Santa Table Runner Free Crochet Pattern

Looking for a festive, quick, and lively crochet project?

The Santa Table Runner checks all those boxes and then some! This crochet pattern is quick, great for beginners, and free.

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For this pattern, I used Red Heart Super Saver. With the kids and pets in this house, I prefer Red Heart Super Saver for its ability to hold up through many washes. If I could ensure little to zero milk spills, I would have used a luscious velvet or chenille yarn.

Crochet Terminology

This tutorial is written using US crochet terminology in the following abbreviations:

CH = Chain
FDC = Foundation Double Crochet
SC = Single Crochet
DC = Double Crochet

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Yarn

Total yarn: 330 yds/300m, 175g/6oz

 

Main Color: Red = 163yds/148m, 85g/3oz
Color 1: 1: Black  = 55g/2oz, 104yds/96m
Color 2:  White = 38yds/14m, 25g, 7.5oz 
Color 3: Gold/Saffron = 15yds/13m, 10g/3oz

Hook Size

US I/9 – 5.50mm

Gauge

2”x2” = 6 DC stitches x 3 Rows

Finished Size – Blocked

13” x 35”

Stitches Used

FDC – Foundation Double Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
SC – Single Crochet
CH – Chain

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Pattern Notes

This pattern uses the Foundation Double Crochet (FDC) to make Row 0 and Row 1.  If you prefer to use a chain to start, use:

Row 0: Chain 96
Row 1: DC in 3rd chain from hook.  DC in each chain until end = 95 DC

Go to Row 2 in the main pattern.

Begin Pattern 

Begin with Red

Row 1: FDC 95 = 95 Foundation stitches, 95 DC
Row 2 – 9: CH 1, turn, DC in same stitch, DC in each remaining stitch. =  95 DC
Change to Black
Row 10 – 13: CH 1, turn, DC in same stitch, DC in each remaining stitch. =  95 DC


Change to Red
Row 14 – 15: CH 1, turn, DC in same stitch, DC in each remaining stitch. =  95 DC
Change to White
Row 16 – 19: CH 1, turn, DC in same stitch, DC in each remaining stitch. =  95 DC
Change to Red
Row 20 – 22: CH 1, turn, DC in same stitch, DC in each remaining stitch. =  95 DC

Cut yarn & weave in all ends.

Begin Border
Use Black yarn
Row 1:  Attach black yarn anywhere along the edge, but not within 3 stitches of any corner.  *SC evenly along the edge until corner, in corner [SC, CH 1, SC], * repeat until you reach the beginning of the SC border, join with a slip stitch, CH1.
Row 2. HDC in same stitch, *HDC in each stitch until corner, in corner 3 HDC,* repeat until you reach the beginning of row 2, join with a slip stitch, cut yarn, weave in all ends.

Begin Buckle
Use Gold/Saffron yarn

Use Gold/Saffron yarn
Make a large magic circle with a long tail. The magic circle should have an opening at least 4 inches in diameter.
CH 3 (counts as first DC), 8 DC, CH 1, 10 DC, CH 1, 10 DC, CH 1, DC, Join with a slip stitch, leave long tail, cut yarn.
The buckle won’t be round or square.
Attach to center of table runner using black yarn. You may need to shape it as you attach it.

Warmest wishes,
Cindy


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