There's more to handmade than granny squares. A slighlty different approach from a fashion/product design perspective. Using the textile element with practical and simple designs solutions to provide ...
There's more to handmade than granny squares. A slighlty different approach from a fashion/product design perspective. Using the textile element with practical and simple designs solutions to provide you with the info to make cool stuff that you will use.
I'm a trained designer pattern maker. I've been making stuff for as long as I can remember. I've worked for many large UK fashion retailers but had to give up my job to have a family, so now I do it for myself... and share it with you.
I had in my 'come in handy' stash a pack of cotton string. Basic but soft, and a nice neutral colour, which when crocheted with a double strand gave a lovely soft but meaty thickness - in fact perfect for a bath mat.
A Crocheted Bath Mat in a simple ladder-style pattern using basic stitches it has a textured stripe which looks stylish in a contemporary homespun way, and the 100% cotton content combined with the construction gives it just the right amount of absorbency.
A neat picot border finishes it off nicely. A little bit unusual, it's an expensive and unique looking finishing touch - but a real bargain. Would look particularly good with a free standing bath.
It istotally washable and wears well. It can be made in any cotton providing the correct thickness of yarn is used and the correct tension can be acheived. in different colourways - the options are endless. The construction is very simple and would be great for a beginner. If you can't get hold of the cotton string, a suitable equivalent would be two strands of chunky gauge cotton, or one of bulky although, in this case, the softness, tension and amount required may differ due to gauge and fibre content.
2 strands Chunky
39 ounces of Chunky weight