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Catherine Wheel Stitch Crochet Afghan plus Pattern


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

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!