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Spring Garden Placemat

Spring Garden Placemat Designed By Julie A. Bolduc

This placemat is fun and easy to make and would be a great take along project since you make all of the motifs first then whip stitch them together. You could also make an afghan with the motif used in this placemat. You could also make matching coasters by leaving off the 4th round and putting on a round of sc in white.
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Materials Needed
Worsted weight cotton yarn in a variegated color
Worsted weight cotton yarn in a contrasting solid color
Size G/6 or 4.25mm aluminum crochet hook
Yarn needle for stitching pieces together and for weaving in ends

Yarn Thickness: 3mm
Gauge: 5dc=1"
Finished Size: 18"x13"
Skill Level: Intermediate

Instructions
RND 1: Make 2 solid color and 8 variegated color. Ch4, join w/slst to first ch to form ring. Ch3. 11 dc in ring. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 2: Ch3, dc in same st as slst. Ch3. Sk next st. *2dc in next st. Ch3. Sk next st. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 3: Slst in next dc then into the next ch3 sp. Ch3, 2dc, ch2, 3dc in same sp. 3dc, ch2, 3dc in each ch3 sp around. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 4: Ch3. (Sk 1 st. Hdc in next st. 2hdc, ch2, 2hdc in next ch2 sp. Hdc in next st. Ch1. Sk next st. Hdc in next st.) *Hdc in next st. Rep bet () once. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 2nd ch of ch3.

Finishing Step 1: Sew motifs together as shown in picture working with right sides facing each other. Whip stitch the back lps only together. Put the 2 solid color motifs in the center then surround them with the variegated color motifs.

STEP 2: With solid color, work 1 round of sc around whole placemat. Work 1 sc in each st, ch1 sp and ch2 sp at the joints. Work 2 sc in each of the other ch2 sps that are not at the joints. When you get back to where you started. Join w/slst to to ch1. Fasten off and weave all ends into back of work.

Design written on Friday, April 8, 2005. ©2005 By Julie A. Bolduc p118007

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