Skill Level: Beginner
Finished Size: One size, Rectangle (20” width X 13” length)
Yarn: Yarn A, .25 oz. (or less) Worsted Weight Yarn, Blue. (We chose Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream Yarn, #00026 Light Blue, 1 skein, you will have some leftover yarn)
Canvas: “Graph ‘n Latch” Latch Hook Canvas (available at www.mcgtextiles.com) a piece cut to size: 20″ in width x 13″ in length.
Yarn Tool: easyloop® fauxchet® yarn tool
Easyloop® Yarn Tool Tension: With the easyloop® yarn tool threaded with Yarn A pull needle back 1 inch and push needle into stitch 1 inch.
Gauge: Not Critical for Single Fauxchét® Edge Stitch on Canvas.
Special Technique: Stitching on Latch Hook Canvas
Summer Place Mat
To Begin: With the easyloop® tool threaded with Yarn A (Blue) pull yarn end to 6 inches from needle tip.
Row 1: Canvas Edging (Single Fauxchét® Edge Stitch):
Insert the threaded needle tip through the 2nd canvas hole from the edge of the lower left hand corner of the 20″ x 13″ canvas rectangle and secure the yarn to the canvas thread (the 2nd canvas thread from the edge) with a Slip Stitch.
Note: The canvas edging will be worked in a clockwise direction (left to right) around the 4 sides of the canvas rectangle. Important: Always make 2 EXTRA STITCHES at the CORNERS of the canvas to prevent puckering. The edging will cover the outermost 2 threads of the canvas edge.
After securing the yarn to the corner of the canvas with a Slip Stitch, insert the needle tip into the next canvas hole to the right (under the next canvas thread) creating another Single Fauxchet® Edge Stitch. Note: You will be covering 2 rows of canvas threads with the Single Fauxchet® Edge Stitch (as shown in the “Single Fauxchet® on Canvas Edge Stitch” How-to Video at www.fauxchet.com). Continue making a Single Fauxchet® Edge Stitch into every canvas hole/thread around the 4 sides of the canvas.
After completing the edge stitch around all 4 sides of the canvas rectangle, make 1 more Single Fauxchet® Edge Stitch into the very 1st canvas hole/stitch you made to complete the edging.
End work by fastening off with 1 extra chain stitch into the last stitch. Cut yarn leaving a 6 inch tail. Unthread the easyloop® tool by pulling cut yarn end backward out of the tool needles. Pull yarn end to tighten the last stitch.
Finishing: Weave loose yarn ends in using the easyloop® yarn tool and the “weaving ends in” technique. ♦
The fauxchét® on canvas summer place mat is made with the easyloop® fauxchét® yarn tool and latch hook canvas. The basic stitches and techniques can be learned in The Art of Fauxchét® E-Book. A link to download the E-BOOK, our how-to videos, and a written instruction booklet to get you started (with easy scarf patterns) are included with the easyloop® fauxchét® yarn tool.