Greetings crochet lovers! Have you ever wanted to impress your friends and family with your mad crochet skills? Well, have I got a treat for you!
Today, I’m sharing a free pattern for a Granny Rectangle Table Runner that’s sure to make your dining table look more fabulous than ever before.
Now, before you start rolling your eyes and thinking “Oh great, another boring crochet tutorial,” let me tell you something – this pattern is anything but boring. In fact, I promise you’ll have a blast making it! And who knows, you might even discover a newfound love for granny squares.
So, grab your crochet hook, and some colorful yarn, and get ready to make a Granny Rectangle Table Runner that would make even your granny jealous.
Get ready to crochet your heart out and have a good laugh along the way, because this tutorial is going to be filled with plenty of puns and jokes (because who says crochet has to be serious?).
So, without further ado, let’s get started on this Granny Rectangle Table Runner Free crochet pattern!
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Granny again? isn’t that old?
Now, I know what you’re thinking – “Granny rectangles? Isn’t that like, so last century?”
But hear me out, my crochet friends. Granny rectangles are not only timeless, but they’re also incredibly modern. Trust me, they’re having a moment right now.
With the rise of bohemian and retro-inspired home decor trends, granny squares and rectangles have made a comeback in a big way. And let’s be real, who doesn’t love a good throwback?
But the best part is that you can give these classic shapes a modern twist by playing around with bold colors and unconventional arrangements.
Plus, Granny Rectangles are perfect for beginners who are just starting to dip their toes into the world of crochet. They’re easy to make and you can whip them up in no time. And once you have a bunch of them, you can assemble them into all sorts of fun and funky projects, like this Granny Rectangle Table Runner.
So don’t knock granny rectangles until you’ve tried them, my friends. Trust me, they’re the perfect way to add a touch of retro-chic to your modern-day home.
Let’s get started with the pattern, shall we?
First things first!
Paris Drops 50 gr, 100% Cotton, 75 m, Shades 17(color A) and 48 (color B) in total for this sample I used: 142 gr
Subs can be
Any #4 weight Cotton yarn
- 16 st X 7 rows
- This sample is 11” X 20”
- Ch = Chain
- Slstc = Slip stitch
- St = Stitch
- Dc =Double Crochet stitch
Specialty Stitch & Technique Key
GRst = Granny stitch [Dc3 + Ch1] in same stitch
One color or more?
One of the best things about making a Granny Rectangle Table Runner is that you have so many options when it comes to colors.
You can choose to go with a monochromatic look, using just one color for the entire runner. This can create a sleek and modern feel, perfect for a minimalist or contemporary home.
On the other hand, if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, you can choose two contrasting colors that really pop. This will give your table runner a bold and playful look, perfect for adding some fun to your dining room.
If you’re having trouble deciding on which colors to use, take a cue from your existing home decor. Consider the colors of your walls, furniture, and other accents in the room.
You can either choose colors that complement these existing elements or go for something that contrasts in a way that really stands out.
And remember, don’t be afraid to have some fun with it!
Watch this Live tutorial on ” How to choose your Crochet colors”Crochet is all about creativity and self-expression, so let your imagination run wild and see what kind of color combinations you can come up with for your granny rectangle table runner.
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On with the Instructions!
- This pattern consists of one rectangle worked in rounds
- Ch3 does counts as st at beginning of the row
- This pattern calls for multiples of 3 +3
- You can work this pattern with one color or multiple as you wish. I used two colors
- You can adjust the length by adding multiples of 3 to the foundation chain to suit your style and preference
- This pattern can also be used as Placemats
For this pattern rectangle, Please decide if and when to change colors.
I used the cream shade in the first 3 rounds and changed to the navy color for the rest.
Row 1: Dc2 in 4th Ch from hook( forms 1st GRst), Ch1, Skip 2 Ch, GRst in next, skip 2 ch, Grst in next, skip 2 Ch, continue across to end, Dc3 in last st, Ch2, Dc3 in same st, Ch2, Dc3 again in same st, (this forms the rectangle corner), Ch1, now we continue on the same row on the opposite side, GRst in next GRst from the prev row on the opposite side, GRst in next GRst, continue to next corner, skip 2, Dc3 in last Ch (1st Dc3), Ch2, Dc3 in the same spot, Ch2, and Slst to 1st Ch3 from the beginning. (2 corners + 6 X 2 Dc3 clusters)
Now you should have a closed rectangle.
Round 2: Sl st 3 to the near Ch1 space, Ch3 (counts as 1st st), Dc2, Ch1,GRst in next Ch1 space, GRst in next and continue until reach next corner, (Dc3+Ch2+Dc3) in next Ch2 space, Ch1, (Dc3+Ch2+Dc3) in next Ch2 space, Ch1, GRst in next ch1 space and across, finish Slst to 1st Ch1 from the beginning. ( 4 corners + 7 X 2 Dc3 clusters)
Round 3: Sl st 3 to the near Ch1 space, Ch3 (counts as 1st st), Dc2, Ch1, GRst in next Ch1 space, GRst in next and continue until reach next corner, (Dc3+Ch2+Dc3) in next Ch2 space, Ch1, (Dc3+Ch2+Dc3) in next Ch2 space, Ch1, GRst in next ch1 space and across, finish Slst to 1st Ch1 from the beginning. ( 4 corners + 1 Dc3 cluster in between + 8 X 2 Dc3 clusters)
Here I changed colors, so fasten up the yarn and cut.
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Rounds 4-9: Introduce new color in a corner Ch3 (counts as 1st st), Dc2 + Ch2 + Dc3 in same Ch2 corner, Ch1, Grst in next Ch1 space, GRst in next and continue until reach next corner, Dc3+Ch2+Dc3 in next Ch2 space, Ch1, GRst in next, and across to next corner, Dc3+Ch2+Dc3 in next Ch2 space, Ch1, GRst in next Ch1 space and across, to next and corner, repeat until you finish the round , finish Slst to 1st Ch1 from the beginning.
If you wish to make a larger piece continue repeating rounds
Round10: Ch3 (counts as 1st st, Dc1 in next 2 Dc from prev round, Dc1 in Ch1 space, *[Dc1 in next 3 dc from prev round, Dc1 in Ch1 space]* repeat from * to* to corner, (Dc3+Ch2+Dc3) , continue *to* to next corner and repeat to end of the round, Slst to 1st Ch1 from the beginning
Round 11 (Final Round): Ch1, Sc1 in 1st st, Sc1 in next st and across to the corner, (Sc1+Ch2+Sc1) in the corner, continue Sc1 in every st to next corner and repeat to end of the round, Slst to 1st Ch1 from the beginning
Cut yarn and weave in ends, I suggest to hand-wash in room temperature water with fabric soap the item and block it to straighten and have a perfect rectangle.
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If you want to add Tassels for a more Boho Chic style here is a tutorial on How to make yarn Tassels
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