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Easy beginner placemats

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  • Easy beginner placemats
An easy make that will brighten up mealtimes this summer


Pattern Instructions

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  • Melody (make four)

    Using yarn A, cast on 67 sts
    Row 1: k1, * yfwd, sl 1, yb, k1, rep from * to end of row
    Row 2: p2, * yb, sl 1, yfwd, p1, rep from * to last st, p1
    Rep Rows 1-2, eight more times. 18 rows in yarn A
    Next row: using yarn A, k1, (yfwd, sl 1, yb, k1) four times, yfwd, sl 1, yb, join in yarn B, k1, * yfwd, sl 1, yb, k1, rep from * to last ten sts, join in yarn A, (yfwd, sl 1, yb, k1) five times
    Next row: using yarn A, p2, (yb, sl 1, yfwd, p1) four times, using yarn B, * yb, sl 1, yfwd, p1, rep from * to last ten sts, using yarn A, p1, (yb, sl 1, yfwd, p1) four times, p1
    Rep the last two rows, keeping the first and last ten sts on every row in yarn A and the central section in yarn B, until work meas 32cm from cast on, ending with Row 2
    Break yarn B, cont in yarn A only
    Next row: as Row 1
    Next row: as Row 2
    Rep last two rows eight more times. 18 rows in yarn A
    Cast off
    To make up
    Sew in ends

Pattern Instructions

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Melody (make four)

Using yarn A, cast on 67 sts
Row 1: k1, * yfwd, sl 1, yb, k1, rep from * to end of row
Row 2: p2, * yb, sl 1, yfwd, p1, rep from * to last st, p1
Rep Rows 1-2, eight more times. 18 rows in yarn A
Next row: using yarn A, k1, (yfwd, sl 1, yb, k1) four times, yfwd, sl 1, yb, join in yarn B, k1, * yfwd, sl 1, yb, k1, rep from * to last ten sts, join in yarn A, (yfwd, sl 1, yb, k1) five times
Next row: using yarn A, p2, (yb, sl 1, yfwd, p1) four times, using yarn B, * yb, sl 1, yfwd, p1, rep from * to last ten sts, using yarn A, p1, (yb, sl 1, yfwd, p1) four times, p1
Rep the last two rows, keeping the first and last ten sts on every row in yarn A and the central section in yarn B, until work meas 32cm from cast on, ending with Row 2
Break yarn B, cont in yarn A only
Next row: as Row 1
Next row: as Row 2
Rep last two rows eight more times. 18 rows in yarn A
Cast off
To make up
Sew in ends