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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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Until next time Happy Crocheting!