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Free Knit & Crochet Pattern: Nana's Bathmat

Lion Brand® Lion® Cotton
Pattern #: yp-bathMat
Those of us not fortunate enough to have had moth­ers and grandmothers engaged in needlework and other handcrafts are left with the wonderful task of making our own handmade memorables. Knitted items that get every­day use can be even more precious than heirloom quality pieces reserved for special occasions, because they serve as a constant reminder of the love and patience it took to knit them. Nothing cheers me up more than being surrounded by my handknit creations. This is the bath mat your Nana would have knit if your Nana were a knitter
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
20 in x 32 in [51cm x 81cm]


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From the book YARNPLAY by Lisa Shobhana Mason, courtesy of North Light books.
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*Lion Cotton (Article #760). 100% Cotton; package size: Solids: 5 oz./140g; 236yd/212m balls
Multi: 4 oz/113g; 189 yd/170m balls.

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Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10.5 [6.5 mm]   $ 4.95  
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)   $ 2.65  

Nana's Bathmat

Lion Brand® Lion® Cotton


Working with 2 strands held together, 14 sts and 20 rows = 4 in [10cm] over stitch pattern When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


At first glance, this bath mat looks like it’s knit in plain old garter stitch. Look a little more closely, and you’ll see that the knit-purl pattern actually creates a fabric with a corrugated look. The mat is worked with two pieces of yarn stranded together to create a thick, sturdy fabric.

With size US 10_ (6.5mm) needles and 2 strands of A cast on 70 sts and knit 2 rows.

Row 1:
k1, * k2, p2; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2: k1, * p2, k2; rep from * to last st, k1.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until piece mea­sures approximately 31 in [80cm], ending with row 2.
Knit 2 rows. Bind off all sts.

With 2 strands of B and size K crochet hook, work 1 round of slip stitch around edges of bathmat, then round of single crochet Weave in all ends.

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k = knit p = purl


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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.9 (based on 8 reviews)
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Reviewed by wildeearth on 2013-01-09 *****
Brilliant a great fantastic rug mat for anywhere loved it

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