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Step-by-Step Crochet Placemat Guide

July 08, 2023 4 min read

Step-by-Step Crochet Placemat Guide - Secret Yarnery

Are you ready to transform your dining table into a work of art with handmade elegance? Join me, Christa, as we explore the captivating world of crochet placemats. These functional and stylish pieces will add a touch of charm and sophistication to your dining experience. Whether you're a crochet enthusiast or just starting out, this blog is your ultimate guide to creating stunning placemats that will impress your guests. Get ready to unleash your creativity and make your dining table the center of attention with beautiful crochet placemats. Let's embark on this crochet journey together!

Watch the LEFT HANDED video tutorial here!!



What You'll Need

  • Yarnin your choice of color(s)
  • Crochet hook in the appropriate size (see below)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors

    Choosing the Right Yarn and Hook Size

    When it comes to crochet placemats, selecting the right yarn and hook size is essential. The yarn you choose will determine your placemats' overall look and feel, whether you prefer a soft and cozy texture or a more sturdy and structured design. Access the yarn varieties here. As for hook sizes, it's crucial to match the recommended hook size mentioned in the pattern or adjust it based on your desired outcome. Check the various hook sizes here. Remember, experimenting with different yarns and hook sizes can lead to unique and personalized results.

    The Basic Stitches

    There are only a few basic stitches that you'll need to know to crochet placemats. These are the chain stitch, the single crochet stitch, and the double crochet stitch.

    • Chain Stitch This is the simplest stitch in crochet. To chain stitch, simply wrap the yarn around your hook and pull it through the loop on your hook. Find the easy-to-follow right-handed video tutorial here and the left-handed one here for visual guidance.
    • The Single Crochet This stitch is the next simplest stitch. You insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through two loops on your hook. Access the step-by-step right-handed video tutorial here and the left-handed one here for visual guidance.
    • The Double Crochet: A slightly more complex stitch than the single crochet stitch. To double crochet stitch, insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop. Yarn over, and pull through two loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all three loops on your hook. Get the easy crochet right-handed video tutorial here and the left-handed one herefor visual guidance.

      Tips for crocheting the Placemat

      • Use a sturdy yarn that will hold up to wear and tear.
      • Choose a pattern that is the right size for your table.
      • Use a stitch marker to keep track of your rows.
      • Weave in the ends as you go to avoid having to do it later.

        Exploring Different Crochet Patterns

        Crochet placemats offer endless possibilities for creativity. From simple and elegant designs to intricate and textured patterns, there's a wide range of options to choose from. Whether you prefer classic stitches like single crochet and double crochet or want to explore more advanced techniques, you'll find plenty of patterns to inspire you. Feel free to experiment with different stitches and patterns to create a set of placemats that truly reflect your style and personality.

          Christmas Mandala Crochet Placemat.

          I've whipped up this Christmas pattern.  It uses basic crochet stitches for beginners and three colors of yarn, to create a stunning crochet centerpiece or individual placemats for any holiday table. It's great for under plants, vases, or candy dishes too!

          Access the downloadable written pattern here, the right-handed video tutorial here, and the left-handed video tutorial here.


          Tips for Creating Beautiful Edges

          The edges of your crochet placemats can make a significant difference in the overall appearance. A neat and well-defined edge adds a professional touch to your work. You can achieve this by using stitch markers to maintain consistent stitch counts and paying attention to your tension throughout the project. Additionally, incorporating decorative edgings like picots or shells can enhance the visual appeal of your placemats.

          Blocking and Finishing Touches

          Once you've completed your crochet placemats, it's time to give them a polished finish. Blocking your work helps to even out the stitches and ensure that your placemats lie flat. Depending on the yarn you've used, you can wet block or steam block your placemats. This step is crucial for achieving a professional and refined look. Finally, consider adding personal touches like embellishments or fabric linings to further customize your placemats.


          Q1: Can I use different colors for my crochet placemats?

          A1: Absolutely! Crochet placemats offer a fantastic opportunity to play with colors. You can use a single color for a classic look or experiment with stripes, ombre effects, or color blocking to add vibrancy and interest.

          Q2: How long does it take to crochet a placemat?

          A2: The time required to crochet a placemat depends on factors such as the size, complexity of the pattern, and your crochet speed. Generally, a placemat can take a few hours to a couple of days to complete, but it's worth the effort for the beautiful end result.

          Q3: Can I use different types of yarn for crochet placemats?

          A3: Absolutely! While cotton yarn is a popular choice for placemats due to its durability and easy care, you can experiment with other yarn types as well. Just keep in mind the desired texture, washability, and drape of the yarn for your specific project.

          I hope this blog has ignited your creativity and inspired you to crochet your own beautiful placemats. Remember to check out our downloadable written patterns and right-handed and left-handed video tutorials for additional guidance and inspiration. Happy crocheting!

          As a seasoned crocheter and designer, I've had the pleasure of creating numerous crochet projects, including a wide range of placemats. My passion for crochet has led me to share my knowledge and expertise through tutorials and patterns. I've carefully curated the resources mentioned in this blog to provide you with the best guidance for your crochet journey.