Placemat & Coaster Set

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42 thoughts on “Placemat & Coaster Set

  1. This looks fab and thanks for the pattern. Just a quick question regarding <<>>
    Do I DC in stitch then TR in the next stitch or is it DC then TR in the same stitch ?
    Sorry to be a bit thick :-)

    • hello,

      the coasters are ~9.5cm square (about 3 and 3/4 inches)
      the placemat is about 22cm x 30cm (~the same size as an A4 sheet of paper). that’s about 12 inch by 8 and 3/4 inch.

      I hope that helps

    • Hi, I can’t say exactly because the yarn I used was recycled from a jumper. It was quite thin and I doubled it up (I’d judge the 2 strands together to be somewhere between dk and worsted). As a rough guide one of my coasters weighs about 15g (which google tells me is equivalent to ~0.53oz) and one of my placemats weighs about 70g (~2.5oz). That’s just a very rough guide though since I’m not sure of the weight of the yarn and your tension may be different etc.

      I hope that helps

    • Hi,

      there’s no row missing – the turning chain (chain 3) is just included at the beginning of the row instructions rather than the end of the previous row. I always think it makes more sense that way :)

  2. Hi, I love the look of these, and I was wondering if you blocked them to make them symmetrical? Mine are coming out a bit skewed.

  3. Great stitch and easy to follow pattern. Even better it is using English terminology. I found some viscose and cotton mix yarn, doubled it up and it looks great. Many thanks for sharing. :)

  4. I am on row 4 and my placemat is not coming out straight. I’ve counted the stitches and there are the correct amount of stitches in each row. Any suggestions? It’s curving…

  5. So, according to the conversion chart, if I’m doing this American, I single crochet where the pattern says dc, and double crochet where the pattern says tr? Still learning pattern abbreviationsand conversions.

  6. I’ve got some “worsted” cotton yarn that is on the thin side, haven’t had a clue what to do with it. Now I do. Thanks a bunch. XO! – Alexis in Kansas

  7. I’ve crocheted for many years and can even follow a pattern (usually), but really bad at doing any kind of calculations or conversions. Can you explain the rational behind doubling up on the thickness of the yarn. Why is that preferred over just using a thicker yarn? If the reason is just that you happened to have the thinner yarn on hand and wanted to use it up, I get that. But if there’s some other reason having to do with the final outcome, it escapes me. I love this set and would like to give it as a gift if I can make it work. Many thanks!

    • Yes, i just really liked the gray cotton yarn I had but wanted a thick end result so doubled up. You can use any yarn you want!

  8. Hiya, I’ve been making these and they’ve come out perfectly! Just one question, what is the man of this stitch?
    Thanks for a great pattern!

  9. I found this pattern on another site, in American crochet. But the person who wrote it up, changed it… unnecessarily. I am so glad I found this. It is taking me half the time it was with the other pattern. Thank you for posting this beautiful pattern.

    • you should have the same number of stiches in each row. on each row you are skipping a stich then doing two stitches into the next stitch so it’s always two for two. This stitch does have a bit of a tendency to distort as you’re doing it but blocking will bring it back to square.

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