Crocheted Christmas Table Runner

Crocheted Christmas Runner
I love to crochet.  My Nana taught me to crochet when I was eight or nine years old.  It’s something that I enjoy and I haven’t been making time for it these past few years.  I decided to make the kids some ornaments and do a few other projects this season and thought that I could use a table runner.
I’ve made a similar runner before but not a Christmas one.  It’s very simply and consists of single and double crochet stitches.  This runner is very flexible and you can add stitches to increase the dimensions should you choose to.

This runner is a perfect weekend project.  It came together very quickly and is great for beginner crocheters.  I ended up making 5 blocks total but you can make as many blocks as you need to get the length you are looking for.

Materials Needed:
1 skein of red (or the colors of your choice)
1 skein of green
Hook Size J (you can go up or down a size if you want)
Finished measurements: 38.5″x12″

Instructions:
Block 1
Section A:
Ch 20 in the color of your choice. (To make your runner wider, add more chains here.)
Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as dc) and in each ch across.  Row should have 19 dc.
Row 2-7: Ch 3, turn, dc in each dc across.  At the end of row 7,  fasten off. These rows can be done in the same color or in both colors in any pattern you choose.  I did each block differently myself.

Section B:
Join with either color with sl st in one corner on the right side.  You will be working along one of the sides where the previous rows ended or began.
Row 1: With either color, ch 3, work dc evenly spaced along side.  (I had 26 dc). *First row of dc.
You will need a total of 6 rows of dc and 6 rows of sc. (12 total rows on Section B.)
Row 2: With color choice, ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 six times.  It is not necessary to alternate rows with dc and sc – you just need a total of 12 rows, 6 of each (dc and sc).
Fasten off.

Make 4 more blocks varying the pattern.  Sew blocks together to form the runner.  

Edging: With color of your choice, join with sl st anywhere on the outside edge with the right side facing you.  Row 1:Work sc evenly spaced around the edge of the runner. Join with sl st in beg st. Fasten off.
Row 2: Chain 3 (with your choice of color) and skip 1 sc and sc in the second sc..  Chain 3, skip 1 sc and sc in the second sc.  Repeat around the runner.
Row 3:  Chain 3 (with your choice of color) and sc in the loop that the chain 3 created in row 2.   Repeat around the runner. Fasten off.
Row 4 (optional): Repeat Row 3 if desired.
Weave in ends.

I put this runner on top of our “fireplace”.  It looks very beautiful and I am quite happy with it.  Now I’ve got to get going on my other crochet projects :)
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Comments

  1. This is beautiful!! My Mom taught me to crochet too, although I haven’t done anything this year, this is inspiring to get it back out. :)

  2. @Chrissy I haven’t done anything since I made the boy’s blankies and let me tell you – it felt so good to do something again! I’ve made a sock monkey, a Santa Claus, and I’m working on Santa ornaments for Reece’s class (20 of them!). It’s a lot of fun and I really forgot how much I enjoy it.

  3. LOVE this!!! Beautiful! I wonder if I can make something like this but knit it instead.

    Such a cute Christmas craft! Thanks for linking up last week for Fun Stuff Fridays. I’d love you to link up with us again.
    http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2011/12/fun-stuff-fridays-2.html

  4. This will be a great project for my daughter and I to do together on these chilly rainy days. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I love the way your runner turned out, how pretty! My sister is quite the crocheter as well, I still have to learn, looks like such a fun craft!

  6. That is really pretty. I just love the texture of crocheting.

  7. Oh I sooo wish I could be this talented!! This is gorgeous!! I would love for you to come link this up at our link party…junkintheirtrunk.blogspot.com/2011/11/link-it-up-wednesday-5.html

  8. Turned out so festive :)

    When you get a chance – love for you to link up to my “Made by ME” linky party: http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/12/made-by-me-9-linky-party-and-features.html

  9. I found you from bear rabbit bear’s linky party – I love to crochet – thanks for another great project (I think people I know are getting tired of hats and scarves…) This turned out so cute!

  10. Hey, Trish. This project motivated me to pick up a crochet project. Check it out if you get a chance. :) http://thetaylorhouse-chrissy.blogspot.com/2011/12/coffee-mug-koozie.html

  11. What a great project! I am just learning crochet doing a super simple shawl. I am going to bookmark this for when I can do something a more involoved. Would love to have you come link-up at Finished it Friday! Have a fabulous weekend! ~Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva

  12. SO cute! I love this, what a fun Christmas decoration and looks like it was fun to make!

  13. Lovely! Thanks for sharing. Thanks for linking to Things I’ve Done Thursday!

    Melanie
    Sew Rugged @ bear rabbit bear
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

  14. I love it! I would love for you to link up your project at Do Something Crafty Friday: http://vanessascraftynest.blogspot.com/2011/12/do-something-crafty-17.html

  15. So cute! I love the pattern!

  16. Very cute! I need to learn to crochet. :)

  17. Great runner.. I would love to have you share this with this weeks Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Blog Hop. The link to the party is
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/11/washi-tape-idea-book-and-wednesdays.html#
    I hope to see you there.
    Have a great week.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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