Crochet Beach Glass Placemats are made with the moss stitch and durable cotton yarn. This fast and easy crochet pattern is a fun way to update your decor. Keep reading for the free crochet pattern.
I almost felt wrong using a yarn with such a rich texture for something like placemats...but only *almost* because I am in LOVE with how they turned out. Caron Cotton Cakes combined with the moss stitch gave them an amazing texture that I was not expecting! The yarn shows tons of stitch definition as you can see from the photos and it flows through your fingers flawlessly. Nothing like the stiffer, harder-to-work with cotton yarns out there.
That being said, if you can't get your hands on Caron Cotton Cakes anymore this season (I HAVE heard rumors that they will be coming back next spring), these placemats would work with nearly any cotton or cotton blend yarn! You may need to adjust your starting chain and number of rows, but all in all the moss stitch makes a nice, flat and functional placemat. Have just a couple Caron Cotton Cakes available? Make a table runner instead! I think it would be fun to make these in a variety of colors to change with the seasons/holidays 🙂
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Beach Glass Placemats - Free Crochet Pattern
- Caron Cotton Cakes - approx. 250 yards per placemat or a total of 5 skeins
- 4.0mm crochet hook (I use Clover Amour)
- Scissors (I like to keep these in my hook case)
- Yarn needle
Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):
- ch: chain
- st/sts: stitch/stitches
- SC: single crochet
11 sts x 11 rows = 2" square in Moss Stitch
Length (approx.) = 12"
Width (approx.) = 17"
- Chain stitches at the beginning of a row do not count as a stitch.
- You can easily adjust the width of this project. Just make sure your foundation chain starts with an even number of ch sts
Row 1: SC in the 2nd ch from the hook, *ch 1, skip 1 ch st, SC in the next ch st, repeat from * across. You should end with a SC st in your worked into your last ch. (65) Turn.
Row 2: ch 1, SC in first st, SC in the ch 1 st from the previous row, *ch 1, skip 1, SC in the ch 1 space from the previous row, repeat from * across. SC in the last st. (65) Turn.
Row 3: ch 1, SC in first st, *ch 1, skip 1, SC in the ch 1 space from the previous row, repeat from * across, SC in the last st. (65) Turn.
Rows 4-82: repeat Row 2 on even rows and Row 3 on odd rows. You can continue for as long as you like until you reach your desired length.
I did not SC around the outside edge of my placemat because I liked the semi-raw edge look of this stitch! You are more than welcome to SC around if you want your edges a little bit cleaner.
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