Simple Vertical Stripe Placemat by Susan Elston
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Simple Vertical Stripe Placemat

Crochet
October 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 9 rows = 2 inches
5.5 mm (I)
215 - 225 yards (197 - 206 m)
One size: 10 inches by 14 inches
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This Simple Vertical Stripe Placemat crochet pattern makes a rectangular placemat approximately 10 inches tall by 14 inches wide.

I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream in Country Side Ombre, which randomly gives the fabric almost an argyle plaid effect that I like, depending on where the colors fall in relation to your stitch work. (See my third photo for two examples.) Feel free to experiment with other 100% cotton or wool yarns to achieve a color scheme that suits your home’s decor.

Placemat is worked flat in rows with a single round of either sc or crab stitch edging, using very basic crochet stitches: ch (chain), sc (single crochet), sl (slip stitch), and optional: crab stitch edging (rev sc).

Gauge on this project is only important if you want to achieve the same size finished placemat as I have made. If you work a sample swatch and find that your tension is significantly looser or tighter than mine, you can adjust your hook size and/or the stitch count to achieve your desired finished placemat size.