Veronika from Blue Star Crochet is joining us for the third in a series of guest post designs. Today, Veronika is sharing the Valentina Crochet Bed Runner! This is a great way to add a pop of color to your bedroom without making an entire blanket.
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About Blue Star Crochet
Veronika Cromwell is the crochet fashion designer behind Blue Star Crochet Company. She was born in picturesque Slovakia but moved to the United Kingdom a few years ago where she lives with her husband, Darren, and sons, Jacob and Cole.
She was taught to crochet as a young girl by her mum, but it wasn’t until she was expecting her son when she found a real passion for designing and creating patterns for garments and accessories for the whole family.
The lack of cool and fun clothes for boys has led her to come up with her own designs. She set up Blue Star Crochet Company in December 2016.
Her wide range of designs have since been published in all major UK crochet magazines including Inside Crochet, Crochet Now and Simply Crochet.
She set up Blue Star Crochet blog in May 2020 to enjoy creative freedom and share free patterns and tutorials.
Valentina Bed Runner
Crochet Bed Runner Pattern by Blue Star Crochet Company
Do you love soft furnishings? I personally love adding new pieces to each room. My new Valentina Crochet Bed Runner pattern is another free crochet pattern.
I have always dreamt of a home filled with custom handmade pieces that are going to add a touch of class. I have designed this lovely textured bed runner for our bedroom. It has a little shabby chic feel to it, so this crochet bed runner fits perfectly.
I have opted for a turquoise shade of blue colour to complement the duck egg blue and cream colour combination of our bedroom. It has added a much needed pop of colour to the muted soft shades.
This crochet bed runner is super easy and quick. The pattern uses basic crochet stitches that are perfect for any beginner crocheter. It is a super quick make too, as I have used chunky yarn and 8 mm crochet hook.
If you fancy expanding your homeware crochet collection, I have the perfect matching cushion for this bed runner. I am talking match made in heaven! Check out the free Pinstripes Crochet Cushion pattern. It uses an interlocking crochet technique and if you haven’t tried or heard of it, don’t worry! I have made a video tutorial to guide you through and teach you the basics! Find the handy tutorial on the pattern page.
My Valentina Crochet Bed Runner has been designed for a double bed. However, the finished length can be easily adjusted by adding or leaving out a few rows in the middle section.
I used paired double crochet stitch sometimes referred to as closed V stitch. It essentially consists of working two double crochet in the space between two stitches on the row below. Some crocheters say it is a variation of a V st without the chains between (which is absolutely correct)
I have made a quick video tutorial to show you how to work this easy textured crochet stitch.
- Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky (100% acrylic; chunky weight; 136 m per 100 g ball) x 10 balls in 333 Marine Blue
- 8 mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- 7.5 cm (3”) tassel maker
- 60 cm (23.5”) x 195 cm (77”) to fit a double bed
- 5.5 pdc x 5.75 rows measures 10 cm x 10 cm (4” x 4”)
STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS (US CROCHET TERMS)
- ch- chain stitch
- dc- double crochet
- fsc- foundation single crochet
- pdc- paired double crochet- 2 dc worked in space between 2 dc on row below- A video tutorial for this stitch is available below.
- puff st- puff st- (yarn over, insert hook and pull up loop) 5 times, yarn over and pull through all loops on hook
- sc- single crochet
- Patterns starts with a foundation single crochet which replaces the standard starting chain
- The bed runner is worked in rows of paired double crochet with 3 rows of popcorn stitch to add even more texture
- The bed runner has been designed for a double bed
- To adjust the size for single or king size bed, you will need to adjust the number of rows of the middle section between rows of puff st
- Follow pattern until row 27 for all sizes
- For single bed work 32 rows of pdc in the middle section. The bed runner will measure 135 cm (53”) in length
- For king size bed work 86 rows of pdc in the middle section, the finished length will be 230 cm (90.5”)
- Finish pattern by following pattern from row 87 to end for all sizes
- Row 1: 67 fsc, turn.
- Row 2: 3 ch (counts as first dc), (miss next st, 2 dc in next st) repeat across until last 2 sts, miss next st, 1 dc in last, turn. 32 pdc + 2 dc
- Row 3: 3 ch, 1 pdc across, 1 dc into top of beg 3 ch, turn. 32 pdc + 2 dc
- Repeat Row 3 another 18 times.
- Row 22: 3 ch, (1 puff st into next pdc, 1 ch) repeat across, 1 dc into top of beg 3 ch. 32 puff sts + 2 dc
- Row 23: 3 ch, 1 pdc into top of each puff st across, 1 dc into top of beg 3 ch, turn. 32 pdc + 2 dc
- Repeat Row 22 – Row 23 another two times.
- Row 28 – 86: as Row 3.
- Row 87: 3 ch, (1 puff st into next pdc, 1 ch) repeat across, 1 dc into top of beg 3 ch. 32 puff sts + 2 dc
- Row 88: 3 ch, 1 pdc into top of each puff st across, 1 dc into top of beg 3 ch, turn. 32 pdc + 2 dc
- Repeat Row 87 – Row 88 another two times.
- Row 93 – 112: as Row 3.
- Row 113: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st), 1 sc in each st across.
- Fasten off. Sew in all ends.
- Using your tassel maker, make four 7.5 cm (3”) tassels and attach one into each of the four corners. Sew in ends securely.