Let’s welcome Vicky from Pattern Princess as a guest designer. Vicky is sharing her twist on a granny square table runner pattern. Her Granny Rectangle Table Runner is a fun, beginner friendly project. Use a variegated yarn with long color repeats (a self-striping yarn) to make the colorwork easy!
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Vicky Pietz has been crafting in one way or another ever since she was a child. Her love of crochet started after her grandmother taught her the basics back when she was 8 years old. Pattern Princess is her website where you can find quick and easy free crochet patterns perfect for beginners, and pretty crochet stitch tutorials to help you expand your skills for a few intermediate crochet patterns. Oh, there are lots of recipes and a few craft projects, too. More recently, Vicky’s daughter, Casey, started getting involved with making crochet items. She specializes in making jewelry and together, Vicky and Casey are expanding their recipe collections both on Pattern Princess and on their new recipe site, Wholesome Farmhouse Recipes.
Granny Rectangle Table Runner
Granny Square Table Runner Crochet Pattern by Pattern Princess
This easy granny table runner pattern is perfect for beginners. It looks great on any table. The simple stitches are easy to follow, and with just a little bit of practice you’ll have this project finished in no time. This design is as beautiful as it is simple.
Basic Crochet Stitches
Once you have mastered the chain stitch and double crochet stitch, you are ready to expand your skills and make this rectangle tablecloth. This pattern works up quickly because of the double crochet stitch and the easy repeating pattern.
Today, I used two variegated yarn cakes in hues of grey, black, and white. It was so easy to have a colorful table runner without switching yarn colors and weaving in a lot of yarn ends. However, this pattern can be made using any yarn and any color. This pattern would look modern if you used a bulky yarn with a chunky look. I used a number 3 yarn for a lighter, lacy look. A fingering yarn would work well for this, too.
- Confident beginner
- 24 stitches per 4 inches (10 centimeters)
- 19.5 inches (49.5 centimeters) wide X 28 inches (71 centimeters) long
- Once you get started, continue adding rounds until your desired finished size.
- CH = Chain
- DC = Double Crochet
- SK = Skip
- SL ST = Slip Stitch
- SP = Space
- ST = Stitch
- STs = Stitches
- [ ] = Repeat Between
Crochet Pattern Notes
- The length of the starting chain will determine how long the final project ends up being.
- The granny clusters should line up with each other on the top and bottom of the rounds.
- In the corner space, I worked a chain 2. You can work a chain 3 or other length in the corner stitch depending on the look you are going for with your crochet rectangle.
- Chain 28
- In the fourth CH from the Hook, work 2 DC. (Counts as 3 DC with the skipped Chains). [CH 1, SK 2 STs, 3 DC in next ST]. Repeat across between [ ]. In the last ST work (3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC, CH 2, 3DC).
- Continue working on the underside.
- [CH 1, SK 2 STs, 3 DC in next ST]. Repeat across between [ ]. In the last ST work (3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC, CH 2, 2DC). Join with a SL ST to the top CH of the beginning CH. (20 granny clusters)
- CH 4 (Counts as DC, CH 1). [3 DC in the CH 1 SP, CH 1]. Repeat across between [ ] to the first corner CH 2 SP. In the CH 2 SP work (3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC). CH 1. In the next CH 2 SP work (3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC). Continue to the underside CH 1 [3 DC in the CH 1 SP, CH 1]. Repeat across between [ ]. In the CH 2 corner SP work (3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC). CH 1. In the next CH 2 SP work (3 DC, CH 2, 2 DC). Join with a SL ST into the third CH of the initial CH 4. (24 granny clusters)
- CH 3 (Counts as DC). 2 DC in the same CH 1 SP. CH 1 [3 DC in CH 1 SP, CH 1]. Repeat across between [ ] to the first corner CH 2 SP. In the CH 2 SP work (3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC). CH 1. Work 3 DC in the CH 1 SP. CH 1. In the next CH 2 SP work (3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC). Continue to the underside CH 1 [3 DC in the CH 1 SP, CH 1]. Repeat across between [ ]. In the CH 2 corner SP work (3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC). CH 1. Work 3 DC in the CH 1 SP. CH 1. In the next CH 2 SP work (3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC) CH 1. Join with a SL ST into the top CH of the initial CH 3. (28 granny clusters)
Rounds 4 through 19
- Repeat rounds 2 and 3 until you reach your desired size.
- Leave about a 12-inch (30.5-centimeter) yarn tail. Weave in yarn ends and remove excess yarn.
Recently, I made a square Christmas Tablecloth using a variegated yarn in holiday colors. Get the free crochet pattern for the Beginner Granny Square Christmas Doily here.