Pebbly Popcorn Easy Crochet Mats

 

Pebbly Popcorn Mats – Free Crochet Pattern

 

These Pebbly Popcorn Mats are very versatile for use in your kitchen.  They are easy to crochet using a double stand of crochet cotton thread.  The original pattern recommended a steel crochet hook size 7 but since you will be working with a double strand of crochet thread I think a larger crochet hook would be better for this craft project.   Try an aluminum crochet hook size D or E.  Work these hexagon motifs in several different color combinations – red, white and green for Christmas – autumn shades for fall and Thanksgiving – pastels for spring and Easter.


Pebbly Popcorn Mats

Edited By: Maggie Weldon

Copyright 2010 Maggie Weldon

Skill: Easy

Sizes:

Small Mat – About 6 inches by 6 inches

Medium Mat measures 10 inches by 6 inches

Large Mat measures 12 ½ inches by 6 inches

Materials: Size 10 Crochet Thread: National Blue & White; Thread Needle

Crochet Hook:Steel size 7 (1.65 mm) (larger hook would be better)


JOINING WITH SC

When instructed to join with sc, begin with sl knot on hook, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through both loops on hook.


Special Stitches

popcorn (pc): Work 4 dc in st indicated, remove lp from hook, insert hook in first dc, pick up dropped lp and pull through dc; ch 1 (to tighten st).

Picot: Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook.


BASIC MOTIF

Note: A DOUBLE STRAND OF THREAD IS USED THROUGHOUT.

Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, with 2 strands White, ch 7, join with sl st to first ch to form ring; ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), 17 dc in ring; join with sl st to first dc. (18 dc)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, 3 dc in same st as joining, remove lp from hook, insert hook in first dc, pick up dropped lp and pull through dc (first popcorn), ch 1 (to tighten st), ch 3, pc in next dc, dc in next dc, * pc in next dc, ch 3, pc in next dc, dc in next dc; rep from * around; join with sl st to first pc.

Rnd 3: Sl st in ch-3 sp, ch 3, (3 dc in same sp, remove lp from hook, insert hook in first dc, pick up dropped lp and pull through dc (first popcorn), ch 1 (to tighten st), ch 3, pc in same sp, dc in next pc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next pc, * (pc, ch 3, pc) in next ch-3 sp, dc in next pc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next pc; rep from * around; join. Finish off White and weave in ends.

Border Rnd: With right side facing, join 2 strands Blue with sl st to same st, * (3 sc, ch 1, 3 sc) in next ch-3 sp, sc in next pc, sc in next 5 dc, sc in next pc; rep from * around; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.


SMALL MAT

– Make 7 Basic Motifs.

– Using illustration as guide, sew Motifs together, picking up back loop of sts only, having 2 Motifs in 1st Row, .3 Motifs in 2nd Row and 2 Motifs in 3rd Row.


MEDIUM MAT

– Make 10 Basic Motifs.

– Using illustration as guide, sew Motifs together, picking up back loop of sts only, having 3 Motifs in 1st Row, .4 Motifs in 2nd Row and 3 Motifs in 3rd Row.


LARGE MAT

– Make 13 Basic Motifs.

– Using illustration as guide, sew Motifs together, picking up back loop of sts only, having 4 Motifs in 1st Row, .5 Motifs in 2nd Row and 4 Motifs in 3rd Row.


Mat Edging
(for all Sizes)

Rnd 1: With right side facing, using 2 strands Blue, join with sc to any sc of Border Rnd, sc around entire mat, working a ch-3 picot in the middle of each dc section, in the middle of loop between popcorn sts and at each joining.


All Rights Reserved
©2010 Maggie Weldon


Enjoy,

Maggie

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