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Simple Crochet Table Runner Pattern

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Add a touch of personality to any room with this simple crochet table runner pattern. Each square can be crocheted in less than an hour. Join them together in your favorite layout and you have a gorgeous handmade home décor accent piece.

The crochet squares with the colors changing each round creates a pretty flower motif. I used four different colors of yarn to create this attractive look. Since this reminded me of a flower, I thought the solid color squares should be in a complimentary green color.

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Simple Crochet Table Runner Pattern

Quick Crochet Pattern

This may look complicated, but when you see how easy this comes together, you are sure to be hooked. If you know the basics of how to crochet and can crochet a chain stitch, double crochet, and treble crochet, you can make these crochet coasters.

Each square is made separately, which makes this a wonderful project to make on the go. If you love to crochet, but are short on time, quick projects like are great.

Keep them as a square and they make great gifts for teachers, house warmings, wedding showers, co-workers, and friends as a coaster. Use a tapestry needle and yarn, weave through the stitches to sew them together and you end up with a beautiful table runner.

Simple Crochet Table Runner Squares Stacked

Where to use a Table Runner?

Spruce up your home with this DIY yarn craft. Create a special table runner for your dining table or coffee table for each Holiday season.

Create color combinations for that special occasion such as a baby shower or wedding shower. Imagine using creating these squares in the wedding colors or a baby’s gender color? How fun to easily add this accent piece to your party decorations.

What Type of Yarn to Use for a Table Runner?

Let’s first consider a few things about our table decoration. I often think of a table runner as a lighter decorative covering for a table. Decorating a table for a dinner party and means you will be placing hot bowls and plates on top of your center piece. You also want it to hold up well when washing by hand or machine.

With this in mind, I would recommend a cotton yarn from a medium worsted weight yarn down to a thread yarn. However, with that said, I have used an acrylic yarn and have had no problems to date. So, go ahead and try this pattern with the yarn you have on hand. It is amazing how the color of yarn and the weight of the yarn creates such a different look. I love them all!

Here are a few examples:

This crochet pattern uses approximately 50 yards of yarn total.

For this Crochet Farmhouse Table Runner Pattern uses the Peaches and Crème and Sugar’n Cream yarn.

This Scrappy Clouds Crosshatch Coaster was made using Caron Simply Soft in Chartreuse, White, Plum Wine, and Blackberry.

This Simple Crochet Table Runner Pattern uses a Patons Grace number 3 light weight yarn in Cardinal, Blush, Lotus, and Ginger.

Long Rectangular Table Runner

Create Different Arrangements with the Squares

Since you are joining individually made squares for this crocheted table runner, it is easy to make this in different lengths. Using my kitchen table, I like to get a visual of the table with the squares arranged before joining them together.

Simple Rectangle Table Runner

Directions: Simple Crochet Table Runner Pattern

Skill Level

This crochet pattern is great for an advanced beginner. You should be able to complete a treble crochet stitch.

Gauge

18 single crochet every 4-inches. However, the gauge is not critical to this pattern.

Size

4 1/2 X 4 1/2 – inches square. Make as many as you want and arrange them in the design you prefer.

Materials

Patons Grace number 3 light weight yarn in Cardinal, Blush, Lotus, and Ginger. Approximately 50 yards total for each square. If you are not able to find the yarn locally, you can find it here.

Crochet Hook Size H

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

Abbreviations

CH = Chain

SC = Single Crochet

TR = Treble Crochet

SK = Skip

SP = Space

SL ST = Slip Stitch

ST = Stitch

STs = Stitches

[ ] = Repeat Between

Three Diamond Layouts Together

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in a square.

This pattern starts with the magic circle or a chain 4 and a slip stitch into the first chain stitch to make a loop.

Find the tutorial for the magic circle in the crochet tutorials.

The first round is worked inside the beginning loop.

Chain 4 counts as a treble crochet.

This pattern can be made using a new color for each round or a solid color yarn.

Crochet Pattern Directions

Begin

Using the Ginger color yarn. Make a magic circle

Round 1

Work 12 SC inside the magic circle. Snug up the magic circle to form a smaller ring. Join with a SL ST into the first SC ST.

Begin Round 1 of Square

Round 2

I joined a new color Cardinal

If joining a new color, add the new color before starting this round.

[CH 4 (Counts as Treble Crochet). Work a TR in next 2 STs. CH 4 (counts as Treble Crochet). SL ST into the next ST]. Repeat between [ ] 3 more times. End with SL ST into first CH 1 SP.

If joining a new color, pull this yarn color through the loop and cut off the yarn leaving enough to weave in to secure.

Round 2 Complete Beginning of Round 3 Square

Round 3

I joined a new color Lotus.

If joining a new color, add the new color to the 4th CH ST of the beginning CH 4 of the previous row.

If not joining a new color, SL ST into each of the 4 CH STs until you get to the 4th CH of the beginning CH STs of the previous row.

Continue with the pattern

[CH 4 (Counts as Treble Crochet). Work a TR in next 2 STs. CH 4 (counts as Treble Crochet). SL ST into the next ST. CH 4 (Counts as Treble Crochet), work 3 TR in the side of the CH 4 STs. SL ST into the 4th CH of the next CH 4 STs]. Repeat between [ ] 3 more times.  End with a SL ST into the beginning ST.

Round 3 Stitches of Square

Round 4

I joined a new color Blush.

If joining a new color, add the new color to the 4th CH ST of the beginning CH 4 of the previous row.

If not joining a new color, SL ST into each of the 4 CH STs until you get to the 4th CH of the beginning CH STs of the previous row.

Continue with pattern

[CH 4 (Counts as Treble Crochet). Work TR in next 2 STs. CH 4 (counts as Treble Crochet). SL ST into the next ST. CH 4 (Counts as Treble Crochet), work 3 TR in the side of the CH 4 STs. SL ST into the 4th CH of the next CH 4 STs. CH 4 (Counts as Treble Crochet), work a TR in the next 3 STs. SL ST into the 4th CH of the next CH 4 STs]. Repeat between [ ] 3 more times.  End with a SL ST into the beginning ST.

Round 3 and 4 of Square

Finishing

Work a chain stitch, cut the yarn off leaving about a 12-inch tail. Draw the yarn through the chain stitch and pull snug. Use the yarn needle to weave in the yarn tail and snip off excess yarn.

Joining Crochet Squares

Arrange the squares until you find a placement that you like the look of for the table runner. Use the leftover yarn pieces to join.

I used a tapestry needle to join the coasters where they touch by just weaving the yarn back and forth. To get the yarn to the next spot, I just weaved the yarn through the crochet loops of the same color yarn until the next place where they joined.

Once all joined together, I weaved in the yarn end and removed the excess.  

Crochet Video Tutorial of the Crochet Coaster

Solid Color

Right hand tutorial

Left hand tutorial

Changing Colors Each Round

Right hand tutorial

Left hand tutorial

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Debbie

Monday 9th of May 2022

It says I can print for free but I don’t find sprint button.

patternprincess1

Monday 9th of May 2022

When you are on this page https://patternprincess.com/pattern-pdfs/ just click on the photo and the free PDF will begin to download. Hope this helps. If not, please email me at v@patternprincess.com vicky