Author:
Amber Millard

Amber Millard is the designer behind Divine Debris. She loves crochet, coffee, comics, and sour beer and she can't go a day without at least one of them. She defines her crochet as an opportunity for growing and learning, a skill she hopes to keep getting better at with each new design. Although she's lived all around the U.S., she currently resides in California with her husband and their pet red-tailed boa. You can find her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, or keep up to date by signing up for her newsletter.

The Amazing Anchor Mat Crochet Pattern

Patterns/DIY
7/9/2018

Hi everyone! I'm Amber from Divine Debris and, in addition to being a crochet designer, I'm a 30 something comic book enthusiast who enjoys a good sour beer when I can find one. I have been crocheting seriously for years, ever since I worked at a craft store in upstate New York in 2011, and couldn't imagine my life without such a rewarding creative outlet like crochet. Variety is my big theme when it comes to what I make, I don't want to get bored with crochet or with making so I try to keep making things that excite me and follow other creators who inspire that in me too.

The last couple of years I've been really taken by how much can be created by using tapestry crochet. I love to see the images or patterns develop in my work while using the technique. I'm hoping this post gets more people into tapestry, I just love it so much. Not to mention, I recently moved to Southern California, which I think fits quite well with this new design. I really hope you like it. 

Supply List

  • US H (5.00 mm) crochet hook
  • Aran/ medium/ size #4 weight yarn, 6.5 oz/330 yards, at least 6 colors
  • Yarn needle

Key

RS: right side

Ch: chain

St: stitch

Slip st: slip stitch

Sc: single crochet

Notes

This pattern is worked flat back in forth in rows, with a turn at the beginning/ end of the row, from the bottom up.

The ch 1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.

Every stitch in this pattern is a single crochet. The directions will only tell you what color (ie: Color A, Color B, etc…) and the number in the parentheses tells you how many scs to make.

The use of bobbins, like they did on Hodgepodge Crochet, is suggested for this pattern.

Your mat may need some light blocking.

You will need to know how to create surface crochet for this pattern.

In the example, the inactive yarn is carried behind the active. If this is confusing, you might want to check out the helpful Moogly video on tapestry.

6 colors were used in the example piece. You can make it in a 2 color scheme by counting colors B - F as the same color.

In the example: color A is off-white (Caron One Pound in Off-White), color B is darkest blue (misc stash color), color C is medium blue  (misc stash color), color D is teal blue (misc stash color), color E is bright blue (misc stash color), and color F is aqua (misc stash color).

Finished product dimensions

Width: 24.25” - 24.5” Height 11.75” - 12” (this does not include the fringe)

The Amazing Anchor Mat Pattern 

-Mat-

(RS) Row 1: A: Ch 93, sc into the second ch from the hook and into the next 91 sts - 92 scs

Note: The following directions will only tell you what color (ie: Color A, Color B, etc…) and the number in the parentheses tells you how many stitches to make.

Row 2: A: Ch 1, turn, (92) - 92 scs

Rows 3 - 4: A: Ch 1, turn, (39), B: (14), A: (39) - 92 scs

Rows 5 - 6: A: Ch 1, turn, (36), B: (20), A: (36) - 92 scs

Row 7 - 8:  A: Ch 1, turn, (33), B: (6), A: (4), B: (6), A: (4), B: (6), A: (33) - 92 scs

Rows 9 - 10: A: Ch 1, turn, (30), B: (6), A: (7), B: (6), A: (7), B: (6), A: (30) - 92 scs

Row 11: A: Ch 1, turn, (27), B: (6), A: (10), B: (6), A: (10), B: (6), A: (27) - 92 scsFasten off color B.

Row 12: A: Ch 1, turn, (27), C: (6), A: (10), C: (6), A: (10), C: (6), A: (27) - 92 scs

Row 13: A: Ch 1, turn, (25), C: (4), A: (14), C: (6), A: (14), C: (4), A: (25) - 92 scs

Rows 14 - 16: A: Ch 1, turn, (23), C: (8), A: (12), C: (6), A: (12), C: (8), A: (23) - 92 scs

Row 17: A: Ch 1, turn, (24), C: (6), A: (13), C: (6), A: (13), C: (6), A: (24) - 92 scs

Row 18: A: Ch 1, turn, (25), C: (4), A: (14), C: (6), A: (14), C: (4), A: (25) - 92 scs

Row 19: A: Ch 1, turn, (26), C: (2), A: (15), C: (6), A: (15), C: (2), A: (26) - 92 scs

Row 20: A: Ch 1, turn, (43), C: (6), A: (43) - 92 scs

Fasten off color C.

Rows 21 - 23: A: Ch 1, turn, (43), D: (6), A: (43) - 92 scs

Row 24: A: Ch 1, turn, (34), D: (6), A: (3), D: (6), A: (3), D: (6), A: (34) - 92 scs

Rows 25 - 26: A: Ch 1, turn, (34), D: (24), A: (34) - 92 scs

Row 27: A: Ch 1, turn, (34), D: (6), A: (3), D: (6), A: (3), D: (6), A: (34) - 92 scs

Rows 28 - 29: A: Ch 1, turn, (43), D: (6), A: (43) - 92 scs

Fasten off color D.

Rows 30 - 35: A: Ch 1, turn, (43), E: (6), A: (43) - 92 scs

Row 36: A: Ch 1, turn, (37), E: (18), A: (37) - 92 scs

Row 37: A: Ch 1, turn, (36), E: (20), A: (36) - 92 scs

Row 38: A: Ch 1, turn, (36), E: (4), A: (12), E: (4), A: (36) - 92 scs

Fasten off color E.

Rows 39 - 45: A: Ch 1, turn, (36), F: (3), A: (14), F: (3), A: (36) - 92 scs

Row 46: A: Ch 1, turn, (36), F: (20), A: (36) - 92 scs

Row 47: A: Ch 1, turn, (37), F: (18), A: (37) - 92 scs

Fasten off color F.

Rows 48 - 49: A: Ch 1, turn, (92) - 92 scs

Fasten off color A, weave in all your ends.

- Border -

Starting in the right corner of row 49, pull up a loop in the end sc of that row in any color (color D was used in the example). With the right side facing you, surface crochet along the rest of row 49, rotate your whole piece and surface crochet down the row edges, rotate your whole piece and surface crochet along row 1, rotate your whole piece and surface crochet along the row

- Fringe -

Add fringe along the row ends on both sides in the colors you’d like. The example uses the colors in the rows as indicator for what the fringe color would be (2 rows of color A on the top and bottom and 9 rows each of colors B - F) that are approximately 12" - 14" in length before they're folded in half and added along the edges. 

Thank you so much for checking out my new pattern! I hope you like the design, it's a fun beach inspired mat you can use on a table, next to a door, on a night stand, or wherever else you might need a little crochet-decor! I hope I've inspired you to try out tapestry if you haven't given it a shot yet. 

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