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.
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:
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.
Get ready for one of the most beautiful times of the year with this pretty fall placemat! This textured pattern made with variegated yarn creates a lovely and unique table setting for all those cozy fall meals. And you don’t have to stop with a placemat - you could keep crocheting and make this into a table runner, too!
This contemporary placemat is a great way to add color and interest to your table settings. It’s made with mosaic double crochet, skipped stitches, and single crochet techniques. The finished placemat measures 12.5” x 18” and is best for intermediate crocheters.
These placemats feature fun splashes of color with their thin, plaid striping. Made with classic Lily Sugar ‘n Cream cotton, these durable mats will be used over and over! This easy pattern would make a great stash buster.
Looking for a unique placemat idea? These leaf-shaped mats are an excellent way to welcome the fall season and could also be used as an applique or doily, depending on the thread size or yarn you use. This design is best for intermediates.
Made with thick color blocks, this pattern is easy to make and is a great way to combine your favorite hues. Make each placemat the same, or turn this into a stash-busting project and make each one different colors! This would be a good pattern for comfortable beginners.
Using the mosaic crochet method, this placemat is such a gorgeous way to integrate colors into a dining space. This modern and interesting design would be beautiful for adding to your own house or giving as a gift. It measures 15.3” x 12.2” and is best for intermediates.
These cute, boho placemats are written in three sizes. Whether you need something small for coasters, medium size for a serving bowl, or large enough for a whole place setting, this whimsical set has you covered!
Using the spike stitch, these placemats feature a retro and geometric look that’s sure to get compliments from your guests. Customize these mats by choosing whatever color theme best goes in your space!
This modern pattern is easy and quick to make and would be a great crochet placemat pattern for beginners. Using the moss stitch and worsted weight yarn, this one-tone placemat lies flat and creates a clean look.
Here’s an easy round crochet placemat pattern that includes instructions for matching coasters! This pattern works up in just a couple of hours, and you can easily make your circle as small or as large as you’d like. There’s a video tutorial for the boho-style, pom pom border.
This farmhouse-style crocheted placemat is made with the moss stitch and features interesting puff stitch edging to frame the border. It’s perfect for simple meals and everyday use. It’s best for the advanced beginner and measures 12” x 18”.
Using the mini bean stitch, this placemat creates a woven look sprinkled with stripes of color. It’s worked corner to corner, and it’s easy to adjust the coloring exactly how you like it. This is an easy, relaxing pattern to make, but it adds a cute modern touch to your kitchen!
This round placemat is made using the spider stitch, and it creates a simple yet elegant look for a relaxing tea or snack time or for meals. To make this pattern, you’ll need to be comfortable with basic crochet stitches as well as spider stitches, increasing, and working in the round.
If you’re looking to make a full placemat set, complete with coasters, this is a beautiful and intricate choice! These settings create a lacy look that actually isn’t as difficult to make as it might seem. The pattern is made with single crochets, double crochets, and treble crochets.
This oval crochet placemat pattern is an easy way to add some life and color to your table. It’s perfect for advanced beginners. This pattern looks great in one color or many colors, so it’s great to use as a stash buster!
Looking for a unique design? These modern placemats are created in a hexagon shape that’s a beautiful way to spruce up your meals. It’s a simple, repetitive pattern that’s great for working on while you watch TV and unwind.
Using the filet technique, this placemat includes an integrative diamond design. This set would be beautiful in your favorite shade or as a collection of coordinating colors. These placemats would make an excellent gift!
These round placemats give off the idea of a burst of color, though they would also look wonderful in a neutral shade! They’re crocheted in the round using primarily single crochets, double crochets, and the crab stitch. Each mat measures about 12” in diameter.
Crocheted with fingering-weight yarn, this pattern creates a delicate, lacy placemat. The instructions are both written and pictured to help walk you through each step. These placemats are best for intermediate crocheters.
These crocheted mandala placemats are so whimsical and full of color! They’re worked in the round and would be an excellent stash buster. Special stitches used in this pattern include the spike dc, 3tr cluster, 2dc cluster, and picot stitch.
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