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Purple Linda January
Purple Linda January
  • Mata & Ora
  • Mata & Ora
Give your bathroom a touch of spa style with these fabulous crochet designs

Susie Johns' exclusive designs for Let's Knit will brighten your bathroom with crochet towel edgings and coordinating soap holders. The towel borders make a plain towel something special, while the little openwork soap bags act as exfoliating wash mitts.


Pattern Instructions

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  • MATA PATTERN

    Using 4mm hook and turquoise (or pink or coral)yarn, make 115ch
    [] Row 1: Work 1dc in 2nd ch from hook, 1dc ineach of next 111ch. 113sts
    [] Work two more rows of dc (remember to work2ch in place of first dc of each row)
    [] Row 4 (eyelet row): 4ch, miss one st, 1htr in next st, *1ch, miss one st, 1htr in next st, rep from * to end
    [] Row 5: work one row of dc
    [] Row 6: 1ch, 1dc in each of next three sts, 1htr in each of next two sts, 1tr in next st, 1dtr in next st, 1tr in next st, 1htr in each of next two sts, 1dc in each of next three sts, one sl st in next st, (1dc in each of next three sts, 1htr in each of next two sts, 1tr in next st, 1dtr in next st, 1tr in next st, 1htr in each of next two sts, 1dc in each of next three sts, one sl st in next st), rep instructions in brackets to end of row
    [] Row 7: 4ch, miss one st, 1tr in next st, 1ch, miss two sts, 1tr in next st, 1ch, miss one st, 5tr in top of dtr of previous row, 1ch, miss one st, 1tr in next st, 1ch, miss two sts, 1tr in next st, 1ch, miss one st, 1tr in sl st of previous row, (1ch, miss one st, 1tr in next st, 1ch, miss two sts, 1tr in next st, 1ch, miss one st, 5tr in top of dtr of previousrow, 1ch, miss one st, 1tr in next st, 1ch, miss two sts, 1tr in next st, 1ch, miss one st, 1tr in sl st of previous row), rep instructions in brackets to end of row
    [] Row 8: 1ch, miss three sts, 1tr in each of next four sts, 5tr in next st, 1tr in each of next four sts, miss three sts, 1dc in next st, (miss three sts, 1tr in each of next four sts, 5tr in next st, 1tr in each of next four sts, miss three sts, 1dc in next st), rep instructions in brackets to end of row
    [] Row 9 (picot edge): 4ch, sl st in base of 4ch, (1sl st in each of next two sts, 4ch, sl st in base of 4ch), rep instructions in brackets to end of row
    [] Next row: Work 11dc evenly spaced down short edge of work, 3dc in last st to make corner, then 1dc in each of 109 sts along long edge, 3dc in last st to make corner, then 11dc evenly spaced up opposite short edge
    [] Fasten off yarn

  • To make up

    The finished edging should measure about 52cm, which is 2cm longer than the width of the towel and will allow for any shrinkage. Use a sewing needle and matching thread to stitch the crocheted edging to the towel, easing in the extra length as you go.

  • ORA PATTERN

    Large soap holder

    Using 4mm hook and turquoise (or pink or coral) yarn, make 20ch, turn and work 1dc in second ch from hook, then 1dc in each of next 17ch, work 3dc in last st, then 1dc in each of next 18ch along opposite side of foundation ch and 3dc in last st; join with sl st to second of two turning ch. 42sts
    Continue to work in rounds
    [] Next rnd: 3ch, miss one st, *1htr in next st, 1ch, miss one st, rep from * to end, join with sl st to second of 3ch
    [] Next rnd: 4ch, *1tr in next st, 1ch, miss one st, rep from * to end, join with sl st to second of 4ch
    [] Repeat last rnd ten times more
    [] Work two rnds of 1dc in each st
    [] Fasten off yarn

    Small soap holder

    Using 4mm hook and turquoise (or pink or coral) yarn, make 15ch, turn and work 1dc in second ch from hook, then 1dc in each of next 12ch, work 3dc in last st, then 1dc in each of next 13ch along opposite side of foundation ch and 3dc in last st; join with sl st to second of two turning ch. 32 sts
    Continue to work in rnds
    [] Next rnd: 3ch, miss one st, *1htr in next st, 1ch, miss one st, rep from * to end, join with sl st to second of 3ch
    [] Next rnd: 4ch, *1tr in next st, 1ch, miss one st, rep from * to end, join with sl st to second of 4ch
    [] Repeat last rnd seven times more
    [] Work two rnds of 1dc in each st
    [] Fasten off yarn

Pattern Instructions

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MATA PATTERN

Using 4mm hook and turquoise (or pink or coral)yarn, make 115ch
[] Row 1: Work 1dc in 2nd ch from hook, 1dc ineach of next 111ch. 113sts
[] Work two more rows of dc (remember to work2ch in place of first dc of each row)
[] Row 4 (eyelet row): 4ch, miss one st, 1htr in next st, *1ch, miss one st, 1htr in next st, rep from * to end
[] Row 5: work one row of dc
[] Row 6: 1ch, 1dc in each of next three sts, 1htr in each of next two sts, 1tr in next st, 1dtr in next st, 1tr in next st, 1htr in each of next two sts, 1dc in each of next three sts, one sl st in next st, (1dc in each of next three sts, 1htr in each of next two sts, 1tr in next st, 1dtr in next st, 1tr in next st, 1htr in each of next two sts, 1dc in each of next three sts, one sl st in next st), rep instructions in brackets to end of row
[] Row 7: 4ch, miss one st, 1tr in next st, 1ch, miss two sts, 1tr in next st, 1ch, miss one st, 5tr in top of dtr of previous row, 1ch, miss one st, 1tr in next st, 1ch, miss two sts, 1tr in next st, 1ch, miss one st, 1tr in sl st of previous row, (1ch, miss one st, 1tr in next st, 1ch, miss two sts, 1tr in next st, 1ch, miss one st, 5tr in top of dtr of previousrow, 1ch, miss one st, 1tr in next st, 1ch, miss two sts, 1tr in next st, 1ch, miss one st, 1tr in sl st of previous row), rep instructions in brackets to end of row
[] Row 8: 1ch, miss three sts, 1tr in each of next four sts, 5tr in next st, 1tr in each of next four sts, miss three sts, 1dc in next st, (miss three sts, 1tr in each of next four sts, 5tr in next st, 1tr in each of next four sts, miss three sts, 1dc in next st), rep instructions in brackets to end of row
[] Row 9 (picot edge): 4ch, sl st in base of 4ch, (1sl st in each of next two sts, 4ch, sl st in base of 4ch), rep instructions in brackets to end of row
[] Next row: Work 11dc evenly spaced down short edge of work, 3dc in last st to make corner, then 1dc in each of 109 sts along long edge, 3dc in last st to make corner, then 11dc evenly spaced up opposite short edge
[] Fasten off yarn

To make up

The finished edging should measure about 52cm, which is 2cm longer than the width of the towel and will allow for any shrinkage. Use a sewing needle and matching thread to stitch the crocheted edging to the towel, easing in the extra length as you go.

ORA PATTERN

Large soap holder

Using 4mm hook and turquoise (or pink or coral) yarn, make 20ch, turn and work 1dc in second ch from hook, then 1dc in each of next 17ch, work 3dc in last st, then 1dc in each of next 18ch along opposite side of foundation ch and 3dc in last st; join with sl st to second of two turning ch. 42sts
Continue to work in rounds
[] Next rnd: 3ch, miss one st, *1htr in next st, 1ch, miss one st, rep from * to end, join with sl st to second of 3ch
[] Next rnd: 4ch, *1tr in next st, 1ch, miss one st, rep from * to end, join with sl st to second of 4ch
[] Repeat last rnd ten times more
[] Work two rnds of 1dc in each st
[] Fasten off yarn

Small soap holder

Using 4mm hook and turquoise (or pink or coral) yarn, make 15ch, turn and work 1dc in second ch from hook, then 1dc in each of next 12ch, work 3dc in last st, then 1dc in each of next 13ch along opposite side of foundation ch and 3dc in last st; join with sl st to second of two turning ch. 32 sts
Continue to work in rnds
[] Next rnd: 3ch, miss one st, *1htr in next st, 1ch, miss one st, rep from * to end, join with sl st to second of 3ch
[] Next rnd: 4ch, *1tr in next st, 1ch, miss one st, rep from * to end, join with sl st to second of 4ch
[] Repeat last rnd seven times more
[] Work two rnds of 1dc in each st
[] Fasten off yarn

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Pattern Instructions

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  • MATA PATTERN

    Using 4mm hook and turquoise (or pink or coral)yarn, make 115ch
    [] Row 1: Work 1dc in 2nd ch from hook, 1dc ineach of next 111ch. 113sts
    [] Work two more rows of dc (remember to work2ch in place of first dc of each row)
    [] Row 4 (eyelet row): 4ch, miss one st, 1htr in next st, *1ch, miss one st, 1htr in next st, rep from * to end
    [] Row 5: work one row of dc
    [] Row 6: 1ch, 1dc in each of next three sts, 1htr in each of next two sts, 1tr in next st, 1dtr in next st, 1tr in next st, 1htr in each of next two sts, 1dc in each of next three sts, one sl st in next st, (1dc in each of next three sts, 1htr in each of next two sts, 1tr in next st, 1dtr in next st, 1tr in next st, 1htr in each of next two sts, 1dc in each of next three sts, one sl st in next st), rep instructions in brackets to end of row
    [] Row 7: 4ch, miss one st, 1tr in next st, 1ch, miss two sts, 1tr in next st, 1ch, miss one st, 5tr in top of dtr of previous row, 1ch, miss one st, 1tr in next st, 1ch, miss two sts, 1tr in next st, 1ch, miss one st, 1tr in sl st of previous row, (1ch, miss one st, 1tr in next st, 1ch, miss two sts, 1tr in next st, 1ch, miss one st, 5tr in top of dtr of previousrow, 1ch, miss one st, 1tr in next st, 1ch, miss two sts, 1tr in next st, 1ch, miss one st, 1tr in sl st of previous row), rep instructions in brackets to end of row
    [] Row 8: 1ch, miss three sts, 1tr in each of next four sts, 5tr in next st, 1tr in each of next four sts, miss three sts, 1dc in next st, (miss three sts, 1tr in each of next four sts, 5tr in next st, 1tr in each of next four sts, miss three sts, 1dc in next st), rep instructions in brackets to end of row
    [] Row 9 (picot edge): 4ch, sl st in base of 4ch, (1sl st in each of next two sts, 4ch, sl st in base of 4ch), rep instructions in brackets to end of row
    [] Next row: Work 11dc evenly spaced down short edge of work, 3dc in last st to make corner, then 1dc in each of 109 sts along long edge, 3dc in last st to make corner, then 11dc evenly spaced up opposite short edge
    [] Fasten off yarn

  • To make up

    The finished edging should measure about 52cm, which is 2cm longer than the width of the towel and will allow for any shrinkage. Use a sewing needle and matching thread to stitch the crocheted edging to the towel, easing in the extra length as you go.

  • ORA PATTERN

    Large soap holder

    Using 4mm hook and turquoise (or pink or coral) yarn, make 20ch, turn and work 1dc in second ch from hook, then 1dc in each of next 17ch, work 3dc in last st, then 1dc in each of next 18ch along opposite side of foundation ch and 3dc in last st; join with sl st to second of two turning ch. 42sts
    Continue to work in rounds
    [] Next rnd: 3ch, miss one st, *1htr in next st, 1ch, miss one st, rep from * to end, join with sl st to second of 3ch
    [] Next rnd: 4ch, *1tr in next st, 1ch, miss one st, rep from * to end, join with sl st to second of 4ch
    [] Repeat last rnd ten times more
    [] Work two rnds of 1dc in each st
    [] Fasten off yarn

    Small soap holder

    Using 4mm hook and turquoise (or pink or coral) yarn, make 15ch, turn and work 1dc in second ch from hook, then 1dc in each of next 12ch, work 3dc in last st, then 1dc in each of next 13ch along opposite side of foundation ch and 3dc in last st; join with sl st to second of two turning ch. 32 sts
    Continue to work in rnds
    [] Next rnd: 3ch, miss one st, *1htr in next st, 1ch, miss one st, rep from * to end, join with sl st to second of 3ch
    [] Next rnd: 4ch, *1tr in next st, 1ch, miss one st, rep from * to end, join with sl st to second of 4ch
    [] Repeat last rnd seven times more
    [] Work two rnds of 1dc in each st
    [] Fasten off yarn

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