Ribbed Crochet Placemat Free Pattern with Video Tutorial

Decorate your holiday table with a beautiful set of ribbed crochet placemats. This free crochet pattern will walk you through how to crochet this easy solid color placemat and a ribbed border placemat with a pumpkin design.

Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this Ribbed Crochet Placemat pattern. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge, video tutorial, and sizing information. The patterns for a solid color and pumpkin placemat are below.

A Simple and Advanced Crochet Placemat

I love creating variety in a single pattern. This crochet placemat can be made as a solid color and be beautiful. You can also work a graphed design into the center of the placemat for a little extra special touch.

Adding a Graphed Design

The center of the placemat is 36 stitches tall and 55 rows wide. You can use these numbers to create a graphed design at Stitch Fiddle. Then work that graphed design into your placemat.

There are just a few things to consider when making your picture graph. First, the graph is worked side to side instead of bottom to top. Simple shapes work best, and fewer colors make the graphed section crochet up faster.

Also, consider how much space you want to use for the picture. Your graphed picture can be as big as 36 stitches tall and 55 stitches wide but most of this will be covered by the plate. The pumpkin in the pattern below is only 22 stitches tall and 26 rows wide. You don’t have to fill up the entire placemat with a photo.

Consider making a crochet placemat with a Christmas tree and use buttons for ornaments or Easter eggs and embroider stripes on them. The possibilities are endless.

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Below you will find the free pattern with all the instructional photos and videos needed to complete the pattern, but I am also aware that several of us like to crochet on the couch, in the car, or in bed with a printout of the pattern. This is why I also offer a nicely formatted large font PDF version of the pattern that can be purchased on Etsy or Ravelry. You can print the pattern and take it on the go with you or tuck it into your project bag.

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Materials Needed

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Solid Color Placemat Yarn
3.6 oz or 188 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Carrot
Pumpkin Placemat Yarn
3.2 oz or 164 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Medium Thyme
0.4 oz or 19 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Carrot
6 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Coffee
3 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Spring Green
Tools
Size H 5mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
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Stitches and Abbreviations

CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
BLOSC – Single Crochet in the Back Loop Only
CC – Change Color
ST(s) – Stitch(es)

Gauge and Size

Gauge: 8 SC X 9 Rows = 2 inches
Size: 15.5 inches wide by 13 inches tall.

Double Ribbed Crochet Placemat Video Tutorial

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Ribbed Crochet Placemat

Notes:
-Written in US terms.
– I do not count my CH1, turning chain, as a stitch.
– There are two patterns below. One for a solid color placemat and one with the pumpkin graph worked into it.

Solid Color Ribbed Crochet Placemat

CH 53

Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook. SC across. (52)

Rows 2-8: CH1, turn, BLOSC in next 52 STs.

Rows 9-63: CH1, turn, BLOSC in first 8 STs, SC in next 36 STs, BLOSC in last 8 STs.

Rows 64-71: CH1, turn, BLOSC in next 52 STs.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Pumpkin Ribbed Crochet Placemat

Notes- This pattern includes the written instructions for the pumpkin graph. The background color is referred to as background color instead of dark green. I carried my yarn only under small sections like around the stem and leaf.

CH 53 in the Background color.

Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook. SC across. (52)

Rows 2-8: CH1, turn, BLOSC in next 52 STs.

Row 9: CH1, turn, BLOSC in first 8 STs, SC in next 36 STs, BLOSC in last 8 STs.

Rows 10-35 will include color changes. The first and last BLOSC and the first few SC are worked in the background color. All other colors are indicated with a CC (Color Change) and instructions after the stitches for which color to work. Ex. CC, SC 10 in Orange. This means: Change colors to orange and single crochet in the next 10 stitches.

Row 10: CH1, turn, BLOSC in first 8 STs, SC 7, CC, SC 7 in Orange, CC, SC 22 in Background Color, BLOSC in last 8 STs.

Row 11: CH1, turn, BLOSC in first 8 STs, SC 20, CC, SC 12 in Orange, CC, SC 4 in Background Color, BLOSC in last 8 STs.

Row 12: CH1, turn, BLOSC in first 8 STs, SC 3, CC, SC 15 in Orange, CC, SC 18 in Background Color, BLOSC in last 8 STs.

Row 13: CH1, turn, BLOSC in first 8 STs, SC 17, CC, SC 17 in Orange, CC, SC 2 in Background Color, BLOSC in last 8 STs.

Row 14: CH1, turn, BLOSC in first 8 STs, SC 2, CC, SC 18 in Orange, CC, SC 16 in Background Color, BLOSC in last 8 STs.

Row 15: CH1, turn, BLOSC in first 8 STs, SC 16, CC, SC 1 in Orange, CC, SC 1 in Green, CC, SC 16 in Orange, CC, SC 2 in Background Color, BLOSC in last 8 STs.

Row 16: CH1, turn, BLOSC in first 8 STs, SC 2, CC, SC 15 in Orange, CC, SC 3 in Green, CC, SC 16 in Background Color, BLOSC in last 8 STs.

Row 17: CH1, turn, BLOSC in first 8 STs, SC 15, CC, SC 5 in Green, CC, SC 14 in Orange, CC, SC 2 in Background Color, BLOSC in last 8 STs.

Row 18: CH1, turn, BLOSC in first 8 STs, SC 3, CC, SC 12 in Orange, CC, SC 7 in Green, CC, SC 14 in Background Color, BLOSC in last 8 STs.

Row 19: CH1, turn, BLOSC in first 8 STs, SC 14, CC, SC 7 in Green, CC, SC 13 in Orange, CC, SC 2 in Background Color, BLOSC in last 8 STs.

Row 20: CH1, turn, BLOSC in first 8 STs, SC 2, CC, SC 13 in Orange, CC, SC 7 in Green, CC, SC 14 in Background Color, BLOSC in last 8 STs.

Row 21: CH1, turn, BLOSC in first 8 STs, SC 12, CC, SC 1 in Brown, CC, SC 1 in Background Color, CC, SC 7 in Green, CC, SC 13 in Orange, CC, SC 2 in Background Color, BLOSC in last 8 STs.

Row 22: CH1, turn, BLOSC in first 8 STs, SC 2, CC, SC 14 in Orange, CC, SC 2 in Green, CC, SC 1 in Brown, CC, SC 2 in Green, CC, SC 1 in Background Color, CC, SC 2 in Brown, CC, SC 12 in Background Color, BLOSC in last 8 STs.

Row 23: CH1, turn, BLOSC in first 8 STs, SC 13, CC, SC 1 in Brown, CC, SC 1 in Background Color, CC, SC 4 in Brown, CC, SC 15 in Orange, CC, SC 2 in Background Color, BLOSC in last 8 STs.

Row 24: CH1, turn, BLOSC in first 8 STs, SC 2, CC, SC 15 in Orange, CC, SC 6 in Brown, CC, SC 13 in Background Color, BLOSC in last 8 STs.

Row 25: CH1, turn, BLOSC in first 8 STs, SC 13, CC, SC 5 in Brown, CC, SC 16 in Orange, CC, SC 2 in Background Color, BLOSC in last 8 STs.

Row 26: CH1, turn, BLOSC in first 8 STs, SC 3, CC, SC 15 in Orange, CC, SC 6 in Brown, CC, SC 12 in Background Color, BLOSC in last 8 STs.

Row 27: CH1, turn, BLOSC in first 8 STs, SC 11, CC, SC 6 in Brown, CC, SC 17 in Orange, CC, SC 2 in Background Color, BLOSC in last 8 STs.

Row 28: CH1, turn, BLOSC in first 8 STs, SC 2, CC, SC 17 in Orange, CC, SC 1 in Background Color, CC, SC 5 in Brown, CC, SC 11 in Background Color, BLOSC in last 8 STs.

Row 29: CH1, turn, BLOSC in first 8 STs, SC 10, CC, SC 3 in Brown, CC, SC 2 in Background Color, CC, SC 1 in Brown, CC, SC 1 in Background Color, CC, SC 17 in Orange, CC, SC 2 in Background Color, BLOSC in last 8 STs.

Row 30: CH1, turn, BLOSC in first 8 STs, SC 2, CC, SC 17 in Orange, CC, SC 1 in Background Color, CC, SC 1 in Brown, CC, SC 3 in Background Color, CC, SC 2 in Brown, CC, SC 10 in Background, BLOSC in last 8 STs.

Row 31: CH1, turn, BLOSC in first 8 STs, SC 10, CC, SC 2 in Brown, CC, SC 2 in Background Color, CC, SC 2 in Brown, CC, SC 1 in Background Color, CC, SC 16 in Orange, CC, SC 3 in Background Color, BLOSC in last 8 STs.

Row 32: CH1, turn, BLOSC in first 8 STs, SC 3, CC, SC 16 in Orange, CC, SC 2 in Background Color, CC, SC 5 in Brown, CC, SC 10 in Background Color, BLOSC in last 8 STs.

Row 33: CH1, turn, BLOSC in first 8 STs, SC 11, CC, SC 2 in Brown, CC, SC 5 in Background Color, CC, SC 14 in Orange, CC, SC 4 in Background Color, BLOSC in last 8 STs.

Row 34: CH1, turn, BLOSC in first 8 STs, SC 6, CC, SC 11 in Orange, CC, SC 19 in Background Color, BLOSC in last 8 STs.

Row 35: CH1, turn, BLOSC in first 8 STs, SC 21, CC, SC 7 in Orange, CC, SC 8 in Background Color, BLOSC in last 8 STs.

Rows 36-63: CH1, turn, BLOSC in first 8 STs, SC in next 36 STs, BLOSC in last 8 STs.

Rows 64-71: CH1, turn, BLOSC in next 52 STs.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Embroidering Extra Details

Use the brown (coffee) yarn and a yarn needle to embroider a line around the edge of the pumpkin, leaf, and stem. This will create a more defined edge in the picture. Use the same color to create curved lines down the center of the pumpkin to create the pumpkin segments. If you are new to embroidering on crochet then check out this video tutorial. To create a solid line, use a backstitch as seen in the embroidery video or follow the alternative technique below.

embroidering around pumpkin round 1

For this technique, you will simply sew a running stitch or a standard back and forth stitch around the pumpkin outline.

embroidering around pumpkin round 2

Then you will work the second round of stitches making stitches over the spaces that were left in the first round. The benefit of this method is that it results in the back and front of the embroidery looking the same.

back of ribbed crochet placemat
Picture of the back of the embroidery.

If you can start and end the embroidering near the stem of the pumpkin then you can weave your ends into the same color of stitches.

embroidering pumpkin segments

You can also work lines of embroidery down the middle of the pumpkin making the segments of the pumpkin. Use the same technique stitching down the pumpkin first then back up, making stitches in the spaces left behind.

Once the entire pumpkin is outlined, weave in your yarn ends.

Now your Ribbed Crochet Placemat is complete and ready to be enjoyed. They can be made in any color and for any holiday.

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