I love this stitch pattern! The Bright Chevron Placemat is summery, fun to crochet, and just plain happy. And it’s a free crochet placemat pattern on Moogly!
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I’ve gotten one done so far, with the next one in progress. In cheerful Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton, you can make a matching set or let each family member pick their favorite colors! The Bright Chevron Placemat makes a nice thick cloth that will protect your table from hot dishes and stains – and look good doing it.
This free crochet placemat pattern is second in a series now – the matching dishcloth has been up for a couple of years, and I’m so glad to finally make some matching placemats! Now to decide what should be next…
Bright Chevron Placemat
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US – I, 5.5mm hook – Furls Crochet
320 yds Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton (100% cotton; Aran/yarn symbol “4”; 99 yds/91 m; 2.01 oz)
Color A: Cayenne and Snap Pea (2 balls per placemat, or 170 yds)
Color B: Vanilla and Citrus (2 balls per placemat, or 150 yds)
Stitch Markers – Clover
Gauge: 14 sts x 12 rows = 4″ in pattern
Finished Size: 18 ” wide x 13″ tall
Helpful Links: Crochet Abbreviations; Video tutorial for this stitch
Matching Pattern: Bright Chevron Dishcloth
This stitch pattern uses 2 active loops, one for each color of yarn. Use a stitch marker to secure the loop you are not currently using so the previous row does not come undone – this is abbreviated as “pm” in the pattern.
This pattern also uses some unique stitches, which are linked to their tutorials within the pattern. If preferred, substitute a ch 3 for the CSDC.
There is a video tutorial for this stitch pattern linked above.
Row 1: With Color A, ch 64, skip the ch closest to the hook, sc in the next 3 chs, *ch 1, skip next ch, sc in next 3 chs; repeat from * to end, turn. (63 sts inc chs)
Row 2: CSDC in 1st st, dc in each remaining st across; turn and remove hook from loop (pm). (63 sts)
Row 3: With Color B, join with sc to 1st st, working in front of previous row, tr in 1st skipped ch of Row 1, skip next st, sc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st, *tr2tog in previous skipped ch of Row 1 and next skipped ch of Row 1, skip next st, sc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st; repeat from * until 2 sts remain, tr in last skipped ch of Row 1, sc in last st; turn. (63 sts inc chs)
Row 4: CSDC in 1st st, dc in each remaining st across; turn and remove hook from loop (pm). (63 sts)
Row 5: Insert hook in loop of Color A, ch 3, sc in 1st st of previous row, working in front of previous row, tr in 1st skipped st of the row below the previous row, skip next st, sc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st, *tr2tog in previous skipped st of the row below and next skipped st of the row below, skip next st, sc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st; repeat from * until 2 sts remain, tr in last skipped st of the row below, sc in last st; turn. (63 sts (does not include the first ch 3))
Row 6: CSDC in 1st st, dc in each remaining st across; turn and remove hook from loop (pm). (63 sts)
Row 7 – 36: Repeat Rows 5 and 6, alternating between Color A and Color B. After Row 36, break Color B.
Row 37: Repeat Row 5 with Color A.
Edging (optional, not shown): Continuing with Color A, sc evenly all around cloth; join and break Color A.
Ready for summer entertaining! The Bright Chevron Placemat (and matching dishcloth!) is guaranteed to brighten things up and add color and fun and fun to your table. What colors will you make them in – and what other patterns in this series would you like to see?
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How about matching coasters
I like that idea a lot, Barbara! Adding it to the list for sure! 😀 Thank you!
Thanks for a fun pattern…….will definitely be making some of these soon. I think it would be easy to make coasters to go with them.
😀 Thank you, coasters would be great!
Someone above asked about coasters, I was going to try to reduce the pattern for the dishcloths to use as coasters. I’ll try to remember to show you how they turned out.. Making the dishcloth first to get the hang of the pattern, LOL
Coasters seem to be my missed opportunity, heh! 😀 I look forward to seeing them!
These placemats look amazing and so colorful! I love the idea of letting the family choose their own colors. So sweet! My table would literally look like a rainbow! LOL! Thanks for sharing!
Rainbow is one of my favorite colors! 😉 Thank you so much Erica!
My stitches are leaning. help!
Hi Jinx! Have you checked out the linked video tutorial?
Love this pattern. How do you wash and dry them – will warm water and the dryer shrink the cotton yarn. or do you use cold and lay them out to dry. I haven’t worried much when making washcloths but these are too pretty to take a chance with.
Hi Geri! For these I would recommend handwashing and laying them flat to dry. 🙂
Looking forward to making the dish clothes and placemats. What about tea towels?
Oh I like that idea, thank you Liz!
Can you recommend a yarn that would be washable? I have a large family with young children. Sadly hands shingles usually gets a wink and a nod and a drop into the washer.
Hand wash, Not shingles!
No shingles for anyone please! 😉
I understand! For ultimate kid safety and wash-ability I almost always recommend Vanna’s Choice. You can’t beat the color selection plus the way it stands up to busy family life! If acrylic isn’t your thing, Lion Brand 27/4 Cotton is another great choice – it’s cotton, but mercerized, and it too comes in a lot of fab colors!