Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Make it! Placemat part #2 : embellishments!

Ok!! I hope it was not a long waiting! I left you (here) with the placemat done, but with something missing....So today, I'll show you what I've added in the meantime to my work!!

I took some white yarn

and I crocheted a border in single crochet (sc)

Then I took some light blue to make 1/2 border (the second row)

and for the other half I used some orange

When completed the border, I was not still satisfied with the result, so.....
Why not add some yarn pom poms ??
I did four of them, using a fork! I just wrapped the yarn around the fork ( for each pom pom ) 50 times...

With the help of a tapestry needle I put a couple of pom poms on the top left of the placemat...

...and the other couple at the bottom of the same side...

Is it ok now???? NOT YET!!!

Infact, there is still one thing missing : a cutlery pocket!!! Oh yes!!!

I did follow the video instructions that you can find here and I started to crochet with 5 clusters, to obtain this ( after 3 rounds )..

With the leftover of the dark grey I crocheted a cord (95 chains), just a little thing to add and complete my work....finally!!!

What to do with the cord? Just tie a knot!!! I decided to position it on the same side of the pom poms as a napkin holder (!!!!)...

Note that the cord is passed trough 2 stitches of the place mat, to keep it in place ....

And what about my fork/spoon/knife set?

The cutlery pocket was added on the placemat with a simple stitching (whip stitch???), using the light grey yarn (the same used for the background) and adding a short border in sc (same yarn)...

...so slide the set in !!!!

Now the placemat is ready to be used :

I really hope that the waiting was worth it!! If you prefer a neat look, remember to block your work (ops, I didn't!!!).... ;oD

Any problems/questions, please contact me here, thank you!

If you like, you can add your photos of the project completed on my Flickr page group : homemade@myplace ; Make It !!! : you are all really welcome!

xxxx, Alessandra

P.S. : I'm really sorry for the quality of the pictures from #8 to #15....we were in Singapore for the last weekend and that afternoon was raining cats and dogs, while we were safely dry in our hotel room...crocheting!!! xxx


  1. LOve it!! Too pretty and sweet!! Thanks for sharing!! Have a great day! xo Heather

  2. that's a nice idea for a placemat! you might need to block it!!Heather x

  3. It looks ready for a picnic!
    Kate :}

  4. Hello Allessandra

    I love your placemat it is beautiful and the pom poms look great on it.

    So so pretty.

    Thanks for sharing.


    ps I couldn't do it,
    hmmm I don't even think I could do the pom pom (oh dear)!!!!
    Have a lovely week x

  5. Wonderful, you're soo creative!!

  6. Just great, I spent some time today trying to make a chain, I really am useless at this crochet lark! :)

  7. Beautiful work!!!
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  8. You clever lady! what a fab idea and a wonderful tutorial.
    I feel so out of touch, it is lovely to visit you sweetie x
    i hope you are well
    love jooles x

  9. I love these details, especially the pocket for the silverware. :)

  10. So cute! I love the pompoms!
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