Chess or Draughts Placemats Knitting Pattern

Chess or Draughts Placemats Knitting Pattern


This 5 page pattern for a set of Chess or Draughts placemats is an easy and fun make. It is also an ideal colour work project for anyone whose tension makes stranding impractical. The sets are worked in segments throughout. 

The mats are padded with felt or foam, which can be removed for washing. With the inserts removed, the mats can also be rolled for storage or travel. 

The placemats add a glamorous finishing touch to any dinner party or romantic twosome. Don't forget chocolates will be needed as game pieces for matches played during a meal's coffee conclusion.


Skill Level:        Intermediate 

Skills Needed:    Cast on, Knit Moss Stitch, Change Colour, Cast (Bind) Off, Seam, Sew Buttons. 



4 X 100g Patons Smoothie Chocolate Double Knitting (Yarn A)

1 X 100g Patons Smoothie Red Double Knitting (Yarn B)

1 X 100g Patons Smoothie Cream Double Knitting (Yarn C)

A Pair of Single Point (SP) Knitting Needles, Size 3.25mm 

(UK size 10, US size 3)

3 buttons and possibly a Sewing Needle, depending on the button eye hole size.

4 Large Stitch Holders

1 sheet White 3-4mm thick Upholstery Foam or Pressed 100% Wool Felt, 60 cm wide x 0.5 m 

A Tapestry Needle

Knitting Pins for seaming

Suitable chocolates as draughts/checkers/chess pieces.


Completed Size: Approx. 46cm x 25.5cm

Easy to read pattern (size 14 & 16 fonts).

Chess Table Mats. Pattern No, 14.




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