Under The Sea Applique Set & Kiddies Tablemat – Free Pattern

Under the Sea Applique Set & Kiddies Tablemat - Free Pattern by Creative Crochet Workshop for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com

This pattern was designed by Joanita Theron of Creative Crochet Workshop, exclusively for The Stitchin’ Mommy

I am so in love with these appliques and the kiddie table mat that Joanita has created! It is so adorable and would be a great project to work on. Enjoy and Happy Crocheting! – Amy

Under the Sea Applique Set & Kiddies Tablemat - Free Pattern by Creative Crochet Workshop for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com

Under The Sea Appliqué Set & Kiddies Tablemat

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Materials:

  • Double knitting light worsted yarn in yellow, green, cream and light blue (approx 15 – 25g for each color)
  • Double knitting medium worsted yarn in blue (approx 50g)
  • Small amount of white and black yarn
  • Crochet hooks 3.5mm and 4.00mm
  • Yarn Needle

Abbreviations:

I use US Crochet stitch terminology
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sc2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together

Gauge:

Tension is not necessary for this project to be perfect!
22sts x 30 rows = 10 x 10cm (4.00mm hook and medium worsted yarn)

Finished Size:

Tablemat – approx 30 cm x 36 cm

Notes:

I hot glued my appliqués to my tablemat to give it a bit more of a 3D effect. I did not add glue completely to the edges, allowing the appliqués to have a little bit of a lift.

Instructions:

The Appliqués: All the appliqués are worked with a 3.50 mm hook

The Fish:
Body – Starting at the head, With light blue double knitting light worsted yarn:
CH3
Row 1: Work 2 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 2 SC into last ST (4 SC), turn
Row 2: CH1, work 2 SC into the first SC, work 1 SC into next 2 STS, work 2 SC into last SC (6 SC), turn
Row 3: CH1, work 1 SC into each ST (6 SC), turn
Row 4: CH1, work 2 SC into the first SC, work 1 SC into next 4 STS, work 2 SC into last SC (8 SC), turn
Row 5: CH1, work 1 SC into each ST (8 SC), turn
Row 6: CH1, work 2 SC into the first SC, work 1 SC into next 6 STS, work 2 SC into last SC (10 SC), turn
Row 7: CH1, work 1 SC into each ST (10 SC), turn
Row 8: CH1, work 2 SC into the first SC, work 1 SC into next 8 STS, work 2 SC into last SC (12 SC), turn
Row 9: CH1, – work in front loops only – work 1 SC into each ST (12 SC), turn
Row 10-11: CH1, work 1 SC into each ST (12 SC), turn
Row 12: CH1, SC2tog, work 1 SC into next 8 STS, SC2tog (10 SC), turn
Row 13: CH1, work 1 SC into each ST (10 SC), turn
Row 14: CH1, SC2tog, work 1 SC into next 6 STS, SC2tog (8 SC), turn
Row 15: CH1, work 1 SC into each ST (8 SC), turn
Row 16: CH1, SC2tog, work 1 SC into next 4 STS, SC2tog (6 SC), turn
Row 17: CH1, SC2tog, work 1 SC into next 2 STS, SC2tog (4 SC), turn
Row 18: CH1, SC2tog, twice (2 SC), turn
Row 19: CH1, work 2 SC into first and last ST (4 SC), turn
Row 20: CH1, work 2 SC into the first SC, work 1 SC into next 2 STS, work 2 SC into last SC (6 SC), turn
Row 21: CH1, work 2 SC into the first SC, work 1 SC into next 4 STS, work 2 SC into last SC (8 SC), turn
Row 22: CH1, work 2 SC into the first SC, work 1 SC into next 6 STS, work 2 SC into last SC (10 SC), turn
Row 23: CH3 (counts as 1 DC) work 1 DC into same ST, work 1 SC into next 8 STS, work 2 DC into last ST, turn
Row 24: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), SL ST into same ST, SL ST into next 8 STS, CH3, SL ST into last ST.
DO NOT TURN – SL ST all around fish, fasten off and weave in ends (or leave a tail for sewing)

Fins:
Join yellow yarn into first exposed loop on row 9 with the fish’s head facing towards you and work as follows –
first loop – CH3, 1 HDC
next loop – 1 SC, SL ST
next loop – SL ST, 1 SC
next loop – 1 HDC, 1 DC, 1 HDC
next loop – 1 SC, SL ST
next loop – SL ST, 1 SC
last loop – 1HDC, 1 DC
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Eye:
With white yarn make a magic ring
Rnd 1: Work 6 SC into ring, SL ST into top of first SC
Rnd 2: Work 2 SC into next 3 STS only, SL ST into next.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing eye on to fish
With some blank yarn embroider detail (pupil) onto eye

Eyelid:
With light blue yarn make a magic ring
CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 7 DC into ring (8 DC)
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing eyelid over eye

The Starfish:
With yellow double knitting light worsted yarn
Rnd 1: CH3 (counts as 1 DC) work 9 DC into ring (10 DC), SL ST into top of 3 CH
Rnd 2: *CH10, work 1 SC into 3rd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next ST, work 1 HDC into next 2 STS, work 1 DC into next ST, work 1 TR into next 2 STS, SKIP a ST, SL ST into next ST.
Repeat from * 4 more times, fasten off and weave in ends (or leave a tail for sewing)

The Shell:
With cream double knitting light worsted yarn
Make a magic ring
Work 8 SC into the ring – continue working in the round as follows:
work into back loops only – work 2 HDC into next 5 STS, work 2 DC into next 9 STS, work 2 TR into next 7 STS fasten off and weave in ends (or leave a tail for sewing)

The Underwater Grass:
With green double knitting light worsted yarn
Large:
CH21
Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next 4 STS, work 1 HDC into next 5 STS, work 1 DC into next 5 STS, work 1 TR into next 5 STS fasten off and weave in ends (or leave a tail for sewing)
Large:
CH21
Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next 4 STS, work 1 HDC into next 5 STS, work 1 DC into next 5 STS, work 1 TR into next 5 STS fasten off and weave in ends (or leave a tail for sewing)
Small:
CH11
Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next 3 STS, work 1 HDC into next 3 STS, work 1 DC into next 2 STS, work 1 TR into next 2 STS fasten off and weave in ends (or leave a tail for sewing)

Under the Sea Applique Set & Kiddies Tablemat - Free Pattern by Creative Crochet Workshop for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com

The Tablemat:

With blue double knitting medium worsted yarn and 4.00 mm Hook:

CH51
Row 1: Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into each ST until end, turn ((50 SC)
Row 2 – 51:  CH1, work 1 SC into each ST until end (50 SC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With the 3.50 mm Hook join the  light blue double knitting light worsted yarn with a SC into the first SC of the top row

Rnd 1: Work 1 SC into each ST until end, work 2 SC into last ST, continue down the side and work 1 SC into each row, work 2 SC into the first ST of the bottom row, work 1 SC into each ST until end, work 2 SC into last ST, continue working up the side, work 1 SC into each row, work 1 SC into same ST as first SC worked of this round.

There will now be 50 SC on the top and bottom rows and 52 SC on the left and right sides.

Rnd 2:  SL ST into first SC, CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into next 4 STS, work 1 SC into next 5 STS. * Work 1 DC into next 5 STS, work 1 SC into next 5 STS. Repeat from * 3 times more.
**Work 1 DC into next 4 STS, work 1 SC into next 4 STS. Repeat from ** 5 times more, work 1 DC into next 4 STS.
***Work 1 SC into next 5 STS, work 1 DC into next 5 STS. Repeat from *** 4 times more.
****Work 1 SC into next 4 STS, work 1 DC into next 4 STS. Repeat from **** 5 times more, work 1 SC into next 4 STS.
Change color to cream /or yellow, join with a SL ST into top of 3 CH

Under the Sea Applique Set & Kiddies Tablemat - Free Pattern by Creative Crochet Workshop for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com

Rnd 3: CH1, work 1 SC into same ST, work 1 SC into each DC and work 1 DC into each SC all around.

Note: In the corner sts work 2 SC or 2 DC into a ST to avoid the corners from folding over.

I alternated between the cream and yellow yarn during this round – see photo as guide.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Under the Sea Applique Set & Kiddies Tablemat - Free Pattern by Creative Crochet Workshop for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com

Hot Glue or Whip Stitch appliqués into position. Enjoy and Happy Hooking 🙂

 

I love to crochet! To design and make patterns for both young and old is an absolute life’s passion. My daughter is my greatest inspiration! I love to try and learn new techniques, and although patience is not my strongest virtue, I have found that committing to a project and having the pleasure of a finished item, is one of life’s greatest and most satisfying pleasures. I believe that anyone can learn a new craft. I try to design and make my projects so that even a novice can do them. “Crochet is an art and crocheters it’s artists. Each crafted item is unique and own to its crafter”
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10 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for sharing the pattern! I always wanted to have a go with crochet applique, and this “under the sea” place mat just looks sooo much fun!! 🙂

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