Two-Tone Reversible Placemats »
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Retro / Vintage, Holiday, Traditional, Classic, Casual
Cotton crochet thread, size 10 - 500 yds of light tone, 450 yds of dark tone, and 160 yds of coordinating metallic per placemat; and a size D (3.25 mm) crochet hook.
What was your inspiration?
I love figuring out reversible designs and was having fun working with a couple tones of the same color to create a plaid pattern.
What are you most proud of?
I like the way the different tones worked together for the plaid design. The added gold accent gives added sparkle for the holidays!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
This is not as complicated as it looks! The reversible design is achieved by alternating a light and dark tone, using a combination of sc and long hdc which are worked into the previous row. The long hdc are worked with the light tone on odd rows and the dark tone on even rows creating the reversible effect. A length of thread is left at each end of the rows for the fringed placemat; the ends are woven in for the bordered placemat. The placemats are worked with two strands of thread held together. The vertical stripes are embroidered on the placemat using straight stitches. A design graph is also included with the pattern.
The finished sizes are:
13-1/2" x 18" with Border
13-1/2" x 21" with Fringe
This pattern is available for $4.00 and is written in U.S. terms.