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Toilet Contour Rug & Bath Mat Free Knitting Pattern

Toilet Contour Rug & Bath Mat

A Free Knitting Pattern from Liz @PurlsAndPixels

This free knitting pattern shows you how to make a toilet contour rug and matching bath mat. I designed the toilet rug to help with my little son’s potty training. The contour rug is shorter on the front and wider on the sides than traditional toilet rugs; this helps catch rouge accidents from potty training boys. Instructions are also included in this pattern set for a matching rectangular bath mat. These bath mats are made by holding two strands of worsted weight cotton yarn together and knitting them as one. You’ll work in a seed stitch pattern, which creates a nice, absorbent texture.

About this Knitting Pattern

Toilet Contour Rug & Bath Mat, free knitting pattern from Liz @PurlsAndPixelsThis Toilet Contour Rug & Bath Mat pattern set is an easy to intermediate level knitting pattern and is best for knitters who have an understanding of knits, purls, and binding off.

Materials

Two 706-yard Skeins of Lily Sugar ‘N Cream worsted weight yarn, White (or your preferred color)

  • Toilet Contour Rug uses about 959 yards (19 oz.)
  • Bath Mat uses about 1009 yards (20 oz.)

36 inch (91cm) long US No. 10 / 6 MM circular needles (or two sizes smaller than needles used to obtain gauge)

Measuring tape

Tapestry needle

Gauge

13 stitches and 19 rows in stockinette (with two strands held together) = 4 inches

Abbreviations

k = knit

p = purl

** = repeat the pattern between the asterisks

Instructions: Toilet Contour Rug

(32 x 28 inches)

Toilet Contour Rug & Bath Mat, free knitting pattern from Liz @PurlsAndPixels

Knit flat, turning after each row. Hold two strands of yarn together and knit as if they are one strand.

Row 1: Cast on 104 stitches. (104 stitches) Turn.
Row 2: *k, p* x 52. (104 stitches) Turn.
Row 3: *p, k* x 52. (104 stitches) Turn.
Rows 4 – 61: Repeat Rows 2 and 3.
[Bind off center and separate flaps] Row 62: *k, p* x 38. Bind off next 29, leaving last bind off stitch as an active loop. *p, k* x 37. (76 live stitches) Turn.Toilet Contour Rug & Bath Mat, free knitting pattern from Liz @PurlsAndPixels

[Begin first flap; work only the first set of live stitches that remain on the needles.] Row 63: *p, k* x 19. (38 stitches) Turn.
Row 64: *k, p* x 19. (38 stitches) Turn.
Rows 65 – 169: Repeat Rows 63 and 64.
Row 170: Bind off 38. Cut yarn and pull through.

Toilet Contour Rug & Bath Mat, free knitting pattern from Liz @PurlsAndPixels

[Begin second flap; move to the remaining live stitches. Join yarn and begin knitting second flap to match the first flap.] Row 63, part 2: *p, k* x 19. (38 stitches) Turn.
Row 64, part 2: *k, p* x 19. (38 stitches) Turn.
Rows 65 – 169, part 2: Repeat Rows 63 and 64.
Row 170: Bind off 38. Cut yarn and pull through.
Weave in all loose ends. Block if desired.

Instructions: Bath Mat

(32 x 24 inches)

Knit flat, turning after each row. Hold two strands of yarn together and knit as if they are one strand.

Row 1: Cast on 104 stitches. (104 stitches) Turn.

Row 2: *k, p* x 52. (104 stitches) Turn.

Row 3: *p, k* x 52. (104 stitches) Turn.

Rows 4 – 155: Repeat Rows 2 and 3.

Row 156: Bind off. Cut yarn and pull through.

Weave in all loose ends. Block if desired.

Print the Toilet Contour Rug & Bath Mat Free Knitting Pattern Set

Printable version of this free knitting pattern

Printable Toilet Contour Rug & Bath Mat Free Knitting Pattern PDF by Liz @PurlsAndPixels

 

Care

If you use the materials called for in the pattern, your final product will be machine washable. To keep your bath mats looking their best, hand wash or machine wash separately on delicate cycle in cold water. You may tumble dry on low heat or lay flat to dry.

Make matching washcloths

If you like these bath mats, you can make matching washcloths. Find my free Seed Stitch Washcloth Knitting Pattern here.

Toilet Contour Rug & Bath Mat, free knitting pattern from Liz @PurlsAndPixels

©2018, Liz Chandler of PurlsAndPixels.

This pattern is for personal use, gifting, and charitable donation of completed items. You may also sell handmade items created using this pattern. Do not copy this pattern and distribute it. If you’d like to share the pattern, refer your friends to my website, purlsandpixels.com so they may obtain a copy.

If you find any errors or have any questions, email purlsandpixels@gmail.com and I will do my best to help.

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