Saturday, April 19, 2014

Patriotic Placemat

Knifty Knitter Placemat
1. Using one strand of yarn and starting with the Red yarn, e wrap all of the pegs on the green loom. Turn and wrap back to the first peg, then turn and go back one more time to make 3 rows of loops on the pegs.
2. Knit 1 loop over the top 2 loops. Wrap 1 more row on the pegs (this makes 3 rows again) and knit 1 over 2. (This is the stitch pattern for the complete project.)
3. Knit 6 rows, then switch to White yarn and knit 6 more rows. Repeat 2 more times, alternating between Red and White yarn, for a total of 6 long stripes.
4. Start wrapping the Navy yarn at the beginning peg (counter clockwise) and wrap to peg #18, then turn on peg #18 and wrap back to peg #1.
5. On the other end, add the Claret yarn and wrap to the #18 peg; go around #18 and wrap back to the #36 peg. Continue making the Navy field and changing the Claret and Aren yarns for the stripes every 6 rows. End with the Red row and a total of 13 stripes.
6. To take the knitting off of the loom, knit the loops off so that you end up with only one loop on each peg.
7. Using a crochet hook, take the first 2 loops off the pegs and pull the second loop through the first loop.
8. Take the loop from the third peg and pull it through the second loop. Continue until you have taken all of the loops from the loom.
9. To make the stars, use a yarn needle and make an X stitch, then make another stitch from the center of the X and up between the middle of the X stitch.
10. Napkin rings are made with the green loom, using 2 strands of yarn. Wrap 3 pegs and knit back and forth for 15 rows. Stitch the 2 ends together. Tie a small bow using the red yarn and glue to a 1'? wooden star. Glue the star to the stitched together napkin ring.
What you will need.
Provo Craft Supplies
  • Knifty Knitter green long loom
Other Supplies
  • Yarn needle
  • 1 skein Claret or Red yarn
  • 1 Skein Aren or White yarn
  • 1 Skein Navy Blue or Royal yarn
  • 4 Wooden Stars, 1'? wide

1 comment:

  1. I have been admiring this pattern for weeks. I host the 4th of July celebration for our family and so I will get started this weekend. Hopefully I'll be able to crank out a dozen by then. It looks like they are fun to make.


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