Free Pattern- Into the Woods Placemat

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I’ve been working like a mad woman this season making decorations for my house. It all started when I decided to make a small tree skirt for our pencil tree. I had left over yarn so of course, that led to making a Christmas blanket. Then, as I sat eating breakfast one morning, I came to the realization that we don’t have Christmas placemats. That realization led us here, to my latest easy and free pattern. The delicious variegated cotton yarn by Sugar ‘n Cream in the colorway Summerfield Ombre exactly matches the tree skirt and blanket.

It’s a simple pattern with a twist of elegance to it. The variegated yarn makes it look like there are little trees all over, hence the name. I hope you enjoy making this quick, simple and useful placemat. It will look good in any color you choose.

You are welcome to sell any finished products you make with this pattern. Whenever possible, please give Coffee Loves Yarn credit for the design. You many not, however, claim this pattern as your own. If sharing this pattern, please link this blog post to direct users back to Coffee Loves Yarn. Thank you for understanding!

This pattern has been tested. If you find any mistakes or need clarification, please feel free to contact me and I will reply as soon as possible.

Thanks again for your continued support and encouragement!


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Into the Woods Easy Placemat


  • 5.0mm H Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Approximately 4oz of worsted weight cotton(Pictured placemat was made with Sugar ‘n Cream Summerfield Ombre – see link below if you want to buy the same yarn)
  • Scissors


  • Stitch count for each row will appear with ( ) at the end the row.
  • The chaining at the beginning of each round does not count as a stitch.
  • Depending on your tension, placemat with measure approximately 17 ¼ “ x 13”
  • It is recommended that you do not use acrylic if you expect the placemat to come in contact with high heat due to to its low melting point.


  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc= half double crochet
  • dc= double crochet
  • st= stitch
  • ch= chain
  • BLO= work stitch into the back-loops-only


2” x 2” = 5 rows of 8 hdc with a ch1 turning chain


Loosely chain 41 stitches. If you tend to crochet tightly, you may want to chain with a hook a size up from the one you will be using. If you do the chain too tightly, this can make the starting end pucker up and differ in size from the ending row.

Row 1: Hdc into the second chain from the hook and into each chain across (40)

Row 2: Ch2, turn, dc into the first st, *ch1, skip one st, dc into the next st* repeat between * * across until you reach the last five sts then work the following:

After your ch1, skip the next st, dc into the next, ch1, skip the next st, dc into the last two sts (21 dc, 19 ch1 spaces)

Row 3: Ch1, turn, hdc into each stitch and ch1 space across (40)

Row 4: Ch1, turn, hdc into the BLO of each st across (40)

Row 5: Ch1, turn, hdc normally (under booth loops) into each st across (40)

Row 6: Ch1, turn, hdc into the BLO of each st across (40)

Row 7: Ch1, turn, hdc normally into each st across (40)

Rows 8-36: Repeat rows 6 and 7 ending on row 6

Row 37: Repeat row 2

Row 38: Ch1, turn, hdc into each st across (40)

Do not fasten off. Continue with instructions for the border.


Ch1, turn, sc across (40)

Do not flip work. You will be working all the way around the placemat to give it a nice even edging.

Place two more sc into the same stitch at the end of the row you just worked. This will turn your work and create a nice round corner.

Sc evenly across the sides of the mat, placing three sc into the end stitch of each side.

Once your return back to where you began the border, fasten off and sew in all your loose ends.

Placemat 2

Buy the yarn by clicking on the image below:


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