Crochet Spring Placemat

crochet placemat free pattern

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I have a confession to make.

I really, really love making placemats.

Tough one, right? I hope you’ll be able to fall asleep after that.

It might all have started a couple of weeks ago when I was making these Easter Placemats – that was real fun.

What really fascinates me when it comes to crocheted placemats might be how easy they are to create – you just go left and right and left and right… while watching your favorite program – and before you notice it, it’s done.

And then I love, love, love the moment when I add the edging and a little decoration – that’s just magical…

If you’d like to make these cute placemats and let everyone enjoy their meals even more then I’ve prepared this how to’ for you:

crochet placemat free pattern

1. Start by making a very loose (!) chain of 73 stitches.

2. Then crochet DC (double crochet) into each stitch.

3. Continue making 37 rows all together. And the green part is done.

crochet placemat free pattern

4. The edging is very simple: *5 DC into one stitch, skip one stitch, 1 SC (single crochet), skip one stitch* … and repeat this along the edge up to the corner.

crochet placemat free pattern by zoomyummy.com

5. This is how I made the corners: after you’ve done the last ‘5 DC’ before the corner, skip one stitch and then crochet 1DC – 1TC (triple crochet) – 1 DC into the corner stitch, slip one stitch and continue as in the step 4.

crochet placemat free pattern by zoomyummy.com

6. Now the lovely flower – this one is quite easy too:

Row 1: Chain 8

Row 2: Chain 2, 17 DC, join with slip stitch

Row 3: *Chain 6, skip 3 stitches, SC* – repeat this 6 times

Row 4: around each petal crochet: *DC – DC – DC – CH – DC – DC – DC – SC* – repeat 6 times and finish off.

crochet placemat free pattern by zoomyummy.com

7. For the cute swirly ornaments I made two chains of 40 stitches and sewed them (along with the flower) into place.

crochet placemat free pattern by zoomyummy.com

Cute, ha?

I hope the things I’ve just written make at least a little sense.

And of course – Enjoy, dear friends!

Love

Petra

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29 thoughts on “Crochet Spring Placemat

    • Hi! Thank you so much. Good luck with your learning. Oh, and the sizes and types, I really am a strange girl in this sense – I have a drawer full of yarn (without labels) – I just grab one I like at that very moment. Also in a shop – I choose a yarn I like (for placemats a medium thickness – not too thick, not too thin) and read on the label or ask a shop assistant or even try myself which hook size works best with it. It’s easy. Can you forgive me for such a horrible answer, puhleeez? 🙂 Petra (And please, stay motivated.)

  1. WELL done as usual. I like that flower decoration. You did it really nice. Why did you choose that bright green? I am thinking about the colours in your kitchen. Wouldn’t orange go better? Sorry to be a pain in bum.

    • Thank you kindly for your comments! And that green color – I just wanted to be seasonal… and had a lot of that green yarn – so it just happened somehow. Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  2. Awesome, and great color choices. Did you starch it to keep it so flat… or is that just what happens when you actually know what you’re doing when crocheting?

  3. After seeing this placemat, I’ve tried it. I’ve just finished today. I will post the result later 🙂 Thanks for this cutest idea 🙂

  4. Hi Petra,
    I’ve just posted the result of the placemats at my site. I’ve mention your blog. I hope you don’t mind.
    Thanks,
    Tes

  5. Not quite sure how I stumbled upon your blog, but glad I did!

    Very bright, cheery and inspirational.

    Can’t believe that you may have inspired me to try some crocheting!

    I’ll be back!

    • Hi Carolyn. I made this a long time ago and I don’t have the yarn label anymore. But what I know is that the yarn was medium thickness, nor thick, nor thin. Sorry! Petra

  6. sorry you didn’t post kind of yarn (and how many skeins to make a certain amount) and size of needle or needles ! ! ! would have helped — susan

  7. totally right on, this is so creatively explained, will definitely make a couple of these placemats. thank you for the pattern

  8. Petra, I can’t remember how I got to your site here, but I’m glad I did! I’m a designer for plastic canvas. I’ve always loved to crochet, but I’ve never made anything substantial, nor have I been able to read the instructions in pattern books. After some reviewing, I was able to follow your instructions. I must say, you did a fabulous job and I would like to show you the one I made. I love it! http://plasticcanvascreations.com/placemat1.jpg

    Lissa

  9. Hello Petra this pattern for placemats is really lovely. i am a beginner at crochet but i will be able to manage it. Thank you very much

  10. I will try that one, it is easy I know, but so pretty. I am determined to begin on next years gifts right after I have cleaned up on Christmas. I cant wait to see what else you have on your lovely blog.
    Janice

  11. Hi there, this is absolutely gorgeous, thank you so much for sharing the pattern.
    I also like your site with all your beautiful patterns.

  12. I just wanted to say I found this edging on Pintrest and I LOVE it!! I’m new to crochet and although I’ve done things in the past, I’ve never edged them. Was working on a simple baby blanket for our soon to arrive daughter and tried this. Thank you so very much for sharing!! Her blanket looks amazing because of this simple yet elegant edge. You rock!

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