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The Snowflake Placemat is a great way to decorate your table during the holiday season. The inspiration was Santa’s sweater. Can’t you just imagine Santa wearing a cozy, textured sweater with these adorable snowflakes around the chest? Well I wanted to take that cozy feel and translate it into a placemat!
The Snowflake Placemat is worked from side to side and starts out with a charted snowflake design. The edges are worked in tapestry crochet and the center is a ribbed “knit-look” that works up super quick.
If you’ve never worked tapestry crochet, don’t worry, it’s really pretty easy and I have linked a couple of tutorials you may find helpful too. To achieve this clean design look, I worked each row from the right side. Yes, that means a few extra ends to weave, but I think the end result is worth it. You could also leave the ends long and trim them for a nice fringed edge if you like.
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Size: 13” x 19”
- Made with #4 worsted weight yarn, I used Red Heart Super Saver (364 yards per skein) in Cherry Red, Soft White and Light Grey. I used about 150 yards of each color.
- Hook US I/5.50 mm
- Tapestry needle
Gauge: 17 sc x 12 rows (worked in back loop)
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Abbreviations (US Terms):
BLO: back loop only
hdc: half double crochet
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
- How to work tapestry crochet here=> http://bit.ly/TapestryCrochet
- How to read a charted design here=> http://bit.ly/ReadGraphicChart
The placemat is worked from side to side. It starts and ends with the charted snowflake design which is worked in tapestry crochet. The center is worked in a “knit-look” stitch for texture.
Tips for working the chart
- Work chart stitches in BLO, unless otherwise noted.
- Each box is one sc.
- Work all chart rows from the right side – join each row in the first st of the previous row, fasten off at the end of each row.
- Work over yarn not in use with working yarn.
- Make color changes in the last pass of the stitch: Work last sc of a color until you have two loops on the hook, join the new color and finish the sc. Pull ends tightly to secure the color changes.
Instructions for Snowflake Placemat
Row 1 (Follow color changes in chart): With Color 1, ch 42, using the chart as a guide, sc in 2nd ch from hook, and each remaining ch to end. Fasten off. (41 sts throughout)
Rows 2 to 13: Working from right side of work (same direction as the previous row), join color in first st; using the chart as a color guide, sc in BLO of each st to end. Fasten off.
Row 14: Join Color 3 in first st of previous row, working in BLO, sc in each st to end. DO NOT FASTEN OFF.
Row 15: Ch1, turn, working in BLO, sl st in each st to end (work loosely).
Row 16: Ch1, turn, working in BLO, hdc in each st to end.
Rows 18 to 42: Repeat Rows 15 and 16.
Row 43: Repeat Row 15
Row 44: Ch1, turn, working in BLO sc in each st to end.
Rows 45 to 57: Follow chart for the snowflake motif repeat. Work the first row of the chart in both loops and the remainder in BLO, fastening off at the end of each row.
Weave in all ends before starting the border.
Round 1: Work sc evenly around the placemat, changing colors for each section (work red on red stitches, grey on grey and white on white) and being sure to have 3 sc in each corner, join with sl st to first st of the round. Fasten off.
Round 2: Join Color 3 in any corner, ch1, *3sc in corner st, sc in each st to next corner*, repeat between * to end, join with sl st to first st of the round. Fasten off.
Round 3: Join Color 2 in any corner st, ch1, working in BLO, *3sc in corner st, sc in each st to next corner*, repeat between * to end, join with sl st to first st of the round.
Round 4: Sl st into corner st, *3sc in corner st, sc in each st to next corner*, repeat between * to end, join with sl st to first st of the round. Fasten off.
Round 5: Join Color 3 in any corner, working in BLO, sl st loosely in each st around, join with sl st in first st. Fasten off.
Round 6: Join Color 1 in any corner, working in BLO, sl st in each sl st from previous round, join with sl st to first st. Fasten off.
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