Patriotic Place Mats
These place mats are so freaking easy and perfect to whip up! Decorate your table this Summer with colorful pride! Simple 3 double crochet clusters in a row is the stitch that makes these place mats.
I used Hobby Lobby 'I Love This Yarn' in Red, Royal and White. Then for the simple single crochet and double crochet border, I used 'Old Glory'. I think they turned out absolutely awesome!
These fantastic place mats will look good in any color combination you choose!
Finished Size: 12" x 18 1/2" (incl borders)
Hook Size: H8/5mm
Hobby Lobby "I Love This Yarn" works great!
Gauge: one 3dc-cluster is just over 1/2 an inch
1) sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, sk next ch, sc in next ch, repeat across
2) ch 3, turn, *3-dc-cluster in next ch1sp, ch 1, repeat across
3) ch 1, turn, sc in 1st ch1sp, *ch 1, sc in next ch1sp, repeat across
4) ch 3, turn, *3-dc-cluster in next ch1sp, ch 1, repeat across
Special Stitch: 3-dc-cluster
yarn over, insert hook in next ch1sp, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over again and draw through only 2 loops on the hook. Repeat 2 more times using the same ch1sp then yarn over and pull through all 4 loops on the hook.