Modern Crochet Placemat Pattern (Free) – Seashore Bliss Placemat

Last Updated on August 15, 2023

The Seashore Bliss crochet Placemat pattern is an easy and mindless crochet pattern.

Using the Mini Bean stitch worked in a diagonal creating a modern crochet placemat pattern with a woven-like look. You can use 2 colors as the pattern suggests, or just one color.

Scroll down for the written instructions and video tutorial (for the square stitch pattern).

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C2C Crochet Placemats Pattern Using Mini Bean Stitch – A Modern Crochet Placemat Pattern

I love using the corner to corner method whenever I can. When I came up with the C2C Mini Bean stitch, one of my testers suggested that it would be a good stitch for a placemat, and she was so right!

When the stitch is worked diagonally, the Mini Bean stitch creates a woven look that doesn’t look crocheted at first glance. 

I love how this C2C different stitch creates a modern crochet placemat pattern. You can choose any colors you like to combine for your placemat.

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What Is The Best Crochet Stitch For Placemats?

The answer to this question depends on your personal preference, but you would also want to consider some of the characteristics of the stitch you are using.

The stitch you choose should be dense enough to protect your table and also provide a sturdy surface for the plates and utensils.

You can use textured stitches such as the Suzette Stitch and the Spider Stitch, or simple ones like single crochet or half double crochet. Another perfect technique for placemats is the Mosaic Crochet, it creates a thick fabric, I used it in my Bohemian Mosaic Placemat.

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What Yarn Is Best For Crochet Placemats?

I prefer to make crochet placemats with cotton yarn. When I’m making home decor items that are used a lot, I would always use 100% cotton yarn, because cotton is a durable and strong fiber, that will last for many years.

For my Seashore Bliss Placemat, I used Knit Picks – Dishie yarn, which is one of my very favorite cotton yarns to use when I’m making home decor items.

I used the Dishie yarn in my Paved Diamonds Rug which is placed next to my bed, and also for the Lobelia Basket and Floral Tote Bag.


Crochet Placemat Pattern PDF Pattern
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Corner to Corner Mini Bean Stitch Video Tutorial
(square version only)



Looking for More Crochet C2C Stitch Variations? Check out the other free stitch tutorials on the blog:

  1. C2C Cables & Beans Stitch
  2. C2C Cluster Stitch
  3. C2C V Stitch
  4. C2C Wave of Grains Stitch


How to Crochet a Rectangle Placemat

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Skill level – Easy

Materials
– Crochet hook 4.5 (I love the Etimo Hooks).
– Worsted (#4) weight yarn – I used Knit Picks – Dishie).
Amount of yarn needed:
Color A (Linen) – 140gr/243m/266yds
Color B (Inlet) – 25gr/44m/48yds
– 2 Stitch markers (optional)

Finished Size – 11.8×17’’ (30×43 cm)

Gauge (in pattern):

Working Rows 1-11 will result in a triangle with 4’’ (10 cm) sides.

** Gauge is not crucial for this pattern.

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Abbreviations (US)
ch – chain
ss – slip stitch
sp – space
PM – place marker
mb – mini bean: insert hook into indicated st, yo and pull up a loop. 
Yo and insert hook into same st, yo and pull up a loop. Yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook.
Mb-dec – mini bean decrease: Insert hook into indicated st, yo and pull up a loop. Yo and insert hook into next indicated st (or space), yo and pull up a loop. Yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook.

How to Crochet the Mini Bean stitch:

Insert hook into indicated st, yo and pull up a loop (pic 1). Yo and insert hook into same st, yo and pull up a loop (pic 2). Yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook.


How to Crochet the Mini Bean Decrease (mb-dec):

Insert hook into indicated st, yo and pull up a loop (pics 1&2). Yo and insert hook into next indicated st (or space), yo and pull up a loop (pics 3&4). Yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook (pic 5).


Notes

  • To make it easier to find the ch3 / ch2 spaces at the end of the row, place a stitch marker when you ch3/ch2 at the beginning of each row.
  • How to change the size of your placemat: continue increasing until the desired width, then decrease on one side until your desired length, and then decrease on both sides.
  • It is recommended to block your work when done to obtain the square rectangle shape.
  • When changing color: at the last stitch of the row, before changing color, start the stitch as normal, when you pull the yarn through the 2 loops to finish the stitch, wrap the new color around the hook and pull through. Cut the yarn and weave in the ends.
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Seashore Bliss Placemat Crochet Pattern

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C2C Increase

With color A – Ch4

Row 1: 1mb in 4th chain from hook (the first ch), turn. (1 mb, 1 ch-3 sp)

Row 2: ch3-PM, 1mb in top of mb, ch1, 1mb in ch-3 sp, turn. (2 mb, 1 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-3 sp)

Row 3: ch3-PM, 1mb in top of 1st mb, ch1, skip next ch-1 sp, 1mb in top of next mb, ch1, 1mb in ch-3 sp, turn. (3 mb, 2 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-3 sp)

Row 4: ch3-PM, 1mb in top of 1st mb.
* ch1, skip next ch-1 sp, 1mb in top of next mb; repeat from * to ch-3 sp, ch1, 1mb in ch-3 sp, turn. (4 mb, 3 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-3 sp)

Rows 5-34: Repeat row 4 – total of 30 repetitions. (Finishing row 34 with 34 mb, 33 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-3 sp)

Start decreasing on one side:

Row 35: ch2-PM, skip 1st mb & next ch-1 sp, 1mb in top of next mb.
* ch1, skip next ch-1 sp, 1mb in top of next mb; repeat from * to ch-3 sp, ch1, 1mb in ch-3 sp, turn. (34 mb, 33 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-2 sp)

Row 36: ch3-PM, 1mb in top of 1st mb.
* ch1, skip next ch-1 sp, 1mb in top of next mb; repeat from * to last mb (don’t work into it), don’t ch1, work mb-dec in next mb & ch-2 sp, turn. (33 mb, 1 mb-dec, 32 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-3 sp)

Row 37: ch2-PM, skip 1st mb-dec, 1mb in top of next mb.
* ch1, skip next ch-1 sp, 1mb in top of next mb; repeat from * to ch-3 sp, ch1, 1mb in ch-3 sp, turn. (34 mb, 33 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-2 sp)

Rows 38-49: Repeat rows 36-37 – (total of 12 rows), Finishing with row 37.

Then continue to decrease on both sides – row 50.

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Start decreasing on both sides:

Row 50: ch2-PM, skip 1st mb & next ch-1 sp, 1mb in top of next mb.
* ch1, skip next ch-1 sp, 1mb in top of next mb; repeat from * to last mb (don’t work into it), don’t ch1, work mb-dec in next mb & ch-3 sp, turn. (32 mb, 1 mb-dec, 31 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-2 sp)

Row 51: ch2-PM, skip 1st mb-dec, 1mb in top of next mb.
* ch1, skip next ch-1 sp, 1mb in top of next mb; repeat from * to last mb (don’t work into it), don’t ch1, work mb-dec in next mb & ch-2 sp, turn.
(31 mb, 1 mb-dec, 30 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-2 sp)

Rows 52-55: Repeat row 51 – total of 4 repetitions, (Finishing row 55 with 27 mb, 1 mb-dec, 26 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-2 sp).

With Color B
Row 56 (RS): Repeat row 51. (26 mb, 1 mb-dec, 25 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-2 sp).

With Color A
Rows 57-59: Repeat row 51- total of 3 repetitions, (Finishing row 59 with 23 mb, 1 mb-dec, 22 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-2 sp).

With Color B
Rows 60-62: Repeat row 51- total of 3 repetitions, (Finishing row 62 with 20 mb, 1 mb-dec, 19 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-2 sp).

With Color A
Rows 63-65: Repeat row 51- total of 3 repetitions, (Finishing row 65 with 17 mb, 1 mb-dec, 16 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-2 sp).

With Color B
Row 66 (RS): Repeat row 51. (16 mb, 1 mb-dec, 15 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-2 sp).

With Color A
Rows 67-69: Repeat row 51- total of 3 repetitions, (Finishing row 69 with 13 mb, 1 mb-dec, 12 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-2 sp).

With Color B
Rows 70-71: Repeat row 51- total of 2 repetitions, (Finishing row 71 with 11 mb, 1 mb-dec,  ch-1 sp, 1 ch-2 sp).

With Color A
Rows 72-74: Repeat row 51- total of 3 repetitions, (Finishing row 74 with 8 mb, 1 mb-dec, 7 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-2 sp).

With Color B
Row 75: Repeat row 51. (7 mb, 1 mb-dec, 6 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-2 sp).

With Color A
Rows 76-81: Repeat row 51- total of 6 repetitions, (Finishing row 81 with 1 mb, 1 mb-dec, 1 ch-2 sp).

Row 82: ch1, skip 1st mb-dec & next mb, 1ss in ch-2 sp.
Fasten off, soak and block if needed.


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6 Comments

  1. The placemat is pretty. I like the simplicity of the design.

    1. Thank you, Diane!
      I definitely tried to go with simple this time 🙂

  2. Wonderful texture! Thank you so much for the pattern.

    1. I’m so glad you like it, Kim!

  3. Your placemats turned out really cute, and I love your tutorial! I’ve featured your post again on Crafts on Display, here: https://craftsondisplay.com/crochet/modern-crochet-placemat-free-pattern-54056/

    1. Thank you so much for sharing, Violeta!

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