Presto Placemats

This set of festive placemats packs a delightful punch of color and has a delightful secret: there’s no ends to weave in! Perfect for beginners, this scrap friendly project is just what you need to brighten any celebration.

Skill Level: Beginner

Size: 18” / [46 cm] wide x 12” / [30.5 cm] tall

Gauge: 14 sts and 16 rows = 4” / [10 cm] in sc

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Lily Sugar ‘n Cream (100% Cotton; 120 yards [110 meters]/71 grams): Red (CC1, 2 balls), Hot Pink (CC2, 2 balls), Hot Orange (CC3, 2 balls), Sunshine (CC4, 2 balls), Mod Green (CC5, 2 balls), Dazzle Blue (CC6, 2 balls), Mod Blue (CC7, 1 ball), Hot Green (CC8, 1 ball), Black (CC9, 1 ball), White (CC10, 1 ball), Black Currant (CC11, 1 ball)

Hook: US size 7 (4.5 mm)

Pattern Notes

Each placemat is worked without turning at the end of each row.

The right side of the work is kept facing up throughout.

Leave a 4” / [10 cm] tail at the beginning and end of each row to create fringe.

Pattern

With MC, ch 65.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Fasten off. Do not turn. (64 sts)
Rows 2-6: Ch 1 (does not count as a st here or throughout), sc in each st across. Fasten off.  Do not turn. (64 sts)

Rows 7-14: Following Stripe Pattern below, ch 1, sc in each st across. Fasten off. Do not turn.  (64 sts)

Rows 15-20: With MC, rep Row 2.

Rows 21-28: Rep Rows 7-14.

Rows 29-34: With MC, rep Row 2.

Rows 35-42: Rep Rows 7-14.

Rows 43-48: With MC, rep Row 2.

Stripe Pattern for Red Placemat

Rows 1-6 (MC): CC1

Row 7: CC10

Row 8: CC6

Row 9: CC7

Row 10: CC8

Row 11: CC4

Row 12: CC3

Row 13: CC2

Row 14: CC9

Stripe Pattern for Hot Pink Placemat

Rows 1-6 (MC): CC2

Row 7: CC10

Row 8: CC3

Row 9: CC4

Row 10: CC8

Row 11: CC5

Row 12: CC7

Row 13: CC6

Row 14: CC11

Stripe Pattern for Orange Placemat

Rows 1-6 (MC): CC3

Row 7: CC10

Row 8: CC2

Row 9: CC4

Row 10: CC8

Row 11: CC5

Row 12: CC7

Row 13: CC6

Row 14: CC11

Stripe Pattern for Yellow Placemat

Rows 1-6 (MC): CC4

Row 7: CC1

Row 8: CC2

Row 9: CC3

Row 10: CC8

Row 11: CC5

Row 12: CC4

Row 13: CC11

Row 14: CC9

Stripe Pattern for Green Placemat

Rows 1-6 (MC): CC5

Row 7: CC8

Row 8: CC4

Row 9: CC3

Row 10: CC2

Row 11: CC7

Row 12: CC6

Row 13: CC11

Row 14: CC9

Stripe Pattern for Blue Placemat

Rows 1-6 (MC): CC6

Row 7: CC10

Row 8: CC7

Row 9: CC8

Row 10: CC4

Row 11: CC3

Row 12: CC2

Row 13: CC1

Row 14: CC9

Finishing

Tie the ends of Rows 1 and 2 together in an overhand knot. Repeat with the ends of Rows 3 and 4, Rows 5 and 6, and with the rest of the rows.

Trim fringe to 2” / [5 cm].

Block if desired.

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