Remember the Woven Placemats I designed for the Interweave Crochet Home issue? I believe you can never have too many placemats, so I wanted to show you a few fun things you can do with this pattern...
Below is a close-up of the original version of the placemats. One color for the background with 2 different colored cords woven through.
You could also add a little more color by adding another color cord:
If you like monochromatic, try making the cords out of the same color as the background:
If you want to make the mats in a shorter amount of time, or if weaving the cords through doesn't appeal to you, I think the stitch pattern of the background of the mat is lovely on its own:
You could also weave ready made cords or rick rack through for an interesting effect. Or vary the pattern of the colors of the cords when weaving them in, to give you the look of a plaid.
Try out different ways of making the mats in small square swatches, which can become coasters! So many possibilities! How would you make yours?