Hopefully you’ve been following along with my kitchen series this month and have been enjoying the washcloth patterns so far. If you missed any, you can click here to see all the patterns or you can go directly to a particular pattern through the links below.
This week I wanted to share something a little different … Remember my Tunisian washcloths? Well, here they sit proudly on my counter. They make my happy every time I look at them.
Well, I thought they needed some company and made up this coordinating mat to use as a dish drying mat. I just love using handmade things! Hope you enjoy it too.
Tunisian Crochet Kitchen Mat Pattern
Here’s what you need:
- worsted weight cotton yarn
- J Tunisian hook
- tapestry needle
Tss – Tunisian simple stitch
Tps – Tunisian purl stitch
Tunisian cross stitch pattern from The New Tunisian Crochet by Dora Ohrenstein.
Finished mat measures approximately 16 in × 17 in.
Notes: Work basic return pass throughout. When working your forward pass, the loop on your hook counts as the first stitch. So when the pattern indicates to work 5 TSS, the first is already on your hook; pull up a loop in the next 4 stitches to complete the 5 TSS indicated.
Rows 1–6: Work Tss in each st across — 46 sts.
Row 7: Work 5 Tss, *sk next vertical bar, pull up a loop in next vertical bar, pull up a loop in skipped vertical bar (cross st made), 2 Tps, rep from * until last 5 sts, work 5 Tss — 46 sts.
Row 8: Work 5 Tss, *2 Tps, sk next vertical bar, pull up a loop in next vertical bar, pull up a loop in skipped vertical bar (cross st made), rep from * until last 5 sts, work 5 Tss — 46 sts.
Rows 9–40: Repeat rows 7 and 8 for pattern.
Rows 41–46: Work Tss in each st across, return pass — 46 sts.
Do not fasten off.
Round 1: Ch 1, work a sc border around piece by working 1 sc at the end of each row and in each st and 3sc in each corner, join.
Rounds 2–3: rep round 1.
Fasten off, weave in ends.
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