Saturday, 6 September 2014

Make it !!! …. Finally a pattern ( a kind of …) !!!!!!

….. 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

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26 comments:

  1. I love it Ale - it's very bright and cheery. Have a great weekend. :)

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    1. thank you Debi!!!!!!
      enjoy your weekend, too, xxxxxx Ale

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  2. And yes, it becomes a table runner or placemat:)) bright colors, I like it, and also a new colorful header of your blog, I thought, who is this?? hahaha.... byebye and have a nice weekend, Francien

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    1. You were right!!!! ;oD
      Thank you and xxxxxxxx, Ale

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  3. Yay, love the new blog design, will we start seeing an African influence soon..all those bright colours and beautiful patterns....ooooooh xx

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  4. Ciao Ale, anch'io la settimana scorsa ero alle prese con una tovaglietta colorata! La tua mi piace molto :)

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  5. Colours and stripes, always a feast for my eyes! Like your header too!
    Happy weekend Ale!

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    1. happy you like both my placemat and my new header!!!!!
      xxxxxxx Ale

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  6. It looks great Alessandra!!! Somehow I imagined from the previous photo that it was a lot larger, it is funny when you just see a bit of something how you can get the scale all wrong isn't it!! xx

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  7. Ale! I loooooove your placemat!
    I loooooove stripes, too!
    today I'm work in one stripe blanket! Hahahaha!
    Have a nice day and enjoy your crafts!
    A big hug from Catalonia!

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  8. Gorgeous and great to see you again, was wondering how you were doing! Thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

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    1. So happy to share my work with you Sara!!!!
      see you soon, xxxxxx Ale

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  9. Nice placemat
    (I always wonder about the pronounciation ot he word, is it in the English or in the French way?)

    Your new banner is WOW!

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    1. well, I use to say it in English …. !!!!!
      Thank you for liking my new header , xxxxxx Ale

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  10. ♥wov, love this! Super!!! Happy day, my friend! xxx Riitta

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  11. Nice placemat, love the colors, its beautiful.
    Thanks for the nice comment on my blog.
    Loes

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    1. thank you to you Loes !!!!
      nice to have you here, xxxxxx Ale

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  12. Why is it when I do simple stitches, I think they are rather blah. But when you do them, it looks amazing ! The color definitely makes it pop. I have a hard time choosing colors. I love the yellow border off to only one side. Very pretty. Best wishes, Tammy

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  13. Un ottimo modo per iniziare la giornata a colori e con ottimismo!Bellissimi i colori! Ciao,Ale!:-)))

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  14. Nice idea Ale, it certainly will cheer up the dinner table! X

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  15. Hey Alessandra - love your 'new look' blog! So cheery and colourful - just like your work :) :) The placemat is fab - I'm not surprised you're getting orders, hehe! Great to see you blogging regularly again BTW :)
    Alison x

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  16. It's looking so lovely and colorful, Ale!!:) thanks for sharing!!

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  17. What a bright, cheerful and very useful make.

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    1. thank you Gillian!!! you know, even my cat finds the placemat useful …… ;oD
      xxxxxxxx Ale

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  18. So good! I love the yellow stripe at the end, and so nice and colorful, like always!
    Kate :}

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  19. So pretty and colorful!!! xo Heather

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