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I am a published children's book writer and professional knitting pattern writer/creator.

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Barney and You Jute Twine Place Mat

from Mary Ruple Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Barney and You Jute Twine Place Mat
Barney and You Jute Twine Place Mat
Barney and You Jute Twine Place Mat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Beginner painting

Pattern Description:

This pattern was inspired by the children's books that I write titled "Pet Town Mysteries". Barney is one of the main characters in the book.


4 stitches= 1 inch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One size, 14 inches by 14 inches


  • Straight metal or acrylic knitting needles
  • 3 ply jute twine
  • polka dot sponge brush
  • Flat brush
  • White acrylic paint
  • Black acrylic paint

You Will Also Need:

  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Metal safety pins
  • Water
  • Iron
  • Cheese cloth or light fabric (for ironing)

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