V-Stitch Placemat and Napkin Ring crochet pattern in cath kidston colors of pink and red and turquoise and pale green, free crochet pattern for table decor by Susan Carlson of Felted Button | Colorful Crochet Patterns

Set Your Table--V-Stitch Place Setting Free Crochet Pattern

V-Stitch Placemat & Napkin Ring from Susan Carlson of Felted Button (FREE crochet pattern)
You are probably seeing lots of the V-Stitch around lately as it is such a simple, yet pretty, stitch. It's great as a stashbuster. And it doesn't require any thought so it's super rhythmic and relaxing to work, I think. So with the holidays approaching and decorating on the brain, I decided to make up an easy little Placemat and Napkin Ring pattern with color (surprised?), whimsy, and versatility.
V-Stitch Placemat & Napkin Ring from Susan Carlson of Felted Button (FREE crochet pattern)

 

This one was made with some bits of I Love This Cotton from Hobby Lobby I had in my stash. And the colors are all too Cath Kidston or Martha Stewart. They make me happy.

But check out this sample
made by my tester Brittany of R&L Crochet Co.

 

V-Stitch Placemat & Napkin Ring from Susan Carlson of Felted Button (FREE crochet pattern) Photo used courtesy of R&L Crochet Co. Copyright Brittany Naffziger 2014.

V-Stitch Placemat & Napkin Ring from Susan Carlson of Felted Button (FREE crochet pattern) Photo used courtesy of R&L Crochet Co. Copyright Brittany Naffziger 2014.
In a single neutral color it makes the design so elegant and clean--plus those little kidlets are so stinkin' cute, huh? (That fingernail polish in different colors sooo reminds me of when my Lizzie was little. Those were cherished times!)
 
Sorry--distracted...let's get on with the pattern:
 Yarn: I Love This Cotton by Hobby Lobby
(100% Cotton; 3.5oz/100g; 180yds/165m) in the following colors:

  • Aqua (A) <1
  • Pistache (B) <1
  • Red (C) <1
  • White (D) <1
  • Turquoise (E) <1
  • Pink (F) <1

 

Hook: G (4mm)
Tapestry or yarn needle
Button(s): optional (your choice of size and color), but you know I use any excuse to add buttons
Here are a few things to take note of regarding this pattern:
  • The pattern is worked in multiples of 3 + 1, so if you choose to adjust the dimensions of your piece to make a table runner or even a blanket, simply make your foundation chain in multiples of 3 to the desired width and then ch 1 more. Repeat the color pattern (A-F) as you complete the pattern repeat of Row 2 to the desired height before working the edging.
  • When changing colors at the end of a row, pull through new color on final yarn over of last stitch of the row and fasten off the old color.
  • You can easily make 4 placemats and 4 napkin rings with the yarns outlined in the materials above.
 
V-Stitch Placemat & Napkin Ring from Susan Carlson of Felted Button (FREE crochet pattern)
  • Gauge: 20dc X 8.5 rows in pattern = 4 inches (10 cm) but gauge is not critical to this project
  • Dimensions of sample placemat: 20 inches (51cm) X 13 inches (33cm)

Stitch Abbreviations used (US Terms):

ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
sk = skip
popcorn = 4-dc popcorn (see Special Stitches below)
sl st = slip stitch
rep(s) = repeat(s)
sp = space
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
RS = Right Side
Special Stitch:
  • 4-dc popcorn (popcorn)—dc in designated st 4 times, remove loop from hook, insert hook through first worked dc and pick up dropped loop, draw loop through st

 

Placemat Pattern:

(The sequence of colors is A, B, C, D, E, F, A…)

With A ch 64 (3 X 21 repeats + 1)

Row 1 (RS): dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped 3 ch counts as dc), ch 1, dc in next ch, *sk next ch, dc in next ch, ch 1, dc in next ch; rep from * across to within last 2 ch, sk next ch, dc in last ch, changing to next color in sequence, fasten off old color, turn –42 dc

Row 2: ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc, ch 1, dc) in each ch-1 sp across through last ch-1 sp, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, changing to next color in sequence, fasten off old color, turn

Repeat Row 2 in color sequence A-F to desired height (sample repeated 6 times) ending final row with A.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

Napkin Ring:

With A, ch 31 (3 X 10 repeats + 1)

Row 1 (RS): dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped 3 ch counts as dc), ch 1, dc in next ch, *sk next ch, dc in next ch, ch 1, dc in next ch; rep from * across to within last 2 ch, sk next ch, dc in last ch, changing to next color in sequence, fasten off old color, turn –20 dc

Row 2: ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc, ch 1, dc) in each ch-1 sp across through last ch-1 sp, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, changing to next color in sequence, fasten off old color, turn

Row 3: repeat Row 2, omitting color change, ch 1, join to top of first dc (3rd ch of turning ch) to form ring, fasten off

Use ends to join into ring.

Complete edging by working into ch-1 spaces of Row 3 of ring with C according to instructions for edging. Sew button to ring as pictured, if desired.

 

 

I love the pom edging. I love the rhythm of this stitch. And I love the versatility. Here's how I made the edging poms...
Edging:

The edging is worked along the sides of the placemat into the ch-1 spaces of the foundation row and then along the ch-1 spaces of the final row (see photos). For the napkin ring, it is worked into the ch-1 spaces of Row 3.

Row 1 (RS): with C and RS facing, join in first ch-1 sp, ch 1 (does NOT count as st), (sc, ch 7, popcorn in 4th ch from hook (see Special Stitches), ch 1, sk 1 ch, sl st in next, ch 1, sk last ch, sc) in same ch-1 sp as joining, *(sc, ch 7, popcorn in 4th ch from hook, ch 1, sk 1 ch, sl st in next, ch 1, sk last ch, sc) in next ch-1 sp; rep from * to end, fasten off and weave in ends –22 popcorns along side for placemat; –10 popcorns around napkin ring

Notice the pattern includes a multiples number to make it any size you want--think scarf, table runner, blanket or afghan, lovey for a little one, etc. One of my testers gave it to her babe as a blanket for a stuffed animal with the napkin ring as a bracelet. Cute, huh?
 
You can find the ad-free, print-friendly PDF pattern in my Felted Button shop, if you would like to support me in my blogging and designing of patterns, or in my Etsy shop here. Happy Hooking, and if you make something lovely from it, please feel free to share on my Facebook page here or better yet join my Facebook group here where like-minded, yarny folk gather to talk yarn, color and crochet. I love to see the wonderful things other hands and hearts can do with my patterns.
 
I've got soooo many new designs in my head, two in testing, and three on my hook. Anyone else feel like you just need more time in the day or wish you could crochet faster!?
 
Be well. Be at peace. Eat your vegetables and wear your seatbelt. (Hey, I'm a mother.)
 
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