Project: Bath mat and flannels

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Add a handmade touch to your bathroom with this bath mat and flannel collection by Sarah Hazell.

 

3MAT

 

Loopy bath mat

SIZE

Approx. 45cm x 65cm (173/4 x 251/2in)

YOU WILL NEED

Rowan All seasons Chunky; 60% cotton, 40% acrylic (85m per 100g)

2 x 100g balls in Whirlpool (615) A,

2 x 100g balls in Pebble (601) B,

2 x 100g balls in Flotsam (612) C.

1 pair of 7mm needles

Note: Yarn amounts given are based on average requirements and are approximate.

TENSION

8sts and 14 rows to 10cm (4in) over pattern using 7mm needles.

ABBREVIATIONS

ML = make loop: K1, keeping st on LH needle, bring yarn to the front of the work between the needles, pass the yarn over the left thumb to make a loop, (approx. 4cm in length), take yarn to the back of the work between the needles and knit st on LH needle through the back of the loop, slipping st off the needle, bring yarn to the front of the work between the needles and over the needle once more and then pass the 2 sts just worked over this loop.

BATH MAT

Using 7mm needles and A, cast on 41sts.

Stripe sequence:

4 rows A

4 rows B

4 rows C

Row 1 and every alt row (WS): Knit

Row 2: K1, [ML, k1] to end of row

Row 4: K2, [ML, k1] to last st, k1.

Following the 12 row stripe sequence, repeat the last 4 rows until work measures approx. 60cm (231/2in) and ending with 4 rows in A.

Cast off on WS of work.

TO FINISH OFF

Weave in any loose ends.

Family of flannels

SIZE

Each flannel measures approx. 30 x 30cm (12 x 12in).

YOU WILL NEED

Rowan Softknit Cotton; 92% cotton, 8% polyamide (105m per 50g);

1 x 50g ball in Indigo Blue (585) A,

1 x 50g ball in Sand (571) B,

1 x 50g ball in Cream (570) C.

1 pair 4.5mm needles.

1 4mm crochet hook.

TENSION

20sts and 28 rows to 10cm (4in) over st st, using 4.5mm needles.

ABBREVIATIONS

Wyab = with yarn at back of work.

Wyif = with at the front of the work.

Slst = slip stitch.

Dc = double crochet.

FOR HIM (indigo)

Using 4.5mm needles and A, cast on 58sts.

Row 1 (RS): (K2, p2) to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 2: Purl.

Repeat last 2 rows until work measures approx. 30cm (12in) ending on Row 1.

Cast off purlwise on WS of work.

TO FINISH OFF

Weave in any loose ends.

FOR HER (sand)

Using 4.5mm needles and B, cast on 55sts.

Row 1(RS): Knit.

Row 2: Knit.

Row 3: (K3, sl1 purlwise wyab) to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 4: P3, (sl1 purlwise wyif, p3) to end of row.

Row 5: as row 3.

Row 6: as row 2.

Row 7: K1, (sl1 purlwise wyab, k3) to last 2 sts, sl1 purlwise wyab, K1.

Row 8: P1, (sl1 purlwise wyif, P3) to last 2sts, sl1 purlwise wyif, p1.

Row 9: as row 7.

Rows 2-9 form the pattern and should be repeated until work measures approx. 30cm (12in) ending on Row 5.

Cast off knitwise on WS of work.

TO FINISH OFF

Weave in any loose ends.

Border

With RS of work facing and using a 4mm crochet hook join yarn C with a sl st to any point along cast on edge.

Round 1: Ch 1, 1dc in next st, continue to work a round of double crochet along all 4 edges of the flannel, working 3dc into each corner. An exact stitch count is not important, it is better to get an even edging. Change to yarn B and join with a sl st to first dc.

Round 2: Ch 1, 1dc in every dc of the previous round, working (1htr, 1tr, 1htr) into the second of 3dc at each corner, join with a sl st to first dc. Fasten off.

FOR BABY (cream)

Using 4.5mm needles and C, cast on 55sts.

Row 1(RS): Knit.

Row 2: Purl.

Repeat last 2 rows.

Row 5: [K1,p1] to last st, k1.

Row 6: [K1,p1] to last st, k1.

Rows 1-6 form the pattern and should be repeated until work measures approx. 30cm (12in) ending on Row 4.

Cast off knitwise on WS of work.

TO FINISH OFF

Weave in any loose ends.

Border

With RS of work facing and using a 4mm crochet hook join yarn B with a sl st to any point along cast on edge.

Round 1: Ch 1, 1dc in next st, continue to work a round of double crochet along all 4 edges of the flannel, working 3dc into each corner. An exact stitch count is not important, it is better to get an even edging. Join with a sl st to first dc. Fasten off.

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  • Date 21st June 2016
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