Plarn Placemats and Coasters Crochet Pattern

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Oh, the wonders of plarn … so many things to make! I received such a great response about my Upcycled Plarn Grocery Tote pattern that I thought I would share another idea for putting those plastic bags you have stored up to good use.

Plarn is perfect for making outdoor accessories since it is surprisingly durable and can be washed easily in warm soapy water. So when I wanted to work up some placemats and coasters for my Memorial Day BBQ, I immediately thought of plarn!

Of course, these placemats and coasters can be made in any color,  but I thought the red, white, and blue would be a nice touch for Memorial Day. For a tutorial on making plarn, click here.  Or if you don’t feel like making it, you can even buy it.


Plarn Placemats and Coasters Pattern

Here’s what you need:

  • red, white, and blue plarn (see here for a tutorial on making plarn)
  • L hook / 8 mm
  • tapestry needle
  • stitch marker

Click here to reference the Crochet Abbreviations Chart.

 

Finished items measure as follows: Placemat: approx. 13 in. x 11 in.; Coaster: approx. 5 in diameter.

 

Placemat

With B, ch 30.
Row 1 (B): Work 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across, turn.
Row 2 (W): 1 sc in each ch across, turn — 28 sts.
Row 3 (R): 1 sc in each ch across, turn.
Row 4 (W): 1 sc in each ch across, turn.
Row 5 (R): 1 dc in each ch across, turn.
Row 6 (W): 1 sc in each ch across, turn.
Row 7 (R): 1 hdc in each ch across, turn.
Row 8 (W): 1 sc in each ch across, turn.
Row 9 (W): 1 dc in each ch across, turn.
Row 10 (B): 1 sc in each ch across, turn.
Row 11 (W): 1 sc in each ch across, turn.
Row 12 (R): 1 sc in each ch across, turn.
Row 13 (B): 1 dc in each ch across, turn.
Row 14 (W): 1 dc in each ch across, turn.
Row 15 (B): 1 sc in each ch across, turn.
Row 16 (W): 1 hdc in each ch across, turn.
Row 17 (R): 1 dc in each ch across, turn.
Row 18 (W): 1 sc in each ch across, do not turn.

Edging: Work 2 sc in same st as last sc made, continue to work sc around mat, working 3 sc in each corner, join.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Coaster

The coaster is worked in a spiral; do not join at the end of rounds. It is helpful to use a stitch marker to keep rack of rounds. With B, ch 4, join to form a ring.
Round 1 (B): Ch 1, work 6 sc in ring — 6 sts.
Round 2 (R): 2 sc in each st around — 12 sts.
Round 3 (R): *2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next, rep from * around — 18 sts.
Round 4 (W): *2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, rep from * around — 24 sts.
Round 5 (R): *2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, rep from * around — 30 sts.
Round 6 (B): *2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, rep from * around — 36 sts.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

 
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8 Responses to Plarn Placemats and Coasters Crochet Pattern

  1. Kara @ Simplistically Sassy May 24, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

    Fun! I love this!,

  2. nives May 24, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

    it is nice

  3. Adrianne at Happy Hour Projects May 24, 2012 at 1:30 pm #

    I have never heard of plarn… presumably, it’s plastic yarn?

    These look fantastic. :) You should add all of your red, white & blue projects to our patriotic link party! . There are always great food additions so I get so excited to see the crafty things added to the collection!

    Hope your Thursday is off to a great start. :)

    Adrianne

  4. Terry May 25, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    Perfect time of year for these. They look so durable! Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

  5. Diana May 29, 2012 at 3:39 am #

    Luv this concept. But where do you find the red and/or blue plastic?

    • Kara at Petals to Picots May 29, 2012 at 2:53 pm #

      Hi Diana! I actually ordered it fron this link:

    • Anonymous May 29, 2012 at 10:49 pm #

      I was thinking of ordering the phlarn, but how much do I need per placemant/4 pacemats, and how much for the coasters? I would only want to place one order, since I will also have to pay for shipping. I would like to try and make some for the 4th of July barbecue (would have been nice for yesterdays barbecue).

    • Kara at Petals to Picots May 30, 2012 at 1:48 am #

      Hmmmm … I would think 1 of each color would be enough for 4 but am not certain.

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