Interlaced Row Crochet Placemat Pattern

Bring a fresh new look to your table with this free crochet placemat pattern. Elegant or simply woven, placemats make a table setting feel so comforting and welcome.

You are going to love the finishing touch these handmade crochet mats create.

This substantial crochet fabric, designed to look classically woven, is created with very simple slip stitch and single crochet.

Worked flat without a border to worry about, you will get lots of practice carrying an extra strand of yarn as you work along the row. And, you don’t have to worry about hiding your second strand. It is an integral part of the design.

Get all the crochet placemat pattern details below. We also have a matching Interlaced Row Crochet Coaster pattern available for free.

Have fun crocheting up a new table setting to freshen up your table, bless a friend’s new home with handmade goodness or give a cheery gift during the holiday season!

The free pattern is provided below including the size, materials, and notes. An ad-free PDF version of the Interlaced Row Crochet Placemat Pattern is also available for you to purchase, download, and print out.

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Crochet Placemat Pattern below!

Free Interlaced Row Crochet Placemat Pattern

Size:

♥ 17 x 13 inches (43 cm x 33 cm)

Materials:

♥ Color A: Approximately 150 yards worsted weight yarn (heavy worsted weight Knit Picks Simply Cotton Organic Worsted used for placemats in photos)

♥ Color B: Approximately 150 yards worsted weight yarn (heavy worsted weight Knit Picks Simply Cotton Organic Worsted used for placemats in photos)

♥ Crochet hook: Size H/8 (5 mm)

♥ Tapestry needle

Gauge:

♥ In alternating slip stitch and single crochet, 15 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches

Skill Level: Easy

Interlaced Row Placemat Crochet Pattern Notes

Pattern is reversible.

Organic cotton worsted weight Knit Picks Simply Cotton Organic Worsted yarn used in pictures, but any worsted weight yarn will work for placemat.

The yarn used for these items contains natural fiber and requires special laundering. Please read yarn labels and follow directions to maintain the life of your crochet work.

Simple Crochet Placemat Pattern

Special Stitches

Slip Stitch in Back Bar (Bottom Loop) of Foundation Chain:

Turn your foundation chain over and crochet in the row of single “bumps” or loops created on the bottom when you made the chain.

Change yarn color:

At last stitch in row (with color A) insert hook, draw up a loop, (2 loops on hook) drop color A, pick up color B and draw through both loops on hook. Continue to work pattern with color B.

Carry yarn:

For slip stitch: working with color A, hold color B at the back edge of working row, insert hook into stitch and pass under color B, pull up a loop with color A and pull through loop on hook. See Figures 1-3 on page 6.

For single crochet: working with color A, hold color B at back edge of working row, insert hook into stitch and pass under color B, pull up a loop with color A, yarn over with color A and pull through both loops on hook (color B will be carried into center of single crochet stitch). See Figures 4-8 on page 7.

Work unused yarn strand (carried strand) into each stitch as work progresses along row.

When turning, wrap carry yarn firmly around edge of work to be in place to work in next row.

Directions for the Interlaced Row Crochet Placemat Pattern

With yarn color A, chain 49.

Row 1:

Working in back bar of foundation chain (see Special Stitch Instructions above), slip stitch in second chain from hook and slip stitch in each stitch of row, 48 stitches total, turn.

Rows 2 – 3:

Chain 1, 1 slip stitch in each stitch for Rows 2 and 3, in last stitch of Row 3 change to yarn color B (see Special Stitch Instructions above), turn.

Row 4:

*Working with color B (carry color A – see Special Stitch Instructions above), chain 1, slip stitch in first stitch, single crochet in second stitch, continue to alternate slip stitch and single crochet in each stitch of row (beginning with slip stitch – ending with single crochet), in final single crochet of row change yarn color (see Special Stitch Instructions above), turn.

Row 5:

Working with color A (carry color B), chain 1, slip stitch in first stitch, single crochet in second stitch, continue to alternate slip stitch and single crochet in each stitch of row (beginning with slip stitch – ending with single crochet), in final single crochet of row change yarn color, turn.

Easy DIY Free Crochet Placemat Pattern

Rows 6 – 67:

Repeat Rows 4 and 5 from *, alternating each row, at the last stitch in row 67 drop color B, turn.

Rows 68 – 70:

In color A, chain 1, slip stitch in each stitch to end of row, 3 rows of slip stitch total.

Finishing:

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Carry Yarn for Slip Stitch

Use working strand, hold carry strand at the back edge of working row for entire stitch, insert hook into stitch. See Figure 1.

Pull up a loop with working strand. See Figure 2.

Pull working strand through loop on hook. See Figure 3.

Interlaced Row Carry Yarn Slip Stitch

Carry Yarn for Single Crochet

Use working strand, hold carry stitch at back edge of working row for entire stitch, insert hook into stitch and pass under carry stitch. See Figure 4.

Pull up a loop with working strand. See Figure 5.

Yarn over with working strand. See Figure 6.

Pull working strand through both loops on hook. See Figure 7.

Carry strand will be in center of single crochet stitch. See Figure 8.

Work carried strand into each stitch as work progresses along row.

When turning, wrap carry yarn firmly around edge of work to be in place to work in next row.

Interlaced Row Carry Yarn Single Crochet