Placemat and Coaster Set

Placemat and Coaster

I love the colour of teal! Can you tell?

When I saw this gorgeous yarn from Bernat, I simply had to have it. It works up so perfectly and there’s no snagging or pilling. It’s absolutely the perfect yarn for these placemats.

I’ve created a lovely quick-and-easy free pattern for knitted placemats and coasters. As a bonus, if you need to know how to make a neat edge to a knitted piece, I’m gonna reveal how it’s done!

One 8.8oz ball of Bernat Maker Home Dec will give you two placemats and two coasters. Perfect! I love even numbers. And this is such a great exercise to learn those neat edges. So let’s get this party started!

Knitted Placemat

Materials:

Abbreviations:

  • CO – Cast on
  • K – Knit
  • P – Purl
  • Sl st – Slip stitch
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)

 Knitted Placemat

To create a neat, finished edge, we will do the following:

  • First stitch of the row will always be slipped purlwise (with the yarn in front)
  • Last stitch of the row will always be knitted by passing the right needle through the back of the last stitch on the left needle, then knitting it.

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Knitted PlacematPlacemat Pattern:

CO 50 sts.

Row 1:  Sl 1 st purlwise, *(K1, P1), repeat from * to last st, K1 through back of st.

Row 2:  Sl 1 st purlwise, *(P1, K1), repeat from * to last st, K1 through back of st. (these 2 rows form a moss stitch pattern)

Row 3:  As row 1

Row 4:  As row 2

Row 5:  As row 1

Row 6:  Sl 1 st purlwise, (P1, K1) twice, K to last 5 sts, (P1, K1)twice, K1 through back of st.

Row 7:  Sl 1 st purlwise, (K1, P1) twice, P to last 5 sts, (K1, P1) twice, K1 through back of st.

Repeat rows 6 and 7 for a total of 45 rows.

Repeat rows 1 and 2 for a total of 5 rows.

Cast off and sew in loose ends.

CoasterCoaster Pattern:

CO 10 sts.

Row 1:  Sl 1 st, K5, (P1, K1, P1, K1 through back of st) (moss)

Row 2:  (Sl 1 st purlwise, P1, K1, P1) (moss), P5. Last st remains on the needle. Turn.

Row 3 (and every odd row):  Sl 1 st, K to last 4 sts, moss 4 sts as Row 1.

Row 4:  Moss 4 sts as Row 2, P4. Turn. (2 sts left on the needle)

Row 6:  Moss 4 sts as Row 2, P3. Turn. (3 sts left on the needle)

Row 8:  Moss 4 sts as Row 2, P2. Turn. (4 sts left on the needle)

Row 10:  Moss 4 sts as Row 2, P1. Turn. (5 sts left on the needle)

Row 12:  Moss 4 sts as Row 2. Turn. (6 sts left on the needle)

Row 14:  Moss 4 sts as Row 2, P6. Turn.

Repeat Rows 1-14 for a total of 6 repeats.

Cast off. Join seam, pulling tight as the centre of the circle. Sew in loose ends.

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