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Crochet Afghan Stitch Placemat and Coaster
Crochet Afghan Stitch Placemat and Coaster
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Crochet Afghan Stitch Placemat and Coaster

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Entertain in style with matching crochet placemats and coasters featuring sleek border and tailored bow detailing. Makes a thoughtful, handcrafted hostess gift! Materials and directions given make one placemat and one coaster.

Skill level: NONE

Step: 1

GETTING STARTED: Download the PDF for a set of portable project instructions. Read through all of the instructions before beginning.

ABBREVIATIONS:

ch-chain; rep-repeat; sc-single crochet; st(s)-stitch(es); yo-yarn over

SIZES:

Placemat: 10" (25 cm) wide x 15-1/2" (39 cm) long

Coaster: 3-3/4" (9.5 cm) square

MATERIALS:

  • #4 worsted weight yarn: we used Peaches & Creme (100% cotton), 2.5 oz (70.9 g), 120 yd (109 m) – 1 ball #1006 Ecru (A), 1 ball #1105 Soft Blue (B)
  • Boye® Afghan crochet hook size K-10 1/2 (6.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 2 yd (1.8 m) 1/4" double face satin ribbon in contrasting color
  • Boye® hand sewing tapestry needle

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GAUGE:

13 sts & 16 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Tunisian Simple Stitch. Gauge is not critical for this project.

NOTE:

Afghan stitch, also known as Tunisian Simple Stitch, has a tendency to curl; the placemat and coaster will lie flat once you add the edging.

Step: 2

PATTERN STITCHES:

Tunisian Simple Stitch

Work is done with right side facing at all times.

Row 1: Insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, yo and pull up a loop; *leaving loops on hook, insert hook in next ch, yo and pull up a loop; rep from * to end.

Row 2: Working back along row in opposite direction, yo and pull through 1 loop, *yo and pull through next 2 loops; rep from * across – 1 loop on hook.

Row 3: Skip first vertical bar, insert hook under next vertical bar, yo and pull up a loop; *insert hook under next vertical bar, yo and pull up a loop; rep from * to end.

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Rep Rows 3 and 4 for desired length.

Fasten off.

Step: 3

DIRECTIONS: PLACEMAT

With A, ch 35. Work in Tunisian Simple Stitch until piece measures approximately 15" (38 cm).

Last row: Skip first vertical bar, slip st in each vertical bar across. Fasten off.

Step: 4

Edging

Edging may be made with your afghan hook or a regular crochet hook.

Rnd 1: With RS facing, join B in any st, ch 1, sc evenly around, placing 3 sc in each corner st, join with slip st to first sc.

Rnds 2 & 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, placing 3 sc in each corner st, join.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Step: 5

FINISHING

Thread tapestry needle with the ribbon and weave around the placemat. Tie ends into a bow. Trim ends, saving enough ribbon for coaster.

Step: 6

DIRECTIONS: COASTER

With A, ch 11. Work in Tunisian Simple Stitch until piece is square. Work edging and finish as for placemat.

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