Simply Blooming Placemats

A simple stitch pattern makes for a simply charming placemat. Choose your contrasting color and crochet a little flower for the finishing touch.

Skill level: Easy

Finished Size: 18” x 14”

Gauge: 4 dc rows and 4 ch lp rows = 4”, 14 dc = 4”

Materials

Yarn:

Medium Weight Yarn Peaches & Crème (100% Cotton; 120 yards [109 meters]/70.9 grams): 11006 Ecru (Color A, 1 ball)

Medium Weight Yarn Sugar ‘n Cream (100% Cotton; 120 yards [109 meters]/70.9 grams): 00071 Grape (Color B, 1 ball), alternate Color B, 01223 Mod Green.

Hook: US size H/8 (5.0 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle.

Abbreviations of stitches used: Ch, sl st, sc, hdc, dc

Pattern Notes

Corner st referred to in the border rounds is the second st of the 3 sts at each corner

Pattern

With Color A, ch 59.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from the hook, sc in each ch across row, turn. (58 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, (ch 2, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st; rep from * across row, ending with sc in last st, turn. (19 ch-2 sps, 20 sc)

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in same st, 3 dc in each sc across row, ending with 2 dc in last sc, turn. (58 dc)

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 2, sk next 2 dc, sc in next st; rep from * across row, ending with sc in last st, turn. (19 ch-2 sps, 20 sc)

Rows 5-24: Rep Rows 3-4, turn at end of last row.

Border

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 3 sc in corner, sc across 56 st with 2 sc in ch-2 sps, sc in each sc, 3 sc in next corner, sc evenly along the side for 33 sts with one sc in ends of sc rows, 2 sc in ends of dc rows, 3 sc in bottom corner, working across opposite side of starting ch, sc across for 56 sts, 3 sc in final corner, sc evenly up the side for 33 sts same as for opposite side, join with sl st in first st. Drop yarn to back side of piece. Do not turn or fasten off. (190 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, hdc in first st, 3 hdc in corner st, hdc in each st around with 3 hdc in corner sts, join with sl st in first st. Do not turn. (198 sts)

Rnd 3:  With Color B, join with sl st in first st, ch 1, sc in each st around with 3 sc in each corner st, join with sl st in first st. Fasten off. Do not turn. (206 sts)

Rnd 4: With Color A, sc in each st around with 3 sc in each corner st, join with sl st in first st. Fasten off. (214 sts)

Flower

Rnd 1: With color A, cross yarn to form lp (also known as a magic lp), ch 1, work 6 sc in lp, tighten lp, join with sl st in first st. Fasten off. (6 sts)

Rnd 2: With Color B, join with sl st in first st, *ch 1, work 3 dc in same st, ch 2, sl st in next st; rep from * around for 6 petals, join with sl st in first st. Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in all loose ends. Pin or stitch flower to desired corner/ location. yarn ball

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