Jungle PlaymatJungle playmat

 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)
  1. 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
  1. Notes
  • 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

Row Instruction Stitches
1 Ch 51, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch to end 50
2-38 Sc across 50
Switch to green and brown mix for long grass
39 Loop stitch in each sc (make a large loop 50
40 Sc across 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
60 Sc across 50
61-88 Repeat rows 59 and 60


Border – hold a blue, green and yellow mix

Row Instruction Stitches
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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