Knit Placemat Pattern


This knit placemat pattern is great for those of you out there who love a simple knit and quick project.

You can make a set of placemats in all sorts of color combinations, from neutrals to holiday reds.

Please scroll down to view the free knitting pattern or grab the ad-free printable PDF from my shop here.

Knit placemat pattern free and easy

Knit A Set Of Placemats

Perfect for both indoor and outdoor dining whether you’re having the family over for the night during the holidays or having your everyday meals.

You can make this kitchen decor/home decor in any Bulky Yarn 05/Chunky/12-Ply yarn weight.

The lightly textured stitch pattern shows off the stitch definition.

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What Yarn Should I Use For Placemats?

You can make the placemats more durable by using cotton yarn or a cotton blend yarn.

If you are going to use these placemats on your dinner table, I would suggest choosing a linen yarn or cotton yarn like Debbie Bliss Dulcie or Hooked Spesso Chunky Cotton.

You could also look at using t-shirt yarn for a chunkier-looking knitted placemat.

knitted placemats

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This free pattern is great for any beginner knitters who are looking for an easy project…

table mat knitting pattern

Knit Placemat Pattern

Purchase the inexpensive ad-free, PDF printable pattern in my shop here.


Skill Level – Basic (Beginner pattern)

This knit placemat pattern is a simple one to follow, all you need is some knowledge of the knit and purl stitches.

It’s a great way to learn a new knit stitch pattern with a garter stitch border on all sides (garter stitch ridges).

You can knit one and use it as a decorative table mat for a plant (festive table decor) or other items or you can make a set and use them for table settings paired with napkin rings.

You can see different stitch patterns here – 12 Simple Knitting Stitches For Beginners

knitted placemat flat

Copyright Info

  • Please do not copy, sell, redistribute or republish this pattern. 
  • If you wish to share this pattern, link to the pattern page only.
  • You may sell items produced using this pattern.
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Size Information

  • Height – 13 inches/33 cm.
  • Width – 17 inches/43 cm.

Gauge – 12 sts and 20 rows = 4in/10cm in the pattern.

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The Supplies You Need


  • Bulky Yarn 05/Chunky/12-Ply.
  • I used 1 ball of The Petite Wool in Spotted Grey from We Are Knitters to make one placemat.
  • One ball is 100g/153 yd/140m.



knit placemat pattern

Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List

  • Beg – Begin(ning)
  • Cont – Continue(ing)
  • K – Knit
  • P – Purl
  • PM – Place marker
  • Rem – Remaining
  • Rep – Repeat
  • RS – Right side
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)
  • SM – Slip marker
  • WS – Wrong side
Textured stitch pattern

Free Knitted Placemat Pattern

Cast on 52 sts.

Knit 4 rows.

Now work in the following 4 rows repeated stitch pattern…

  • Row 1 (RS): K3, PM, K to the last 3 sts, PM, K3.
  • Row 2 (WS): K3, SM, P to the last 3 sts, SM, K3.
  • Row 3: K3, PM, K to the last 3 sts, PM, K3.
  • Row 4: K3, SM, P1, *K2, P1* rep from * to * to the last 3 sts, SM, K3.

Repeat rows 1-4 slip the markers as you work until the piece measures 12 inches/31 cm.

Knit 4 rows.

Cast off.

Weave in loose ends.

Adding decoration to the edges

You may want to add a small decoration like mini pom poms or fringe to the edges of the placemat.

You can use a small clover pom pom maker and the same yarn to create these.

Idea – Make a colorful placemat with bright pom poms for a special celebration or to update your kitchen decor!


Share your work with us…

I love seeing your finished projects.

If you enjoyed making the gorgeous placemat, I’d love to see yours on Instagram, be sure to tag me @handylittleme or #handylittleme.  

You can also share your work in our Facebook group here.

I’d love to see your work.

Happy Knitting! 

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