the entire ball of yarn, I have about 1/3 of it left.

US size hook H/8 (5 mm)

Ch 79.

Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each ch across. Ch 3, turn.

Row 2: dc in front loop only in each dc across. Ch 3, turn.

Row 3: dc in back loop only in each dc across. Ch 3, turn.

Repeat Row 2 – Row 3 until you have 24 rows in total.

Trim: Make one round of sc evenly spaced around the mat. Then make one round of crab stitches (reverse sc).

Fasten off.    

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  1. It is so lovely Olga, great job.

  2. It does make a neat and simple pattern, this project would be great for beginners to crochet. I have just finished a new project myself, it is a baby's sleeping bag for my soon to be Grandchild. The beauty of crochet is that it's a quick craft to work. I think crochet is making a revival too at the moment with more new patterns being created. I love browsing your blog, such a lot of pretty ideas here.

  3. Ольга, замечательная идея сделать такой коврик для ванной. Мне нравятся его размеры, но сколько потребуется для него пряжи?

    1. У меня ушло примерно 500 ярдов.

  4. Hello

    Beautiful, great idea.


  5. Very pretty Olga, I love that yarn.

  6. I like your bath mat Olga. It turned out so pretty!

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  8. I love this!! Very simple pattern which is awesome. I made this as a welcome mat for my living room, and I added some nonslip rug gripper to the bottom. It's perfect, thanks so much!

  9. Hi guys do you make 3c and hook in 4th c every time you turn? I am new to crochet so not sure how to read patterns yet

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