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.
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″
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.
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).
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.