Challenge Update: Placing This Mat!

6 Mar

So as most of you know I started a new challenge to make myself crochet something new as much as I can!! I decided to start off with the placemat:

This woven type placemat really intrigued me because with the basic placemat you can really jazz it up with custom colors and designs. This picture is a great fall & thanksgiving like feel but I am also picturing spring colors and maybe even some custom designs!

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I started out with the foundation and took my time reading the pattern. I’m one of those girls who has a hard time following patterns – I like to make up my own as I go along and change things but I promised myself  I’d stick to it this time so I could see how it turned out in the long run!

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It didn’t take long and it really started looking exactly like the pictures in the book which just boosted my excitement! This is four rows in and if it weren’t for me watching TV at the same time it probably would have only taken 10 minutes or less!

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Once you get past row five it’s just a repeat until the ending so as you can see this part is going to be a breeze from here on out! I have a feeling I could finish this in a day or two depending on how many distractions I have (oh yes I am easily distracted!!)

Here’s a close up so you can see the holes which will be filled with different colors of yarn in the end :D I’m so excited!

If you are challenging yourself with a new project and have posted about it please share you blog link below! I love seeing what others are in the middle of working on!


Love Always,



2 Responses to “Challenge Update: Placing This Mat!”

  1. March 6, 2013 at 9:21 am #

    I had never thought of crochet placemats. That is awesome! I’m sewing a tablecloth this weekend which I have never done before.

    • March 6, 2013 at 9:26 am #

      Me either! This book was a nice reminder of all the different things you can crochet :) Oh I’d love to know how to make my own tablecloth! You’ll have to let me know how it goes!

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