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How to Crochet a ‘You Are Beautiful’ Crochet Mat

Updated July 26, 2023
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When times are tough, self care is one of the first things to go out of the window. In turn, your self esteem and confidence take a dip. You’re so busy trying to navigate a difficult pandemic and all that THAT entails with staying physically safe, that it’s easy to forget to take care of yourself mentally. It becomes easy to be hard on yourself and think that you’re not good enough. I spoke about my own struggles with this recently here, January: Self Care Crochet. So this sweet guest post from Sarah of Stitch and Hound is a timely reminder that when self esteem takes a dive, it’s time to take a step back, breathe in and remind yourself that you’re doing your best and that you are good enough. The You Are Beautiful crochet mat is a sweet self esteem booster that you can hang on your wall, or use as a shower mat. However you use it, just remember those words of wisdom.

Sarah herself says, “You are beautiful, period. This is such a simple message but one that we forget to tell ourselves, and those around us, when life gets chaotic. This mat is a bright, cheery visual reminder of this. Put it in front of the shower step out every morning to the message that you are beautiful, inside and out. Hang it on a wall and add a splash of kindness to your home. The You Are Beautiful Mat is for everyone, because everyone is beautiful.

As this is a guest post, Bella Coco Crochet is unable to answer any queries. If you have a question, please contact the designer directly and they will be happy to help you.

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MATERIALS & TOOLS NEEDED

Yarn: Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Blend in: Yarn A: Whipped Cream, Yarn B: Mai Tai

Approximately 350g of each Yarn A and 350g of Yarn B

If you can’t get Lion Brand, then a good substitute is Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran or Yarn and Colors Epic

Hook: 6mm

Darning needle

Scissors

PATTERN NOTES

This pattern is written in US crochet terms

Chain 3 at the beginning of a row counts as a double crochet stitch

Complete all double crochet stitches in Yarn A and all bobble stitches in Yarn B
This pattern is worked with 2 strands of each color held together. Begin with 2 strands of Yarn A held together and work the 1st row over 2 strands of Yarn B held together (see picture for clarification)

CROCHET TERMS

Chain (ch): yarn over, pull through loop on hook

Double crochet (dc): yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through remaining 2 loops on hook

Repeat (rep) repeat the instruction inside the asterisks ** as many times as directed

Single crochet (sc): insert hook in stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook

Stitches (sts) each individual stitch within a row
Turning chain (tch): these are the chains made to bring your work up to height when beginning a new row. Don’t forget to single crochet into the last chain of the turning chains to complete a row

SPECIAL STITCHES

Bobble stitch (bo): 

1. yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook)

3. yo, pull through first 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook)

4. yo, insert hook into same st, yo, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook)

5. yo, pull through first 2 loops on hook (3 loops on hook)

6. repeat steps 4-5 three more times (6 loops on hook)

7. yo, pull through all 6 loops on hook

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YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL CROCHET MAT PATTERN

With a 6mm crochet hook and 2 strands of yarn held together, Ch 78

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, ch 3, turn [77 sts total in this row and in each row of the pattern]

Row 2: *bo, dc* rep across, ch 1, turn

Row 3: sc in each st across, sc in top of tch, ch 3, turn

Row 4: *bo, dc* rep across, ch 1, turn

Row 5: sc in each st across, sc in top of tch, ch 3, turn

Row 6: bo in 1s st, dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, bo in next st, dc in last st, ch 1, turn

Row 7: sc in each st across, sc in top of tch, ch 3, turn

Row 8: bo in 1s st, dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, bo in next st, dc in last st, ch 1, turn

Row 9: sc in each st across, sc in top of tch, ch 3, turn

Row 10: bo in 1st st, dc next 3 sts, bo, dc, bo, dc, bo, dc next 3 sts, bo, dc, bo, dc, bo, dc, bo, dc next 7 sts, bo, dc next 2 sts, bo, dc, bo, dc, bo, dc next 5 sts, bo, dc next 4 sts, bo, dc next 2 sts, bo, dc next 6 sts, bo, dc, bo, dc, bo, dc next 3 sts, bo, dc, bo, dc, bo, dc, bo, dc, bo, dc next 3 sts, bo, dc in last st, ch 1, turn

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Row 11: sc in each st across, sc in top of tch, ch 3, turn

Row 12: bo in 1st st, dc next 3 sts, bo, dc next 4 sts, bo, dc next 2 sts, bo, dc next 6 sts, bo, dc next 5 sts, bo, dc next 2 sts, bo, dc next 5 sts, bo, dc next 4 sts, bo, dc next 4 sts, bo, dc next 2 sts, bo, dc next 5 sts, bo, dc next 5 sts, bo, dc next 2 sts, bo, dc next 5 sts, bo, dc, bo, dc next 3 sts, bo, dc in last st, ch 1, turn

Row 13: sc in each st across, sc in top of tch, ch 3, turn

Row 14: bo in 1st st, dc next 3 sts, bo, dc, bo, dc, bo, dc next 3 sts, bo, dc, bo, dc next 5 sts, bo, dc, bo, dc, bo, dc next 3 sts, bo, dc next 5 sts, bo, dc next 4 sts, bo, dc next 4 sts, bo, dc next 2 sts, bo, dc, bo, dc next 3 sts, bo, dc next 5 sts, bo, dc next 2 sts, bo, dc next 11 sts, bo, dc in last sts, ch 1, turn

Row 15: sc in each st across, sc in top of tch, ch 3, turn

Row 16: bo in 1st st, dc next 3 sts, bo, dc next 4 sts, bo, dc next 2 sts, bo, dc next 8 sts, bo, dc, bo, dc next 4 sts, bo, dc next 5 sts, bo, dc next 4 sts, bo, dc next 4 sts, bo, dc next 2 sts, bo, dc next 5 sts, bo, dc next 5 sts, bo, dc next 2 sts, bo, dc next 11 sts, bo, dc in last st, ch 1, turn

Row 17: sc in each st across, sc in top of tch, ch 3, turn

Row 18: bo in 1st st, dc next 3 sts, bo, dc, bo, dc, bo, dc next 3 sts, bo, dc, bo, dc, bo, dc next 5 sts, bo, dc next 5 sts, bo, dc next 5 sts, bo, dc, bo, dc, bo, dc, bo, dc, bo, dc, bo, dc next 2 sts, bo, dc, bo, dc, bo, dc, bo, dc next 5 sts, bo, dc next 2 sts, bo, dc next 11 sts, bo, dc in last st, ch 1, turn

Row 19: sc in each st across, sc in top of tch, ch 3, turn

Row 20: bo in 1s st, dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, bo in next st, dc in last st, ch 1, turn

Row 21: sc in each st across, sc in top of tch, ch 3, turn

Row 22: bo in 1s st, dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, bo in next st, dc in last st, ch 1, turn

Row 23: sc in each st across, sc in top of tch, ch 3, turn

Row 24: bo in 1st st, dc next 6 sts, bo, dc next 5 sts, bo, dc, bo, dc, bo, dc next 4 sts, bo, dc, bo, dc, bo, dc next 5 sts, bo, dc next 7 sts, bo, dc, bo, dc next 4 sts, bo, dc next 2 sts, bo, dc, bo, dc, bo, dc next 19 sts, bo, dc in last st, ch 1, turn

Row 25: sc in each st across, sc in top of tch, ch 3, turn

Row 26: bo in 1st st, dc next 6 sts, bo, dc next 4 sts, bo, dc next 5 sts, bo, dc next 2 sts, bo, dc next 5 sts, bo, dc next 5 sts, bo, dc next 5 sts, bo, dc next 2 sts, bo, dc next 3 sts, bo, dc next 3 sts, bo, dc next 23 sts, bo, dc in last st, ch 1, turn

Row 27: sc in each st across, sc in top of tch, ch 3, turn

Row 28: bo in 1st st, dc next 5 sts, bo, dc, bo, dc next 3 sts, bo, dc next 5 sts, bo, dc next 2 sts, bo, dc next 5 sts, bo, dc next 6 sts, bo, dc, bo, dc, bo, dc next 3 sts, bo, dc, bo, dc, bo, dc next 3 sts, bo, dc, bo, dc next 21 sts, bo, dc in last st, ch 1, turn

Row 29: sc in each st across, sc in top of tch, ch 3, turn

Row 30: bo in 1st st, dc next 4 sts, bo, dc next 3 sts, bo, dc next 2 sts, bo, dc next 5 sts, bo, dc next 2 sts, bo, dc next 5 sts, bo, dc next 7 sts, bo, dc, bo, dc next 4 sts, bo, dc next 4 sts, bo, dc next 2 sts, bo, dc next 23 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 31: sc in each st across, sc in top of tch, ch 3, turn

Row 32: bo in 1st st, dc next 3 sts, bo, dc next 5 sts, bo, dc next 2 sts, bo, dc, bo, dc, bo, dc next 3 sts, bo, dc next 5 sts, bo, dc next 8 sts, bo, dc next 5 sts, bo, dc, bo, dc, bo, dc next 3 sts, bo, dc, bo, dc, bo, dc next 19 sts, bo, dc in last st, ch 1, turn

Row 33: sc in each st across, sc in top of tch, ch 3, turn

Row 34: bo in 1s st, dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, bo in next st, dc in last st, ch 1, turn

Row 35: sc in each st across, sc in top of tch, ch 3, turn

Row 36: bo in 1s st, dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, bo in next st, dc in last st, ch 1, turn

Row 37: sc in each st across, sc in top of tch, ch 3, turn

Row 38: *bo, dc* rep across, ch 1, turn

Row 39: sc in each st across, sc in top of tch, ch 3, turn

Row 40: *bo, dc* rep across, ch 1, turn

Row 41: sc in each st across, sc in top of tch

Fasten off, weave in all ends

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A crochet floor mat sits beside a white crib. The crochet mat has bobble stitches spelling out the words, "You Are Beautiful" in capital letters.

ABOUT SARAH

Hello, I’m Sarah Truesdell, the designer behind the crochet blog, Stitch and Hound. I have been crocheting for over twenty years and love to share my knowledge of the craft as a Craft Yarn Council certified crochet teacher. When not crocheting, I am a wife, mom, and scuba instructor. I hope you enjoy my pattern!

I always love to see your makes so if you try any of my patterns or follow my stitch tutorials please tag me @bellacococrochet or use the #bellacococrochet

sarah-jayne
 
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