I wanted to be creative with the yarn that I had at that time. These were the two colors that I had in my trunk. I thought that table mat and side table mats would be different. I didn't know much patterns and I didn't even think about to check to see if any patterns that I was looking for the table and side tables but I just went on my own. This is my own pattern with a simple double crochet across and skipping every other stitch across. Two simple lines to know that doesn't take make thinking to this.