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Crochet Placemat Free Pattern

Picture a modern dining room table adorned with handmade crochet placemats and coordinating coasters, each imbued with unique texture and charm. Whether you’re hosting a casual brunch with friends or setting the table for a special dinner party, this crochet placemat set will elevate your dining décor with a touch of chic elegance. So grab your crochet hook and let’s get started on the Crossed DC Placemat Set!

As the name suggests, this set uses the crossed double crochet stitch and includes both the placemat and the coaster. With a fun and easy repeat, you will whip them up in no time.

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The Yarn-Crochet Placemat Set

If you know anything about me, you’ll know that many of my patterns use Lion Brand’s 24/7 Cotton. I love it for home décor as it’s durable, eco-friendly, and comes in an array of colors. The mercerization process gives it fantastic color, lovely stitches, and a sheen that lasts wash after wash.

The Stitch

I recently discovered the crossed double crochet and fell in love with it. It creates a unique texture on your project and has a fairly easy to rhythm. It’s one of those stitch patterns that you can crochet without too much concentration, which allows you to binge watch your favorite show at the same time. Because it has such a great flow, it becomes a wonderful stress reliever.

Supplies need for this crochet placemat set

#4 cotton {I used Lion Brand 24/7}

Placemat Yardage= MC 165 yds CC 65 yds

Coaster Yardage= MC 10 yds CC 10 yds

US G hook (4 mm)

Tapestry needle

Gauge: 

16 sts x 12 rows = 4”

Skill Level:  

Advanced Beginner +

Sizes: 

Placemat: 18” x 12”   

 Coaster: 4”

Crochet Placemat-Abbreviation Used: {US Terms}

MC = main color

Fsc = foundation single crochet

ch = chain

sc = single crochet

sk = skip

st(es) = stitch(es)

dc = double crochet

rep = repeat

Xdc = crossed double crochet

CC = contrasting color

beg = beginning

ch-1 sp = chain 1 space

ch-2 sp = chain 2 space

Notes:

Ch 3 counts as a stitch.

Helpful hints for making your crochet placemat set:

  • Using a stacked single crochet instead of ch 3 will keep your edges straighter and eliminate the gap made by the ch 3.
  • Mark each corner stitch with a stitch marker before crocheting the border.

How To Make A Stacked Single Crochet

  1. At the end of the row, turn your work.
  2. Do not chain.
  3. Insert your hook into the first stitch.
  4. Make a single crochet.
  5. You will now insert your hook into the left side bar of the stitch. See photo below.
  6. Then complete as a single crochet.
  7. You now have a stacked stitch the same height as a double crochet.
  8. You can continue the rest of the row as normal.

Crochet Placemat Set Instructions:

Placemat:

Row 1: With MC, Fsc 64 or ch 65, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn [64]

Row 2: ch 3 (or stacked sc) *sk next st, dc in next st, dc in sk st; rep from * across until 1 st remains, dc in last st, turn [31 Xdc, 2 dc]

Row 3: ch 1, sc across, turn [64]

Rows 4-30: Rep Rows 2-3. At end of Row 30, fasten off. Weave in ends.

Cream and brown crochet placemat and coaster sits on a light wooden table. A plate, knife and fork, and glass sit on them.

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Border:

Rnd 1: Join CC in any st on row 30, sc across to corner st, (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner st, now working in end of each row (sc in next, 2 sc next, sc next) down the side for a total of 46 sts, (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner st, sc across, (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner st, (sc in next, 2 sc next, sc next) up the side for a total of 46 sts, (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner st, sc across to beg st, join in beg st [224 sc, 4 ch-1 sp]

Rnd 2: ch 3 {or stacked sc}, dc in each st around with (dc, ch 2, dc) in each corner ch-1 sp, join as before [232 dc, 4 ch-2 sp]

Rnd 3: ch 1, sc in each st around with (sc, ch 1, sc) in each corner ch-2 sp, join as before. Fasten off and rejoin CC in any corner in the st after the ch-1 sp [240 sc, 4 ch-1 sp]

Rnd 4: ch 3 {or stacked sc} in same st as join, *sk next st, dc in next st, dc in sk st; rep from * until one st before corner ch-1 sp remains; dc in next st, (dc, ch2, dc) in ch-1 sp, dc in st after ch-1 sp; Rep from * 3x; on last rep, end with (dc, ch 2, dc) in corner, join. [248 dc, 4 ch-2 sp] Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Up close photo of the border of a crochet placemat. A crochet coaster with a glass on top is nearby.

Coaster:

Row 1: With MC, Fsc 12 or ch 13, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn [12]

Row 2: ch 3 {or stacked sc} *sk next st, dc in next st, dc in sk st; rep from * across until 1 st remains, dc in last st, turn [5 xdc, 2 dc]

Row 3: ch 1, sc across, turn [12]

Rows 4-9: Rep Rows 2-3. At end of Row 9, fasten off. Weave in ends.

Border:

Rnd 1: Join CC in any corner st, (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner st, sc across to next corner, (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner st, sc evenly down side for 12 sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner st, sc across to next corner, (sc, ch 1, sc ) in corner st, sc evenly up the other side for 12 sc, join in beg st [52]

Rnd 2: ch 3 {or stacked sc}, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-1 sp, dc next st, *sk next st, dc in next st, dc in sk st; rep from * until one st before corner ch-1 sp remains; dc in next st, (dc, ch2, dc) in ch-1 sp, dc in st after ch-1 sp; Rep from * 3x; on last rep, end with Xdc, join as before [22 xdc dc, 16 dc, 4 ch-2 sp] Fasten off. Weave in ends.

National/International Crochet Month

March is the month to celebrate all things crochet. Each year, Marie, from Underground Crafter hosts a fun blog hop to celebrate. 31 days of beautiful designs showcasing very talented designers. Each pattern signifies something the designer loves about crochet. It could be a stitch, technique, yarn, etc. You will find each free on the blog.

I was happy to be included in the International Crochet Month Blog Hop and have my crochet placemat pattern showcased during this event. I love to be able to take one of my favorite yarns and a stitch I love and create a project I hope the maker will enjoy.

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