What a beautiful easy crochet placemat made out of absorbent cotton yarn. The beginner crochet pattern for Diamond Shells Lace Crochet Placemat “without” the side extension, can be found here. Purchase the ad free pattern that includes charts and the side extension at Ravelry and Etsy.
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I love color and vintage designs. Pioneer Woman Dishes are becoming a favorite too. What a happy surprise to see, that when working with several colors it created a shabby look.
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. This stitch is so fun and creates beautiful texture. Check out my good friends “How To Tutorial” on the Diamond Shells Stitch.
The crochet stitch used on the placemats 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.
Diamond Shells Lace Placemat (Extension not included)
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.
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
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)
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
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.
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.
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
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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