Looking for an easy summer crochet project? These simple fringe placemats add a touch of whimsy touch to your boho table décor! The free placemat pattern comes in three sizes - mini for coasters, midi for fruit bowl or vase place mat and maxi for table placemat!
This free crochet placemat pattern is accompanied by a video tutorial.
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Thank you to WeCrochet for providing the materials for this free crochet pattern!
A few weeks ago, I released the Boho Crochet Coaster Pattern here on the blog and YouTube! A number of you requested a pattern for a placemat version so here it is!
You can now find this pattern in 3 different sizes –
- Mini size which is perfect for mugs and glasses
- Midi is great underneath small fruit bowls, cake stands, flower vases (My sister has even placed one underneath her small standing face mirror and it adds such a nice boho chic touch to her vanity!)
- Maxi size which is designed as a dining table placemat for large dinner plates
- + alteration instructions so the sizing possibilities are endless!
If you’re a crochet beginner I suggest starting with the coaster size so you can get the hang of crocheting a spiral and you’ll get quick gratification! While the coaster size is definitely a quick and easy DIY, the larger sizes take longer to make but the large spiral pattern is so soothing and relaxing to crochet! I find that as the spiral gets larger it can take on a bit of a hexagon shape.
If this happens to you, just push the edges of the placemat with the base of your palm (like with pizza dough) it easily conforms into the circle shape. Depending on the yarn you use (if it’s particularly stubborn/stiff) you can always steam and block your placemats for a perfect circle.
Like the coaster version these Boho Placemats use WeCrochet’s Dishie Yarn which is great for homeware! You can find the Dishie Yarn skeins in over 30 colours and it comes in large 400g cones if you’d like to make an entire set of placemats. There’s another variation of Dishie Yarn called ‘Dishie Twist’ which is a range of yarn that looks like baker’s twine.
The Boho Crochet Placemats also use two strands of yarn held together to have strong and sturdy placemat that won’t wrap from heavy dishes or kichtenware. Dishie is an aran/worsted weight cotton yarn but you can also make this pattern with a sport/Fine (2) yarn (the natural coloured coaster is made using WeCrochet's Simply Organic Sport Cotton) – just make sure to hold three strands of together instead of two.
Feel free to experiment and mix together colours or different weights of yarn! It’s so fun to see all the variations on this pattern (Tag @forthefrills on Instagram so I can see your projects!)
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*This pattern follows three sizes mini(midi, maxi) with alteration instructions. E.g. “Ch 10(12, 14) means ch 10 for mini, ch 12 for midi and ch 14 for maxi. If there is one number, it applies to all sizes.
*This crochet coaster is made from a spiral, levelled off and then fringe is added around the edges.
*The spiral is worked in continuous rounds with a stitch marker indicating the 1st st of the round. At the end of a round, do NOT slip stitch into the 1st st to join.
*When using aran/worsted/ yarn, crochet coaster holding two strands together. If using sport/fine (2) yarn crochet coaster holding 3 strands together.
*"SC 10" means SC into the next 10 stitches.
*"2 SC" means place 2 SC into the same stitch.Total stitches are indicated between < >.
*This pattern uses US crochet terms.
Yarn – WeCrochet Dishie – Aran/Worsted/Medium (4), 174m/100g, 190yds/3.5oz, 100% Cotton, Linen and Clarity
approx. 15(50)140g per coaster/place mat
You can also use a sport/fine (2) yarn.
*The natural coloured coasters use WeCrochet’s Simply Organic Cotton Sport Yarn
STITCHES & ABBREVIATIONS
Ch = Chain
Sl st = Slip Stitch
SC = Single Crochet
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Rep = Repeat
SM = Stitch Marker
Spiral diameter – 10cm/4” wide
Coaster diameter (including fringe) – approx. 18cm/7” wide
Midi (Bowl, Vase Place Mat)
Spiral diameter – 18cm/7” wide
Placemat diameter (including fringe) – approx. 25cm/10” wide
Maxi (Dinner Plate Place Mat)
Spiral diameter – 34cm/13.5” wide
Placemat diameter (including fringe) – approx. 44cm/17” wide
GAUGE: 10cm/4” square = 12.5 stitches wide x 12 rows tall
*Gauge is not important for this pattern, rather crochet rounds until you reach your desired diameter.
Boho Placemat Free Crochet Pattern
FOUNDATION CHAIN: Ch 2.
ROUND 1: SC into 2nd ch from hook (the ch by the slip knot) – place SM in 1st st, SC 5 into the same ch.
*Every time you crochet into the 1st st, remove the SM and replace the SM in the 1st st of the round.
ROUND 2: 2SC in first st – remove SM and place in first st of the round, 2SC in each st around.
ROUND 3: *SC, 2SC; rep from * until end.
ROUND 4: *SC 2, 2SC; rep from * until end.<24>ROUND 5: *2SC, SC 3; rep from * until end.
ROUND 5: *2SC, SC 3; rep from * until end.
Mini (Coaster) size only:
ROUND 6: *SC 4, 2SC; rep from * around until 2 sts left <33 sts in round>, sl st 2, remove SM, sl st 3.
*Coaster should measure approx. 10cm/4” across. If your coaster is too small refer ‘ALTERATION INSTRUCTIONS’.
Fasten off and leave a 5cm / 2” tail of yarn.
After fastening off, do not weave in your end. The end will be used as fringe.
Midi & Maxi sizes only:
ROUND 6: *SC 4, 2SC; rep from * until end.
ROUND 7: *2SC, SC 5; rep from * until end.
ROUND 8: *SC 6, 2SC; rep from * until end.
ROUND 9: *2SC, SC 7; rep from * until end.
ROUND 10: *SC 8, 2SC; rep from * until end.
ROUND 11: *2SC, SC 9; rep from * until end.
Midi (Bowl/Vase Place Mat) size only:
ROUND 12: *SC 10, 2SC; rep from * around until 2 sts left <69 sts in round>, sl st 2, remove SM, sl st 3.
Place Mat should measure approx. 18cm/7” wide across.
If your place mat is too small refer ‘ALTERATION INSTRUCTIONS’.
Fasten off and leave a 5cm / 2” tail of yarn.After fastening off, do not weave in your end. The end will be used as fringe.
Maxi (Placemat) size only:
ROUND 12: *SC 10, 2SC; rep from * until end.
ROUND 13: *2SC, SC 11; rep from * until end.
ROUND 14: *SC 12, 2SC; rep from * until end.
ROUND 15: *2SC, SC 13; rep from * until end.
ROUND 16: *SC 14, 2SC; rep from * until end.
ROUND 17: *2SC, SC 15; rep from * until end.
ROUND 18: *SC 16, 2SC; rep from * until end.
ROUND 19: *2SC, SC 17; rep from * until end.
ROUND 20: *SC 18, 2SC; rep from * until end.
ROUND 21: *2SC, SC 19; rep from * around until 2 sts left <124 sts in round>, sl st 2, remove SM, sl st 3.
Place Mat should measure approx. 34cm/13.5” wide across. If your place mat is too small refer ‘ALTERATION INSTRUCTIONS’.
Fasten off and leave a 7cm / 2.5” tail of yarn.After fastening off, do not weave in your end. The end will be used as fringe.
If you want to increase the size of your coaster (or your gauge is slightly off) continue to increase and add more rounds until you reach your desired spiral diameter/width.
To finish the spiral, in the final round, stop 2 sts before the SM.
Sl st into the next 5 sts.
Fasten off and leave a 5cm / 2” tail of yarn.
*After fastening off, do not weave in your end. The end will be used as fringe.
Additional Rounds: (if you want to increase your place mat)
For ROUND 22: rep *SC 20, 2SC; until end. For ROUND 23: rep *2SC, SC 21; until end. For ROUND 9: rep *SC 22, 2SC; until end etc.
Stitch count should increase by 6 sts after every round. Continue to increase until you reach your desired spiral diameter/width.
Turn your coaster so that the wrong side is facing you.
Cut 2 strands of yarn 10(10, 13)cm / 4(4, 5)” long.
Insert hook into any st along edge of coaster.
Hold ends of yarn together and place loop over crochet hook.
Pull loop partially through st, grab ends and pull ends through the loop.
Pull tight to secure.
Repeat for each st around the edge of the coaster.
You can either leave your fringe as is or unravel the fringe.
To unravel the fringe, split the strands of yarn apart with your fingers or use a fine-tooth comb and run it through the strands of yarn to separate them.
If you’re using a fine-tooth comb, brush through a few tassels at a time (it’s a lot easier than trying to comb out half the fringe at once).
Trim around to even out fringe.
Voilà! You’ve finished your Boho Crochet Coaster / Placemat!