Holiday placemat and coaster set – free festive Tunisian crochet pattern

The festive metallic Panettone yarn from Hobbii is perfect if you decorate for the holidays. These place settings will work up quickly for your dinner guests, or for Santa’s late-night snack.

Thanks to Hobbii for sponsoring the yarn for this free Tunisian crochet pattern perfect for the holidays!

Holiday placemat and coaster set


Panettone by Hobbii, 50 g (131 yds/120 m)

87% Cotton, 7% Polyamide, 6% Metallic fiber

2 balls Dark Red/Dark Pink (12) per setting


Size 8 mm Tunisian crochet hook (straight or interchangeable with smallest cable) 


Yarn needle; scissors ; repair hook and transparent (Scotch) tape – both optional, but helpful.


8 sts x 6 rows = 2 in (5 cm), blocked

Gauge is not critical.

Finished size

Coaster: 4 in x 3 ½ in (10 cm x 9 cm)

Placemat: 9 in x 13 in (23 cm x 33 cm), excluding fringe

Stitch guide

ch… chain

FP… forward pass

fr… foundation row

RP… return pass

sl st… slip stitch

st… stitch

TSS… Tunisian simple stitch

yo… yarn over


Coaster (Placemat)

Fr-FP. Ch 17 (41), skip 1st ch, pull up a loop in each ch across. RP (throughout). Yo, pull through 1 loop, *yo, pull through 2 loops, repeat from * across until 1 loop remains. 17 (41) sts

Row 1 – FP. *Yo, tss in next 3 sts, pull yo over 3 sts with repair hook, repeat from * to end, work last st. RP.

Row 2 – FP. Tss in each st across. RP.

Rows 3-10 (3-40). Repeat Rows 1-2.

After last row, bind off with sl st in each st across.

Fasten off, weave ends in and block to finished size.


Cut 108 8 in (20 cm) lengths of yarn. Separate them into 36 groups of 3 (18 groups for both short sides of the placemat).

Fold a trio of yarn in two and pull its loop through work, opposite a group of 3 sts.

Pull ends through loop and tighten to form a knot. Repeat for each group of 3 sts and at beginning and end of both short sides.

Using tape, secure fringe to work surface and cut evenly across to desired fringe length.

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