By Crochet Contributor Sara. Follow Sara on her blog, Sunflower Cottage Crochet
I had my coasters, placemats and napkin rings. They looked so pretty on the table.
When they weren’t being used the table looked bare and boring. It needed something for everyday when the mats were not being used as its impractical with two large dogs, kids and of course the biggest kid of all, sometimes referred to as ‘husband’.
For me the table runner fit the bill and is easy to move when my daughter and her friends decide to empty the arts and craft cupboard… and it looks beautiful with a vase of flowers in the middle!
So jumping straight in, you will need:
- #4 worsted weight cotton such as lily sugar and cream, or any worsted weight yarn of your choosing.
- Size 4mm hook
- Stitch markers (optional)
FSC – Foundation single crochet
PSC – paired single crochet
Sk – skip
SS – slip stitch
*to*–Repeat the instructions written between the two *
FO – Fasten off
The special stitches used are:
Foundation Single Crochet – FSC – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fG-LiTY_khs
Paired single Crochet – PSC – sc in first stitch of row only, *insert hook into same sp and yo pull through, insert hook into next space and yo pull through, yo pull through all three loops on hook.*
Note: to adjust size FSC any odd number of stitches and work any odd number of rows.
In color A:
Row 1: FSC 33, ch1, turn
Row 2: PSC 33, ch1, turn
Rows 3-143: repeat row 2 but do not turn work at the end of row 143.
Rnd 1: In the last stitch of row 33 *(sc2, ch2, sc2) this will create your first corner. PSC in next 141sts, (sc2, ch2, sc2) in the next st, PSC in next 31 stitches* twice, ss to first sc.
Join color B to any ch2 space
Rnd 2: ch4, sk1, ss in next st, *ch3, sk1, ss to next st* around.
Note: you should have 18 ch3 spaces along the short side and 73 ch3 spaces on the longer sides.
Rnd 3: SS to next ch3 sp, *ch3, ss to next ch3 sp* around.
Note: you will find that you create a ch3 for each corner again on rows 3 and 5. If you cannot see them gently stretch your table runner a little and they should be visible. You may want to use stitch markers to mark each corner.
Rnd 4-5: repeat round 3
Attach color A to any corner.
Rnd 6: *(Sc2, ch2, sc2) in corner, (sc2 in next ch2 sp) to next corner ch3 * repeat 3 more times, ss to first sc.
Rnd 7: ch1, sc in each st around and in each ch2 ensure you (sc2, ch2, sc2). SS to first sc.
FO and weave in ends.
There you have it, the last element of the official Jorja Collection. We would love to see how your table runners turn out and what your tables look like fully dressed! Please do share your work with us.