Winter Magic Placemat

Setting out Santa’s cookies just got way cuter. Make this magical placemat that includes mitten pockets for napkins, making it easy for Santa to wipe away any cookie crumbs that tumble into his beard.

 

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 16.5” x 12”

Gauge: 16 sts and 8 rows = 4” [10 cm] after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn:

Medium weight yarnHobby Lobby I Love This Cotton (100% Cotton; 180 yards [165 meters]/100 grams): 64 Aqua Ombre (A, 1 ball), 068 Aqua Sparkle (B, 1 ball), 06 White Sparkle (C, 1 ball)

Hook: US size I/9 (5.5 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

For the Gingham Stitch, carry the unused yarn color behind the stitches.

Ch 3 counts as dc throughout.

Pattern

Row 1: With A, ch 62, dc in 4th ch from hook and next ch, with B dc in next 3, *with A dc in next 3, with B dc in next 3; rep from * across. Fasten off B. (60 dcs)

Note: On Row 2, A should be working over B and C should be working over A.

Row 2: Ch 3, turn with A, dc in next 2, C dc in next 3, *A dc in next 3, C dc in next 3; rep from * across. Fasten off C. (60 dcs)

Note: On Row 3, A should be working over C, B should be working over A.

Row 3: Ch 3, turn with A, dc in next 2, B dc in next 3, *A dc in next 3, B dc in next 3; rep from * across. Fasten off B. (60 dcs)

Rows 4-21: Rep Rows 2-3.

Do not fasten off A.

Border

Rnd 1: With A, ch 3, turn, dc in each dc across, ending with (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in last st. Working along row ends, work 2 dc in each row end across. Working along opposite side of starting ch, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in first ch, dc in each ch across, ending with (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in last ch. Working along row ends, work 2 dc in each row end across. Back to beginning, work (dc, ch 1, 2 dc in first st), sl st to ch-3 to join.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in each dc around, working 3 dc in each ch-1 sp, sl st to ch-3 to join.

Fasten off.

Mitten Applique (make 2)

Row 1: With B, ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. (6 scs)

Rows 2-10: Ch 1, turn, BLsc in each st across.

Fasten off, leaving a long enough tail for sewing.

Row 1: Attach C to first row end of Row 10, ch 3, dc in each row end across. (10 dcs)

Row 2-4: Ch 3, turn, dc in each dc across.

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, sk next 3 sts, 5 dcs in next 2, sk in next 3 sts, sc in last.  Working alongside of Mitten in row ends, sl st down to first C row end, ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 3 sts, sl st into first C row end.

Row 6: Turn, sc in next 4 sts.

Row 7: Turn, sc in next 4 sts, sl st to first C row end.

Fasten off, leaving long enough tail for sewing.

Finishing

Place Mittens on Placemat and whip stitch into place, leaving the tops of the Mittens open for silverware.

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