Golden Table Runner Free Crochet PatternThis table runner is a long narrow strip perfect for decorating leaving plenty of room for place mats and other table wares. It is easily adapted to any length or width desired.
Finished measurements 9cm / 3.5 inches x 63.5 cm / 25 inches
MaterialsYarn needle for weaving in ends
Crochet Hook - I used my Milford 2.35mm hook
1 skein of 1mm metallic cord - I used this gold cord from my *affiliate. I still had a few of meters left over.
Red yarn - I used some from my yarn stash
Stitches US crochet terminologySlip Stitch - SS
Chain - Ch
Single Crochet - SC
Double Crochet - DC
To start:Using the metallic cord > Chain 8, SS into first Ch
SC into loop just created, Ch2, (takes place of first DC), 2DC, Ch2, 3DC. Turn work
Row 2Ch5, 3DC into Ch2 space of previous row, Ch2, 3DC into same Ch2 space of previous row, Ch2, DC into 3rd ch of turning row. Turn work
Row 3this row and all subsequent rows are a repeat of the second row
**Ch5, (3DC, Ch2, 3DC) into Ch2 space, Ch2, DC into turning row. Turn work. repeat from **
continue until desired length is reached. My runner has 46 rows.
Switch to Red yarn
NB: There are four corners and two points to this table runner. All six are worked with 2 shells (3DC = 1 shell) separated by 1Ch.
If you wish to follow a video tutorial of how to add the red rows skip to the 12 minute mark of Bob Wilson's Mile a Minute video. Her starting rows are a little different to how I started mine but I am sure this runner would be equally successful using her method.
1st Red RowJoin your yarn into the last Ch5 space
***Ch3, 2DC into same space, Ch1, 3DC into same space (right corner complete), 3DC into next space (the point of your runner), Ch1, 3DC into same space (point complete), 3DC into next space, Ch1, 3DC into same space (left corner complete), 3DC into next space, 3DC into the next and so on until you reach the next corner at the opposite end of your runner. Repeat from ***, SS to join
2nd Red RowCh3, 2DC, (3DC, Ch1, 3DC) into corner space, 3DC, (3DC, Ch1, 3DC) into point space, 3DC, (3DC, Ch1, 3DC) into corner space, 3DC all down the side until you reach the other end adding in the corners as before, 3DC along other edge, SS to join
Switch to Gold Cord
Block or Square edgingAgain if you would like to follow along with a video this tutorial by Joannes Web will help you out. I did not do a row of SC first because I wasn't sure I would have enough cord.
NB: again there are 2 shells in each corner and point but no Ch1 in between them this time.
Join the gold cord into the shell just before the right corner. (You can start anywhere but it's nice to get the corners done first.)
Ch3, DC into corner space, Ch3, 3DC into DC space you just made (first shell complete), DC into same corner space, Ch3, 3DC into DC space you just made (second shell complete), DC into next space, Ch3, 3DC into DC space you just made (shell complete) and so on all around your project, working 2 shells into each corner and point. SS to finish.
Working with metallic cord can be tricky due to it's stiffness. I recommend rolling your cord into a ball before starting or you will end up with a big mess of cord that will take a couple of hours to sort out (How do I know? I'm not telling).
Cord also wants to unwind from the ball almost as fast as it's wound on. I used little hair elastics every now and then to secure the cords in place and then continued to wind over the elastics.
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