Round Crochet Placemats

A quick weekend project to spruce up your table.

Skill Level | Easy
Finished Size | 13″ Diameter

introduction

About this Pattern


If you’re looking for a quick way to spruce up your table, how about some handmade crochet placemats? They’re thick enough to protect your table and they work up pretty fast too.

With this project you’ll get to try your hand at crocheting with macramé cord. It’s thick and sturdy but surprisingly not as difficult to work with as t-shirt yarn, for example. You’ll probably experience a little hand fatigue so it’s best to break this project up into shorter sessions. We think the results are totally worth it. Macramé cord lays flatter than any other material we’ve tried crocheting placemats with!

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We have a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations here on this page as well as written instructions and a tutorial to walk you through our round crochet placemats step-by-step.

getting started

Recommended Supplies


  • Approx 109 yds each placemat; 3 mm macramé cord
  • 6 mm Crochet Hook
  • Jumbo Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

FAQ: Can I use something other than macramé cord?

Technically yes, you may substitute with some bulky or super bulky yarns. But doing so may change the look and function of it. Check your gauge to make sure this substitution won’t affect the sizing and keep in mind the recommended amount will likely be inaccurate.

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pattern details

Abbreviations


This pattern is written using standard US crochet terminology.

  • Ch Chain
  • Hdc Half Double Crochet
  • Hk Hook
  • Rem Remaining
  • Rep Repeat
  • Sc Single Crochet
  • Sk Skip
  • Slst Slip Stitch
  • St(s) Stitch(es)
pattern notes

Additional Notes


Finished Size

13″ diameter

Gauge

First 4 rounds = 4″ diameter

Additional Notes: Do not join at the end of each round. Instead crochet in a spiral to eliminate the messy join. You will need to use a stitch marker in the first stitch of each round to keep track.

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the pattern

Written Instructions


Round 1: Ch 3. 7 hdc in 3rd ch from hk. Do not join. Cont working in a spiral. (8 sts)

Round 2: 2 hdc in every st. (16 sts)

Round 3: *1 hdc in next st. 2 hdc in next st. Rep from * to end of round. (24 sts)

Round 4: *1 hdc in next 2 sts. 2 hdc in next st. Rep from * to end of round. (32 sts)

Round 5: *1 hdc in next 3 sts. 2 hdc in next st. Rep from * to end of round. (40 sts)

Round 6: *1 hdc in next 4 sts. 2 hdc in next st. Rep from * to end of round. (48 sts)

Round 7: 1 hdc in next 5 sts. 2 hdc in next st. Rep fromto end of round. (56 sts)

Round 8: 1 hdc in next 6 sts. 2 hdc in next st. Rep fromto end of round. (64 sts)

Round 9: 1 hdc in next 7 sts. 2 hdc in next st. Rep fromto end of round. (72 sts)

Round 10: *1 hdc in next 8 sts. 2 hdc in next st. Rep from * to end of round. (80 sts)

Round 11: *1 hdc in next 9 sts. 2 hdc in next st. Rep from * to end of round. (88 sts)

Round 12: 1 hdc in next 10 sts. 2 hdc in next st. Rep from to end of round. (96 sts)

Round 13: 1 hdc in next 11 sts. 2 hdc in next st. Rep from to end of round. (104 sts)

Finishing

After finishing 13th row, 1 sc in the next 4 sts. Slst in next 2 sts. Fasten off and weave in ends.


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