I’m so lucky sometimes that I get to spend my time combining the things I enjoy to create cool stuff! My latest project ticks so many of my enjoyment boxes – it’s this mosaic crochet green and beige bath mat.
I love learning new crochet techniques (tick!) and mosaic crochet is really simple to learn (tick!), but it creates gorgeous geometric patterns that I love (tick!).
We had an extension built this year and as part of that we have a new bathroom/utility room. We had plenty of spare towels and other paraphernalia for it, but the one item we needed was a bath mat for the shower enclosure. So when I learnt mosaic crochet (as part of a feature for Simply Crochet magazine), I knew this was the perfect technique for making my own bespoke bath mat (tick!). The mosaic pattern is created at the front of the fabric with overlapping stitches, which makes the fabric pretty thick and sturdy. I used a really big yarn (Hoooked Zpagetti jersey yarn) with a really big hook (tick!) so it only took a day to make (tick!). I used green and beige to coordinate with the colours in the room.
So there we have it, I had fun and made something useful – that’s what crafting is all about!
If you’d like to have fun learning mosaic crochet and making your own bath mat, the tutorial and project are in issue 74 of Simply Crochet magazine (www.simplycrochetmag.co.uk)