beach house bath mat

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photograph by Melissa Placzek

You never know how many friends you have until you rent a house on the beach” ~ Anonymous

After seeing a bath mat that my friend Mary Parks knitted, I decided our clawfoot tub needed a little embellishing. She used a fancier pattern than mine, which I love when a piece is knitted in one color. Thanks for the idea Mary!

While I was knitting this Jeff said the colors look “beachy.” Thus the title. I wish I had actually knitted this for our beach house, but we don’t have one yet 😉 This doesn’t stop me from playing cds of ocean sounds and using my “sea minerals” bubble bath and pretending the ocean is just outside my door.

If you’d like to make this generously-sized bath mat you’ll need the following materials:

a set of size 8 (5.0 mm) knitting needles (Boye knitting needles are my favorite!)

skeins of Peaches and Creme 100% cotton yarn in the following colors (left to right):

lavender, light blue, sea mist, hot green, hot blue and potpourri

cast on 90 stitches, and using one ball of each color (and 1/4  ball of the lavender) straight knit the entire piece.

Have fun!


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  11 comments for “beach house bath mat

  1. Kimber Dunn
    January 31, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    What fun!!! Those colors are definitely beachy – love it!

  2. admin
    January 31, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Thanks Kimber! If you want to start knitting, this would be a good introduction.

  3. May 16, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Oh my goodness! I love this. Never even thought of making a bath mat. What a great idea. I need to get my needles out and brush up on my beginner knitting. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    • Melissa
      May 16, 2011 at 4:38 pm

      You’re welcome Sharon! Thanks so much for commenting, and happy knitting 😉

  4. lene
    February 7, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    i am so going to steal this idea for my kids bathroom!! thank you

    • Melissa
      February 7, 2012 at 8:17 pm

      You are so welcome! Enjoy! xoxo

  5. Terri
    November 18, 2012 at 8:52 am

    I love the bath mat, but where did you get the beautiful bathtub tray. Talk about bathing in style!

    • Melissa
      November 18, 2012 at 8:54 am

      Hello Terri! I got the tray at Restoration Hardware 🙂

  6. Lisa
    February 22, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    We just remodeled our guest bath…have been looking for floor coverings…This will be perfect! Thanks!

    • Melissa
      February 23, 2013 at 7:44 am

      I’m so happy you like them, Lisa! they turn out so pretty and cherful! enjoy 🙂 thanks for visiting!

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