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Home : Patterns : Spa Step Mat

Free Knitting Pattern: Spa Step Mat

Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern #: 90654AD
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 4 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
About 18 x 24 in. (45.5 x 61 cm)


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Taupe Hazelnut Cactus
*Cotton-Ease (Article #830). 50% Cotton, 50% Acrylic; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (207yds/188m) pull skeins

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Additional Materials
  • Circular knitting needle size 10 (6 mm), 36 in. (91.5 cm) long
  • Puffy fabric paint

Spa Step Mat

Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®


12 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in pattern st, with 2 strands of yarn held tog. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


Make 1 Loop
1. Knit next st without removing it from left needle.
2. Bring the yarn from the back, between the needles, to the front and wrap it around your thumb. Take the yarn to the back again, between the needles. You should now have a loop of yarn wrapped around your thumb.
3. Knit into the same st as in step #1 and remove it from the left needle. You have 2 new sts on your right needle, both created from the original st worked in step #1.
4. With tip of left needle, lift the 2nd st on the right needle over the first st and off the needle. Note: You have not decreased in this step, so your st count will remain the same.


1. Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts. Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
2. Mat is worked with 2 strands of yarn held tog throughout.

With 2 strands of yarn held tog, cast on 73 sts.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: K1, *make 1 loop, k1; rep from * across.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: K2, *make 1 loop, k1; rep from * across to last st, k1.
Rep Rows 1-4 until piece measures about 17 1/2 in. (44.5 cm) from beginning.
Knit one row.
Bind off.

Apply puffy fabric paint to wrong side of Mat, in lines or large dots, to help prevent Mat from slipping.
Weave in ends.

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k = knit rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together

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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 4 reviews)
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Spa Step Mat Reviewed by Laura Francis on 2012-05-21 *****
I made this, in a larger size, for a friend's wedding present. It took considerably longer than I expected - as one reveiwer said, the loop rows go very slowly because you do about five times as many things for each two stitches. At the end, when I added the skid-resistant puffy paint on the back, instead of just round circles or other generic shapes, I wrote Perfect Harmony and drew a music staff, some notes, and some birds singing and a heart. It was a perfect wedding present for my musical, bird-watching friends!

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