Beginner Beach Mat

Beginner Beach Mat
Beginner Beach Mat

Bring some excitement with you to the beach this summer with this Beginner Beach Mat. The bright stripes will definitely add a pop of color to your fun in the sun. It's an easy crochet pattern to complete that's perfect for any beginning crocheter. Make it for yourself, or for a friend. Depending on the yarn colors you select, this free crochet pattern can be made for a boy or a girl.


Crochet Hook4.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)


  • Bernat Handicrafter Cotton     
    Main Color (MC)  5
    Contrast A  4
    Contrast B  4
    Contrast C  4
  • Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.

Approx 28 x 60 ins [71 x 152 cm].

14 sc and 16 rows = 4 ins [10 cm].

With MC, ch 99.

1st row: (RS). 1 dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as 2 dc). 1 dc in each ch across. 97 sts. Join A. Turn.

2nd row: With A, ch 1. 1 sc in each dc across. Join MC. Turn.

3rd row: With MC, ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each sc across. Join A. Turn.

4th row: As 2nd row. Join B. Turn.

5th row: With B, as 3rd row. Join C. Turn.

6th row: With C, as 2nd row. Join B. Turn.

7th row: As 5th row.

8th row: With C, as 2nd row. Join A. Turn.

9th row: With A, as 3rd row. Join MC. Turn.

10th row: With MC, as 2nd row. Join A. Turn.

11th row: As 9th row.

12th row: With MC, as 2nd row. Join C. Turn.

13th row: With C, as 3rd row. Join B. Turn.

14th row: With B, as 2nd row. Join C. Turn.

15th row: As 13th row.

16th row: With B, as 2nd row. Join MC. Turn.

17th row: With MC, as 3rd row. Join A. Turn.
Rep 2nd to 17th rows for Stripe Pat until work from beg measures approx 57½ ins [146 cm] ending on a 4th row of pat. Fasten off.

Edging: 1st rnd: With RS facing, join MC with sl st to any corner of Mat and work 1 row of sc evenly around outer edge, working 3 sc in corners. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. Working from left to right, instead of from right to left as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
Fasten off.

Ties: (make 2)
With MC, make a chain 36 ins [91.5 cm] long. Turn ch sideways and sl st in each ‘bump’ at side of chain. Fasten off. Fold each tie in half and sew to short end of Mat 2½ ins [6 cm] in from side edges.


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I see that the title of this item is a beach mat but it could easily be used as a blanket or afghan. The colors will certainly add a pop of color to any event. The color combination makes me think of sun and fun and any boy or girl will be happy to carry this along to have something to sit on.

What a colorful beach mat. The designer made really good decisions of the selection of colors and the type of yarn. This beach mat screams take me outside in the sun because of all of the vivid colors. I really like this mat and being such an easy project, it get pushed to the top of the list of "to make".

This is so pretty yet it's super easy. The colors are what makes it unique. I see it also calls for cotton yarn. Very wise decision. At the beach you will get all sort of things on it. Like sun tan lotion gif one thing. That means toss it into the washer!

I thought perhaps this beach mat was made from a raffia type of yarn, but I don't think it is. Also, it seems to be something perfect to wrap up with after coming out of the pool or the ocean. Speaking of the ocean- the colors on here are amazing for summertime. Easy to work up with alternating rows of single crochets and double crochets, too. I think you can go tonal if you wanted, using sand and taupe colors with the occasional pop of coral and turquoise.

Does anyone know how much yarn of each color is needed. It is not stated in the pattern

Hi pawestiegirl, The amount of yarn needed is listed in the materials: The number listed next to each color type is how many balls of that color. For your Main Color (MC), you'll need 5 balls of yarn. For Contrast A you'll need 4, and so on. Hope that helps! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochet

So gorgeous. Love these bold and bright colors. The bright stripes make it look so tropical. This would make a great yoga mat for an early morning yoga session on the beach and for just lying on, reading a book, and taking it easy while on vacation. Looks very simple to make.

Oh wow, so gorgeous! Who among us does not LOVE a lovely, comfy beach mat. The colors are fabulous for summer and just looking at this mat makes me wish that summer was coming here in Soutb Africa, instead of winter, lol! Well, I guess there is always next summer to look forward to and here is really good reason to put up with the winter months so that we can get to summer as soon as possible, lol!

Can you buy the yarn for both patterns in a kit ? I can't find those GREAT colors !!!!Please answer SOON!!!!!! CAN'T WAIT TO START

How do you get the pattern to print??

I cannot get the pattern either

I cannot get the pattern instructions to print

I am not getting the pattern, it just keeps going to the same page where the picture is, but no pattern.

Looks fun and colorful. Planning to make for kids to use for picnics. Ladies if you go to this is the link to the pillow patterns

I agree..directions for both of the pillows would be nice..

I love the beach mat, and I would also be really happy to see a pattern for the beautiful pillow also pictured :). Thanks!


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