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!
This quick and easy crochet placemat is comprised of just single crochets and double crochet. The stitches are of perfect thickness for laying flat and evenly supporting dishes.
Make your placemats in an amazing solid color or mix it up with stripes!
-Size H8/5mm crochet hook
-1 to 2 7 ox skeins of worsted weight yarn
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and across for first row
Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in 1st sc, then sk next dc, (sc & dc in next sc, sk next dc)across to last sc. sc in last sc, ch 1 and turn
|Change color with last sc|
Repeat row 2 until desired size. I made mine 30 rows. If making it in stripes, then change color with the last sc, as desired.
|Skip 1st dc to put sc in next sc|
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!
Re-Color Variation! I'm spending some time and updating older patterns with new colors! This variation I used a pale sage green and a peach. I only did one row of single crochet around the edge but you may want to do more for yours.