Plarn Placemats and Coasters Crochet Pattern

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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