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Catherine Wheel Stitch Crochet Afghan plus Pattern

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UPDATED!

This pattern has been updated to show more details on how to make the Catherine Wheel Stitch.

You can do any color variation you like for the wheels. I used three colors for the alternating wheels of this blanket.

To begin, chain a multiple of 8 plus 4 using a 5mm crochet hook. Then put 3 double crochets in the fourth chain from the hook. Skip three chains, and then single crochet in the next chain.
Now skip three chains again and put 7 double crochets in the next chain. Repeat from * across.


Because this is how the beginning row is done, if you're doing alternating colors then you'll want to change colors at this point. To change colors at the end of a row, leave the last double crochet uncompleted.



Then add the new color with the old color and pull a loop through the last two loops of the double crochet.

When I add a new color to start a row, I like to chain one and then tighten the two strands of colors to secure the space. Then I chain the number needed to begin t…

Easy-Peasy Crochet Place Mats Pattern

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I had yarn left over from making my Catherine Wheel Stitch afghan. So I decided to put together some place mats. I found inspiration online for these and they are really easy! Hope you like them too!





I used a size H hook.
ch 54 sc in 2nd ch from hook and across for first row ch 1, turn, sc in 1st sc, *sc & dc in next sc, sk next sc* - repeat this format across for row, ending with sc in the last sc, ch 1 and turn Repeat row 2 until desired size. I made mine 30 rows. Then, sc in a contrasting color around the outside for the border. End with sl st, then continue with a sl st around the outside to complete the look. Weave in ends. My finished mats measured roughly 11 1/2" x 17" You could also make coasters with this pattern!