Monday, June 27, 2011

Bathmat for New Apartment

My older son is leaving me. For good. This Friday, he's moving into his own apartment, and I'm so happy for him! I'm making him a bathmat in colors to match his towels. I couldn't find a pattern I like, so I'm just going with all garter stitch on big needles to make it go fast.

Ivy League Bathmat

1040 yds (590g) Peaches & Creme 100% cotton in colorway Ivy League
Size 10-1/2 circular needles
Size K crochet hook
Tapestry needle

Cast on 75 sts.
Knit all rows (garter stitch) until 52 garter ridges are complete.

Cast off until 1 st remains on right needle. Switch to size K crochet hook.

Create edging by making 3 single crochet (SC) sts in each corner and 1 SC in each stitch along long edges and each garter ridge along short edges.

Secure last stitch; weave in ends.

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