Ila's Table Runner by Alexandra Richards ELK

Ila's Table Runner

Crochet
April 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 7 rows
in DC = 4" by 3.75"
5.5 mm (I)
550 yards (503 m)
One Size
US
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This table runner was a fun challenge. I will say that my favorite part is the web-like center. I am feeling inspired by it, and the wheels are turning on what else I could make similar to this.

Two weeks ago, one of my cousins sent me a picture she received from a family member, and asked if I could make it to gift to said family member. The color request was “to match the dining room set”, and I received a few more pictures of the table, and chair cushions.

I pulled out some yarn I had in my stash, and worked a bit. Once I established the design, I went to my local JoAnn’s and Hobby Lobby, in search of colors to match the table set. I really wanted a solid olive green, but I couldn’t find one in either store. Other colors of the set included light yellow, cranberry, brown and dark purple.

The closest I got was at Hobby Lobby with Yellow, and Olive Branch. Olive Branch is a variegated yarn to include olive green, light brown, light yellow, and copper.

Materials:
- 550 Yards of Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn - I used Crafter’s Secret Yarn. 5 Skeins in the Olive Branch colorway, and about half of one skein of the Yellow colorway
- I9/5.5mm Crochet Hook
- Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends

Material Notes:
You could use Lily Sugar n Cream in place of Crafter’s Secret Yarn, but use with an H8/5mm crochet hook.

Really, you can use any yarn to create this runner. Only thing I will stress is the purpose of your runner. As decoration, any yarn will work just fine. If you will be using this on a table that you will be eating and drinking on too, I recommend cotton or wool with no synthetic yarn (acrylic, polyamide, nylon…) within it. Why? Synthetic’s could melt if something hot were placed on top of, and don’t hold up as well to moisture.

Time Spent:
I worked this runner is a few seatings, but in total, just under five hours.

Gauge:
15 DC by 7 Rows = 4” by 3.75”

Abbreviations:
HDC - Half Double Crochet
DC - Double Crochet

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