A minimalist Tunisian crochet placemat pattern and coasters that can be completed by a beginner with some basic cross stitch!
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Tunisian Crochet Placemat Pattern Inspiration:
Back in May I was invited to participate in a fun challenge by Hobbii Yarn and I had to hop on! The challenge was based on the four elements – Earth, Sky, Fire, and Water – and we were invited to explore and interpret these elements through our pattern designing skills.
I chose Earth and decided to create a minimalist kitchen set using Hobbii Friends cotton 8/8 to represent the Earth element.
I made some coasters and a matching placemat. Before I settled on this design, I played around with stitch combinations and different ways to add colorwork. The first option was Tunisian simple stitch with basic colorwork (1st pic), second option was Tunisian simple stitch and then added colorwork using cross stitch (2nd pic), and the third option was Tunisian simple stitch for the colorwork part and Honeycomb for the plain part (3rd pic). After some input and contemplation, I decided on the cross stitch version! I liked that it adds colorwork without actually doing any colorwork or carrying floats and I love that it’s a subtle minimalist touch. I absolutely love how it turned out!
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About the Tunisian Crochet Placemat Pattern
Skill Level: Beginner
Note: These are the amounts needed for one placemat and one coaster
Col A – Hobbii Friends Cotton 8/8 #117 Light Gray 5 skeins approximately 410 yards (1.75 oz/50 g; 82 yds/75 m; 100% cotton; light worsted DK)
Col B – Hobbii Friends Cotton 8/8 #119 Gray 1 skein approximately 82 yards (1.75 oz/50 g; 82 yds/75 m; 100% cotton; light worsted DK)
Col C – Hobbii Friends Cotton 8/8 #10 Cappuccino 1 skein approximately 82 yards (1.75 oz/50 g; 82 yds/75 m; 100% cotton; light worsted DK)
Col D – Hobbii Friends Cotton 8/8 #20 Americano 3 skeins approximately 246 yards (1.75 oz/50 g; 82 yds/75 m; 100% cotton; light worsted DK)
- Size I 5.5 mm Tunisian crochet hook with a 12 in. Cord, here is my absolute favorite Clover Takumi Tunisian crochet hook set
- Size J 6.0 mm crochet hook, I used my Streamline Laurel Wood Hook from Furls, check out all the Streamline wood hooks here.
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- Gauge is 15 sts over 13 rows in Tunisian Simple Stitch for a 4×4 in. square with a size I 5.5 mm Tunisian crochet hook
- The finished placemat is 17.5 in. wide by 14.5 in. in length
- The finished coasters are 4.5 in. wide by 4.5 in. in length
- This pattern uses a few Tunisian crochet techniques. Use the following video tutorials as needed:
Foundation Row, Tunisian Simple Stitch
How to Bind Off in Tunisian Crochet
Cross Stitch on Tunisian Crochet
Slip Stitch Back Loop Only Border
- Pattern rows are Forward pass instructions.
- The following instructions are implied:
- The loop already on the hook at the beginning of the row counts as the first st.
- Always TSS in the last st of the row, being sure to work under both loops of the st.
- Return Pass: Follow the foundation row and each row with the Return Pass in the same color.
- Return Pass Instructions: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through two loops; repeat from * until 1 loop remains on the hook.
Tss: Tunisian simple stitch
RetP: Return Pass -Explained above.
Sl St BLO: Slip stitch into the back loop only
Sl St: Slip stitch