Monday, 7 October 2013

Snowflake Placemat

I have been making decorations ~ and really enjoyed crocheting these  hexagon motifs ~ so I played around and came up with this ~ Snowflake Placemat
 
snowflake placemat


To make the Snowflake Motif ~
 
These instructions use UK terminology
 
Use a medium weight yarn. I made these with DK yarn and a 4mm hook.
 
Chain 3 stitches and join with a slip stitch into a circle.
 
Chain 1, then make 5 double crochet stitches into the circle. Join with a slip stitch. (6sts)
 
Chain 5, then make 3 trebles and chain 2 into next 5 stitches, make 2 trebles in last stitch and join to first 5 chain with a slip stitch.
 
 
 
Chain 2, then (make 2 trebles, chain 3, make 3 trebles) into the first chain space, then (make 3 trebles, chain 3, make 3 trebles) into each chain space all around. Join with a slip  stitch.


 
 

To make the Placemat ~

Make 7 hexagon motifs
 
I made one hexagon in two colours and used it for the centre.
 
Join together around the centre motif by joining at the corners.
 
Make a double crochet border all around the outside edge.
 
 
 

4 comments :

  1. That is a very creative way to use the snowflake motif. Good idea :-)

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  2. So pretty! Thanks for sharing how you did it.

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  3. Can you describe how you joined at the corners? I've never done motifs before. Did you just use a little scrap of yarn to join each corner and then weave in? Thanks.

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    1. Hello Carmen. Yes, you are right, that's exactly what I did. It's very easy to do. Hope you have a go ...... have fun!

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