Subcribe Save Image

March issue of Let's Knit
Magazine on sale now.

Click Here

Want access to over 1,000
knitting patterns?

cancel
Come dine with me Knitting Pattern

Come dine with me

Designer: Helen Ardley

Let's go alfresco with Sunny, Helen Ardley's vibrant two-in-one placemat and cutlery roll

When you're heading out for a picnic or having a formal outdoor feast, space is usually of a premium, which is why we've come up with this ingenious cutlery roll that doubles up as a placemat. It's bright and summery, so is perfect for the season and is practical too!

SUNNY PATTERN: Front

? Using 2.5mm hook and yarn A make 82ch
? Row 1: 1dc in second ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end, turn. 81dc
? Row 2: 1ch, 1dc in first dc, 1dc in each dc to end, turn Change to yarn B
? Work two rows of dc Change to yarn C
? Work two rows of dc
? Rep last six rows of dc twice more
? Change to yarn A Cont working in dc until work meas approx 19cm Change to yarn C
? Work two rows of dc Change to yarn B
? Work two rows of dc Change to yarn A
? Work two rows of dc
? Rep last six rows twice more
? Fasten off

Back

? Using 2.5mm hook and yarn A make 82ch
? Row 1: 1dc in second ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end, turn. 81dc
? Row 2: 1 ch, 1dc in first dc, 1dc in each dc to end, turn
? Rep Row 2 until work meas approx 5cm Change to yarn B
? Cont in dc until work meas approx 5cm from colour change Change to yarn C
? Cont in dc until work meas approx 5cm from second colour change Change to colour A
? Work two rows of dc Change to yarn B
? Work two rows of dc Change to yarn C
? Work two rows of dc Change to colour A
? Next row: 1ch, 1dc in first dc, * miss one dc, 5tr in next dc, miss one dc, 1dc in next dc, rep from * to end
? Fasten off

Ties

? Using 2.5mm hook and yarn B make foundation ch approx 34cm long
? Work one row of dc
? Fasten off
? Make another length in yarn C

To make up

? Sew in all loose ends. Place Front and Back together, using yarn B and starting at one corner work as folls:
? Work one row of dc around all four sides working through both layers on bottom and side edges and working 3dc in each corner, sl st in first dc Change to yarn C
? Work one round of dc, working 3dc in each corner Change to yarn B
? Work one round of dc, working 3dc in each corner
? NOTE: make sure you have a number of sts that is divisible by four plus one Change to yarn A
? Next rnd: sl st in first dc, * miss one dc, 5tr in next dc, miss one dc, 1dc in next dc, rep from * to end
? Fasten off
? Attach both ties to one side edge of wrap. Embroider flowers onto Front using photo as a guide (see Crochet clever panel). Sew down Back catching Front layer to create four pockets and making sure join can’t be seen from Front

Oh sew pretty

The embroidered flowers really help take this project to another level and give it a really professional looking finish. To work each petal of the flowers, bring the yarn out of the work from back to front, leave a loop on the RS of the work, then take the tapestry needle back through the fabric close to the exit point. Secure the loop in place using a small stitch. Do the same for the remaining petals, using the same entry point each time. The stems are created using long stitches positioned closely together. You may want to practice before stitching onto your finished project.

Sunny: 28cm x 34cm

You might also like these patterns...

You might also like these patterns...

Meet our crafts family