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Waffle stitch Placemats and Basket

All terms are in American Crochet

Slst = slip stitch
Ch = chain
Sc = single crochet
Dc = double crochet
Fpdc = front post double crochet

You will need:

size 4mm hook

2 balls of dark green sport weight yarn

2 balls of light green sport weight yarn

Directions:

Placemat

Make 4

I did 2 in dark green and 2 in light green to reverse the color scheme.

middle

With MC

Ch 82 (I did 26 squares so it’s 26 x 3 = 78 +4=82 you can make yours as long as you want just do sets of 3 + 4 at the end)

  1.  In second ch from hook Dc across (81 stitches)
  2. Dc, Fpdc, *Dc in next 2 stitches, Fpdc* repeat * * across until last stitch, Dc in last stitch, ch 1 turn
  3.  Dc in first 2 stitches, *Fpdc in next 2 stitches, Dc in next stitch* repeat * * across until last stitch Dc in last stitch ch 1 turn
  4. repeat rows 2-3 until desired height. I repeated it 18 times to create 19 sets of waffles.
  5. fasten off and weave in ends.

border

for the wave border you need a to work in sets of 4 (so if your placemat is a different size then mine you will need to figure out the math)

With CC

  1. sc 83 stitches across top(doing 2 sc on each end for the corners) and bottom and 52 stitches down each side.  total of  272 which can be divided by 4= 64 times (giving me 64 waves around the placemat)
  2. slst to first sc.
  3. ch1, Dc next 4 sc, ch 4 turn
  4. slst into top of first Dc,
  5. ch 1
  6. turn
  7. 7 Dc into the ch4 loop you just created
  8. Dc in next 4 sc of round 1
  9. ch 4
  10.  turn
  11. slst into the last ch4 loop you did the 7 Dc in to form a new loop,
  12. ch1
  13. turn
  14. 7 Dc into new ch4 loop
  15. repeat steps 6 -14 around the placemat
  16. slst to join at the end
  17. Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

Basket

My Basket was made to hold 4 of the placemats if you made more placemats or just want a different size basket you will just need to adjust the number of stitches accordingly.

I decided I wanted a square basket for this one so I did the sides and bottom separately then sewed them together.

bottom

I used the light green and only did one strand of yarn if you want it stronger use a double strand or one of each color like I did for the sides

  1. Ch 29
  2. in second ch from hook Sc, Sc across, Ch 1, turn (28)
  3. Sc across, Ch1, turn (28)
  4. repeat row 3 twenty times for a total of 22 rows
  5. fasten off and weave in ends.

sides

Make 4

using one strand of yarn from each color (doubling the strands makes the sides stronger)

You are going to do a waffle stitch for the sides

  1. ch 29
  2. in second ch from hook Dc, Dc across, Ch 1, turn (28)
  3. Dc, Fpdc, *Dc in next 2 stitches, Fpdc* repeat * * across until last stitch, Dc in last stitch, ch 1 turn
  4.  Dc in first 2 stitches, *Fpdc in next 2 stitches, Db in next stitch* repeat * * across until last stitch Dc in last stitch Ch 1 turn
  5. repeat rows 2-3 until desired height. I repeated it 5 times to create 6 sets of waffles.
  6. Fasten off and weave in ends

Sew all 4 sides and bottom piece together.

I have found sewing the 4 sides together in a row (not joining the 1st and 4th side) and then sewing them to the bottom and attaching the 4th  and 1st sides last was easiest for me. You can do it however it is easiest for you.

Hope you enjoy making these as much as I did. Leave a comment and or a picture of yours below.

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