grit stitch placemat & coaster set

 

This crochet stitch is nice and thick with an interesting texture to look at. It’s very easy and only uses sc and dc stitches but looks much more complex than a simple sc or dc all throughout.

This pattern uses American crochet terms. For English terms replace sc with dc and dc with tr and you’re all set.

Any dk weight yarn and a 4mm hook should work for the stitch numbers given in the pattern. The yarn I used was a thin grey recycled cotton so I doubled it up to make it ~dk/worsted. If you’re using a different thickness, a different sized hook and / or you crochet particularly loose or tightly then you may need to adjust the number of stitches and rows to get the size you want.

Placemat

row 1. Chain 53

{for different sized projects you can chain any even number + 3. The even numbered chain will be a good approximation to the finished size}

row 2. dc in 3rd chain from hook, *skip one stitch, 1sc and 1dc into the next stitch*

* repeat across the row until there are only 2 stitches left and end with 1sc in the last stitch of the row.

row 3. chain 2, turn, dc into the sc at the end of the last row (the 3rd chain/stitch from the hook), *skip one stitch, 1sc and 1dc into the next stitch*

* repeat across the row until there are only 2 stitches left and end with 1sc in the last stitch of the row.

Repeat row 3 until the piece is as big as you would like the placemat – I completed 30 rows in total.

Do not fasten off but turn the work 90 degrees and continue in the direction you are going – sc all around the edge with 3sc in each corner. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Coaster

Follow the same instructions as for the placemat but to begin chain 17 and I completed 12 rows but you should add or subtract a few to make them square. Finish by sc-ing all around the edge with 3sc in each corner as for the placemat.

Blocking will make them more square if you want that but I never bothered and think they look fine as is.


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some people have been saying in the comments that they’re having trouble and seem to be losing stitches between rows. Here are some step by step photos of a small piece starting with a chain of 11 (i.e. 8 + 3):

dc in the 3rd chain from the hook

grit_stitch (5)grit_stitch (1)

now skip one chain and complete 1sc and 1dc in the next chain:

grit_stitch (2)grit_stitch (2) ALT

continue in this way to the end of the row until there are only two chains left. skip one chain and complete a single sc in the last chain of the row (in green below):

grit_stitch (3)

row complete:

grit_stitch (4)

to start the next row, chain 2, turn and then dc into the final sc of the previous row. Then continue as normal (skip one stitch, sc then dc in the next stitch) until there are only two stitches left. Again, just a single sc in the final stitch (green) completes the row:

grit_stitch (7)

grit_stitch (8)


crochet-placemat-6


Copyright & Legal Stuff: I’m happy for you to sell items you make from this pattern but the images and words are mine – I worked hard writing & testing & photographing so don’t copy or distribute any part of this pattern. If you want to share it then link to this page. Thanks & happy crocheting


 

43 thoughts on “grit stitch placemat & coaster set

  1. Hi! I love the pattern. I’m a bit confused about the yarn though, as I’m a beginner at crochet. Just to clarify: When you say you doubled up, do you mean you crocheted two strings of yarn at once? And together they make up dk weight or is the yarn not doubled up dk weight? I’m thinking of getting something like a cotton dk/light worsted for this (such as Paton’s Grace), but I’m not sure if I should double that or not, since it’s already DK as it stands.

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  2. Hello. 8 have made a couple of these and love the stitch but I’ve since realised that I haven’t achieved the zigzag pattern that you have. The raised areas on mine are in straight lines so it looks similar to a flat puff or popcorn stitch. Any idea where I’ve gone wrong? It still looks good but it’s not the same as yours.

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  3. Hello. Really love this pattern. Just one question when it comes to “row 3. chain 2, turn, dc into the sc at the end of the last row (the 3rd chain/stitch from the hook), *skip one stitch, 1sc and 1dc into the next stitch” when you say D.C. In the the sc at the end of the last row….. do you mean the last stitch? Or do you mean the last sc with the dc? (the 3rd chain/stitch from the hook)<— this part confuses me

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  4. Okay but when you start at the third when you get to the end I have a stitch left over. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. Do you have any video tutorials?

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      • I also have a stitch left. Here you say a sc and dc in the last stitch. Above in the directions you say “* repeat to the end of the row ending with 1sc in the last stitch of the row.”

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        • I can see how that previous comment might be confusing – I’ve added some detailed step by step photos of this stitch at the end of the pattern so have a look if you’re still going with this. it shows particularly what happens at the end of the row.

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