This is a free crochet placemat pattern featuring the herringbone double crochet stitch. Use this lovely placemat to add simplicity and elegance to your table setting.

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Crochet Placemat Pattern

It’s summer which means it’s garage sale season. Do you love going to garage sales? My fiance and I love scouting out all the sales to see what treasures we can find.

One day we were out garage-saleing and ironically we found some free stuff on the curb. So we pulled over quickly and I got out to take a look. There was the prettiest farmhouse table which had obviously been redone very nicely. I couldn’t believe they were just going to throw it away! I grabbed and started walking awkwardly back to the jeep and yelled out to my fiance, ‘We need to make room for this because this one is coming with us!’ LOL.

So we carefully put it in our vehicle and brought it home.

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The Simple Summer Crochet Placemat

As I was admiring our beautiful new table, I knew I needed to make some crochet placemats to compliment it. I wanted something simple, yet classy that wouldn’t take away from the natural beauty of the table.

I’ve always loved the look of the herringbone double crochet stitch. It’s a simple stitch that adds subtle texture to crochet projects. The herringbone double crochet creates a natural scalloped edge so there’s no need to make a border.

To finish it off, I added a row of puff stitches on either side to give it a little detail. The end result is a beautifully versatile crochet placemat that will look great in just about any setting. I really think you’re going to love making this.

Free Crochet Placemat Pattern

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Written instructions for the crochet placemat:

Materials needed:

  • Lion Brand 24/7 worsted cotton yarn or any worsted cotton weight yarn (one skein per placemat is needed)
  • 4.00mm crochet hook
  • scissors
  • tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Skill level:

Advanced beginner. This pattern uses variations of basic stitches so the maker should already have knowledge of crochet terminology and basic crochet stitches.

Pattern notes:

  • This pattern is written using standard US crochet terms.
  • This pattern in worked in turning rows.
  • The chain 1 at the beginning of each round does not count as a stitch.

Gauge:

4 HBDC x 2 rows = 1 square inch

Final Measurements:

length: 15″

height: 11.75″

Stitches used and abbreviations:

  • yo = yarn over
  • ch = chain
  • st/sts = stitch/stitches
  • ps = puff stitch
  • HBDC = Herringbone Double Crochet

*if you don’t know how to make a herringbone double crochet stitch, be sure to check out my tutorial here:

How to make a puff stitch:

Puff Stitch Crochet Tutorial
Puff Stitch Crochet Tutorial
Puff Stitch Crochet Tutorial
Puff Stitch Crochet Tutorial
Puff Stitch Crochet Tutorial
Puff Stitch Crochet Tutorial

  1. yo, insert hook into st and pull up a loop 4 times
  2. yo and pull through all the loops on your hook
  3. ch 1 to close the puff stitch
  4. puff stitch is now complete

Written Instructions for the Simple Summer Crochet Placemat

ch 43

Row 1: working into the 3rd ch from the hook, make 1 HBDC. Make 1 HBDC in each ch all the way to the end. Ch 1, turn. (41 HBDC)

Row 2: Ch 1 does not count as a stitch here and throughout the duration of this pattern. Make 1 HBDC in the first st and in each st across. ch 1, turn. (41 HBDC)

Row 3: make 1 ps in first st, [ch 1, skip next st, make 1 ps in st after skipped st] repeat from [ to ] across ending with a ps in the very last st. Ch 1, turn. (21 ps and 20 ch 1 spaces)

Row 4: make 1 HBDC in the top of the last ps from the row below [make 1 HBDC in ch 1 space, make 1 HBDC in the top of next ps] repeat from [ to ] across. Ch 1, turn. (41 HBDC)

Rows 5 – 32: repeat row 2

ow 33: repeat row 3

Row 34: repeat row 4

Row 35: repeat row 2

Fasten off and weave in all ends. Steam lightly if needed.

That’s it! You’ve finished your crochet placemat! So what did you think? It was pretty easy, right? Now it’s time to make a few more so that you can have a full set 🙂

If you love this pattern, please take a photo and tag me @spottedhorsedesignco on social media. I’d love to see what colors you used and what you thought of this pattern. Plus, I absolutely love seeing your makes 🙂

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