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.
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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