Hi guys! This time a tutorial that you can use for many different purposes. I enjoyed making a placemat that I can use as a background for my tutorials, but you can also use the pattern for coasters, as a table decoration or even as a rug. The result can be used on both sides, choose which one you like best or alternate. With a different yarn it gives a completely different result, so here too you can vary endlessly. Pick the hook size recommended by the yarn and you are good to go.
– 175 grams of jute twine, about 75 meters or 82 yards
– 6 mm J/10 crochet hook
– stitch marker
– a pair of scissors
– a tapestry needle
Ldc linked double crochet
Linked double crochet
Insert the hook in the horizontal bar in the center of the previous stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, insert in the next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over pull through two loops on the hook, yarn over pull through the last two loops on the hook.
This pattern is written in US terms.
Don’t close the rounds but keep working in spirals.
Start with a magic ring (or make a ch 4 and close with a slst in the first ch to form a ring)
Round 1: ch 2, 10 ldc in the ring (10). We don’t close the rounds, so mark your first stitch with a stitch marker to recognize the start of your round.
Round 2: 2 ldc in every stitch (20). Replace the stitch marker in the first ldc of round 2.
Round 3: 2 ldc in the first ldc, 1 ldc in the next (30). Repeat for the whole round.
Round 4: 2 ldc in the first ldc, 1 ldc in the next 2 ldc (40). Repeat for the whole round.
Round 5: 1 ldc, 2 ldc in the next ldc, 1 ldc in the next 3 ldc (50). Repeat this the whole round.
Round 6: 2 ldc in the first ldc, 1 ldc in the next 4 ldc (60). Repeat for the whole round.
Round 7: 3 ldc in the first 3 ldc, 2 ldc in the nxt ldc, 1 ldc in the next 5 ldc. Repeat for the whole round until you have 2 stitches left, make a ldc in each of those stitches to end the round (70).
Round 8: 2 ldc in the first ldc, 1 ldc in the next 6 ldc (80). Repeat for the whole round.
And so on. Increase 10 stitches in every round and make the 2 ldc every round in a different place to keep your work round.
If your work is the size you want then you can bind off by making 2 hdc, 2 sc and 2 sl st in the last three and first three stitches of a round.
Bind off and weave in your ends and your project is done!