Make a Bath Mat from Old Clothes!
Zelia Carreira Bowles of Coastal Creative Arts puts her ethos of 'make something you need from something you have' into practice, teaching us how to make a bath mat from old clothes.
Make a slip knot and chain 4 to start. Slip stitch into the first chain to form a loop.
Rnd 1 Start with 3 chains then, working into the loop, make 2 treble crochet stitches followed by 2 chain stitches. Make *3 treble stitches into the loop and then 2 more chains*. Repeat * two more times. To complete the square and join the beginning and end of the round together, we'll need to make a slip stitch into the 3rd chain we made at the beginning of the round. 1 sl into the next stitch and another sl stitch (pulling the new colour) to get to the corner.
Chain 3 (this will make the first treble) Make 2 more treble crochets into the chain two space, chain two, 3 tr in same space. On the next chain two space, *3 tr, chain 2, 3 tr, chain 2*. Repeat from * to* on the next chain two spaces from previous row. Slip stitch into the 3rd chain we made at the beginning of the round. 1 sl into the next stitch and another sl stitch (pulling the new colour) to get to the corner.
Rnd 3 and from now on The repeat pattern is emerging. For the corners the pattern is the same 3tr, 2 ch, 3tr, 1 ch in the same chain 2 space from previous row. For the middle area the pattern is 3tr, 1ch. Add as many rows as you like to get the size you need. Happy crafting!