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Crocheted Tulip Placemats

This tulip placemat is a cheerful way to welcome spring. I designed this pattern when I was living in Seattle, and wanted something to brighten my kitchen - a definite necessity while waiting for the beautiful, sunny days of summer. I highly recommend using cotton yarn for this project because it absorbs spills and is easily washed. I used Sugar 'n Cream worsted weight and a size J crochet hook.

Skill Level:

Intermediate: Only because there are so many yarn changes

Beginners: This pattern uses only 2 crochet stitches, the chain (ch) and the double crochet (dc). It makes a great-looking placement using one color, too. The skipped stitch edging gives it that little something extra.

Supplies:

  • 1 skein of background color per placemat (BC)
  • 1/4 skein for tulip petals per placemat (TP)
  • 1/4 skein for stems/leaves per placemat (SL)
  • size H crochet hook

Note: Stitches designations are in lower case, while color designations are in caps.

Directions:

  • Using BC, chain 51 (49 plus 2 - each row will have 49 stitches)
  • Row 1: dc across for a total of 49 stitches (the 2 extra chains from base chain will form the first dc), turn
  • Row 2: ch 2 (forms first dc for each row), dc 48, turn
  • Row 3: ch 2, dc 3, *ch1, sk next st, dc 3* repeat across, dc remaining st, turn
  • Row 4: ch 2, dc 48, turn
  • Row 5: ch 2, dc 3, ch1, sk 1 st, dc 39, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 4, turn
  • Row 6: ch2, dc 48, turn
  • Row 7: ch 2, dc 3, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 39, ch1, sk 1 st, dc 4, turn
  • Row 8: ch 2, dc 32, change to SL, dc 2, change back to BC, dc 14, turn
  • Row 9: ch 2, dc 3, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 7, change to SL, dc 2, change back to BC, dc 18, change to TP, dc 8, change back to BC, dc 4, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 4, turn
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  • Row 10: ch 2, dc 9, change to TP, dc 8, change to BC, dc 19, change to SL, dc 2, change to BC, dc 10, turn
  • Row 11: ch 2, dc 3, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 2, change to SL, dc 24, change to TP, dc 9, change to BC, dc 4, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 4, turn
  • Row 12: ch 2, dc 9, change to TP, dc 8, change to BC, dc 19, change to SL, dc 2, change to BC, dc 10, turn
  • Row 13: ch 2, dc 3, ch1, sk 1 st, dc 7, change to SL, dc 2, change to BC, dc 18, change to TP, dc 8, change to BC, dc 4, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 4, turn
  • Row 14: ch 2, dc 32, change to SL, dc 2, change to BC, dc 14, turn
  • Row 15: ch 2, dc 3, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 12, change to SL, dc 2, change to BC, dc 25, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 4, turn
  • Row 16: ch 2, dc 11, change to TP, dc 8, change to BC, dc 12, change to SL, dc 2, change to BC, dc 15, turn
  • Row 17: ch 2, dc 3, ch1, sk 1 st, dc 8, change to SL, dc 2, change to BC, dc 13, change to TP, dc 8, change to BC, dc 8, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 4, turn
  • Row 18: ch 2, dc 11, change to TP, dc 9, change to SL, dc 21, change to BC, dc 7, turn
  • Row 19: ch 2, dc 3, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 8, change to SL, dc 2, change to BC, dc 13, change to TP, dc 8, change to BC, dc 8, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 4, turn
  • Row 20: ch 2, dc 11, change to TP, dc 8, change to BC, dc 12, change to SL, dc 2, change to BC, dc 15, turn
  • Row 21: ch 2, dc 3, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 12, change to SL, dc 2, change to BC, dc 25, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 4, turn
  • Row 22: ch 2, dc 33, change to SL, dc 2, change to BC, dc 13, turn
  • Row 23: ch 2, dc 3, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 6, change to SL, dc 2, change to BC, dc 18, change to TP, dc 8, change to BC, dc 5, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 4, turn
  • Row 24: ch 2, dc 10, change to TP, dc 8, change to BC, dc 19, change to SL, dc 2, change to BC, dc 9, turn
  • Row 25: ch 2, dc 3, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 2, change to SL, dc 23, change to TP, dc 9, change to BC, dc 5, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 4, turn
  • Row 26: ch 2, dc 10, change to TP, dc 8, change to BC, dc 19, change to SL, dc 2, change to BC, dc 9, turn
  • Row 27, ch 2, dc 3, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 6, change to SL, dc 2, change to BC, dc 18, change to TP, dc 8, change to BC, dc 5, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 4, turn
  • Row 28: ch 2, dc 33, change to SL, dc 2, change to BC, dc 13, turn
  • Row 29: ch 2, dc 3, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 39, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 4, turn
  • Row 30: ch 2, dc 48, turn
  • Row 31: ch 2, dc 3, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 39, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 4, turn
  • Row 32: ch 2, dc 48, turn
  • Row 33: ch 2, dc 3, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 3* continue * across, dc last st, turn
  • Row 34: ch 2, dc 48, turn
  • Row 35: ch 2, dc 48, cast off
  • Finishing: Using crochet hook or yarn needle, tuck in all loose ends. Block.

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November 28, 20050 found this helpful

You are so creative -- you're inspiring me. I think I'm going to try to make some. Is there a reason you crochet your rows along the length and not the width? Does one way work better than another?

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