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Free Knitted Placemat Patterns for the Kitchen Table

Knitted placemats make for a warm and cozy dining area.  Even a newbie knitter will find most of these placemats simple to create!

The knit placemat patterns that we have for you below are a nice mix of the country look to a more formal and stylish look.  

You are going to love the placemat patterns that we have gathered here in one place for you to browse through and find just what you are looking for.

What Stitches Should You Know?

The garter stitch is the basic knitting stitch, and you will find some knitted placemat patterns here that use just that one simple stitch.  However, from a person new to knitting to an advanced knitter, it is important to have the knowledge of basic knitting stitches.

Once you have mastered these stitches, you will be able to explore many knitting patterns, and this will give you the chance to add lovely and unique texture to your creations.  

Go ahead and practice by making small swatches of each stitch until you have a good understanding of it.

We have great tutorials on the basic knitting stitches that you will need.

A Sneak Peek at the Free Knitted Placemat Patterns!

I would recommend the Summer Placemats link for beginners.  They are the perfect first knitted placemat project! 

There is not much pattern reading, and your gauge hardly matters.  It’s done in the garter stitch, which is the most basic knitting stitch of all.

The Colorful Placemat in Ridged Eyelet Borders below is a good second project if you’re just learning.  I would try the placemat pattern mentioned above first, but this is also considered a beginners project.  A 14-ounce ball is enough to make eight placemats!!

This knitted placemat pattern is done with the stockinette stitch with vertical garter stitch borders.

The Basket and Placemat Set pattern uses the simple garter stitch, but it is a bit more complicated with the matching nine inch basket.  But oh so cute!

This knitted placemat pattern calls for T-shirt yarn, which is great to work with.  We show you how to make T-shirt yarn on our site. 

Just sew cute leather handles to the basket to finish it off.  Take a look below!

A more complicated free knitted placemat pattern is the Peachy-Keen Placemat.  If you take a look at it, you will see a beautiful lacy pattern made in a sequence of alternating stockinette, twist stitch, and yarnover rows.  

The seed stitch is used to form borders.  You can’t help but fall in love with this one!

For those of you seasoned knitters, you can knit up some tea-themed table accessories.  The free knitted placemat pattern includes instructions for making matching coasters. 

If you want to go wild with this, you can make the matching table runner and chair pads! This free knitted pattern makes for a lovely light-hearted table. Just click the link to the Placemat and Coasters below.

Want other cool stuff to knit for the kitchen and dining areas?  We have rounded up lots of patterns for kitchen decor and dishcloths.

Scroll down for many more free knitted placemat patterns to make for your table or to give as gifts!

Free Knitted Placemat Patterns for the Kitchen Table

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Autumn Leaves Placemats

Simple knit place mat with a beautiful fall-inspired pocket. Ravelry

Basket and Placemat Set

This textured basket and placemat use the garter stitch and t-shirt yarn. Knitz N Purlz

Color Block Knitted Placemat

Color block is in! Spruce up your table with color block placemats. Yarnspirations via Ravelry

Colorful Placemat in Ridged Eyelet Borders

This easy-to-knit placemat pattern is in stockinette stitch with vertical garter stitch borders. To-Knit-Knitting-Stitches

Easy Life Knit Placemats

Easy Life Knit Placemats

t's so easy to achieve the classic shape of these rectangular placemats. Yarnspirations

Peachy-Keen Placemat

Set yourself a peachy keen table using this free Peachy-Keen lacy pattern. Ravelry

Place Mats & Coasters

Place Mats & Coasters

Make matching placemats and coasters with a fun teacup detail. Yarnspirations

Placemat & Napkin Rings

Dress up your table with colorful, knit placemat & napkin rings. Free project. Women's Day

Retro Striped Knit Placemat

Retro Striped Knit Placemat

It makes a fantastic addition to your space with this free placemat pattern. Yarnspirations

Star-Spangled Illusion Place Mat

Knit old glory place mats to celebrate the 4th of July. Good Knight Gram's

Striped Placemat Pattern

This beginner knitted placemat project is ideal for using up yarn scraps from your stash. Learn how to change colors. By Sarah Winsper at Gathered How

Stripes Placemat

Stripes Placemat

Wow, this simple, knit placemat works up in lovely striped placemats. Yarnspirations

Summer Placemats

Brighten up your summer with these quick and easy summer placemats. Edie Eckman





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