My daughter is in charge is washing dishes at my house, and she often spills water all over the floor in the process (she’s about to be 14, btw). Honestly, I tend to splash water over the sink edge myself from time to time. So, I figured, instead of constantly using the dish towels to clean up our messes, why not make a cotton mat that can do that job and be comfy to stand on?

The yarn I used is 72% cotton and 28% nylon, so it’ll stand up to the drips and splashes and is machine washable and dryable. No more soggy wood floors for this kitchen [hopefully ;)].

Level: Advanced beginner. You need to be familiar with double crochet, single crochet, and working increases. The first 3 rows start you out, but you have to know how to follow the pattern of increases in order to finish.

Half Circle Kitchen Mat Pattern

Yarn: Bernat Maker: Home Dec (2 balls)
Hook: US M/13, 9 mm


Magic circle start

Place 6 dc into a magic circle [make a magic circle, ch 3, 5 dc all in the circle];  
OR ch 4, join w/ 1st ch to form a circle, ch 3, dc 5 in the circle.

Row 1: ch 3, turn, 2 dc in each dc (12 dc)

Row 2: ch 3, turn, dc in same st as ch3, 1 dc in next dc, *2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next dc, rep from *4 more times (18 dc)

Row 3: ch 3, turn, dc in same st as ch3, 1 dc in next 2 dc, *2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 2 dc, rep from *4 more times (24 dc)

Rows 4- 25: continue as established adding one dc between increases. You will have 144 sts when the final row is complete. DO NOT FASTEN OFF.

Continuing (without turning) along the flat side of the mat, sc in the row end [one or two sc per dc side]. When you are back at the beg of row 25, continue as follows:

Row 26: sl st into top of ch3, ch 1, sc in same ch sp, *skip 2 dc, 5 dc in next dc, skip 2 dc, sc in next sc, rep from * all the way across, fasten off.

Weave in ends.

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