Crochet Patriotic Placemat by Jessie Rayot

Crochet Patriotic Placemat

Crochet
May 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 15 rows = 4 inches
in Linen Stitch
5.5 mm (I)
195 - 205 yards (178 - 187 m)
13.5" x 16.5" for sample, but can be made in any size.
Flag of English English
This pattern is available for free.

I love the look of the blue triangle and diagonal red and white stripes to represent the flag. It works so well for a placemat, and there is no worry of being disrespectful to the flag this way. I made a similar knit pattern a while back, and had quite a few requests for a crochet version. I had to find just the right stitch for it, and the linen stitch fit the bill. This pattern is part of the Jessie At Home Patriotic CAL/KAL.

Size:
12.5 x 16.5 inches

Yarn:
Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton: 100% cotton, 2 oz/57 g/99 yd/90 m per skein: 115 g total used in pattern
Color A: 106 Blueberry ~ 1 skein
Color B: 113 Hot Pepper ~ 1 skein
Color C: 98 Vanilla ~ 1 skein

Hook:
US 9/I/5.50mm

Gauge:
18 sts x 15 rows = 4 inches in linen stitch
Stitches and Skills used:
ch ~ chain
sc ~ single crochet
sc2tog ~ single crochet 2 together
st(s) ~ stitch(es)
sp(s) ~ space(s)