Thirsty Twists Bathmat by Vashti Braha
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Thirsty Twists Bathmat

Crochet
August 2010
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
6.0 mm (J)
350 - 800 yards (320 - 732 m)
18 inches/46 cm X 25 inches/63.5 cm
both US and UK
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Use extra-thick Peaches ‘n Creme cotton yarn and this absorbent crochet stitch pattern for a great bathmat or rug for the home. Crochet it while watching TV. You can also hold together two strands of regular worsted weight yarn as you crochet.

Border looks like a real rug binding!

NOW with a crochet stitch video! (Click image link within pattern.)

In early January 2010 I needed a fresh new bathmat for the new year, and contemplated the cone of double-thick Peaches & Crème cotton yarn in my stash that I’d never swatched. I knew I wanted a nice texture to crochet and to look at every day around the house, but not so much texture that it would feel too lumpy under my bare feet.

Skill Level: Easy
This easy stitch combination looks pretty in a solid color, or dramatic in two colors. It feels soft and thirsty.

After using this pattern you will know (if you didn’t already):

  • An easy ‘mock cable’ stitch pattern
  • An easy, effective crocheted ‘binding’ for a finished rug edge I’ve kept pattern abbreviations to a minimum for practicing pattern readers.

Finished Dimensions
Pictured bathmat measures 18 inches/46 cm X 25 inches/63.5 cm.