Handmade gifts throughout the Holidays are my favorite gift to get and give. These placemats are not only pretty, but they are a useful gift. I love making quick and easy crochet patterns.
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Add a DIY pop of color to your home with this chunky crochet placemat. A coordinated set – placemats and coasters go together nicely. Here is a crochet pattern for Chunky Christmas Ornament Coasters. They are so quick to make. The complete set can be made in just a few hours or less.
I used chunky yarn for this project because it makes very quick work out of the crochet pattern. While you can use a thinner yarn, or a smaller hook will mean more rows or a smaller placemat. I find this chunky yarn easier to work with than thin yarn. This yarn also has a beautiful smooth look that I just love. Here is the chunky yarn that used in this pattern. Lion Brand Homespun USA chunky yarn.
Chunky Crochet Placemat Pattern
Lion Brand Hometown USA Cincinnati Red (partial skein)
CH = chain
DC = Double Crochet
SC = Single Crochet
SL ST = Slip Stitch
ST = Stitch
Begin with a magic circle. Here is another post with complete directions on how to make a magic circle.
CH 3, this counts as the first DC in the magic circle. 11 DC in the magic circle. SL ST to join into first CH. (12 DC). Pull the yarn tail from the magic circle to tighten and close the circle in the magic circle.
CH 3, 1 DC in same ST. 2 DC in each ST around, SL ST to join (24 DC).
CH 3, 2 DC in next ST, *DC, 2 DC, repeat from * around, SL ST to join (36 DC).
CH 3, 1 DC in same ST, *DC, DC, 2 DC, repeat from * around, SL ST to join (48 DC).
CH 3, 1 DC, 1 DC, 2 DC, *DC, DC, DC, 2DC, repeat from * around, SL ST to join (60 DC).
CH 3, Dc in each ST around, SL ST to join (60 DC).
Finishing: Fasten off Cincinnati Red by pulling the yarn through the last ST. Using the yarn needle, weave in the ends and cut off the excess yarn.
Crochet Chair Pads
Here is another use for the chunky crochet placemat…a reader told me that she used this pattern to make chair pads. What a wonderful idea. I just love the creative ideas that everyone shares with each other. Thank you for being part of a wonderful community of yarn crafters.
The picture below shows the Crochet Coasters and the Placement set together.
Use the links below to access the crochet coaster pattern.
I made 2 Chunky Christmas Ornament Coasters because I had that much left-over yarn. I made these chunky placemats first. Each skein of Cincinnati Red made one chunky placemat and two Chunky Christmas Ornament Coasters.
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