Crochet Pattern: X Marks The Spot Placemat

By Claire Ortega-Reyes – 12 Comments
This is a nice lacy, openwork placemat that will impress family and friends when you invite them over! Make your own set of crocheted placemats in any color you want. You’ll also save money since you can crochet these using cheap cotton or acrylic yarn.

Skill Level: crochet skill level easy

Medium Weight Yarn (approximately 75 yards)
Crochet Hook H (5.00 mm)
crochet yarn size 4

Gauge: 8 sc stitches x 8 sc rows = 2″

Need help understanding the abbreviations and symbols? Check out the crochet abbreviation chart!

Special Stitches

Tr v-stitch: (tr, ch 1, tr) in next stitch

Reverse tr v-stitch: ch 1, yo twice, [insert hook into next st, yo, pull up loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops on hook) twice], yo twice, sk 1 st, repeat from [ to ], yo, pull through all loops on hook, ch 1

Crochet Pattern: X Marks The Spot Placemat

Row 1: 49 fdc: 49 dc

Row 2: ch 4 (counts as 1 tr here and throughout), turn, tr in next dc, reverse tr v-stitch 15 times, tr in last 2 st: 15 reverse tr v-stitches and 4 tr

Row 3: ch 4, turn, (sk 1 st, tr v-stitch in next st, sk 1 st) 15 times, tr in last 2 st: 14 v-stitches and 4 tr

Row4: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc here and throughout), turn, dc in each tr and ch-1 space: 49 dc

Rows 5-13: repeat rows 2-4, thrice

Row 14 (edging): ch 1, rev sc around, making 1 reverse sc in each dc, 2 rev sc around the post of each dc, and 3 rev sc around the post of each tr st, finish off and weave in ends.

Enjoy your new placemat! If you need any help, just leave a comment below and I’ll get back to you when I can. Happy crocheting!

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  1. Angie says:

    Very pretty Claire! I could see that as a really nice thin scarf. I can’t wait to learn the stitches. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Sarah Dee says:

    I really like the stitch pattern. When I first saw the placemat, my thoughts ran immediately to “It looks like a corset!” The stitch pattern would make a beautiful top, with the thick bars going vertically.

  3. Lane† says:

    Very pretty and JUST what I needed! My mom came to me the other day about me making some placemats for her. She wanted it open too. PERFECT pattern! Thank you, Claire!

  4. Doris says:

    I was thinking that this would make a beautiful summer shawl.

  5. Claire says:

    Hello everyone! Just dropped in to say that I am LOVING the creative ideas I’m seeing. Keep ’em coming! 🙂

    Lane, I’m so happy I was able to help you. 🙂

  6. Peggy says:

    Three Rivers Crochet (CGOA Pittsburgh chapter) is hosting a Holiday Sale in December; this placemat pattern would be great for this sale (with all the proceeds going to Rwanda Knits and Pittsburgh VA programs). I like that the pattern uses medium (worsted) yarn.

  7. Marilyn McGuire says:

    I am unclear on what this means: Row 1: 49 fdc: 49 dc

    so does it mean chain 49 and then dc in the chain? I assume that is what that means, but if you could confirm, that would be great.

    This is a beautiful pattern and I think it will be an awesome shawl


  8. Marilyn McGuire says:


    thank you so very much. I am going to go check that out right now!!


  9. Mona says:

    Hi, Claire .thank u for all the beautiful patterns and tips. Please can u tell me what are the multiples for this particular pattern? I would like to make a tablecloth with this pattern :)..Thanks

    • Claire says:

      Hello Mona! The base row should be made up of (a multiple of 3, plus 4) stitches. Good luck with your projects! Thank you so much for appreciating my contributions to CrochetSpot.

  10. Mona says:

    Awww! tnk u so much for that quick reply…ur very sweet 🙂

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