How to make crochet placemats

Learn how to make crochet placemats with Jorine Tieleman's easy step-by-step tutorial.

How to make crochet placemats

Looking for a quick and easy project that will bring some colour to your home? Well, look no further! Dutch crafter Jorine Tieleman is here to show you how to make crochet placemats that will bring some fun to your table. We love how versatile crochet placemats are, you can use them all over the house for added texture and colour. Plus you can just chuck them in the wash when they get grubby! Her crochet placemats pattern is really simple to follow and a great project for newbies. We have a crochet for beginners guide which covers all the basic techniques and a guide to the best crochet hooks as well as a round-up of the best crochet kits for beginners so you can make your crochet placemats with ease. Can you just imagine these on your table paired with our crochet table mats which are for bigger pans and dishes? A colour explosion! 

This project is also a great stash buster. You can make yours in whatever colour suits your kitchen scheme and use up all those yarn scraps since every hexagon is a different colour. We’re a big fan of stashbuster projects because they’re both good for the planet and good for your bank balance. Once you’ve finished your crochet placemats we’d love to see a photo of them so tag us using #gatheredmakers and #molliemakes. But for now, let’s get on and learn how to crochet placemats. Over to you Jorine!

How to make crochet placemats close up

These crochet placemats were created by Jorine for Mollie Makes magazine – for more easy-make craft projects and creative inspiration, subscribe to Mollie or click here to find out more.

You need:

  •  Basic yarn in different colours
  • Crochet hook (size 4.5)


You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using this handy chart.
Simply Crochet UK-to-US conversion chart

How to make crochet placemats


You Will Need

  • Yarn
  • Crochet hook

Total time:

Step 1

How to make crochet placemats

Step 1 Chat 6, join together

Step 2 Chain 3, * chain 2, 1 double treble (in the ring, not in the stitch) * repeat 10 times and join together

Step 3 Change colour, chain 2, * two trebles, two trebels in the next opening, chain 2, 2 trebles in the same opening * repeat 5 times, and leave out the last treble

For a coaster: make one

For a potholder: make eight

For a placemat: make 23. Join the horizontal lines together with double crochets. Then join them vertically. Make one turn around the work in double crochets in white yarn.


Congrats you’ve officially learn how to make crochet placemats! Make the set and give them out as a gift or make your own in your fave colours. For more rainbow crochet projects check out our free granny square patterns  and our free amigurumi crochet patterns which are full of adorable crochet patterns.

Meet the Maker

Jorine Tieleman is an interior designer who owns an online store selling yarn, needles and DIY kits for home accessories.