Below are some free knitting patterns for various placemats. If you like to knit, you could make some of these placemats for your home or to give away as gifts. The knitted placemat patterns are for Checkerboard Placemat, Giant Diamonds Placemat, Stripes Placemat, Roman Stitch Placemat and Linen Stitch Placemat. Most are very easy to make and would be good knitting projects for beginners.
Knitted Placemat Pattern #1 - Checkerboard Placemat: This placemat is a very easy one to knit, so it's a good pattern for beginners. The placemat is uses only one color. It's not red and black like you might think. The checkerboard is incorporated into the design by alternating knit and purl stitches. To see a photo of this Checkerboard Placemat and to get the free pattern instructions click here.
Knitted Placemat Pattern #2 - Giant Diamonds Placemat: This placemat is worked in one color using knit and purl to create diamond shapes. This placemat can be used on both sides. It measures about 18 inches by 14 inches. To see a photo of the Giant Diamonds Placemat you can click here. To get the free pattern instructions for the Giant Diamonds Placemat click here.
Knitted Placemat Pattern #3 - Stripes Placemat: This is a very colorful placemat that is easy to knit. The stripes are actually created by using a variegated yarn. But you can just tie off and add a new color every other row to create stripes if you want. Or you can just use yarn remnants and let the stripes come out whatever way they happen to come out. This placemat measures about 11 inches by 17 inches. To see a photo of this Stripes Placemat and to get the free pattern instructions click here.
Knitted Placemat Pattern #4 - Roman Stitch Placemat: This is another simple placemat to knit. It is worked using the pretty Roman stitch. You will also get knitting instructions for the matching dishcloth and rug. The pattern for the placemat is the last on on the instruction page so you will need to scroll down. To see a photo of this Roman Stitch Placemat and to get the free pattern instructions click here.
Knitted Placemat Pattern #5 - Linen Stitch Placemat: This is a more elegant looking placemat that is worked in the linen stitch. The placemat is one solid color and is quite large, measuring about 12 inches by 20 inches. This placemat would be nice in a variety of colors for all the holidays or seasons. You can see a close up of the linen stitch on the instruction page if you scroll down a bit. To see a photo of this Linen Stitch Placemat and to get the free pattern instructions click here.
Have fun with the placemat patterns and feel free to change them to your liking. You can use bright and bold colors if you want or you can use peaceful pastels. You can make them larger or you can make them smaller. Just be sure you use a yarn that allows you to machine wash and dry so you can easily wash them when they get dirty.