Instructions

GAUGE: 6 scs and 3 rows = 1 inch. Slight variations in gauge will change the finished size a bit.

DIRECTIONS:

  • FIRST HALF: Row 1: Working with two strands as one throughout, ch 71, work 1 dc in fourth ch from hk (counts as 2 dcs), dc in each of the next 2 chs, ch 1, sk 2 chs, work (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch, ch 1, sk 2 chs, dc in each of next 6 chs, ch 1, sk 1 ch, dc in each of next 6 chs, ch 1, sk 2 chs, dc in next ch, ch 2, dc in same ch, ch 1, sk 2 chs, dc in each of next 6 chs, ch 3, sk 3 chs, dc in each of next 6 chs, ch 1, sk 2 chs, work (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch, ch 1, sk 2 chs, dc in each of next 6 chs, ch 1, sk 1 ch, dc in each of next 6 chs, ch 1, sk 2 chs, dc in next ch, ch 2, dc in same ch, ch 1, sk 2 chs, dc in last 4 chs, turn.
  • Row 2: Ch 3 for first dc, work 1 dc in each of next 3 dcs, ch 1, work (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, dc in each of next 4 dcs, ch 3, sk 2 dcs, sc in ch-1 sp, ch 3, sk 2 dcs, dc in each of next 4 dcs, ch 1, work (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, dc in each of next 6 dcs, ch 2, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 2, dc in each of next 6 dcs, ch 1, work (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, dc in each of next 4 dcs, ch 3, sk 2 dcs, sc in ch-1 sp, ch 3, sk 2 dcs, dc in each of next 4 dcs, ch 1, work (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, dc in each of next 3 dcs and in top of turning ch, turn.
  • Row 3: Ch 3 for first dc, work 1 dc in each of next 3 dcs, ch 1, work (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, dc in next 2 dcs, ch 3, sk next 2 dcs, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk 2 dcs, dc in each of next 2 dcs, ch 1, work (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, dc in each of next 6 dcs, ch 3, dc in each of next 6 dcs, ch 1, work (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, dc in next 2 dcs, ch 3, sk next 2 dcs, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk 2 dcs, dc in next 2 dcs, ch 1, work (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, dc in each of next 3 dcs and in top of turning ch, turn.
  • Row 4: Ch 3 for first dc, work 1 dc in each of next 3 dcs, ch 1, work (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, dc in each of next 2 dcs, work 2 dcs in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, work 2 dcs in next ch-3 sp, dc in each of next 2 dcs, ch 1, work (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, dc in each of the next 6 dcs, ch 2, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, dc in each of the next 6 dcs, ch 1, work (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, dc in each of next 2 dcs, work 2 dcs in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, work 2 dcs in next ch-3 sp, dc in each of next 2 dcs, ch 1, work (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, dc in each of the next 3 dcs and in top of turning ch, turn.
  • Row 5: Ch 3 for first dc, work 1 dc in each of next 3 dcs, ch 1, work (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, dc in each of the next 4 dcs, work 2 dcs in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, work 2 dcs in next ch-3 sp, dc in each of the next 4 dcs, ch 1, work (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, dc in each of the next 6 dcs, ch 3, dc in each of the next 6 dcs, ch 1, work (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, dc in each of the next 4 dcs, work 2 dcs in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, work 2 dcs in next ch-3 sp, dc in each of the next 4 dcs, ch 1, work (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, dc in each of the next 3 dcs and in top of turning ch, turn.
  • Rows 6-21: Rep Rows 2-5.
  • Fasten off at the end of Row 21.

SECOND HALF:

  • With RS facing, attach crochet thread in first ch of starting ch, ch 3 for first dc, dc in each of the next 3 chs, ch 1, sk 2 chs, work (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch, ch 1, sk 2 chs, dc in each of next 6 chs, ch 1, sk 1 ch, dc in each of next 6 chs, ch 1, sk 2 chs, dc in next ch, ch 2, dc in same ch, ch 1, sk 2 chs, dc in each of next 6 chs, ch 3, sk 3 chs, dc in each of next 6 chs, ch 1, sk 2 chs, work (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch, ch 1, sk 2 chs, dc in each of next 6 chs, ch 1, sk 1 ch, dc in each of next 6 chs, ch 1, sk 2 chs, dc in next ch, ch 2, dc in same ch, ch 1, sk 2 chs, dc in last 4 chs, turn.
  • Rep Rows 2-21 of first half. Do not fasten off.

EDGING:

  • E-Rnd 1: Ch 3 for first dc, dc around, working 1 dc in each st and each ch-1 sp, 2 dcs in each ch-2 sp, 3 dcs around each corner dc and 2 dcs around ends of rows, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3.
  • E-Rnd 2: * Ch 3, work 1 dc and 1 hdc in same st, sk 2 sts, sc in next st; rep from * around, join with a sl st in first ch of beg ch-3. Fasten off.
  • Use needle to weave in all loose ends.

FINISHED SIZE: Each crocheted place mat measures about 12-1/2 inches high x 18 inches wide.

Abbreviations

  • ch(s) chain(s)
  • dc(s) double crochet(s)
  • hdc(s) half double crochet(s)
  • hk hook
  • sc(s) single crochet(s)
  • sk skip or skipped
  • sp space
  • sl st slip stitch
  • tr(s) triple crochet(s)
  • beg beginning
  • lp(s) loop(s)
  • rep repeat
  • rnd(s) round(s)
  • RS right side
  • sl slip
  • st(s) stitch(es)
  • tog together
  • WS wrong side
  • yo yarn over
  • * or [ ] Instructions after * or ­between brackets are ­repeated a ­given number of times.
  • ( ) Instructions in ­parentheses are all worked in one stitch or space as ­indicated.

Crocheted Holiday Place Mats from Ferne Nicolaisen of Cherokee, Iowa