Crochet Table Runner

Crochet Table Runner Pattern – Free

This easy, free crochet table runner pattern will instantly spruce up your table. It’s a table runner crochet pattern that actually lies flat and has straight, natural edges – and it’s super easy to make!

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Crochet Table Runner

Crochet table runners add a touch of elegance to any table. This free pattern for a crochet table runner will make a wonderful addition to your dining room or kitchen table. The pattern creates a table runner that is approx. 12″ wide and 72″ long, which is the average size of a table runner. You can easily adjust both the width and height (instructions are included in the pattern).

Crochet Table Runner

You can use any size 4 (medium) yarn and pick colors to match your home decor. I used Lion Brand Heartland in the color “Dry Tortugas.” It was my first time using this yarn and I absolutely love it! It’s very soft and easy to work with.

Table Runner Crochet Pattern

If you are searching for an easy table runner crochet pattern without big bumps, you’ve come to the right place! This very simple pattern creates a table runner that actually lies flat, even without blocking.

The edges are naturally straight and tassels are added to the ends for a lovely finishing touch.

Crochet Table Runner Pattern

This crochet table runner pattern is made with the beautiful Moss Stitch, which is a simple combination of single crochet and chain stitches and is very easy, even for a beginner.

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Crochet Table Runner Pattern

I really enjoyed making this table runner. At first, I was daunted by the size – 72″ was the longest thing I’ve ever crocheted. However, I found this pattern incredibly calming and didn’t want it to end! I was also surprised at how quickly it worked up.

Crochet Table Runner

Now I’m looking forward to hosting dinner parties and holiday dinners and dressing up the table with my new table runner!

You can also use this table runner as placemats. Simply make two for a stunning table setting!

Crochet Table Runner as Placemats

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Crochet Table Runner Pattern Details

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The pattern creates a table runner that is approx. w: 12” x h: 72” (without tassels).


Yarn: Any size 4 (medium) yarn. You will need approx. 900 yds in total. 

I used Lion Brand Heartland in the color “Dry Tortugas.” This yarn is size 4 (medium) and 100% acrylic. A skein is 251 yds / 230 m and 5 oz / 142 g. I used three and a half skeins. 

Crochet Hook Size: H/8 (5.00 mm).

Other Materials: Scissors, yarn needle and measuring tape. Optional: a piece of cardboard or any object that is 6” wide (to help cut tassels).

Crochet Table Runner Pattern


This pattern is written for right-handed crochet using standard US terminology. If you’re more familiar with UK terms, here’s my US to UK Conversion Chart


  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches 
  • sk = skip 
  • sc = single crochet
  • ch-1 sp = chain 1 space
  • ch-2 sp = chain 2 space


4” x 4” = 10 sc and 16 rows following the pattern. To make a gauge swatch, chain 31 and follow the pattern. Only count sc sts (not chains or spaces).

Crochet Table Runner

How to Adjust the Size

The pattern is made from the chain row up. The number of starting chains determines the width and the number of rows determines the height. To adjust the width, make fewer or more starting chains in multiples of 2 + 1. To adjust the height, make fewer or more rows.

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Table Runner Crochet Pattern Instructions

Start: Chain 55.

For Row 1 (only), work into the back ridge loops. 

Where to crochet in the chain

Row 1: In the third chain from hook, sc (the space between your chains and the sc creates a ch-2 sp, which you will work into on the next row). *Ch 1. Sk the next ch. In the next ch, sc (this creates a ch-1 sp that you will work into on the next row).* Repeat from * to * across row. (Your final st is a sc in the last ch of the row). (27 sc made. 1 ch-2 sp and 26 ch-1 spaces created).

Row 2: Ch 2 and turn. In the first ch-1 sp from the previous row, sc (this creates a new ch-2 sp). *Ch 1. In the next ch-1 sp from the previous row, sc (new ch-1 sp created).* Repeat from * to * across row until the ch-2 sp at the end. Ch 1. In the ch-2 sp (the space between the two starting chains and the last sc from the previous row), sc. (27 sc made. 1 ch-2 sp and 26 ch-1 spaces created).

Row 2 and on

Row 3 and on: Repeat Row 2 until the height of your work measures approx. 72” or your desired height. 

Note: after Row 8, the width of your work should measure approx. 12” wide (and should continue to be this width for the rest of the pattern). If your width is different, you may want to start again with a different hook size or make fewer or more starting chains. 

Table Runner Pattern

All rows have the same number of stitches. You can end after any number of rows. After reaching your desired height, fasten off and weave in loose ends.

Adding Tassels / Fringe to the Table Runner

Preparing Your Yarn

Each tassel has 2 strands of yarn that are approx. 12” long. (Once attached to the table runner, the tassel strands are folded so it looks like 4 strands that are 6” long). 

You will need 106 x 12” strands in total. 

Easy Crochet Table Runner

Tip for cutting the strands: find an object that is 6” wide (a piece of cardboard, a notebook, etc). Wrap your yarn around the 6” object several times. Cut the yarn in the middle to form individual strands. These 12” strands will be used for the tassels. Repeat until you’ve made a total of 106 strands.

For different sized tassels, cut smaller or larger strands.

Cutting tassels


It doesn’t matter whether the front or back of the table runner is facing you – just ensure it’s the same for the top and bottom.

Top: Attach the tassels to all ch-1 and ch-2 spaces along the top. (27 tassels along the top). 

Bottom: Sk the ch-2 sp. To ensure there isn’t a large gap, attach tassels to the top loop of each chain st directly below the ch-1 spaces along the bottom. (26 tassels along the bottom). 

Attaching Tassels


A) Take two strands of yarn and fold them in half. With your hook, pull the folded ends through the chain or stitch from the front to the back (which creates a loop).

B) Pull the ends through the loop. 

C) Pull tight to make a knot.

(Repeat for each tassel). 

How to Attach Tassels


Trim the strands to make them all one length. I cut mine to be 4”. 

Cutting fringe / tassels

Learn more about adding tassels and how to trim the ends perfectly with this Guide to Tassels & Video Tutorial.

And now you have a new table runner!

Table Runner Crochet Pattern

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