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Crochet Club Primrose Placemats on the LoveCrochet blog

Published on February 20th, 2016 | by Kate Eastwood

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Crochet Club: Primrose Placemats!

Kate’s beautiful Primrose Placemats will brighten your dinner table or kitchen with their cheery springtime style! Textured waffle stitch will protect your surfaces and balance plates perfectly!

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Whilst recently working on a waffle stitch blanket it struck me what an ideal stitch this would be to make table mats in, as not only does it provide a lovely thick texture but  there’s also something hugely pleasing about the neatness of the little squares, making for the all-round perfect table accessory!

Crochet Club: primrose placemats on the LoveCrochet blog

They are quick to make and with a couple of tiny primroses added you can give your much used dining table a little Spring make-over. Each finished mat measures 26cm x 32 cm.

Crochet Club: primrose placemats on the LoveCrochet blog

For my placemats I used 2 x 225g cones of Three Bears Yarn DK in Duck Egg for the main part of the mat, working with two strands to give a good, firm texture to the stitch.  (Read the LoveKnitting review of Three Bears Yarn here!)

This amount of yarn made 4 mats in total, and as this is a cotton yarn the mats are fully washable.

For the primroses I used 1 x ball of Three Bears Yarn Aran in Ginger and 1 x ball in Mellow Yellow.

I worked with a 3.5mm hook.   This pattern is written in UK Crochet terms – for US terms, use our handy conversion chart!  For the purposes of this pattern:  TR=HDC, DC=SC.)

Crochet Club: primrose placemats in three bears affection yarn

Making the placemats…

To start your placemat make a chain of 70, and beginning in the 2nd chain from the hook work a row of TR. 69 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

Crochet Club: primrose placemats on the LoveCrochet blog

You are now going to work the first row of waffle stitch and this will be the right side.

Work a TR in to the first stitch. Now, bring your yarn over, push your hook BEHIND and THROUGH the whole of the TR from the last row ( the treble post ) and work a TR.

Crochet Club: primrose placemats on the LoveCrochet blog

You will see that having worked your treble in this way the stitch stands out a little compared to the first TR which was a regular TR.

Now work a regular TR in to each of the next 2 stitches.

Crochet Club: primrose placemats on the LoveCrochet blog

If you look at your work now you should have a regular ( flat ) TR, then a raised TR and then two regular TR.

You are now going to work another raised TR, so yarn over and push your hook behind and through the TR from the previous row, finish off the TR.

Crochet Club: primrose placemats on the LoveCrochet blog

Now work a regular TR in each of the next two stitches.

Crochet Club: primrose placemats on the LoveCrochet blog

You should now be able to see a strong pattern appearing.

You are now going to work the second row of waffle stitch and this will be the wrong side.

Work a TR in to each of the first two stitches. Then work a TR behing the treble post in each of the next two stitches. Work a regular TR.

Crochet Club: primrose placemats on the LoveCrochet blog

Continue working in this pattern of two raised TR, followed by 1 regular TR all the way to the end of the row, with your last 2 stitch being regular TR. At the end of the row chain 1 and turn.

Crochet Club: primrose placemats on the LoveCrochet blog

Continue working these two pattern rows until you have a rectangle of 22 mini squares x 16 mini squares.

Make your final row a right side row and do not finish off at the end of the row but continue to work a round of DC all the way around the mat, working 2 or 3 DC in to each corner stitch to help the mat keep its shape. At the end of this round finish off and sew in the ends.

Crochet Club: primrose placemats on the LoveCrochet blog

Making the primroses…

I used one strand of the aran, with a 3.5mm hook. I used the Ginger for the centre of each flower and the Mellow Yellow for the petals.

Crochet Club: primrose placemats on the LoveCrochet blog

Crochet Club: primrose placemats - crochet flowers on the LoveCrochet blog

Crochet Club: primrose placemats - crochet flowers on the loveCrochet blog

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Sew the primroses jauntily on to your placemats, and you’re ready to use them!

Crochet Club: primrose placemats on the loveCrochet blog

The perfect gift of spring!

Crochet Club: primrose placemats on the LoveCrochet blog

For more of our fabulous tutorials and crochet ideas from Kate, explore our Crochet Club posts!

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About the Author

Living just outside Bath, Kate is fortunate enough to be able to indulge two of her biggest loves -- living right in the middle of the countryside but within easy distance of retail therapy. When not working at her nursery school she loves nothing more than a day of pootling around, with crochet, sofa and tea being right at the top of the list.




4 Responses to Crochet Club: Primrose Placemats!

  1. Karen King says:

    I love these placemats and would love to make them. How can I get a PDF copy so I don’t need to carry my IPAD around to follow along?

  2. Caroline says:

    They look absolutely lovely, can’t wait to have a go. In answer to the one above, i copy and paste everything and then make it smaller to fit better onto pages. I am going to take it away with me next week whilst on holiday and make one. Thank you I wish i could design things like you.

  3. I love these!!! a question: could you make the directions of the primrose more clear? thanks

  4. hi please help!! I tried making these placemats but did not succeed. I found row 3 with 1 raised tr needed 70 stitches and row 4 with 2 raised trs needed 69 stitches. If anyone has made these and succeeded please share how . thanks

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