Premier Yarns Safari Play Mat

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by Premier Yarns Design Team

Premier Yarns Safari Play Mat

This fun, soft and easy to knit mat is perfect for baby's next playdate! The colors are inspired by land and sea animals like giraffes, koalas and polar bears. You're bound to find a shade that matches any child's bedroom or playroom!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:several hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 6 stitches x 11 rows (about 4 inch in garter st) to knit a mat that measures 36 inch x 36 inch when finished. Be sure to check your gauge. If it takes you less stitches to match the gauge, try using a smaller size needle; if it takes you more stitches, try a larger size needle.
  • 2
    Play Mat:
    Strip 1:
    With Giraffe, cast on 20 stitches. Knit 34 rows. With Koala, knit 34 rows. With Polar Bear, knit 34 rows. Bind off.
    Strip 2: With Koala, cast on 20 stitches. Knit 34 rows. With Polar Bear, knit 34 rows. With Giraffe, knit 34 rows. Bind off.
    Strip 3: With Polar Bear, cast on 20 stitches. Knit 34 rows. With Giraffe, knit 34 rows. With Koala, knit 34 rows. Bind off.
  • 3
    Finishing:
    Weave in ends. Using tapestry needle, sew strips together, keeping squares evenly spaced.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:several hours

Project Supplies

  • •Three Skeins Each of Premier Yarns Safari Yarn in Koala, Giraffe & Polar Bear
  • •Clover Takumi Bamboo Premium Knitting Needles Double Point 7 inch No. 11/8.0 mm, Tapestry Needle & Stitch Marker