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27+ Free and Easy Crochet Placemat Patterns

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Crochet placemats are the perfect way to add a handmade style to your dining table. Whether you prefer classic designs or modern styles, this collection of free crochet placemat patterns is sure to inspire you.

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Favorite Crochet Placemat Patterns

Crochet placemats are a simple way to elevate an ordinary meal. Whether you’re having dinner with friends or enjoying a solo morning coffee, a handmade table setting makes it feel like a special occasion. 

As a longtime crocheter, I’m excited to share this list of my favorite free crochet placemat patterns: rectangular crochet placemat patterns, squares, ovals, and even a modern hexagon shape – choose what fits you!

  • Fun and functional. It’s so satisfying to create beautiful, practical pieces that you’ll use every day. You can make a simple design that works all year, or create themed placemats that you can switch out for different seasons, holidays, or moods. 
  • Suit your space. Crochet placemats are super customizable! After choosing your favorite style, it’s so easy to adjust the size and color to make them fit your dining space perfectly. 
  • Easy gift idea. They’re great for gift giving too – especially as housewarming gifts or for holiday hosts. Who wouldn’t love receiving a set of placemats crafted just for them?

Beginner Placemat Patterns

An easy crochet placemat is a great project for beginners. The simplest patterns use basic stitches in rows or rounds. If you’re just starting out, check out these beginner-friendly placemats from the list:

Red Heart Table Lace Placemat (#4), Color Block Placemat (#10), and the Easy Crochet Placemat Pattern (#15).

If you’re looking for something more challenging, don’t worry. This list includes some more intricate designs for experienced crocheters.

27 Free Crochet Placemat Patterns

Take a look at these free and easy crochet placemat patterns for your next project. Happy crocheting!


Next, let’s chat supplies. You’ll need:

  • Yarn. I highly recommend cotton yarn – it’s durable, absorbent, and washes beautifully. Read on for specific suggestions.
  • A crochet hook. Check your yarn label for the recommended size.
  • Scissors, stitch markers, a tapestry needle, measuring tape, and other basic tools.

Don’t forget to check your pattern for any special supplies needed!

Best Yarn for Crochet Placemats

Now, for yarn suggestions. I prefer worsted-weight cotton yarn for most placemats. It’s durable and absorbent, providing protection for your table. And it’s super easy to throw in the wash when the inevitable spills happen.

Some of our favorite choices for placemat yarn include Lily Sugar’ n Cream, Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton, and Knit Picks Dishie.

Techniques to Know

Are you ready to make a placemat? Here are some techniques you might need to know. 

Be sure to read through your pattern before getting started to ensure you’re comfortable with all the steps.

Tips and Tricks

Here are some tips to help you crochet placemats you’ll love to use. 

Choose the right yarn.

Worsted-weight cotton is great for making durable, washable placemats for everyday use. You can also use thinner cotton yarns for lighter, more delicate placemats.

Consider that if you plan to have your placemats out for everyday use, you may want to choose a darker color or multicolored option that doesn’t show stains as easily.

Consider the placemat size

When choosing a size for your placemats, think about your table, plates, and how you’ll use them. 

Holiday placemats can be a bit bigger to accommodate extra silverware or plates. For everyday coffee and meals, smaller placemats are fine.

Luckily, most patterns can be easily adjusted by adding or removing rows to change the size.

Block your work

Finally, blocking helps placemats lie flat, and gives them a polished look. To block your crochet, get the fabric wet, pin it to size, and let it dry.

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