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Plush Bath Mat

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The Plush Bath Mat is a quick and easy way to spruce up your powder room. This simple knit rug pattern features an easy-to-memorize stitch pattern perfect for TV-knitting. Have fun experimenting with different colors for a mat that will match your own bathroom. You'll love the way the Plush Bath Mat feels between your toes as you dry off after a shower. Knit one as a house warming present for a friend or keep it for yourself.

Plush Bath Mat
Plush Bath Mat
This image courtesy of premieryarns.com

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Knitting Needle Size: 10.5 or 6.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

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

MATERIALS

  • Premier Yarns® Big Ball (100% acrylic; 340 g/814 yds)
    • 31-303 Little Boy Camo (MC) – 2 balls
  • Premier Yarns® Reggae (72% acrylic, 18% wool, 10% polyester; 100g/13 yds)
    • 03 Hip Hop (CC) – 5 skeins
  • Needles: US Size 10½ (6.5 mm) 32” circular needle (or longer) or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Notions: Tapestry needle

 

GAUGE
12 sts x 24 rows = 4” in Garter st using MC held double
Save time, check your gauge.

 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Width: 20”
Length: 30”

 


PATTERN NOTES
MC is held double throughout rug.
Cut CC at the end of each CC row.

 

Stripe Sequence
Row 1 (RS): With MC, knit.
Row 2 (WS): With CC, knit. Cut CC. Slide sts to other end of ndl.
Rows 3-9: With MC knit.
Rep Rows 1-8 for pattern.

 

RUG
With MC, cast on 60 sts.
Knit 2 rows.
Next row: Work Row 1 of Stripe Sequence. Cont in Stripe Sequence until Rug measures 30” from cast-on edge, ending with Row 5 of pattern. Bind off all sts.

 

FINISHING
Secure ends of Reggae to back of Rug. Weave in remaining ends.

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I might be having am"blonde moment " but I really don't understand this pattern. I saw the comment about the yarn doing it ..will search for that type of yarn and hope to figure this out , I gotta make this beautiful rug!!! Great job

Hi jngilesfl 4642086, the instructions above fail to point out that Premier Reggae Yarn is a novelty yarn that requires a special knitting technique. It is like a ruffle yarn in that it has a ladder going across the top edge and that is what you knit into. It has textured shaggy pieces that hang off the ladder, so that is what gives this rug its plush look and feel. There's a video on YouTube that shows how to knit with this specialty yarn.

How do you get the shaggy look?

Its the reggae yarn that looks like that.

How do you get the shaggy look?

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