Shades of Au­tumn Place Mat

De­sign by Karen Barnes

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FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

12 inches x 18 inches

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Omega Ale­gria Plus light (DK) weight cot­ton yarn (31/2 oz/186 yds/ 100g per skein):

2 skeins #09 ap­ple • Size I/9/5.5mm cro­chet hook or

size needed to ob­tain gauge • Ta­pes­try nee­dle

GAUGE

2 dc, 2 puff sts, 2 dc = 2 inches; 4 rows = 2 inches

PAT­TERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated. Chain-3 at be­gin­ning of row or round counts as first dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated. If wider place mat is de­sired, add 6 chains for each pat­tern re­peat; for longer place mat re­peat rows 2 and 3 for de­sired length.

SPECIAL STITCH

Puff stitch (puff st): (Yo, insert hook in in­di­cated st, yo, draw up a lp) 3 times in same st, yo, draw through all 7 lps on hook.

PLACE MAT

Row 1 (WS): With ap­ple, ch 63, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, [sk next ch, 3 sc in next ch, sk next ch, sc in each of next 2 chs] 12 times, turn. (62 sc) Row 2 (RS): Ch 3 (see Pat­tern Notes), dc in next st, [sk 1 st, ( puff st— see Special Stitch, ch 1, puff st) in next st, sk 1 st, dc in each of next 2 sts] across, turn. (26 dc, 24 puff sts, 12 ch-1 sps) Row 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch-1, sc in next st, [sk next puff st, 3 sc in next ch-1 sp, sk next puff st, sc in each of next 2 sts] across, turn. (62 sc)

Rows 4–25: [Rep rows 2 and 3] 11 times. Rnd 26 (RS): Now work­ing in rnds, ch 3, dc in same st as beg ch-3, dc in each st across to last st, 3 dc in last st for cor­ner (65 sts), A. work­ing in side edge of rows, [dc in end of sc row, 2 dc in end of dc row] across (36 dc), B. work­ing across op­po­site side of foun­da­tion ch, 3 dc in first ch for cor­ner, dc in each ch across to last ch, 3 dc in last ch for cor­ner (66 dc), C. work­ing across end of row, [dc in end of each sc row, 2 dc in end of each dc row] across, end­ing with dc in same st as beg ch-3 (37 dc), join (see Pat­tern Notes) in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, do not turn. (204 dc) Rnd 27: Ch 1, puff st in same st as beg ch-1, sc in each of next 2 sts, [puff st in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts] around, join in beg puff st. (68 puff sts, 136 sc) Rnd 28: Ch 1, (sc, dc, tr, dc, sc) in top of each puff st around, join in beg sc. Fas­ten off. CW

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