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This free crochet pattern is a Plaid Placemat that is easily made with double crochet stitches. It also comes with an easy to understand video tutorial that explains the concept of how to crochet plaid and the crab stitch border.
It was Saturday morning when I started thinking about Thanksgiving. I started looking through my cooking and baking books to make sure I have every recipe I need in order to have a successful day with my family. Next thing, I realized was that we would have an additional person staying with us, but I did not have enough place mats.
All the place mats I have are perfect for Thanksgiving, ready to be used, I just do not have enough. So, I needed to find a solution. After talking to my followers on Facebook LIVE we all came up with the perfect idea: a Plaid Place mat.
It is simple, fast to crochet and does not need much yarn to finish it. And to decorate it, even more, I even created a Plaid Coaster that works nicely as a set.
The Plaid Placemat is made with double crochet stitches whereas the Plaid Coaster is made with single crochet stitches. However, once you know the size of each, you can easily replace the stitches with any basic crochet stitches you like. No matter how you crochet it, it will be the perfect set no matter which holiday or event you make it for.
Furthermore, if you have never made anything in plaid before, I would highly recommend the PLAID COURSE by Whistle and Ivy. It has so many tutorials plus lots of crochet patterns using the plaid pattern.
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So let me now get started and tell you what you will need in order to crochet this amazing pattern.
How to crochet the Plaid Placemat
- Premier Yarns Everyday Anti-Pilling Worsted Yarn
- Really Red
- 5.0mm hook
- tapestry needle
Stitches used (US terms):
Click HERE to learn these basic stitches
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- dc = double crochet
- crab stitch aka reversed single crochet (shown in Video below)
- adc = alternative double crochet (turning chain)
2 rows x 4 sts = 1 square inch
18 x 13.5 inches
Please watch the video below first to understand why certain things are done throughout the pattern.
Start with a Chain of 60 in orange yarn, plus 1 chain in brown[Drop the orange yarn and continue with the brown
Carry the brown yarn when using the red, and vice versa; do the same technique for the orange and red combination.
R1: 1 adc, 1 dc in the next 3 sts in brown (finish the last dc with the red), *1 dc in the next 4 sts in red (finish the last dc with the brown), 1 dc in the next 4 sts in brown (finish the last dc with the red), repeat from * until the end of the row (do not change colors at the end of the row), turn
R2: repeat R1
Drop the brown and pick up the orange and carry it while crocheting with the red
R3: 1 adc, 1 dc in the next 3 sts in red (finish the last dc with the orange), *1 dc in the next 4 sts in orange (finish the last dc with the red), 1 dc in the next 4 sts in red (finish the last dc with the orange), repeat from * until the end of the row (do not change colors at the end of the row), turn
R4: repeat R3]
Repeat everything between [ ] for a total of 22 rows.
Now cut the brown and red yarn and continue with the orange for the border.
Crochet 1 sc into each stitch or 2 per row plus 1 stitch additional into the corners all around. Slip stitch to the first stitch of the round. Once you finish the round, work the round backward using the Crab stitch aka Reverse Single Crochet.
Fasten off and weave in the ends.
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How to Crochet the Plaid Placemat – Video Tutorial
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