Crochet Christmas placemat is a fun way to decorate for the season. Using the festive related colors, you could make up one or more of these crochet Christmas placemats in no time as gift to yourself or for your loved ones.
The inspiration for this Crochet Christmas placemat is a simple project, one that can be made at a sitting and that uses a combination of basic crochet stitches to create a delicate, sophisticated look.
The Crochet Christmas placemat would make a fun combination with the remaining projects with similar theme. First is the crochet Santa Coaster – Free pattern here.
Materials needed for this easy Christmas crochet placemat pattern
Lion brand Coboo – DK, #3 lightweight (51% Cotton, 49% Rayon from Bamboo, 232 yards/212m per 3.5 oz/100g skein)
Main Color – (MC) Red = 70 yards
Contrasting Color (CC) Black = 30 yards
Contrasting Color 2 (CC2) Yellow = 10 yards
Hook and other Materials
US size G (4 mm) Crochet Hook
Gauge – 14 sts over 8 rows = 10 cm/4” square made in dc
- Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
- Any other weight of #3 weight yarn can be substituted.
Difficulty Level – Intermediate
Terms – US Terminology
Chain/chains – ch/chs
Single Crochet – sc
Half double crochet – hdc
Double crochet – dc
Crossed double crochet – xdc
Crossed double crochet lace (Xdcl)
First row of xdcl = *Skip next 2 sts, dc in next st, ch 1, crocheting over the dc just made into the 1st skipped st, yarn over, insert hook into skipped stitch and yarn over (3 loops on the hook), yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through the remaining 2 loops, ch 1
The first xdcl made
Rep from * to the end
Subsequent rows of xdcl =
*Skip the first leg of xdcl and next ch sp, dc in the second leg of xdcl, ch 1, crocheting over the dc just made into the first leg of xdcl, yarn over, insert hook into skipped stitch and yarn over (3 loops on the hook), yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through the remaining 2 loops, ch 1
Placemat = 11.5’’ by 2.5’’
Pattern Instruction for this Crochet Christmas placemat
Section 1 – Placemat
With MC, chain 53
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd chain from hook and in each ch across, turn. 52 dc
Row 2: Ch 2, dc in first st, xdcl across to last st, dc in last st, turn. 2 dc, 17 xdcl
Rows 3 – 10: Rep Row 2
Fasten off MC, join CC
Rows 11 – 12: Rep Row 2
Fasten off CC, join MC
Rows 13 – 21: Rep Row 2
Row 22: Ch 2, *hdc in first leg of xdcl, hdc in next ch sp, hdc in next leg of xdcl, rep from * to last st, hdc in last st, turn.
Do not fasten off
Crocheting down the short side, one side at a time.
With the right side facing you.
You can use only MC or join CC midway through.
Row 1: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each st/ch sp across. Fasten off.
Join yarn on the opposite side, repeat Row 1
With CC 2, chain 44. Join with a sl st to the beginning chain.
Round 1: Ch 2, *dc in the next 13 chains, 3 dc in next chain, dc in next 7 sts, 3 dc in next st, rep from * to end, join with a sl st to the beginning chain. 52 dc
Leave a long tail of thread for sewing.
To assemble your Crochet Christmas placemat
Place the belt over the right side of the placemat, making sure to have the parts made in CC1 in the middle.
With CC2, using mattress stitch, sew the belt to the placemat.
I would love to see what you make out of this easy Crochet Christmas placemat free pattern. Come share your beautiful projects with me.