V-stitch Place Mat

Make a set of these quick and easy place mats by al­ter­nat­ing sin­gle cro­chet and v-stitches. The om­bré ef­fect is easy when you use a long-strip­ing yarn; no need to change col­ors or weave in lots of ends!

Annie's Fast, Easy, Fun, Crochet Fall 2018 - - Contents - Design by Nanette M. Seale

Skill Level

EASY

Fin­ished Mea­sure­ments

171/2 inches wide x 13 inches long

Ma­te­ri­als

• Medium (worsted) weight acrylic yarn: 5 oz/245 yds/140g blue/green/ brown stripes

• Size H/8/5mm cro­chet hook or size needed to ob­tain gauge

• Ta­pes­try nee­dle

Gauge

4 V-sts = 21/2 inches; 4 V-st rows = 21/2 inches

Pat­tern Notes

Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated. Chain- 4 at be­gin­ning of round counts as first dou­ble cro­chet and chain-1 un­less oth­er­wise stated. When in­structed to work in a V-stitch, work in the chain-1 space of the V-stitch.

Spe­cial Stitches

Shell: 5 hdc in in­di­cated st. Be­gin­ning V-stitch (beg V-st): ( Ch 4— see Pat­tern Notes, dc) in in­di­cated st. V-stitch (V-st): (Dc, ch 1, dc) in in­di­cated st. Dou­ble V-stitch (dou­ble V-st): (Dc, [ch 1, dc] twice) in in­di­cated st.

Place Mat

Rnd 1: Ch 16, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, 3 sc in last ch, work­ing on op­po­site side of foun­da­tion ch, sk first ch, sc in next 13 chs, join (see Pat­tern Notes) in first st. (32 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in first 3 sts, sc in next 13 sts, 2 sc in next 3 sts, sc in next 13 sts, join in first st. (38 sts)

Rnd 3: Beg V-st (see Spe­cial Stitches) in first st, V-st (see Spe­cial Stitches) in next 5 sts, [sk next st, V-st in next st] 6 times, sk next st, V-st in next 6 sts, rep be­tween [ ] 6 times, sk last st, join in 3rd ch of beg V-st. (24 V-sts)

Rnd 4: Sl st in first V-st (see Pat­tern Notes), beg V-st in same sp, V-st in next V-st, dou­ble V-st (see Spe­cial Stitches) in next 2 V-sts, V-st in next 10 V-sts, dou­ble V-st in next 2 V-sts, V-st in last 8 V-sts, join in 3rd ch of beg V-st. (20 V-sts, 4 dou­ble V-sts)

Rnd 5: Sl st in first V-st, beg V-st in same sp, V-st in next V-st, V-st in each ch-1 sp of each dou­ble V-st, V-st in next 10 V-sts, V-st in each ch-1 sp of each dou­ble V-st, V-st in last 8 V-sts, join in 3rd ch of beg V-st. (28 V-sts)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in each dc and ch-1 sp around, join in first st. (84 sts)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 4 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts] 4 times, sc in next 17 sts, rep be­tween [ ] 5 times, sc in next 17 sts, join in first st. (94 sts)

Rnd 8: Beg V-st in first st, [{sk next st, V-st in next st} 3 times, sk next 2 sts, V-st in next st], rep be­tween [ ] around to last 3 sts, sk next st, V-st in next st, sk last st, join in 3rd ch of beg V-st. (42 V-sts)

Rnd 9: Sl st in first V-st, beg V-st in same sp, V-st in next 5 V-sts, dou­ble V-st in next 4 V-sts, V-st in next 17 sts, dou­ble V-st in next 4 V-sts, V-st in last 11 V-sts, join in 3rd ch of beg V-st. (34 V-sts, 8 dou­ble V-sts)

Rnd 10: Sl st in first V-st, beg V-st in same sp, V-st in next 5 V-sts, V-st in each ch-1 sp of each dou­ble V-st, V-st in next 17 V-sts, V-st in each ch-1 sp of each dou­ble V-st, V-st in last 11 V-sts, join in 3rd ch of beg V-st. (50 V-sts)

Rnd 11: Sl st in first V-st, beg V-st in same sp, V-st in each V-st around, join in 3rd ch of beg V-st. (50 V-sts)

Rnd 12: Sl st in first V-st, beg V-st in same sp, V-st in next 5 V-sts, [dou­ble V-st in next V-st, V-st in next V-st] 4 times, V-st in next 17 V-sts, rep be­tween [ ] 4 times, V-st in last 11 V-sts, join in 3rd ch of beg V-st. (42 V-sts, 8 dou­ble V-sts)

Rnd 13: Ch 1, sc in each dc and ch-1 sp around, join in first st. (166 sts) Rnd 14: Ch 1, sc in first st, [sk next st, shell (see Spe­cial Stitches) in next st, sk next st, sc in next st], rep be­tween [ ] around, sk last st, join in first st. Fas­ten off. (41 shells)

Fin­ish­ing

Block if needed.

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