1. Materials and Resources
Below is a list of everything you will need to make this playmat
- 5mm hook
- 2 strands of DK wool held together (I’m not sure on amounts as I used mostly scraps – it doesnt matter if you run out of a colour a similar one can just be added and it wont affect the look of the playmat!)
- Needle to sew in ends
- 2 Zips that fully open (jacket style)
- Stitch List
Below is a list of all the stitches (and their abbreviations) featured in this series of patterns. All terms used are American.
- sc – single crochet
- loop stitch
- ripple stitch
- ch- chain
- Please note that this is a very rough pattern for the actual playmat. I did not write down what I did as I went so I have tried to reconstruct it from looking at the playmat. It is therefore likely that it may not be 100% accurate but it should give you some help towards making it, and I am always happy for you to contact me with any questions. If I have some time I might remake it and write down a more detailed pattern. The animals are not my pattern but you can get them from Look What I Made Blog
- River – I used the ripple stitch for this and did 8 rows and 6 ripple repeats then sewed it to the playmat.
- Trees – Finally I added trees although I can’t quite remember what I did for those, although one is loop stitch, one is popcorn stitch and the final tree uses sc.
3. Pattern – starting at sandy end
|1||Ch 51, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch to end||50|
|Switch to green and brown mix for long grass|
|39||Loop stitch in each sc (make a large loop||50|
|41-58||Repeat rows 39 and 40||50|
|Switch to 2 strands of green for grass|
|59||Short loop stitch in each sc||50|
|61-88||Repeat rows 59 and 60|
Border – hold a blue, green and yellow mix
|1||Starting at a corner 3sc in corner, sc around in each st and 3 sc in each corner|
|2||Sc around for next row but on short sides sc 24, ch10 and sk 10, sc 24 and 3 sc in each corner. Long sides as sc across|
|3||Sc around in last row with 10sc in ch 10 sp to create handles. Attach the zip to this row. I sc the zip on and then added a row of sc on the opposite side of the zip to hide the inside.|
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