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SunRise Placemat and Coaster Set Finished


Hello everyone!

I am so excited that it’s Wednesday and I can show you what I’ve been up too. I finished the Sunrise set and it looks fabulous! I made this set by request for a friend. She picked some great colors, yellow and orange. This is how it turned out.


I was originally inspired to make this set by cult of crochet. I was having some trouble with the UK terms and the basics of the stitch count. After further research I found a great pattern for a washcloth very similar to cult of crochet’s placemat set designed by The Good Life. This is her 29 stitch washcloth. I found this pattern simple and easy to understand. So I combined the two ideas to get the pattern that I wanted.

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Two colors of yarn – Here is what I used

A – Peaches and Creme 100% cotton Amarillo Yellow 470g for 6 places (78g for each place setting)

B – Sugar ‘n Creme 100% cotton Hot Orange 140g (23g for each place setting)

5mm Crochet hook

Tapestry Needle

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Special Stitch Info

The special stitch in this pattern is made by doing a sc and dc into the same stitch then skipping the next stitch on the row (having a sc row to begin from). You will then sc and dc in each sc from the previous row and skip the dc stitches. This will give a the look of a shell without actually working a shell.

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Note: This pattern was designed by Heather from the blog ‘The Good Life’. This is merely my interpretation of that pattern. You will follow the pattern for the 29 Stitch Washcloth. But with these differences:

  • Make a chain as long as you want your Placemat or Coaster to be
  • Your chain should be a multiple of 2 + 2 stitches
  • Single Crochet around then slip stitch around for edging seen here.

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For my set I chained 50 stitches for the placemats and 14 stitches for the coasters.

Notes On Pattern


R1 – SC

R2 – R24 special stitch (see link to pattern above)

R25 – SC

Change color for edging

Attach new color and sc crochet around placemat. Continue around with a slip stitch. You may choose on R25 to continue around your placemat with a sc stitch. I only did one row and fastened off. If you have trouble sc into the sides it may be better for you to single crochet around before doing the edging.


R1 – SC

R2-R10 – special stitch (see link to pattern above)

R11 – SC. Fasten off (or continue all the way around if desired)

Add Edging as with Placemat

If you do the same here are the finished measurements.

Finished Size

Placemats: 15 inches x 10 inches

Coasters: 4.25 inches x 4.25 inches

If you want them smaller or bigger just change the number of stitches in your starting chain.

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This is a very easy stitch pattern to follow and quick as well. If you decide to use a 4mm hook your set will resemble more the set made by Cult of Crochet. But it will also take longer and perhaps a bit more yarn to make. Also the measurements will not be the same as the ones pictured here. But the stitches will be tighter.

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I really enjoyed making this set. I am at an intermediate level in crochet and it took me between 2-3 hours to make each place setting including coaster.

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This is what they will look like before you add your edging.


I decided to make the contrasting color for the placemats the main color for the coasters so they would match but not be identical. You can use as many or few colors as your wish. You are the artist! Make it your own. And share your photos with us. I would love to see what color combinations you come up with.

I hope you enjoy this project! Please let me know if you have any questions or if something isn’t clear. And be sure to say thank you to Heather for this wonderful pattern!

©2013 These pictures are the property of Crochet Cricket. You may not publish these photos without a direct link to this blog post. Please do not copy my special instructions without linking also to this post.

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17 thoughts on “SunRise Placemat and Coaster Set Finished

  1. It IS indeed fabulous – I would never have thought of using those 2 colours together like that, but it is really stunning 🙂

  2. What lovely colours, so sunny. I love the idea of this. Thank you

  3. Your welcome 🙂 I am glad you like them

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  5. Love the “sunshine”… sets the day!!!

  6. Hey what a super lovely design .. but i have a confusion .. so I , SC and DC in the same stitch and miss the next stitch , then repeat SC and DC in the same stitch .. but thats leaving spaces in the design .. Can you tell me what i am doing wrong here ? Thanks so much .. and also another question , how much yarn ( in Grams please ) did you use for this project?

    Many thanks,

    • Also if you want smaller spaces you can go down a hook size but this will increase the amount of yarn used and how many stitches you will have to do for the length of your project.

    • Oh my goodness Samia I just started another set of wash clothes and I realized that you might be following the cult of crochet’s pattern which I myself had some issues with. Make sure you are following the 29 stitch washcloth pattern linked above by The Good Life. It is exactly the same pattern only it is not SC then DC but you begin with the DC and the SC follows. I don’t know why I didn’t realize it before. Sorry about that.

      So do your foundation chain. Then sc across. Turn.
      Ch 2(counts as 1st DC) SC in same ST. Skip 1 ST. Then DC and SC in next stitch across. Turn.
      Ch 2. SC in same ST. Then DC, SC in next SC across.

      I apologize if I have confused you further. I have followed both patterns myself so sometimes I get them mixed up until I sit down to actually crochet hehe.

  7. Hello Samia! Thank you for visiting my blog. It sounds like you have the stitch figured out correctly. It is indeed a SC/DC in the same stitch then you skip the next stitch. After that you will always SC/DC into each of the previous rounds SC. It will resemble a shell stitch and it is supposed to have some spaces. The spaces are not very large. You really can see how nice the stitch is after a few rows. I used 100% worsted weight cotton and I used between 100g-110g for each place setting including the coaster. I made 6 of these. You can see under the materials above how much yarn I used on my project. If you think you are still making a mistake maybe you could send me a photo of your place mat at I would be glad to look at it for you. It just so happens that I made some washcloths this week using the same stitch again that I will be posting later today. So you can see another example of the stitch there as well. I hope this helps! Thanks again 🙂

    • thanks so much for your prompt reply 🙂 I will try again with a hook size lower and see if it works better .. thanks so much again and looking forward to seeing the wash cloth you made :))))

  8. Hey, do you do any youtube video’s on your designs? I feel you have a very smooth hand at crocheting and it will be awesome to see you do these stitches :)))

    • Thank you 😀 no I do not have YouTube Videos but I have been considering it. It is my current lack of equipment hehe. You would laugh if you saw the granddaddy dinosaur computer I use to make my posts. Hopefully in the future I will be able to upgrade my equipment and make some videos.

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