Free Crochet Pattern Pink Heart Placemat #68

Pink Heart Placemat

FP441

Original Design By: Maggie Weldon

Copyright 2012 Maggie Weldon

Skill: Easy
Size: About 11″ wide and 11″ long
Materials: Pink Fabric – 1½ yards
– Cut into strips and sewn together (see General Directions)
White Fabric – ⅛ yard
– Cut into strips and sewn together (see General Directions)
Notes:
1) Amounts of fabric are based on 54″ width. If 45″ width is used, add 1 yard. If 60″ width is used, delete 1 yard.
2) Try a test piece with the fabric you’ve selected. If it seems to limp try increasing the width of strips. Scissors; Sewing Machine; Tapestry Needle;
Crochet Hook: Size K-10½ (6.50 mm)
Gauge: Round 1 = 2″ diameter

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.

General Directions for Rag Work
Cutting Strips:
Strips are cut in the direction of the selvage edge. Fold fabric in half lengthwise several times making sure you are still able to cut through all thicknesses. Cut into 1″ strips. Sew ends of strips together with right sides together leaving a ½” seam allowance.
For clean finished look on Baskets:
Fold each outer rough edge of strip into the center and then fold in half again. Holding edges together in this manner, make a beginning slip knot. Fold edges in as you continue to crochet the Basket.
Note: You may find it easier to iron folds before you begin crocheting the basket.
For a ragged look:
Crochet with strips as they are, folding in edges only at seams.

PLACEMAT
Rnd 1: (Right Side) With Pink, ch 11, 5 dc in 3rd ch from hook (skipped ch count as first dc), hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in next ch, skip next ch, sl st in next ch, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, 6 dc in last ch, working on other side of starting ch, dc in next 3 ch, 3 dc in next (skipped) ch (bottom tip), dc in next 3 ch; join with sl st to first dc. (25 sts and 2 sl sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in next 4 sts, hdc in next dc, sc in next hdc, sl st in next sc, skip next 2 sl sts, sl st in next sc, sc in next hdc, hdc in next dc, 2 dc in next 6 dc, dc in next 3 dc, 5 dc in next dc (tip), dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc; join as before. (39 sts and 2 sl sts)
Rnd 3: Ch 3, [2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc] 4 times, hdc in next dc, sc in next hdc, sl st in next sc, skip next 2 sl sts, sl st in next sc, sc in next hdc, hdc in next dc, [dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc] 5 times, dc in next 6 dc, 3 dc in next dc (tip), dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in last dc; join as before. (49 sts and 2 sl sts)
Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in next dc, [2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc] 3 times, 2 dc in next dc, hdc in next dc, sc in next hdc, sl st in next sc, skip next 2 sl sts, sl st in next sc, sc in next hdc, hdc in next dc, [2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc] 5 times, dc in next 5 dc, 5 dc in next dc (tip), dc in next 7 dc, 2 dc in last dc; join as before. (57 sts and 2 sl sts) Finish off and weave in ends.

Edging
Rnd 1: With right side facing, join White with sc in center dc of tip, [ch 3, skip next st, sc in next st] around to hdc-st, ch 3, sc between sl sts, ch 3, skip next sl st, skip next sc, [sc in next st, ch 3, skip next st] around; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.

All Rights Reserved ©2012 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,
Maggie

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