Ladd Park Placemats by Dawn Seymour

Ladd Park Placemats

January 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in double crochet (US)
3.75 mm (F)
580 yards (530 m)
one size
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This pattern was originally published as Fiber Rhythm Craft & Design’s contribution to the 2019 Rose City Yarn Crawl, March 7-10, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. Each shop’s pattern(s) will be available free with purchase at that shop during the Rose City Yarn Crawl. All patterns will also be available for download individually or as part of our 2019 Collection: A Walk in the Park: 2019 Rose City Yarn Crawl Pattern Collection.

The historic Ladd’s Addition neighborhood, known for its diagonal street pattern, is Portland’s oldest planned residential development. Ladd designed the plat based on a diagonal street system surrounding a central park. Also included were four diamond-shaped rose gardens located on the points of a compass.

These colorful placemats use motifs to represent the Ladd’s Addition Rose Gardens. The motifs are crocheted and then joined with a continuous joining round and then the simple border is worked around all.

Stop and smell the roses, then settle down with these colorful placemats for a lovely picnic!

(6) balls Fiber Rhythm’s Creekside Cotton (100% Cotton, 180 yards/1.75oz). Hand dyed by Art by Eve. Yardage needed for (2) placemats: Yellow, 65 yards; Green, 110 yards; Red, 65 yards; Rose, 60 yards; Lavender, 140 yards; Grey, 140 yards. Total yardage = 580

Finished Measurements
12” x 18”

16 stitches and 12 rows in double crochet = 4 inches

Size F (3.75mm) hook

Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Skill Level
Advanced Intermediate