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Chestnut Leaf Table Runner and Placemats

Difficulty level: *** Intermediate

Free Crochet Table Runner and Placemats Pattern

Materials: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Country Colors worsted weight yarn, 710 yds (649 m) / 400 grams - 1 skein for 1 leaf.
Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Colonial Colors: 608 yds (556 m) / 340 grams - 1 skein for 1 leaf.

Hook: H (5.0 mm)

Abbreviations:

ch = chain
st(s) = stitch(es)
sl st = slip stitch
dc = double crochet

Chestnut Leaf

Note: the center of the leaf is crocheted in rounds (6 rounds), the rest of the leaf is crocheted in
rows, back and forth.

Round 1: Chain 8, join with sl st to make a ring.

Round 2: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 26 dc, sl st to ch 2.

Round 3: ch 6 (counts as 1 dc and ch 3), skip 2 sts, 1 dc, *ch 3, skip 2 sts, 1 dc, repeat from * 6 more times, end with ch 3, sl st to ch 6.

Round 4: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), (1 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into ch 6, *ch 1, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into next ch
3, repeat from * to the end of the round, sl st to ch 2.

Round 5: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into ch 3, 1 dc in first dc after ch 3, *ch 1, 1 dc in last dc before ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into ch 3, 1 dc in first dc after ch 3, repeat from * to the end of the round, sl st to ch 2.

Round 6: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in last dc before ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into ch 3, 2 dc in
first 2 dc after ch 3, *ch 1, 2 dc in last 2 dc before ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into ch 3, 2 dc in first 2
dc after ch 3, repeat from * to the end of the round, sl st to ch 2.

Row 7: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in last 2 dc before ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into ch 3, 3 dc in
first 3 dc after ch 3, *ch 1, 3 dc in last 3 dc before ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into ch 3, 3 dc in first 3
dc after ch 3, repeat from * 5 more times, turn.

Row 8: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 3 dc in last 3 dc before ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into ch 3, 4 dc in
first 4 dc after ch 3, *ch 1, 4 dc in last 4 dc before ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into ch 3, 4 dc in first 4
dc after ch 3, repeat from * 5 more times, turn.

Row 9: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 4 dc in last 4 dc before ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into ch 3, 5 dc in
first 5 dc after ch 3, *ch 1, 5 dc in last 5 dc before ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into ch 3, 5 dc in first 5
dc after ch 3, repeat from * 4 more times, turn.

Row 10: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 5 dc in last 5 dc before ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into ch 3, 6 dc in
first 6 dc after ch 3, *ch 1, 6 dc in last 6 dc before ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into ch 3, 6 dc in first 6
dc after ch 3, repeat from * 4 more times, turn.

Row 11: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 6 dc in last 6 dc before ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into ch 3, 7 dc in
first 7 dc after ch 3, *ch 1, 7 dc in last 7 dc before ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into ch 3, 7 dc in first 7
dc after ch 3, repeat from * 4 more times, turn.

Row 12: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 7 dc in last 7 dc before ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into ch 3, 8 dc in
first 8 dc after ch 3, *ch 1, 8 dc in last 8 dc before ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into ch 3, 8 dc in first 8
dc after ch 3, repeat from * 3 more times, turn.

Row 13: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 8 dc in last 8 dc before ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into ch 3, 9 dc in
first 9 dc after ch 3, *ch 1, 9 dc in last 9 dc before ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into ch 3, 9 dc in first 9
dc after ch 3, repeat from * 3 more times, turn.

Row 14: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 9 dc in last 9 dc before ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into ch 3, 10 dc in
first 10 dc after ch 3, *ch 1, 10 dc in last 10 dc before ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into ch 3, 10 dc in
first 10 dc after ch 3, repeat from * 3 more times, turn.

Row 15: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 10 dc in last 10 dc before ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into ch 3, 11 dc
in first 11 dc after ch 3, *ch 1, 11 dc in last 11 dc before ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into ch 3, 11 dc
in first 11 dc after ch 3, repeat from * 2 more times, turn.

Row 16: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 11 dc in last 11 dc before ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into ch 3, 12 dc
in first 12 dc after ch 3, *ch 1, 12 dc in last 12 dc before ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into ch 3, 12 dc
in first 12 dc after ch 3, repeat from * 1 more time, turn.

Row 17: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 12 dc in last 12 dc before ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into ch 3, 13 dc
in first 13 dc after ch 3, *ch 1, 13 dc in last 13 dc before ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into ch 3, 13 dc
in first 13 dc after ch 3, turn.

Row 18: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 13 dc in last 13 dc before ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into ch 3, 14 dc
in first 14 dc after ch 3, turn.

Row 19: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 14 dc in last 14 dc before ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into ch 3, 15 dc
in first 15 dc after ch 3, turn.

Row 20: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 15 dc in last 15 dc before ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into ch 3, 16 dc
in first 16 dc after ch 3. Tie off.



Table Runner

Crochet 3 or 4 leaves for a table runner, depending of theĀ  size of your table. Sew the leaves

with matching tread.

Placemat

Crochet one leaf for each mat.

Enjoy!



Comments

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Poster: Lydia
November 20, 2017

I am doing this pattern but having trouble with round 8 do I skip all the stitches to get to the 4 before the chain 3 space, cause that is a lot of stitches to skip
Poster: Morgan
November 16, 2014

I've been doing this pattern and the way I did it was in rnd 4 I chained 2 then inside the circle made from the ch 6 of the previous rnd, did the dc, ch 3, and 2 dc (similar to rnd 2 where you work in the ring made from rnd 1). Then ch 1 and in the next circle made in the previous rnd do what is in the "()" again and when it starts saying to dc in first/last dc after/before ch3, DC into the st(s) between the circles made.
Poster: Heather
September 29, 2017

I love these! I'm making these for my daughter's Mimi. I just finished around 7. I have a question. Did anyone have problems with the edges curling and not wanting to stay flat?
Poster: Janice
November 5, 2017

Most projects like this will "curl" around the edges. The only way to get the leaves to lie flat is to block the finished project. Pit it in place on a towel, paying particular attention to the curled edges. Wet it thoroughly with a spray bottle, smoothing it as you go. Let it dry completely before removing the pins. I did this with mine, and it worked like a charm.
Poster: Heather Martin
November 15, 2017

Thank you. I had just done it wrong. They still curl but like you said once you smooth them down they will be fine. I had to make my own adjustments to each of them that I made.
Poster: Katie
August 30, 2017

Is This made from the cotton dish cloth yarn? I am currently working with worsted weight, as a practice, and its all ruffled and will not lay flat. Also, in the turns I have these loop things. They seem to lay in line with what was before it, but I am just checking to see if this is right.
Poster: Erica Pal
August 21, 2017

Hi, I'm having trouble following the pattern at row 5...right now it looks very messy, no indication on the pattern how many groups of 4dc(ch3) I'm supposed to have upon completion of row 4...thanks for any advice and info, Erica
Poster: Trix
December 6, 2016

I've been looking for an autumnal leaf blanket pattern and just found this. Does anyone know if the leaves tessellate enough to make a not very holey blanket?
Poster: Elizabeth price
August 23, 2017

If u make enough of them and sew them together they make a very pretty afgan
Poster: Susan
November 8, 2016

Thank you for sharing your pattern, I am trying to make them for my tables.
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