Crochet Tulip Motif Placemats
Create a set of elegant and charming crochet
placemats with crochet tulip motifs around the edges to elevate your dining table decor. These beautiful placemats will not only protect your table but also add a touch of floral beauty to every meal. Let's get started with the pattern:
- Worsted weight yarn in colors: green for the stems and leaves, and various colors for the tulips.
- Crochet hook suitable for your yarn weight.
- Yarn needle for weaving in ends.
The tulip motif will be the centerpiece of your placemat. You can make as many motifs as you like, depending on the size and design you desire. Start with the color you'd like for the tulip flower.Round 1:
Make a magic ring (or ch 4 and join with a slip stitch to form a ring). Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 9 dc into the ring. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the beginning ch-3. (10 dc)Round 2:
Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), sc in the same stitch as the join. Ch 3, skip the next dc, sc in the next dc. Repeat from * to * around. Join with a slip stitch to the first sc. (5 ch-3 spaces)Round 3 (Petals):
In each ch-3 space, work: (sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc). Join with a slip stitch to the first sc. Fasten off and weave in ends.Leaves:
Attach green yarn to any stitch on the tulip motif. Ch 6, sc in the second ch from the hook, hdc in the next ch, dc in the next ch, tc in the next ch, ch 2, slip stitch in the same ch as the tc, tc in the next ch, dc in the next ch, hdc in the next ch, sc in the same stitch where you attached the green yarn. Repeat for each tulip motif.
Next, we'll crochet the base of the placemat with a simple stitch pattern
to let the tulip motifs shine.Row 1:
Ch desired number of stitches for the width of your placemat (e.g., 30 for a standard placemat width), sc in the second ch from the hook and in each ch across. Turn.Row 2:
Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), sc in each sc across. Turn.Row 3:
Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), sc in the next 2 sc, skip the next sc, 5 dc in the next sc (creates a small gap). Repeat from * to * across. Turn.Row 4:
Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), sc in each sc and each gap space across. Turn. Repeat Rows 3 and 4 until your placemat reaches the desired length.
Assembling the Placemat
To assemble the placemat, position the tulip motifs along the edges of the placemat base. Sew or crochet each motif onto the base, making sure they are evenly spaced and securely attached.
Once all the tulip motifs are attached, weave in any loose ends and block the placemat to give it a neat and polished look. Your crochet tulip motif placemats are now ready to adorn your dining table with their floral beauty. Consider making a matching set or using different tulip colors for a vibrant and varied look. Enjoy the creative process of crocheting these delightful placemats, and may they bring joy and elegance to your dining experiences. Happy crocheting!