Summer Waves Placemat and Coaster

Summer! Time for barbeques, relaxing by the pool, hanging out with friends, and great seasonal food. Whether you’re eating outdoors or in, you can get in the mood and brighten things up with the Summer Waves Placemat and Coaster set!

Summer Waves Free Crochet Pattern

A simple four line repeat, in your choice of colors, and your table will look festive and brand new. Do these in shades of blue and green for a beachy table, match your favorite garden flowers, get creative! I used two main colors with a single standout stripe, but any color combo will get a lot of mileage out of this stitch pattern!

Summer Waves Placemat Free Crochet PatternSummer Waves Placemat and Coaster

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A combination of bold colors and working in the Back Loop Only (BLO) give this pattern a lot of pop and clean lines. I carried my yarn up the side to be covered with the edging, but if you are using more than 2 or 3 colors you may want to cut the yarn between stripes. Also, if you plan on using hot dishes or plates with these, I’d recommend a cotton or wool yarn – I just used what I had on hand.)

  • US – I, 5.50mm hook
  • Worsted weight yarn in your choice of colors (shown here in Caron Simply Soft White (A), Mango (B) and Limelight (C))

Summer Waves Stitch Pattern Free CrochetSummer Waves Crochet Placemat Pattern

With Color A, ch 58 loosely.

Row 1: Sc in the second ch from hook. *Sc in next st, then hdc in next  2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, tr in next 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * to end of row. (57 sts)

Row 2: Ch1 and turn. Sc in ea st across to end. (57 sc)

Row 3: With Color B, ch 4 and turn. Work this row and all remaining odd numbered rows in BLO, except for the very last st of the row. *Tr in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, tr in next 2 sts. Repeat from * to end of row. (57 sts)

Row 4: Ch1 and turn. Sc in ea st across to end. (57 sc)

Rows 5 – 30: Repeat Rows 1 – 4 6x, and then repeat Rows 1 – 2 once more. Use Color C for Rows 23 – 24 if desired. Break yarn and finish off.

Edging: Hold 2 strands of yarn together (I used Colors A and B) and stitch tightly here so you don’t warp the fabric. A few stitches in from the bottom corner, join with a sl st, ch1, and sc evenly around. I found it best to work 1sc in the side of each sc and 2sc into the side of each tr, but you may need to adjust this for your personal tension. In each corner, sc once, ch1, and sc into the other “side” of that st. Join to the first sc with a sl st, ch1, and do one more row of sc as before. When two rows of sc are complete, break yarn and use Seamless Join to finish off. Weave in ends. Block if needed.

Summer Waves Placemat and Coaster Free Crochet Patterns

Summer Waves Crochet Coaster Pattern

With Color A, ch 16 loosely.

Row 1: Sc in the second ch from hook. Sc in next st, then hdc in next  2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, tr in next 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts. (15 sts)

Row 2: Ch1 and turn. Sc in ea st across to end. (15 sc)

Row 3: With Color B, ch 4 and turn. Work this row and all remaining odd numbered rows in BLO, except for the very last st of the row. Tr in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, tr in next 2 sts. (15 sts)

Row 4: Ch1 and turn. Sc in ea st across to end. (15 sc)

Rows 5 – 6: Repeat Rows 1 – 2.

Rows 7 – 8: With Color C, repeat Rows 3 – 4.

Rows 9 – 10: Repeat Rows 1 – 2.

Edging: Edge as per placemat instructions above.

Free Crochet Placemat and Coaster for SummerPlacemats and coasters are an easy and economical way to liven up the room and protect your furniture. Make a full set for the dining room, make a set of coasters for the coffee table, or make just one placemat to put under that gorgeous vase of flowers! What do you do to liven things up around the house?

Summer Waves Placemat and Coaster Free Crochet PatternsThis pattern was inspired by a Facebook request (thank you moogly fans!) – do you have any requests? Be sure to Like the moogly Facebook page for the latest updates and have some fun with us! Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2012. Please do not reprint this pattern, but feel free to link to this page to share this pattern with others.

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Comments

    • 2

      moogly says

      d, I didn’t have a chance to measure it exactly, but I’d figure on getting 2-3 placemats and coasters out of 2 skeins of yarn.

      • 3

        [email protected] says

        I’d love to make an afghan like this ! What would the multiple be?

        • 4

          moogly says

          Hi, michellemarie4ever, glad you like it! For an afghan that’s approximately 4-5 feet wide (final width will depend on gauge, yarn used, etc), I’d start with a chain of 229. Hope that helps!

          • 5

            [email protected] says

            Thanks so much! I’ll send a pic upon completion! LOL

  1. 6

    Becky says

    Hola ! Me gusta mucho este mantel individual que subiste …. Bueno, todo lo que haces esta hermoso .. Sólo que no se ingles, jajaja, pero me las ingenio para entender jajaja, gracias por esta página y compartir en ella tantas cosas tan bonitas, te mando un fuerte abrazo y beso …. Nos estamos viendo ….

  2. 8

    says

    Hi Moogly, just want to say I love your patterns they are so awesome. I would like to make 4 coasters from this set to give away on my Facebook page if that is okay with you. And of course I would link the pattern back to here and credit you as the designer.

  3. 10

    Samantha says

    Hi Moogly, lovely design. thanks for sharing the details. I am trying to make a set of 8 place mats and a table runner .. how much wool should i buy?

    • 11

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Samantha! Thank you! I’m not sure how much – there are a lot of variable here, particularly with the table runner. I’d start with 2000 yds I think?

  4. 12

    Debbie says

    OMG! I finally found you again. I have been all over the internet looking for your exact pattern on the place mat. Maybe I am reading too much but on Row 3 I am not getting it. I know chain 4 and turn but what does row 3 consist of, what stitches to do? WORK THIS ROW AND ALL REMAINING ODD NUMBERED ROWS IN BLO, EXCEPT FOR THE VERY LAST ST OF THE ROW. After that it states to do tr in next st etc.

    How does Row 3 begin after turning? Where is the very last stitch of the row at? I would love to make an afghan out of your pattern and would use the same yarn but do not know how to count up how many skeins I would need using 2 colors. Thank you.

    • 13

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Debbie!

      Ok, so Row 3 and every row after that is worked in the BLO (back loop only). Right after that, starting with the * are the stitch instructions for the row. So the first st of the row is a tr, and the last is a tr. The series “Tr in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, tr in next 2 sts” is repeated over and over again from the first stitch of the row to the last.

      I’m not sure how many skeins it would take to make an entire afghan – I would estimate 12 total (6 each) but that’s only a guess.

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    Rachel says

    Ty for the great pattern. I can’t wait to get started. You have the easiest patterns for a newbie to learn from. You have both names for the crochet hooks, links with in the pattern to the types of stitches. Very approachable for someone trying to learn on their own. Thank you.

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    heather says

    I’m so glad I read the comments!! Was wondering why you omitted sc in row 3 and after reading the comments figured out it is a typo. So row three should be *tr, dc 2, hdc 2, sc 3, hdc 2, dc 2 , tr 2 NOT *tr, dc 2, hdc 2, dc 2, tr 2…..

    • 19

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Heather, I’m a little confused. Row 3 reads “Tr in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, tr in next 2 st” – it’s there! :)

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