This dishcloth, placemat and coaster set is a very versatile pattern, which can be used not only the kitchen, but in the bathroom and bedrooms as well.
The placemat is obvious of course. But the dishcloth and coaster can have multiple uses.
- If you like the dishcloth with a simple backing, either a block made with single crochets or a thick piece of fabric you could use it as a hotpad for your small pots and pans.
- The coaster also makes for a lovely scrubby that you can use in the kitchen or bathroom.
The pattern actually has the same stitch pattern as I used for this soap saver, a hand soap cozy for the bathroom and a mug cozy for the kitchen. So if you like the stitch, feel free to make a set for the kitchen and one for the bathroom.
Puff Stitch Dishcloth, Placemat and Coaster Set
Skill Level: Intermediate
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton (Worsted Weight, #4; 100% Cotton; 400g/14oz; 650 meters/710yds) 1 ball (one ball is enough for at least two of each – placemat, dishcloth and coaster)
Crochet Hook: H/8-5.00mm
Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Stitch Markers, Yarn Needle.
Gauge: 2″ over 2 puff sts in pattern.
- Coaster/Scrubbie: 4″×5″
- Dish/Washcloth: 8″×9″
- Placemat: 12″x18″
Puff St = Puff Stitch
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Hk = Hook
Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
YO = Yarn Over
Special Stitch Instructions:
Puff St: (Yo, insert hk in sp indicated, yo and pull through) 2 times, 5 lps on hk, yo and pull through all 5 lps.
- Instructions are given for the coaster with special instructions for the dishcloth and placemat given in parenthesis.
- If you are new to crochet you may want to use stitch markers to mark the chain two made in the same space as the puff stitch.
Loosely ch 14, (26, 56), or any multiple of 3 plus 2.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hk and into each ch across. Turn. [13, (25, 55) sts]
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, ch 1, sk next st, sc in next st, *ch 2, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st; rep from * across to last 3 sts, ch 1, sk next st, sc in last 2 sts. Turn. [2, (6, 16) ch-2 sps and 2 ch-1 sps]
Row 3: Ch 1, hdc in first 2 sts, ch 1, sk first ch-1 sp, *(sl st, ch 2, puff st, ch 1) into next ch-2 sp and into each ch-2 sp across to last ch-1 sp, sk ch-1 sp, hdc in last 2 sts. Turn. [2, (6, 16) puff sts and 4 hdc]
Rows 4-10, (22, 28): Rep row 3.
Last Row: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, sc in ch-1, sc in top of next puff st, 3 sc in next ch-2 sp and into each ch-2 sp across to lasts ch-1 sp; sc into ch-1, sc into last 2 sts; [13, (25, 55) sts]
Edging: Ch 1, sc evenly around working 3 sc into each corner; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten Off.
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Slanted Puff Stitch Tutorial
- The image below shows the first two rows done as per pattern above. You can see the chain one spaces at the beginning and end of rows. These are marked off in the yellow stitch markers, and are skipped throughout the pattern. The chain two spaces in the middle are marked off with the blue stitch markers.To begin the row: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first 2 sts, ch 1.
- Skip the ch-1 sp and sl st in first ch-2 sp.
- Ch 2.
- Then work the puff stitch into same chain.
- Ch 1. And if you are new to crochet, mark the ch-2 made just before the puff stitch to make it easier for the next row.
- Then repeat the steps above: (sl st, ch 2, puff st, ch 1) into next ch-2 sp and into each ch-2 sp across to ch-1 sp; sk ch-1 sp, hdc in last 2 sts.
- The next row is the same, except now you are working into the ch-2 sps made just before the puff stitches. Ch 1, hdc in first 2 sts, ch 1.
- Skip the first ch-1, sl st into next ch-2 sp.
- Ch 2.
- Work puff st into same ch-2 sp, ch 1.
- And again, repeat that across: (sl st, ch 2, puff st, ch 1) into next ch-2 sp and into each ch-2 sp across to ch-1 sp; sk ch-1 sp, hdc in last 2 sts.