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!
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 and Coaster
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NOTE: 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
- Caron Simply Soft (Worsted weight yarn)
White (A), Mango (B) and Limelight (C))
Summer Waves Placemat Instructions
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.
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 Coaster Instructions
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.
Edge as per placemat instructions above.
Placemats 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?
The Fine Print
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Very cool! How much yarn did a set of 4 place mats take?
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.
I’d love to make an afghan like this ! What would the multiple be?
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!
Thanks so much! I’ll send a pic upon completion! LOL
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 ….
¡Gracias! Estoy buscando traductores, espero encontrar algunos muy pronto!
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.
Crochet Cricket that would be fantastic! 😀
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?
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?
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.
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.
love this. red, white, blue and so many other color combinations would be fantastic. Love all your patterns.
😀 Thank you cathy!
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.
Thank you Rachel! I try to make it as easy as I can!
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…..
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! 🙂
would it possible to make this with cotton yarn? thanks
Hi fa! Yes, I’d recommend cotton in fact – that way there’s no worry about hot dishes! 🙂
What were the dimensions of the placement & coaster?
Hi Susan! This pattern is several years old, I’m afraid I don’t have that information.
I just completed a 6 foot long table runner from this design. Took under 2 skeins of each color, mine was navy and white. For the border I found that a 3,1,3,1 worked best along the sides. Hope this helps. Thanka for the wonderful pattern, it was very simple to follow and enjoyable to make.
😀 Thank you so much Melanie! It sounds lovely!
Buen día. Le agradecería si pudiera poner los GRÁFICOS, pues con solo una mirada se entiende todo.
Thank you for the feedback, I’ll see what I can do! This is a much older pattern. 🙂
Ok, here’s what maybe the other lady was trying to ask…
After Row 4, you need to start with Color A again, using instructions for Row 1.
The transition from 4 back to 1 is unclear.
So, do you need to chain two with Color A to begin Row 5 since it says SC in the second ch from hook? If I cut yarn, I may need to chain 2 with Color A. If I carry my yarn up, I need to do x-amount of SC (3? 2?).
It is turning out pretty, but I’m making up the 4 back to 1 transition.
-A Veteran at Beginner Level Crochet
To begin Row 5, you chain 1 and sc in the first st. You can carry the yarn along the sides or cut it, it’s up to you! To make a smooth color transition, you can finish the last stitch of an “old” color with the “new” color.
I am a bit confused with Row 3. If I do 2 TR, the row 5 is EXACTLY like Row 3, no wave, more a ripple, where everything matches. Is that supposed to be 3 TR, that is what it looks like in the pictures.
Hi Terri! In Row 3, the repeat starts with another tr (right after the asterisk), so you do get 3 tr worked one after the other. Is that what you are referring to?
Kimberly A Allard
I am wondering what the multiples/math would be for a bigger project. I know above you also replied 229 or something for a 4-5 foot, but I am wanting something for a queen size bed. It seems like the multiple would be 14+1 to start. Does that sound correct?
You’ve got it exactly – 14+1, (plus 1 for the turning chain). 🙂
Hi, love this pattern. Was there a reason why you used a hook half a size bigger than the one that’s recommended for the yarn, please?
Hi Julia! I often use hook sizes different from the one recommended on the label, to get different effects with the yarn. A bigger hook leads to a softer, more pliable fabric. 🙂