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Colourful Quick Mat
I have no idea what yarn was used in this. I picked up this thick chunky 100% acrylic yarn in a discount bin. To match this, you would need 2 strands of 4 ply acrylic mixed together. If you can get two strands that have a slow transition of colour, you can pull off the same look of what you see.
The repeat of the pattern is every other line. Each circle you see is a combination of 2 lines together. One line is the under side of the circle and the next line is the over side. I say this because if you want to have solid colour circles, then you may be interested to know where to change colours to acheive this look.
To help you, I will post below a close up of all four corners. This will help you with your final rotation around the mat to see where the stitches are going.
- 27" width x 17.5" length
- Size K Crochet Hook, 6.5 MM
- 2 Balls of 5 oz or 140 g
Abbreviations: CH = Chain, ST ST = SL ST, BEG = Beginning, DC = Double Crochet,
HELP Below for the circles (bottom of circles as seen in this pattern)
CL - Cluster (Begin double crochet as normal and stopping one step before finalizing the stitch. This will keep the loops adding onto the crochet hook. For this pattern, you will end up with a total of 8 loops before pulling the yarn through all loops to form the under side of the circle.)
This has multiple sets of 10. There are 8 sets of 10 stitches in this pattern. If you want a larger or smaller mat, reduce the stitch sets or add more stitch sets. At the end of the desired length of chain, add 3 extra chains.
Use 2 strands of yarn at the same time to increase the thickness of yarn. Pattern below is for the identical version for what is seen in this picture. You can use this pattern for a throw, afghan or any other creative idea you may have. Change colours as you want to.
- CH 83
- CH 1, SC in stitch 2nd from hook, SC in next. *SKIP 2 stitches, 7 DC into the next stitch. SKIP 2 Stitches, 1 SC into the next three stitches, Repeat from *. Very End of line will finish with only 2 SC's in a row and not three. Turn.
- If desired, this is where you would change your colour to ensure the circles stay the same colours if desired. If pulling off the same effect you see in my pictures, don't worry about it and carry on.
- Ch 3, Form CL with only 3 DC's. This creates a partial circle on the edging that is required. CH 2, 1 SC into th next three stitches. *CH 3, CL using the next 7 stitches together, (you will have 8 loops on your hook before forming the cluster.) SC the next three stitches which is over the circle in the line below, Repeat from * all the way across until the final partial circle. End of line will finish off with a partial cluster by CH 3, CL using next 3 Stitches. Turn
- CH 3, 3 DC into the same stitch under the CH 3. *SC in each of the next three stitches (where SC's are in the line under it). 7 DC's into the centre of the circle in the line below. Repeat from * all the way across. Finish the final partial circle with 4 DC's into the centre of the partial circle on the end. Turn.
- If desired, this is where you change the colour again if wanting solid colour circles.
- CH 1, 1 SC into the first two stitches. *CH 3, CL the next 7 Stitches Together, CH 2, 1 SC into each of the next three Stitches. Rpeat from *. Final will end with only 2 single crochets in a row to match the starting side.
- Repeat lines 2 - 7. There is a total of 12 complete circles working up the mat in a zig zag formation. First line is a partial and you will finish using a partial so both starting and ending lines leave a flat edge. There will be a total of 13 circles shown after finishing the borders.
- Repeat line 2 for the border colour. If wanting a new colour this is where you will add it in. This will be the same colour all the way around the mat. DO NOT TURN AROUND MAT WHEN COMPLETED. We are going to continue working in the same direction all the way around.
- DO NOT TURN. LOOK AT CORNER 1 Below Picture. Immediately *7 DC's into the centre as you clearly see on your mat in between the two rows. Then 2 SC in a row only where the SC's are seen between the rows. Then repeat from * all the way down. At corner, place 3 SC's at the very end stitch to allow materials to turn.
- LOOK AT CORNER 2 Below Picture, 1 SC into the 2nd Stitch over, then *7 DC's into the centre as you clearly see. Then 2 SC in a row where the SC's are seen between the rows to the next corner. Finish off line with 1 SC 2nd stitch in, final stitch gets 3 SC's.
- By this point, you can see what I am trying to get you to do with your stitches to make them even and consistent all the way around.
- LOOK AT CORNER 3 Below Picture, 7 DC's into the next centre as you clearly see. Final stitch gets 3 SC's to be able to turn the corner.
- LOOK AT CORNER 4 Below Picture, Repeat step 3. Then fasten off and weave in ends.