Tapestry Gingham Bunny Placemat Free Crochet Pattern

Apr 15, 2021 | Crochet patterns

The Gingham Bunny Placemat is a free tapestry crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!

Gingham Bunny Placemat free crochet pattern

So many of you loved my Gingham Bunny Table Runner and I had a lot of requests for the matching placemat. I just love how this bunny placemat turned out surrounded by gingham plaid.

This pattern is made with the single crochet Tapestry Crochet color work technique. I have a beginner’s tips and tricks photo and video guide if you need help with this wonderful crochet technique.

I also have a brand new tutorial that will help you add traditional Intarsia crochet color work techniques to your tapestry projects. Frankly, I will use Intarsia and Tapestry crochet techniques together in many of my tapestry projects. I will change up techniques using my best judgement for the specified project. For the Bunny Table Runner and Placemat I use Tapestry crochet for the gingham plaid sections and Intarsia for the middle bunny section.

Using different color work techniques will give the best finished results. When working Tapestry crochet you will carry your unused yarn through the row. When working Intarsia crochet you will drop and then pick back up in the next row. The bunny sections are perfect for using this technique as you are picking up your yarn in approximately the same area of the project so there is no need to carry the yarn creating bulk and color bleed through in your project.

Gingham Bunny Placemat free crochet pattern

My provided video will show you some tips and tricks in Intarsia Crochet to show you how to better hide the yarn as you pull it back up into your project. This isn’t strictly necessary for this project since there is a very obvious back side to your work – as long as you keep your yarn to the wrong side as you drop and pick up. However, practicing this technique will also help you create a good habit for any future reversible project.

The video will also show you how to pull in your yarn from a distance and how to work over the yarn as you pull it in. This may sound confusing but will become clear as you watch the video. I hope you find these tips and tricks helpful for you as you gain experience in color work.

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I am using Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn! for this placemat to match the Bunny Table Runner. This is an acrylic medium worsted weight yarn. You may be wondering if acrylic is really the best choice for a placemat.

Gingham Bunny Placemat free crochet pattern

Shouldn’t I be using cotton yarn for a placemat? Why not use acrylic? If you place something very hot on acrylic yarn it may melt. This is the reason you don’t want to use acrylic yarn for hot pads – they will burn and melt upon contact with hot pans.

I would say that a plate or bowl would need to be quite hot to create an issue with acrylic. However, I would not recommend taking a hot plate out of the oven and placing it immediately on to an acrylic placemat. If you plan on your placemats being strictly decorative this will not be a problem at all. Acrylic is also washable and tends to be more colorfast than cotton with frequent washing. So, decide which one will work best for you.

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You may also like the following free crochet patterns at Nana’s Crafty Home:

  1. Gingham Bunny Cuddler
  2. Gingham Bunny Table Runner
  3. Bunny C2C Throw
Gingham Bunny Placemat free crochet pattern

Gingham Bunny Placemat free crochet pattern

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies:

Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! Weight 4/Medium (100% acrylic) 7 oz / 355 yds

  • Navy 1.6 oz / 85 yards (navy)
  • Dark Country Blue 0.9 oz / 46 yards (blue)
  • Light Grey 0.7 oz / 36 yards (grey)
  • White 1.6 oz / 85 yards (white)

Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
Scissors
Tapestry needle

Approximate finished size: 17” wide x 12.5” tall 

Gauge: 18 rows = 4” / 17 sc sts = 4”

Abbreviations:

ch = chain
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
RS = right side

Pattern Notes:

  • Graph is worked in single crochet (sc) tapestry crochet technique.  Each pixel of graph corresponds to 1 sc stitch.  
  • At the end of each row, turn and ch 1.  Ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
  • Since all sts are sc, the pattern is written telling you which color to use and how many stitches of that color. For Example: “[grey 5, white 5] five times” means you will work with grey color for 5 sc sts, then white color for 5 sc sts, and work that pattern 5 times total across the row. 

Recommended Tutorials

Tapestry Crochet Tips & Tricks

Incorporating Intarsia Crochet Techniques in a Tapestry Project

Written Row-by-Row instructions

To begin with navy color, ch 71 and start the first row in the second ch from the hook.

At the end of each row, turn and ch 1 (ch 1 does not count as a stitch).

← Row 1 [RS]: navy 70  
→ Row 2 [WS]: navy 70  
← Row 3 [RS]: [grey 5, blue 5] seven times
→ Row 4 [WS]: [blue 5, grey 5] seven times
← Row 5 [RS]: repeat row 3
→ Row 6 [WS]: repeat row 4
← Row 7 [RS]: repeat row 3
→ Row 8 [WS]: navy 5, blue 5, navy 55, blue 5  
← Row 9 [RS]: blue 5, navy 6, white 48, navy 1, blue 5, navy 5  
→ Row 10 [WS]: navy 5, blue 5, navy 1, white 48, navy 6, blue 5  
← Row 11 [RS]: blue 5, navy 6, white 48, navy 1, blue 5, navy 5  
→ Row 12 [WS]: navy 5, blue 5, navy 1, white 48, navy 6, blue 5  
← Row 13 [RS]: grey 5, blue 5, navy 1, white 48, navy 1, grey 5, blue 5  
→ Row 14 [WS]: blue 5, grey 5, navy 1, white 48, navy 1, blue 5, grey 5 
← Row 15 [RS]: grey 5, blue 5, navy 1, white 13, navy 25, white 10, navy 1, grey 5, blue 5  
→ Row 16 [WS]: blue 5, grey 5, navy 1, white 10, navy 26, white 12, navy 1, blue 5, grey 5  
← Row 17 [RS]: grey 5, blue 5, navy 1, white 11, navy 26, white 11, navy 1, grey 5, blue 5  
→ Row 18 [WS]: navy 5, blue 5, navy 1, white 12, navy 25, white 11, navy 6, blue 5 
← Row 19 [RS]: blue 5, navy 6, white 10, navy 25, white 13, navy 1, blue 5, navy 5 
→ Row 20 [WS]: navy 5, blue 5, navy 1, white 12, navy 26, white 10, navy 6, blue 5  
← Row 21 [RS]: blue 5, navy 6, white 9, navy 27, white 12, navy 1, blue 5, navy 5  
→ Row 22 [WS]: navy 5, blue 5, navy 1, white 11, navy 29, white 8, navy 6, blue 5  
← Row 23 [RS]: grey 5, blue 5, navy 1, white 8, navy 30, white 10, navy 1, grey 5, blue 5  
→ Row 24 [WS]: blue 5, grey 5, navy 1, white 9, navy 30, white 9, navy 1, blue 5, grey 5  
← Row 25 [RS]: grey 5, blue 5, navy 1, white 10, navy 30, white 8, navy 1, grey 5, blue 5  
→ Row 26 [WS]: blue 5, grey 5, navy 1, white 8, navy 30, white 10, navy 1, blue 5, grey 5  
← Row 27 [RS]: grey 5, blue 5, navy 1, white 10, navy 30, white 8, navy 1, grey 5, blue 5  
→ Row 28 [WS]: navy 5, blue 5, navy 1, white 8, navy 29, white 11, navy 6, blue 5  
← Row 29 [RS]: blue 5, navy 6, white 11, navy 28, white 9, navy 1, blue 5, navy 5  
→ Row 30 [WS]: navy 5, blue 5, navy 1, white 10, navy 26, white 12, navy 6, blue 5  
← Row 31 [RS]: blue 5, navy 6, white 13, navy 25, white 10, navy 1, blue 5, navy 5  
→ Row 32 [WS]: navy 5, blue 5, navy 1, white 7, navy 27, white 14, navy 6, blue 5 
← Row 33 [RS]: grey 5, blue 5, navy 1, white 18, navy 24, white 6, navy 1, grey 5, blue 5  
→ Row 34 [WS]: blue 5, grey 5, navy 1, white 5, navy 23, white 20, navy 1, blue 5, grey 5  
← Row 35 [RS]: grey 5, blue 5, navy 1, white 31, navy 12, white 5, navy 1, grey 5, blue 5  
→ Row 36 [WS]: blue 5, grey 5, navy 1, white 5, navy 13, white 30, navy 1, blue 5, grey 5  
← Row 37 [RS]: grey 5, blue 5, navy 1, white 27, navy 15, white 6, navy 1, grey 5, blue 5  
→ Row 38 [WS]: navy 5, blue 5, navy 1, white 7, navy 17, white 24, navy 6, blue 5  
← Row 39 [RS]: blue 5, navy 6, white 22, navy 18, white 8, navy 1, blue 5, navy 5  
→ Row 40 [WS]: navy 5, blue 5, navy 1, white 9, navy 9, white 1, navy 8, white 21, navy 6, blue 5  
← Row 41 [RS]: blue 5, navy 6, white 21, navy 6, white 2, navy 9, white 10, navy 1, blue 5, navy 5  
→ Row 42 [WS]: navy 5, blue 5, navy 1, white 14, navy 6, white 4, navy 4, white 20, navy 6, blue 5 
← Row 43 [RS]: grey 5, blue 5, navy 1, white 20, navy 3, white 3, navy 6, white 16, navy 1, grey 5, blue 5  
→ Row 44 [WS]: blue 5, grey 5, navy 1, white 17, navy 7, white 24, navy 1, blue 5, grey 5  
← Row 45 [RS]: grey 5, blue 5, navy 1, white 23, navy 6, white 19, navy 1, grey 5, blue 5  
→ Row 46 [WS]: blue 5, grey 5, navy 1, white 20, navy 5, white 23, navy 1, blue 5, grey 5  
← Row 47 [RS]: grey 5, blue 5, navy 1, white 48, navy 1, grey 5, blue 5  
→ Row 48 [WS]: navy 5, blue 5, navy 1, white 48, navy 6, blue 5  
← Row 49 [RS]: blue 5, navy 6, white 48, navy 1, blue 5, navy 5  
→ Row 50 [WS]: navy 5, blue 5, navy 1, white 48, navy 6, blue 5  
← Row 51 [RS]: blue 5, navy 6, white 48, navy 1, blue 5, navy 5  
→ Row 52 [WS]: navy 5, blue 5, navy 55, blue 5  
← Row 53 [RS]: [grey 5, blue 5] seven times
→ Row 54 [WS]: [blue 5, grey 5] seven times
← Row 55 [RS]: repeat row 53
→ Row 56 [WS]: repeat row 54
← Row 57 [RS]:  repeat row 53
→ Row 58 [WS]: navy 70
← Row 59 [RS]: navy 70  

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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!

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