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Buffalo Plaid Table Runner

Happy Fall! I love seeing everyone’s cute crochet sweater and hat patterns now that the weather is turning. Unfortunately, it is still too warm here for chunky crochet blankets so I made this buffalo plaid table runner to hopefully make it feel like fall to our house.

This pattern is great for beginners and can be made to fit any table. There are endless warm fall color combinations to make your home extra festive this season.

For a PDF version with picture instructions click HERE!

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Materials

3 colors of worsted weight yarn

A: 2 skeins of Caron Simply Soft Grey Heather

B: 1 skein of Caron Simply Soft Black

C: 1 skein of Caron Simply Soft White

4mm hook

Sizing

The table runner is 12″ wide made of 6 2″ squares. Typically, you will want to crochet your piece to be 12″ longer than your table so there are 6″ hanging off on either side. If your table runner is 38″ long or less, you will only need 1 skein of color A. The finished table runner with 4 skeins is 67″ long.

Abbreviations

Chain stitch – ch

Double crochet – dc

Notes

– The ch 3 at the end of each row counts as the first stitch

– The last dc goes into the ch 3 space

– You will always be carrying one piece of yarn throughout your work

– This is the EASIEST method to change color and continue carrying the yarn

– The color change occurs in the 10th (or 5th) dc

– For row 1-4 of each stripe: a shortcut for carrying the yarn is when you finish the last group of 10 dc, change the color and then DROP that yarn behind and just finish with the one color.

For example, 10 dc color A, change to color B, DROP color A, 5 dc color B, ch 3, turn, 4 dc, PICK UP color A, change to color A, 10 dc.

Finish the row as normal, turn and when you finish the first 5 dc, pick up color A where you dropped it and continue. For the last row of the square, you can’t do this. Carry the color to the end to tie off and join new color.

This video shows you how to carry, drop and pick up the second color.

Pattern

Table Runner

Colors A&B

Start with color B

1- Ch 63, turn dc in 4th ch and across (60)

2- Turn and ch 3, 4 dc, change to color A, 10 dc, change to color B, 10 dc, change to color A, 10 dc, change to color B, 10 dc, change to color A, 10 dc, change to color B, DROP color A, 5 dc

3-5- Turn and ch 3, 4 dc, PICK UP and change to color A, 10 dc, change to color B, 10 dc, change to color A, 10 dc, change to color B, 10 dc, change to color A, 10 dc, change to color B, DROP color A, 5 dc

6- Turn and ch 3, 4 dc, PICK UP and change to color A, 10 dc, change to color B, 10 dc, change to color A, 10 dc, change to color B, 10 dc, change to color A, 10 dc, change to color B, CARRY color A, 5 dc, change to color A at end

Colors B&C

7- Cut color B, turn and ch 3 with color A, 4 dc, join color C, 10 dc, change to color A, 10 dc, change to color C, 10 dc, change to color A, 10 dc, change to color C, 10 dc, change to color A, DROP color C, 5 dc

8-10- Turn and ch 3, 4 dc, PICK UP and change to color C, 10 dc, change to color A, 10 dc, change to color C, 10 dc, change to color A, 10 dc, change to color C, 10 dc, change to color A, DROP color C, 5 dc

11- Turn and ch 3, 4 dc, PICK UP and change to color C, 10 dc, change to color A, 10 dc, change to color C, 10 dc, change to color A, 10 dc, change to color C, 10 dc, change to color A, CARRY color C, 5 dc, change to color B

Repeat rows 2-11 until desired length alternating between colors A, B, and A, C.

When starting row 12, cut color C and CARRY UP color A while using color B.

When you have reached your desired length, tie off and sew in all ends.

Border

Using color B, attach yarn in the corner and ch 2. Evenly sc around all edges. Make 3 sc in each corner. Sl st into ch 2 space, tie off and sew in ends.

Now you have a fun modern table runner to get you in the fall or holiday spirit!

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6 Comments

  • Reply Rachael

    Hi there – how long of a runner did you get from the four skeins?

    April 1, 2019 at 9:58 AM
    • Reply Taylor Ann

      Hello! My finished table runner is 67″ long with four skeins.

      April 4, 2019 at 10:45 AM
      • Reply Rachael

        Thanks! I’m using your pattern to make a baby blanket so I adjusted it a bit and had to do math 🙂

        April 4, 2019 at 12:24 PM
        • Reply Taylor Ann

          What a great idea! Thanks for sharing and I bet your blanket will turn out great.

          April 5, 2019 at 7:49 AM
  • Reply Danielle

    At the end of each row there’s 5 dc but that still leaves me with the chain space. I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong. Please help!!

    July 8, 2019 at 2:23 PM
    • Reply Taylor Ann

      Hi! Your 5th dc should be in the chain space. If you use Instagram, feel free to message me a picture or video of your work so I can help you! Thanks for reaching out for help.

      July 9, 2019 at 11:38 AM

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