School Bus Placemat & Mug Rug

In less than a month, my daughter (who is my oldest kiddo) will start kindergarten. I'm not ready! It took me a while to getting used to her attending preschool for just a couple hours a day, but now I have to send her to kindergarten all day without me!?! I'll probably cry the first day. Anyhoo, I thought I'd make her a special placemat in honor of her starting school soon. I also made a mug rug for myself just because I love coffee and I love mug rugs!

I'm using this as a mug rug, but it could also be a dishcloth or hot pad.

For this project, I used Lily Sugar'n Cream's Sunshine, White, Black, and Red.

To create this mug rug: (I used a size 2.5 hook.)
Bus:
ch 33, 
row 1: hdc in 3rd ch from the hook and across, ch 2, turn. (31)
rows 2 - 9: hdc in each st across, ch 2, turn. (31)
rows 10 - 16: hdc in 25 st. ch 2, turn. (25)
edging: sc around evenly, 3 sc in each corner. join, fasten off.

wheels: (make 2)
round 1: magic circle, 10 hdc inside the circle. join
round 2: ch 2, hdc in same stitch, 2 hdc in each st, around. join. fasten off, but leave a tail for sewing.

windows: (make 3)
ch 7. 
row 1: hdc in 2nd ch from the hook, hdc across.
rows 2 - 5: hdc in each st. across, ch 2, turn.
edging: sc around evenly, 2 sc in each corner. join, fasten off, but leave a tail for sewing.

lights: (make 2)
magic circle, 8 hdc inside circle. join. fasten off, but leave a tail for sewing.

stop sign:
round 1: with red, magic circle, 8 hdc inside circle, join, 
round 2: ch 2, hdc in same space, 2 hdc in each st. join, fasten off.
round 3: with white, join, [sc in next 2 st, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next space] repeat around, join, fasten off, but leave tail for sewing.

Back stitch lines onto the bus and sew on all the parts!

This is one of my favorite coffee mugs. 

For the placemat, I used a size 4 hook and added more stitches. For example, when I crocheted the body of the bus, I started with 50 chains instead of 33. The placemat doesn't have the red lights on it. I might add them later.

STOP! Hammer Time!

Breakfast is served!

And we're ready to head off to school!



I wrote this post along with a few other blogging friends to share our craftiest back-to-school and education ideas. Be sure to check out the clever ideas by these bloggers starting on the dates below.
Wednesday, August 17 - One Mama's Daily Drama
Thursday, August 18 - The Boondocks Blog
Friday, August 19 - Sew Crafty Crochet {You're Here!}
Saturday, August 20 - Dazzle While Frazzled
You can also share your own back-to-school or education-themed craft projects on social media. Use the hashtag ‪#‎EduCrafty‬ or tag one of our profiles. We'll re-share as many as we can.


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  • 16 comments:

    1. Oh my this is just too, too adorable. Your kiddo will love getting up in the morning to have breakfast before she goes to school.

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      1. Thanks Mary! She used it this morning when she ate breakfast. She said it was pretty, and I'm the best mom ever! :-)

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    2. This are really cute and perfect for going back to school.
      Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

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    3. Oh these are too cute! :)

      Would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, and tips: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

      Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    4. Oh it is adorable and so is your daughter.

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    5. This is adorable -- love it! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

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    6. Wow!! This mug rug and placemat are awesome! You're a talented crocheter! I don't blame you for crying the first day, I would probably cry too. ;)

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    7. This is so cute! What a fun project for back to school. I'm so impressed with your crocheting! Thanks for partying with us at Snickerdoodle. I'll be featuring your bus placemat and mug rug at tomorrow's party. Hope to see you there!

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      1. Thanks s much for the feature!!! Yay!!

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    8. Aww...I just love this! :)

      I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

      Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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