Weaving Sticks Place Mat

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I’ve got picnics on the brain which means both portable projects (you didn’t think that I’d have an outing without crafting involved, right?), and pleasing place settings. This week’s project plays into both of my whims: a denim-look place mat made using Clover Weaving Sticks. Enjoy! –Vickie 

Materials
Clover Takumi Weaving Sticks Fine
1 Ball (approx 100 yds) of Cotton or Denim, Worsted Weight Yarn. I used this.
Clover Jumbo Tapestry Needle
Jumbo Knitting & Crochet Wonder Clip
Optional: Pointy beads, sewing needle & thread

Finished Measurements
12″ x 9″/30.5 cm x 23 cm (excluding fringe)

Directions
PLACEMAT

Weave Strips (Make 3)

  • Cut 6, approx. 44″/112 cm strands of yarn.
  • Thread piece of yarn through hole of one weaving stick until it’s folded evenly in half. Repeat for remaining five sticks.IMG_6364
  • Hold all six sticks parallel in your non-dominant hand; make a slip knot with yarn from ball and place it on the first weaving stick, then *weave over and under remaining sticks. Weave back in opposite direction. Repeat from * until piece measures 12″/30.5 cm.https://cloverusa.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/coverphoto.jpg?w=300&quot; alt="Coverphoto" width="503" height="382" /></strong></p> <p><!--more--></p> <p><strong><img class=" wp-image-6618 aligncenter" src="https://cloverusa.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/earings.jpg?w=300&quot; alt="Earings" width="373" height="283" />Supplies for one pair of earrings:</strong><br /> Tatting Shuttle (Art. No: 8101)<br /> Amour Steel Crochet Hook No. 12 (Art. No: 1226)<br /> Size 20 Crochet Cotton (We used LizBeth Thread)<br /> 5 round beads (8mm), 1 round bead (6mm)<br /> Earring Findings</p> <p>String the 5 (8mm) beads onto the thread before winding the shuttle.<br /> Wind the shuttle, placing the beads a few turns back to keep beads<br /> out of the way until needed.<br /> R1: 10 ds, p, 5 ds, bp, 5 ds, p, 10 ds, cl r<br /> R2: 10 ds, j, 5 ds, bp, 5 ds, p, 10 ds, cl r<br /> Repeat R2 until you have five rings.<br /> Join the 6mm round bead by inserting the crochet hook through it,<br /> catching the ball thread and pulling it through the bead. Keep pulling<br /> the thread through to get a large enough loop to put the shuttle through.<br /> Complete this join by pulling back on the ball thread until the join is<br /> hidden inside the bead.<br /> Keep a firm hold on the bead, make a lock stitch centered at the top.<br /> Make 3 small rings without beads- 15ds close. Attach earring findings.</p> <p><img class=" wp-image-6617 aligncenter" src="https://cloverusa.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/bracelet.jpg?w=300&quot; alt="Bracelet" width="407" height="309" /></p> <p><strong>Supplies for Bracelet:</strong><br /> Tatting Shuttle (Art. No: 8101)<br /> Amour Steel Crochet Hook No. 12 (Art. No: 1226)<br /> Amour Steel Crochet Hook No. 10 (Art. No: 1225)<br /> Size 20 Crochet Cotton (We used LizBeth Thread)<br /> Size 6 Seed Beads</p> <p>Directions for Bracelet:<br /> Row 1:* r (A) 6, p, 6, cl, rw<br /> ch 2, vsp, p, vsp, 2 rw<br /> *Repeat 8 times<img class=" wp-image-6614 aligncenter" src="https://cloverusa.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/bracelet-pattern2.jpg?w=300&quot; alt="Bracelet Pattern2" width="423" height="217" /></p> <p>End of Bracelet:<br /> r (J) 6, p, 6, cl, rw<br /> ch 2, (p, 2) x 6, rw<br /> r (K) 6 j to (J), 6, cl, rw<br /> ch 2, (p, 2) x 6, rw<br /> r (L) 6,use crochet hook to pick up bead, insert hook in p on (J),<br /> slide bead on picot, j p (L) to p with bead.<img class=" wp-image-6616 aligncenter" src="https://cloverusa.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/bracelet-pattern1.jpg?w=300&quot; alt="Bracelet Pattern1" width="449" height="165" /></p> <p>Row 2:<br /> ch 2, vsp, p, vsp, 2 rw<br /> r (M) 6, j to (I) with bp, 6, cl, rw<br /> ch 2, vsp, p, vsp, 2, rw<br /> **r (N) 6, j to adjacent on first row, 6, cl, rw<br /> ch 2, vsp, p, vsp, 2, rw<br /> **Repeat 8 times</p> <p><img class=" wp-image-6615 aligncenter" src="https://cloverusa.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/bracelet-pattern.jpg?w=300&quot; alt="Bracelet Pattern" width="429" height="140" /></p> <p>Second End of Bracelet:<br /> r (V) 6, p, 6, cl, rw<br /> ch 2, (p, 2) x 6, rw<br /> r (W) 6 j to (V), 6, cl, rw<br /> ch 2, (p, 2) x 6, rw<br /> r (X) 6, use crochet hook to pick up bead, insert hook in p on (V),<br /> slide bead on picot, j p (X) to p with bead.<br /> ch 2, vsp, p, vsp, 2</p> <p>Use Amour Steel Crochet Hook No. 10 and size 20 thread to crochet 10<br /> sts across end of bracelet. Work 3 rows and attach 1mm ribbon crimp.<br /> Repeat at opposite end.</p> " data-medium-file="" data-large-file="" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-6622" src="https://i2.wp.com/vickiehowell.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/IMG_6365-600x800.jpg" alt="IMG_6365" width="600" height="800" />

*Note: once your sticks are “full”, slide woven yarn down onto hanging strands.

  • Slide piece off of weaving sticks so that there is an even amount of  “tail” yarn on both ends, and tie the tails of the two neighboring pieces together to keep woven loops in place. Repeat until all loops are secure on both ends of piece.

 

Finishing

  • Lay strips side-by-side on a flat surface. Using a tapestry needle and strand of yarn, sew pieces together by coming up through 2-4 loops on one strip, then zig-zag over to the next to do the same.

Pro Tip: Use Knitting & Crochet Jumbo Wonder Clips to hold strips together while you sew!

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  • Trim fringe edges.
  • Using sewing needle & thread, sew bead embellishments to placemat edges.

Repeat process for a set (or more) of place mats!

Psst! Love your Weaving Sticks? Ready to go bigger for your next project? Check out my Wall Hanging tutorial!

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