….. It has been a long time without a patterns or photo tutorials from me…. Sorry for that, but I didn't have honestly the time or the mind set for all that !!!! ;oD
Today I can show you what happened to my colourful and stripy piece of fabric ……
… Yes !!!! It turned out as a bright and cheerful placemat ( Tobia and Matteo want one both!) ….
I didn't put down a proper pattern to follow, but I can give you some directions, if interested !!!
Using a 2,5 mm hook, I decided to chain 110 chains+3 more (as my first double crochet for the beginning of the first row) for the foundation row and the first 2 rows (in red) are made of double crochets (please remember that I follow US crochet terminology!). Then I added pink at the beginning of the 3rd row (without cutting the red thread) : with this colour, instead, I worked 2 rows of single crochets. At the end of the 4th row, I cut the pink thread and reused the red one, working other 2 more rows of double crochets!
The stitches are repeated in sequences of two ( 2 rows in double crochets, then 2 rows in single crochets, then again!) and I decided to use red and hot pink as the main colours for the base of my placemat. In pink, turquoise, green lime and peach I crocheted the tiny stripes of single crochet.
In total, I worked 62 rows (32 rows in double crochet and 30 rows in single crochet), then I fasten it off.
After trimming in all the colourful ends, keeping the front of the work in front of me, I decided to start to work on one of the shorter sides of my rectangle. I chose yellow to be the main and only colour, and with it I started to crochet a first row of single crochets.
The second row was made of single crochets (again!), while the third row was something like : chain 3 (as first double crochet), chain 1, 1 double crochet in 3rd stitch, chain 1, 1 double crochet in 5th stitch, chain 1, …… repeat till the end of the row!!!!
Rows 2 and 3 were repeated 3 more times. I completed the yellow strip at the end of row 9.
At the conclusion of row 9, I didn't cut the yellow thread, but, instead, I started to work a simple and tiny border, all around the placemat. I didn't work it for the 4th side of the placemat, but I stopped at the end of the 3rd side, where I decided to cut the yarn and fasten off ! DONE !
This border is quite easy : 1 sc, 2 chains, 1 sc, 2 chains, …… and on and on !!!! Do you remember this photo tutorial ??? It can be helpful !!!!
The dimensions of the finish placemat are : 47cmx32cm
Some more pictures ….. !!!!!! …… ;oD …….
Happy weekend, xxxxx Alessandra
My Ravelry notes are HERE !!!!
Today links : Link your stuff!
Busy fingers Show off !
Craft Schooling Sunday