Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Woven Placemats for Interweave Crochet Home Issue

Interweave Crochet decided to publish a special issue this year, dedicated to items for the home. There are so many ways that crochet can be used in the home, and if you have a look at the projects in this issue, you will surely be inspired to add some crochet to yours!

The background of this placemat is a handsome stitch pattern on its own. It is easy to crochet and the combination of blocks and spaces is very visually appealing. I love adding texture to pieces I create, so I decided to crochet cords to weave through some of the spaces to add even more interest to the stitch pattern. 

It is often a challenge to find the perfect placemat to match a set of dishes. Making your own placemats gives you the freedom to choose exact coordinating colors. You don't have to limit yourself to three colors, you could make the cords in several colors or you could go monochromatic and make the cords the same color as the background of the placemat. I am hoping to see several project photos on Ravelry with different color combinations that will inspire others!

The Woven Placemats pattern is now available for sale in the Interweave store.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely project! Thanks so much for sharing this tutorial! These would be a perfect gift for my sister-in-law for Christmas.

    Gretta Hewson
    Great Deliverance from Addiction