Crochet a Border Place Mat Set
Free Crochet Home Decor Pattern

This free border place mat pattern was originally published in the 1940s in Crocheted Fashions, Star Book No. 116.

Follow the easy instructions of this vintage crochet pattern to make this set of place mats. There is absolutely no charge for personal use of this easy crochet pattern for decorating your kitchen.

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Crochet Home Decor Pattern - Border Place Mat


REQUIRED MATERIALS

AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY "STAR" FAST HEAVY CROCHET MERCERIZED COTTON, Article 140, 12 Balls White and 3 Balls Chocolate or Colors of your Choice are Required for 4 Mats
Steel Crochet Hook No. 1 and No. 0

NOTE(s)

Each Mat measures 11 1/2 inches x 17 1/2 inches.

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

With No. 0 hook and with Chocolate ch 64, s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in each remaining st of ch, turn (right side of work).

2nd Row - Ch 1, 1 s c in each s c, cut Chocolate. Attach White (when changing color always complete last half of last st worked with next color), turn.

3rd Row - Ch 1, 1 s c in each s c, turn.

4th, 5th and 6th Rows - Ch 1, 1 s c in each s c, turn. Cut White at end of last row.

7th Row - Attach Chocolate, ch 1, 1 s c in each of the next 3 s c, * tr c around corresponding s c of last Chocolate row worked by inserting hook horizontally under the s c (post st made), skip 1 s c, 1 s c in each of the next 7 s c, repeat from * 6 times, post st around corresponding s c of last Chocolate row worked, skip 1 s c, 1 s c in each of the next 3 s c, turn.

8th Row - Ch 1, 1 s c in each st, turn, cut Chocolate.

Next 4 Rows - With White, ch 1, 1 s c in each s c, cut White.

13th Row - With Chocolate, ch 1, * 1 s c in each of the next 7 s c, tr c around corresponding s c of last Chocolate row worked, skip 1 s c, repeat from * 6 times, skip 1 s c, 1 s c in each of the next 7 s c, turn.

14th Row - Same as 2nd row.

Next Row - With White, ch 1, 1 s c in each s c, turn.

Repeat last row until work measures 15 inches from beginning ending on wrong side, cut White.

Next 2 Rows - With Chocolate, 1 s c in each s c, turn, cut Chocolate.

Next 4 Rows - With White, 1 s c in each s c, turn, cut White.

Next 2 Rows - Same as 13th and 14th rows.

Next 4 Rows - With White, 1 s c in each s c, turn, cut White.

Next 2 Rows - Same as 7th and 8th rows.

Edge of the Place Mat

With right side of work toward you, attach Chocolate at beginning of last row and with No. 1 hook, work a sl st in each row across long side, ch 1, turn.

2nd Row - 1 s c in each sl st, ch 1, turn.

3rd Row - 1 s c in each s c, cut thread.

Finish opposite side in same manner, do not cut thread. Working across last row of short side, work 1 sl st in each s c, cut thread.

This free border place mat pattern was originally published in the 1940s in Crocheted Fashions, Star Book No. 116.


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