Purple Passion Mat

Add some interest to any table setting with the Purple Passion Mat. Made up of a center circle, three outer strips and a final edging round, this intermediate project will look great on any table as a centerpiece under a flower vase or candelabra.

Skill Level: Intermediate 

Size: 11″ diameter, after blocking

Gauge: 11 rows of a strip measures 4″ after blocking; Strips 1 and 3 are 5/8″ wide; strip 2 is 3/4″ wide

Materials

Yarn:

Super Fine Weight Yarn DMC Petra 3 (100% cotton; 306 yards [280 meters]/100 grams): #53837 Violet Purple (1 ball)

Hook: US size E/4 (3.5 mm) hook

Notions: Tapestry needle 

Abbreviations

V-st (V-stitch): [1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc] in same stitch.

Pattern Notes

The center circle is worked first, followed by the outer strips which are joined to the mat during the working process. 

Special Stitch

Needle Join: Lengthen loop on hook to 6″, cut loop at top. Thread tapestry needle with attached end. Insert needle under 2 strands of first dc/turning chain, and then back into the center of last stitch (where thread is coming from). Tighten carefully to bring first and last stitches together. 

Pattern

Center Circle

Make a magic loop. Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 11 dc into loop, join with needle to 2nd ch, fasten off. (12 dc)
Pull center loop tight and secure. 

Strip 1

Ch 9.
Row 1: 1 Dc in 6th ch from hook, 1 dc in each ch to end (4 dc), ch 2, sl st in any dc of center circle, ch 2, turn.
Row 2: 1 Dc in each dc of Strip, ch 5, turn.
Row 3: 1 Dc in each dc, ch 2, sl st in next dc of circle, ch 2, turn.
Rows 4-24: Repeat rows 2-3 10 times and then row 2 once more, omitting the ch 5 at the end of row 24.
Fasten off. 

Strip 2

Ch 10.
Row 1: 1 Dc in 6th ch from hook, sk 1 ch, V-st in next ch, sk 1 ch, 1 dc in last ch, ch 2, 1 dc in any free ch 5 loop of Strip 1, ch 2, turn.
Row 2: 1 Dc in 1st dc of Strip 2, 1 V-st in next V-st, 1 dc in last dc, ch 5, turn.
Row 3: 1 Dc in 1st dc, 1 V-st in next V-st, 1 dc in last dc, ch 2, 1 dc in same ch 5 loop as last dc, ch 2, turn.
Row 4: 1 Dc in 1st dc, 1 V-st in next V-st, 1 dc in last dc, ch 5, turn.
Row 5: 1 Dc in 1st dc, 1 V-st in next V-st, 1 dc in last dc, ch 2, 1 dc in next free ch 5 loop of Strip 1, ch 2, turn.
Row 6: 1 Dc in 1st dc, 1 V-st in next V-st, 1 dc in last dc, ch 5, turn.
Row 7: 1 Dc in 1st dc, 1 V-st in next V-st, 1 dc in last dc, ch 2, 1 dc in same ch 5 loop as last dc, ch 2, turn.
Rows 8-48: Repeat rows 4-7 10 times, and then row 4 once more, omitting the ch 5 at the end of row 48.
Fasten off. 

Strip 3

Ch 9.
Row 1: 1 Dc in 6th ch from hook, 1 dc in each ch to end (4 dc), ch 2, 1 dc in any free ch 5 loop of Strip 2, ch 2, turn.
Row 2: 1 Dc in each dc of Strip 3, ch 5, turn.
Row 3: 1 Dc in each dc, ch 2, 1 dc in same ch 5 loop as last dc, ch 2, turn.
Row 4: 1 Dc in each dc, ch 5, turn.
Row 5: 1 Dc in each dc, ch 2, 1 dc in next ch 5 loop, ch 2, turn.
Row 6: 1 Dc in each dc, ch 5, turn.
Row 7: 1 Dc each dc, ch 2, 1 dc in next ch 5 loop, ch 2, turn.
Row 8: 1 Dc in each dc, ch 5, turn.
Rows 9-72: Repeat rows 3-8 10 times and then rows 3-6 once more, omitting the ch 5 at the end of row 72. Do not fasten off. Turn and work edging in free ch 5 loops of Strip 3. 

Edging

3 Sc in 1st ch 5 loop, 11 dc in next ch 5 loop, *3 sc in next ch 5 loop, 11 dc in next ch 5 loop; rep from * around, join with needle join to 1st sc. 

Finishing

Join first and last rows of Strips.
Weave in ends and block to size.
To block: Pin mat to size, spray with water and leave to dry. yarn ball

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