If you don't want to work with plarn but you do want to make a red, white and blue placemat, then try this cotton crochet pattern from Jessie At Home. This is an easy crochet pattern in that it's worked in single crochet stitches only, but you'll have to do some increasing and decreasing since this crochet pattern is made on the diagonal.
Placemats like these would make a fabulous addition to your outdoor picnic table, especially when celebrating holidays like Memorial Day and the 4th of July. They are made with plarn, an interesting material to upcycle for use in crocheting placemats. This free pattern also comes with instructions for complementary plarn coasters.
Note that it's not recommended to use these placemats for hot dishes, but they're ideal when serving sandwiches, salad, pickles, or other similar picnic fares. Best of all, plarn is easy to make (for free) using readily available materials. And of course, you could opt to use different plastic bag colors to make similar crochet placemats without the red, white, and blue theme.
This cute rectangular basket ha26s sturdy wooden bottom. You can easily buy it in the craft store! It works perfect with cotton yarn, which you can transform into lovely accessory for your home.
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While this cute rectangular basket has a sturdy, wooden bottom, you can easily buy one in the craft store so it's not a problem! Indeed, it works perfectly with cotton yarn, so that it can also be a lovely accessory for your home.
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This crochet patriotic heart (or American flag heart) makes a beautiful handmade decoration for the 4th of July, Memorial Day, or Labor Day. You can use this heart as an ornament as I did, or you can use it as an applique for various embellishments. I made my 4th of July hearts with Red Heart yarn. You can experiment with different yarn weights to make your hearts in different sizes. Finished Size: The heart is about 2-3/4” (7 cm)
My Granny’s series features one round granny squares. This makes it really great for using up those tiny bits of yarn in your stash. If you don't need a placemat, use it as a larger doily. You'll need 282 yards of worsted weight yarn. As a placemat, I recommend cotton since it's more durable, but as a doily, acrylic works too. I used Lily Sugar n Cream for my placemat. Alternatively, I recommend WeCrochet Dishie (cotton) or Red Heart Super Saver (acrylic). I have included instructions to make a variety of sizes depending on your preference. This placemat took me about 8.25 hours to complete.