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This placemat is a celebration of spring with pretty colors on a solid background. The center part is worked in basic single crochet but the sides have an interesting V Stitch that creates a zig zag effect when worked in multiple rows. I also added a little surface crochet striping for a fun effect. The placemat is a generous size allowing for bigger place settings.
I designed this placemat in #4 cotton worsted yarn, such as Lily Sugar n Cream, Red Heart Creme de la Creme or Premier Home Cotton. It works up very quickly and can be made in as many colors as you like — great for using up scraps of yarn!
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Size: Approximately 20″ x 14″
- Worsted weight cotton yarn, #4.
- Color 1– 225 yards
- 5 Contrasting Colors – 25 yards each
- Hook US H/5.00 mm
- Tapestry Needle
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Gauge: 17 sc x 17 rows = 4”
hdc: half double crochet
sc: single crochet
VSt: V Stitch = (hdc, ch1, hdc) in same stitch
- Pattern written in US terms
- Weave ends as you work
- Beginning ch1 of row does NOT count as a stitch
- Ch1 within rows DOES counts as a stitch
- Number in ( ) at end of round indicates the number of stitches in that round.
Center of Placemat:
Row 1: With Color 1 (ivory), ch46, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, [ch1, skip 1, sc 3], repeat between [ ] until there are 3 sts left, ch1, skip 1, sc last two sts. (45)
Rows 2 to 44: Ch1, turn, sc 2, [ch1, skip 1, sc 3], repeat between [ ] until there are 3 sts left, ch1, skip 1, sc last two sts. DO NOT FASTEN OFF. (45)
First Side of Placemat:
Fasten off at each color change.
Row 1 (Right Side): Ch1, turn to work down sides of rows, sc in each st to end. (44)
Join Color 2 (purple)
Row 2: ch2 (counts as hdc here and throughout, skip 1, VSt, [skip 2, VSt], repeat between [ ] until there are 2 sts left, skip 1, hdc in last st.
Row 3: Join Color 1, repeat Row 2.
Row 4: Join Color 3 (turquoise), repeat Row 2.
Row 5: Join Color 1, repeat Row 2.
Row 6: Join Color 4 (green), repeat Row 2.
Row 7: Join Color 1, repeat Row 2.
Row 8: Join Color 5 (pink), repeat Row 2. Fasten off.
Second Side of Placemat:
Row 1: With right side facing, join Color 1 on second side of placemat, Repeat Row 1 as on First Side.
Rows 2 to 8: Repeat as for First Side.
Surface Crochet Stripes:
Working from right sides, work rows of surface crochet through the ch1 spaces from bottom to top of placemat.
The order of the colors used for stripes is (left to right):
Color 6 (lavender), Color 5, Color 4, Color 3, Color 2, Color 6, Color 2, Color 3, Color 4, Color 5, Color 6.
Top and Bottom Bands:
Row 1: With right side facing, join Color 1 in upper right corner of placemat, ch1, sc evenly across working sts into sides of rows from First and Second Side Placemat and in each st of Center of Placemat.
Rows 2 to 4: Ch1, turn, sc in each st to end. Fasten off after last repeat.
Repeat for Bottom (be sure to have same number of stitches along top and bottom.
Round 1: Join Color 1 in any corner, ch1, [3sc in corner, sc in each st to next corner], repeat between [ ] to end, join with slip st to first st.
Round 2: Slip st into corner st, ch1, [3sc in corner, sc in each st to next corner], repeat between [ ] to end, join with slip st to first st. Fasten off.
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