Red Heart Super Saver Easter Placemats with Napkin Rings

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by Rebecca J. Venton, Red Heart

Red Heart Super Saver Easter Placemats with Napkin Rings

Create a happy knit table setting that will make Easter a festive occasion! Napkin rings feature colorfully striped eggs. Placemats in an easy basketweave pattern are fun to use all Spring and Summer long!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 18 sts and 32 rows (4 inch) in Garter st (knit every row) to knit a placement that measures 14 inch tall by 19 inch wide and a napkin ring that measures 2-1/2 inch tall by 6 inch wide. Remember to check your gauge. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you less stitches and rows to make a 4 inch square, try using a smaller size needles and hooks; if it takes you more stitches and rows, try a larger size needles and hooks. Download template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere. Special pattern: Basketweave Stitch Pattern: Row 1: *K4, P4; repeat from * to end. Row 2: *P4, K4; repeat from * to end. Row 3: Repeat Row 1. Row 4: Repeat Row 2. Row 5: Repeat Row 1. Row 6: Repeat Row 1. Row 7: Repeat Row 2. Row 8: Repeat Row 1. Row 9: Repeat Row 2. Row 10: Repeat Row 1.
  • 2
    Placemat (make 1 Petal Pink, 1 Aruba Sea, 1 Pale Yellow and 1Honeydew): Cast on 64 sts. Work in Garter st (knit every row) for 4 inch. Work Basketweave Stitch Pattern for 11 inch. Work Garter st (knit every row) for 4 inch. Cast off. Weave in ends.
  • 3
    Napkin Ring (make 4 Honeydew): With Honeydew, cast on 30 sts. Work in Garter st (knit every row) for 3 rows. Work Basketweave Stitch Pattern for 10 rows. Work in Garter st (knit every row) for 3 rows. Cast off. Whip stitch napkin ring edges together to form a ring.
  • 4
    Egg (optional) (make 4 Petal Pink and 4 Pale Yellow): Starting at bottom of egg, cast on 4 sts. Row 1: Knit across. Row 2: Purl across. Row 3: Inc 1, K2, inc 1—6 sts. Row 4: Purl across. Row 5: Knit across. Row 6: Purl across. Row 7: [K2tog] twice—4 sts. Cast off.
  • 5
    Finishing: With yarn needle, sew one Petal Pink and one Pale Yellow egg to each napkin ring. Using photo as a guide, on Petal Pink egg, embroider a zigzag st with Pale Yellow and Honeydew. On Pale Yellow egg, embroider a zigzag st with Petal Pink and Honeydew. Weave in ends.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Petal Pink 104212480
  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Aruba Sea 104467866
  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Pale Yellow 104212443
  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Honeydew 100367260
  • Susan Bates Knitting Needles Silvalume 5.0 mm 8 US 104236226
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