Make one or make a whole set of this crochet rectangle placemat. It has a bit of an open stitch, which is enough to protect against plates and bowls, but if you’re looking for something to also protect from the heat, then you may wish to line this.
The pattern is a simple multiple of 2, making it easy to adjust the width to make a table runner to match if you like. You can literally make this to any size you need, so if you have a huge table, you could make several of these mats to fit the middle of the table for all your serving bowls.
You can also make this to fit your coffee and end table, dressers, book shelves etc, etc.
I did one row for the edging, but you can do two if you like for a bit more support especially along the sides.
If you enjoy this, you might also enjoy the crochet dishcloths that I worked up in this stitch pattern.
Double Crochet and Cross Stitch – Crochet Rectangle Placemat
Skill Level: Easy
- Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton (Worsted Weight, #4; 100% Cotton; 400g/14oz; 650 meters/710yds) 1 ball
- Crochet Hook: H 5.00mm
- Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.
- Gauge: 12 sts = 4″.
- Finished Size: 18″ by 13″.
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Ch 56, or any multiple of two.
Row 1 (RS): Dc in 3rd ch from hook and into each ch across. (Skipped chs do not count as a stitch) Turn. [54 sts]
Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, sc into first st and into each st across. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 2 (does not count as st, now and throughout), dc in first 2 sts, *sk next st, dc in next st, backtrack and dc in skipped st; rep from * across to the last 2 sts, dc in the last 2 sts. Turn. [54 sts]
Row 4: Ch 1, sc into first st and into each st across. Turn. [54 sts]
Row 5: Ch 2, dc in first st and into each st across. Turn. [54 sts]
Rows 6-29: Rep Rows 2-5. Do not turn after the final row. [54 sts]
With RS facing, ch 1, sc evenly around working 3 sc into each corner; join with sl st in first sc. Do not turn.