FREE crochet pattern
Why should tables get all the fun and frill of doilies, when they’re so much fun to make? This summer, let’s let the plants have them! This doily plant mat is designed for any yarn and any hook so you can get some of your stash leftovers out of the way. Crocheted in simple stitches, these little beauties whip right up in no time.
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Stitches: Ch, sl st, sdc (standing double crochet,) dc
Shown in WeCrochet’s Comfy Worsted (Zinnia,) Curio #3 (Blue,) and Lindy Chain (Linen)
Shown in Zinnia (I9/5.5mm,) Blue (E4/3.5mm,) and Linen (US7/4.5mm)
Sizes: Depends on what you use!
Shown in Zinnia (10.5”) Blue (8”) and Linen (9”)
This pattern is written for any yarn and any hook. As long as you’re getting a fabric you love, you’re doing it right!
Let's Do It!
Ch 4, join with sl st to form ring.
1) Sdc, 11 dc in circle. Join.
2) Sdc, ch 1, *dc, ch 1; rep from * around. Join.
3) Sl st into ch-1 sp, (sdc, ch 1, dc) in first ch-1 sp, *(dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around. Join.
4) Sl st into ch-1 sp, (sdc, ch 1, dc) in first ch-1 sp, ch 1, *(dc, ch 1, dc) into next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * around. Join.
5) Sl st into ch-1 sp, (sdc, dc, ch 1, 2dc) in first ch-1 sp, sk next ch-1 sp, *(2dc, ch 1, 2dc) in ch-1 sp, sk next ch-1 sp; rep from * around. Join.
6) Sl st over to ch-1 sp, (sdc, dc, ch 1, 2dc) into first ch-1 sp, ch 1, *(2dc, ch 1, 2dc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * around. Join.
7) Sl st over to ch-1 sp, (sdc, 2dc, ch 1 3dc) into first ch-1 sp, sk next ch-1 sp, *(3dc, ch 1, 3dc) into next ch-1 sp, sk next ch-1 sp; rep from * around. Join.
8) Sl st over to ch-1 sp, (sdc, 2dc, ch 1, 3dc) in first ch-1 sp, ch 1, *(3dc, ch 1, 3dc) into next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * around. Join.
9) Sl st over to ch-1 sp, (sdc, 3dc, ch 1, 4dc) in first ch-1 sp, sk next ch-1 sp, *(4dc, ch 1, 4dc) in next ch-1 sp, sk next ch-1 sp; rep from * around. Join.
Cut yarn, weave in ends. Block.
Voila, you’re done! Now won’t your plants look smashing on their sweet little doilies? I bet you can’t wait to put them on your counter and in your window, huh? Just make sure you block them! If you need help with blocking, I have a whole post for that.
I’d love to see your doilies! Just post a pic to your favorite social media and tag @RowsAndRoses and #RowsAndRosesDoilyPlantMat so we can all be inspired by your creations. As always, if you need me, I’m just a click or two away.
13 thoughts on “Doily Plant Mat”
Like all three patterns. Very nice. I live in Manning.
These are very lovely. However I am trying to figure out what you mean by SDC? Do you mean standing double crochet or do you mean short double crochet as in a half double crochet? Thanks
It’s standing dc. I’m sorry for the confusion!
I feel silly now because once I started doing the pattern I realized it was standing double crochet not short double crochet I’m such a goofball but thank you for a lovely pattern
Thank you for your kind words, and please don’t feel silly! This was an oversight on my part; I should have specified. Happy stitching!
Lovely pattern! I’m presently making one of the doilies, but having a bit of trouble. First, I know how to do a standing double crochet when changing yarn, but since that’s not the case here, I’m perplexed as to how to do it. So I’ve just been chaining 3, instead. Then, beginning in row 6, it first says to do a sdc, dc, ch1, 2dc in the first ch 1 sp, and then ch 1 . But the repetition says only to do 2dc, ch 1, 2dc in each ch 1 sp, but not the ch 1 after, as in the first instance. But that puts the pattern off, so did you mean to leave off that ch 1 after the 2dc, ch1, 2dc or repeat it as in the first instance? Looking at the doilies, it looks like there is a ch 1 after ea set of 2dc, ch1, 2dc.
However, that said, that presents a problem for row 7, because now there are more ch 1 spaces than before, in which case you’d have to do every other ch 1 space (doing only the ch 1 space between the 2dc, but skipping the ch1 spaces between each set of 2dc, ch1, 2dc. I haven’t gotten as far as rows 8 & 9 yet, but at this point am trying to look at the pictures of the completed doilies to figure this out. I suspect there’s a typo in there somewhere, so could you please clarify the areas I’ve mentioned?
Hello, and thank you for your kind words. I’m so glad you like the pattern! Everything you suggest here is correct. There should be a “ch 1” after each set in round 6, and you are indeed supposed to only use the ch-1 spaces in the clusters in round 7, not the ch-1 spaces between. Also using a “ch 3” rather than a standing dc is just fine 🙂