I love the look of the blue triangle and diagonal red and white stripes to represent the flag. It works so well for a placemat, and there is no worry of being disrespectful to the flag this way. I made a similar knit pattern a while back, and had quite a few requests for a crochet version. I had to find just the right stitch for it, and the linen stitch fit the bill. I have also included a chart of a mini version of the pattern which should help out with those of you who are more visual. This pattern is part of the Jessie At Home Patriotic CAL/KAL.
Crochet Patriotic Placemat
Easy/Intermediate Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot
12.5 x 16.5 inches
Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton: 100% cotton, 2 oz/57 g/99 yd/90 m per skein: 115 g total used in pattern
Color A: 106 Blueberry ~ 1 skein
Color B: 113 Hot Pepper ~ 1 skein
Color C: 98 Vanilla ~ 1 skein
18 sts x 15 rows = 4 inches in linen stitch
Stitches and Skills used:
ch ~ chain
sc ~ single crochet
sc2tog ~ single crochet 2 together
st(s) ~ stitch(es)
sp(s) ~ space(s)
This pattern is made diagonally. It is written so you can make a rectangle of any size, with notes so that you can make a placemat in the same size and color pattern as the one seen in the sample pictures.
Size and color notes for the sample placemat:
34 rows of Blueberry in double increase section
5 rows of hot pepper in double increase section
5 rows of vanilla + 1 row of hot pepper in decrease/increase section
4 more rows of hot pepper in double increase section
Alternating 5 rows of vanilla then 5 rows of hot pepper in double decrease section to end.
Double Increase Section:
Row 1: Ch 2, 3 sc in the second ch from hook. ~ 3 sts
Row 2: Turn, sc in first st, [ch 1, sc in next st] 2 times. ~ 5 sts
Row 3: Turn, sc in first st, ch 1, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 2 times, sc in last st. ~ 7 sts
Row 4: Turn, sc in first st, ch 1, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] until just 1 sc remains, sc in last st.
Repeat row 4 until the sides measure the desired length for the short side of rectangle.
Row 1: Turn, sc2tog in first 2 sts, ch 1, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] until just 1 sc remains, sc in last st.
Row 2: Turn, sc in first st, ch 1, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] until 3 sts remain, sc2tog in last 2 sts.
Repeat rows 1 & 2 until the sides measure the desired length for the short side of rectangle.
Double Decrease Section:
Row 1: Turn, sc2tog in first 2 sts, ch 1, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] until 3 sts remain, sc2tog in last 2 sts.
Repeat row 1 & 2 until there are 5 sts left.
Row 1: Turn, sc2tog in first 2 sts, ch 1, sc2tog in last 2 sts.
Row 2: Turn, sc3tog.
Finish off and weave in ends.
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