Fern Leaf Placemat


Free Crochet Pattern
by KarensVariety.com

Materials: No. 1 crochet hook
1 1/2 balls (180 yds) yarn
Size: approximately 17 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches
Abbreviations:
 ch  chain
 st(s)  stitch(es)
 sc  single crochet
 sl st  slip stitch
 h dc  half double crochet

The mat is made in sections and joined after crocheting.

1st Point: Ch 26, * (skip 1 st, sc in next 3) 3 times, (sc in 4 sts, 2 sc in next) twice, 4 sc, ch 1, turn, and working sc in only 1 loop at all times, sc in last 20 sc, (ch 1, turn, 18 sc, ch 1, turn, 20 sc) twice, sl st, ch 1, turn, skip sl st, * (3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 4 times, 3 sc.

2nd Point: Ch 1, turn, 16 sc, ch 16, turn, (skip 1, 3 sc) 4 times, 14 sc, * ch 1, turn, 19 sc, ch 1, turn, 13 sc, ch 1, turn, 16 sc, ch 1, turn, 21 sc, ch 1, turn, (6 sc, 2 sc in next sc) twice, 10 sc, * sl st, ch 1, turn, skip sl st, 14 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 10 sc.

3rd Point: Ch 1, turn, 18 sc, ch 17, ** turn, (skip 1 st, 3 sc) 4 times, * 18 sc, ch 1, turn, 22 sc, ch 1, turn, 17 sc, ch 1, turn, 20 sc, ch 1, turn, 13 sc, ch 1, turn, 15 sc, ch 1, turn, 26 sc, ch 1, turn (6 sc, 2 sc in next st) 3 times, 7 sc, * sl st, ch 1, turn, skip sl st, 4 sc, (2 sc in next st, 7 sc) 3 times, 1 sc.

4th Point: Ch 1, turn, 22 sc, ch 18, turn, (skip 1 st, 3 sc) 5 times. Repeat from * to * in 3rd Point. Ch 1, turn, 4 sc, (2 sc in next sc, 7 sc) 3 times, 1 sc, ch 1, turn, 35 sc, sl st, ch 1, turn, skip sl st, (10 sc, 2 sc in next) twice, 11 sc.

5th Point: Repeat 4th Point.

6th Point: Ch 1, turn, 21 sc, ch 15. Repeat 3rd Point beginning at **.

7th Point: Ch 1, turn, 19 sc, ch 14, turn, (skip 1 st, 3 sc) 4 times, 15 sc. Repeat 2nd point from * to *. Ch 1, turn, 17 sc, ch 1, turn, 18 sc, sl st, ch 1, turn, skip sl st, 25 sc.

8th Point: Ch 1, turn, 16 sc, ch 12. Repeat 1st Point from * to *. 18 sc.

9th Point: Ch 1, turn, 9 sc, (ch 1, turn, 5 sc) 3 times, 2 sc, ch 1, turn, 7 sc, (ch 1, turn, 3 sc) 3 times, 2 sc, ch 1, turn, 5 sc, (ch 1, turn, 2 sc) 3 times, 1 sc, ch 1, turn, 3 sc, ch 2, turn , 1 sc on ch, 2 sc, 2 sc in next st, (h dc down in next sc, 2 sc in next) 8 times, h dc and sc down in single sc on end of next rib. Continue in same way to end.

Fasten off.

Make second half and place side by side and sew together through 1 loop of each st.

Stem: Ch 16, slip last st, sc in 2 sts, (1 h dc in next, 2 h dc in next) to end. Fasten off and sew to end of leaf. Tack tip to side of 1st Point.

Stretch and pin leaf right side down in a slight curve, steam and press. Mat may be starched if desired.

 

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