In need of an easy crochet pattern? Hone your crochet skills with this beginner crochet pattern that creates a beautiful Patriotic Place Mat and Coaster.
- RED HEART® “Eco-Cotton™ Blend”: 1 Ball each 1926
- Currant A, 1105 Vanilla B, and 1870 Denim C. This will
- make 2 sets including placemat, coaster and napkin ring.
- Yarn needle.
- Crochet Hook: U.S. Size G-6 [4mm].
Gauge: 15 sts = 4”; 9 rows = 4” in dc. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge given.
Size: Placemat measures13½” high x 18” wide. Coaster measures 6” across.
Abbreviations: ch = chain; dc = double crochet; lp = loop; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); yo = yarn over; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated;
[ ] = work directions given in brackets the number of times specified.
PLACEMAT: With A, ch 58.
Row 1 (Right Side): Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across, changing to B in last st; turn – 56 sts.
Row 2: With B, ch 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc and in each dc across, dc in top of ch-3; turn. Repeat Row 2 and work stripe pat of 1 more row B, then [2 rows A, 2 rows B] 4 times, then 1 more row A, changing to C in last dc of last row. Cut A and B.
Round 1: With C, ch 1, work sc evenly around all 4 sides, working 3 sc in each corner; join with a slip st to first sc.
Round 2: Ch 3, skip first sc, dc in each sc around, working 5 dc in center sc of each 3-sc corner group; join to top of ch-3.
Round 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining and in each dc around, working 3 sc in center dc of each 5-dc corner group; join.
Rounds 4-7: Repeat Rounds 2 and 3 twice more, changing to A in last sc of Round 7. Work 1 round sc with A. Fasten off.
Star (Make 4) With B, ch 2; sc in 2nd ch from hook, * ch 3, slip st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch **, sc in same ch as first sc *; repeat from * to * 3 more times, then from * to ** once more; join – 5 points. Fasten off leaving a long end for sewing. Sew 1 star in each corner. Weave in ends.
Round 1: With B, ch 4; 14 dc in 4th ch from hook; join with a slip st to top of ch, changing to C – 15 sts.
Round 2: With C, ch 3, working over B, 4 dc in same st as joining, changing to B in last dc; * with B and working over C, [yo and draw up a loop in next dc, yo and draw through 2 loops] twice, with C, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook – cluster made **; with C and working over B, 5 dc in next dc; repeat from * around, end at **; join – 30 sts. Cut B.
Round 3: With C, ch 3, dc in same st as joining, [dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc] twice; yo, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of the next cluster and draw loop through, [yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice – front post dc (fpdc) made; * 2 dc in next dc, [dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc] twice, fpdc; repeat from * around; join – 45 sts.
Round 4: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, dc in next 2 sts, * 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts; repeat from * around; join – 60 sts.
Round 5: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, dc in next 3 sts, * 2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts; rrepeat from * around, changing to A in last dc; join – 75 sts. Cut C.
Round 6: With A, ch 1, sc in each st around; join. Fasten
off. Weave in ends.
NAPKIN RING: With C ch 18; join with a slip st to first ch, taking care not to twist ch.
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in each ch around; join with a slip st to
Round 2: Ch 3, skip first sc, dc in next sc and in each sc around; join with a slip st to top of ch-3.
Round 3: Ch 1, sc in same ch as joining and in each dc around; join and change to A.
Round 4: With A, ch 1, sc in each sc around; join. Fasten off. Attach A in remaining loops of beg ch and work 1 Round sc on opposite side; join. Fasten off. Weave in ends. With B, make 1 star same as for placemat and sew to ring.