What beautiful crochet placemats. The beginner crochet pattern for Diamond Shells Lace Crochet Placemats, “without” the side extension can be found here, or you can purchase an ad free pattern that includes charts and an the pattern that includes the side extension on Ravelry and Etsy. The pink and mint green placemat are the advanced version with a side extension.
I love color and vintage designs. Pioneer Woman Dishes are becoming a favorite too. When I started making these placemats I wanted them all to be that pretty mint green, but I couldn’t find enough of that yarn, and I am too impatient to wait for it to be shipped to me.
The first two placemats I made have a side extension on the right. It creates the perfect place to weave a piece of floral fabric ribbon. The extension raises the level of crochet expertixe to intermediate to advanced.
The crochet stitch that is used can be found on crochetkim.com.
It is called Diamond Shells Lace. There were a few changes made to the pattern to accommodate the stiffness of the Cotton yarn. Worsted weight acrylic can be used for the placemats too. This same stitch was used to create the Solo Cup Cozy.
The placemat below, is the easy beginner version, as it doesn’t have the side extension. You can add ribbon to mimic a side extension. This neutral color will be nice this fall, or any time of the year.
Diamond Shells Lace Placemat (Does not include extension)
Yarn used: Peaches and Cream Cotton & Lilly’s Sugar and Cream Cotton; approx. 200 yds. I tried to coordinate with the Pioneer Woman dishes and the colors are: P&C = Mint & Rose S&C = White; Yellow; and Potpourri Prints
Optional Ribbon Embellishments: 12.5” strip of 1.5” wide Floral Fabric Ribbon, or any ribbon that fits the theme you want to present with your place mats. Example, 4th of July, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Back to School. Just a few ideas for ya.
After measuring and cutting the ribbon to length, fold the ends over a ¼” twice. Finger press then glue or sew them down. Weave them through the placemat edge and secure them if you choose, or leave them loose so they can be easily removed when the placemats need washed.
Measurements: 18” w x 11” h
Shell=2dc, ch3, 2dc in st indicated
join w/ = join with
slp st = Slip Stitch
ch = Chain
sc = Single Crochet
hdc = Half Double Crochet
dc = Double Crochet
sp. = Space
nxt = Next
* * = Complete sequence between the stars, the number of times stated;
x = Times; example Repeat 2 x or 2 times; 3 x or 3 times and so on;
in = example “in nxt st” means you will be inserting the hook under the top two
loops of the next stitch to complete stitch or sequence of stitches stated.
Make a base of 66 chains
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in nxt ch; *skp 2 ch’s; shell in nxt ch; skp 2 ch’s, sc in nxt ch, ch1, skp ch, sc in nxt ch;* 7x; skp 2 ch’s, shell in nxt; skp 2 ch’s; sc in last 2 ch’s, ch 2 and turn (18” wide)
Row 2: hdc in sc, 2x; *ch3, sc in ch 3 sp of shell; ch 3; hdc, ch 1, hdc, in ch 1 sp between sc’s;* 7x; ch 3, sc in ch 3 sp of last shell; ch 3, hdc in last two sc; ch 1 and turn
Row 3: sc in hdc 2x, ch 1; * sc in ch 3 sp, ch1, skp sc, sc in nxt ch 3 sp; shell in ch 1 sp, between 2 hdc; * 7x; sc in ch 3 sp, ch1, skp sc, sc in nxt ch 3 sp; ch1; sc in last 2 hdc; ch 2 and turn.
Row 4: hdc in sc 2x; *ch3; hdc, ch1, hdc in ch 1 sp between sc’s; ch3, sc in ch 3 sp. of shell; * repeat 7 x; ch 3, hdc, ch1, hdc in ch 1 sp between sc’s; ch3, hdc in last two sc’s; ch 1 and turn.
Row 5: sc in hdc 2x; ch 1, sc in 1st ch 3 sp.; *shell in ch1 sp between 2 hdc; sc in ch 3 sp, ch 1, sc in nxt ch 3 sp;* repeat 7 x; shell in last ch 1 sp between 2 hdc; sc in ch 3 sp; ch1, sc in last 2 hdc; ch 2 and turn
Row 6-26: Repeat Rows 2 thru 5 consecutively or until piece measures 18”w x 11”h. You should end up on a hdc row. End off, weave in loose ends. Block into shape. Add ribbon if you choose.
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