1:12th scale Rectangular Tablemat

dolls house crochet
© F H Powell 2011

Abbreviations:
ch – chain; dc – double crochet; tr – treble crochet; htr – half treble crochet; st – stitch; sl – slip; Shell – work [1 dc, 1htr, 1 tr, 1 htr, 1 dc] all into same place; ( ) or { } – repeat instructions between brackets as detailed in text
American reader please note that pattern uses UK terms, so please read terms as follows
dc = single crochet, tr = double crochet; htr = half double crochet

Materials required: 1 ball (5 g) No. 80 crochet cotton or tatting thread No 70 (this will be sufficient to work several tablemats; 0.60 mm crochet hook.

Approximate finished size: 1¼-inches/3 cm long by ¾-inch/2 cm high

Rectangular tablemat
Foundation chain: 23 ch, turn,
Row 1: 1 dc into 2nd ch from hook, 1 dc into each dc across, turn, (22 dc)
Rows 2-16: 1 ch (this is the turning ch), I dc into same place as turning chain, 1 dc into each dc across.
Do NOT fasten off.
Join yarn to one bottom corner.

Work edging as follows:
Work 1 dc into side of 1st dc, then work 1 shell into side of next dc [refer to abbreviations for working the shell], (1 dc into side of next dc, 1 shell into side of next dc) to corner, turn corner and work 1 shell into base of 1st dc, (1 dc into base of next dc, 1 shell into base of next dc) to next corner, turn corner, (1 dc into side of next dc, 1 shell into side of next dc) to last dc, 1 dc into side of this dc, turn corner and work 1 shell into 1st dc, (1 dc into next dc, 1 shell into next dc) to next corner. Join with a sl st to top of 1st dc.
Fasten off and sew in loose ends.

© Copyright F H Powell 2011
All rights reserved. This pattern is for private use only and may not be reproduced in any form, or reproduced for commercial gain including selling any item knitted up from these patterns without written permission from Buttercup Miniatures. Reproducing or transmitting this pattern by any means for any purpose other than for personal use constitutes a violation of copyright law.

For scale information: the UK Penny coin used on the photos is just slightly larger than a US Cent coin. The actual diameter is ¾-inch or 2 cm. The UK penny coin sits just inside a European (Euro) 5c coin.