Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Fan Freebie!
Is it feeling like Autumn where you live yet? If not, maybe this pattern will help bring in the cool weather of Fall. It’s a crocheted leaves and acorn place mat.
The place mat measures 13 x 18 inches when finished and is done using Crochet Cotton and a No. 12 Crochet Hook.
The crochet instructions include following a chart similar to Filet Crochet, which is a pattern made up of open and solid meshes. You can find out more about Filet Crochet in this post, Exploring Filet Crochet.
The chart looks like this ~
Besides the normal abbreviations for crochet, Ch, sc, dc, etc. you’ll need to know hdc = half double crochet, sk = skip and blk = block. In Row 2 of the instructions it explains how a block is formed for this project.
Once you’ve finished the body of the place mat, there are instructions for the Edge, the Acorn and it’s Cap. The acorns are made separately and sewn on.
You can print the instruction page and chart shown in the post by clicking on them. They will open in another window and you can save or print them from there. Also there’s a green PRINT button at the bottom of the post you can use.
If you’d like to save the pattern as a PDF file, it’s below:
The pattern is in PDF format so to download it you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here.
Download Instructions: Right-Click the link and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.