Rainbow Squares- Place Mat knitting Pattern

Abstract squares fill this unusual and intriguing felt placemat. With thick felt to protect your surfaces and an easy to knit pattern created by the clever use of simple mitered squares and variegated yarn, this bright and cheerful placemat will make an eye catching addition to your table.

This place mat is knitted first in pure wool and then felted in an ordinary washing machine. Don’t worry! My pattern includes detailed instructions for felting your project.

The squares are made by casting on and then decreasing 2 stitches over the middle of every RS row, this simple shaping forms the knitted fabric into a perfect square.

This modular knit has no seams to sew, each square is joined on as you work. My clear and detailed pattern contains detailed instructions and photos to guide you step by step through, knitting and felting your mat.

Basic skills needed for this design:- Garter stitch- knit every row Simple decrease – knit 2 together Picking up stitches.

SUITABLE FOR- Confident beginner knitters


  • 4 page knitting pattern , , *Detailed photo tutorial

Materials you need at home:

  • Felted Size- 29 cm / 11 ” x 20 cm / 8” , , *Recommended Yarn , , *Lana Grossa- Feltro Spectra , , *Grundl Filzwolle Spectra shade 05 , , *Alternative yarns- , *These yarns will produce different shaded patterns or stripes. , , *Rico Creative Filz Print,
  • Schoeller Und Stahl Filzi, , , *Lion Brand Cascade220 (Two strands knitted together)
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Claire Fairall

My sketch book is always full of new toy and doll characters waiting to be created in yarn.

I love bringing them to life with my knitting needles!

I spend my days in my sunny studio with my Siamese cat for company.

Surrounded by colourful yarn, my hands are busy clicking the knitting needles or sketching current ideas.

I create dolls and toys to celebrate the seasons and important times in people’s lives, Christmas and Easter- New babies and snuggly tired toddlers.

In between creating new dolls and teddy bears. I’ve created patterns for knitting magazines and worked with retail firms to create knitting kits.

I started out selling my knitted and felted bags at Craft and Design events where I enjoyed meeting other knitting enthusiasts.

It was these knitters who convinced me to publish my patterns for others to enjoy.

I do hope you enjoy your knitting project and if you would like to read more about my work please visit my website www.clairefairalldesigns.co.uk

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