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