Linen Stitch Table Runner Free Crochet Pattern by The Unraveled Mitten

Is it just me or does this stitch have a thousand names? Linen, moss, granite, seed, woven. I couldn’t call it all 5 so I picked Linen….. I mean it is a table linen after all!

I have a small table so I crocheted this table runner to complement its size. If you would like to make yours longer you will need to chain a multiple of 2 and then just follow the pattern. If you want it wider just add more rows. Keep in mind though that making changes to its length or width will require more yarn.

Do you want to know my very favorite part of this project? There is ZERO ends to weave in. Yes, you are reading that correctly. ZERO ends. We will add fringe to the ends with all your tails from changing colors.

Materials

  • 300 yds Knit Picks CotLin (DK/#3 weight Cotton-Linen Blend, 123yds/50g Skein ) in colors of choice.
    • I used 5 colors
      • Eggplant: dark purple
      • Lilac: purple
      • Whisper: light purple
      • Flamingo: light pink
      • Whisker: grey
  • 4.25 mm hook
  • Scissors
  • I almost typed tapestry needle here but I caught myself… no ends to weave in!!

Difficulty

  • Easy

Gauge and Size

  • Gauge: 10 sc and 9 ch s1 sp x 21 rows
  • Finished Piece measures: 23 x 8 (not including fringe)

Abbreviations

  • I use US Terminology
  • Ch(s): chain(s)
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Sp: space

Notes

Linen Stitch Table Runner Free Crochet Pattern by The Unraveled Mitten

Make This Crochet Table Runner: Free Pattern

Ch 112. Be sure not to chain too loose otherwise, your foundation edge will ripple a little.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, * ch 1, skip next ch, sc in next ch. Repeat from * across. Finish off and turn

Row 2: Join new color, ch 1. Sc in first sc, sc in ch 1 sp. *Ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next ch 1 sp. Repeat from * across. Sc in last sc. Finish off and turn

Row 3: Join new color, Ch 1. Sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next ch 1 sp. Repeat from * across placing a sc in the last sc of row. Finish off and Turn

Rows 4-45: Repeat rows 2 and 3

Fringe

Depending on what kind of color change you used you may want to secure your tails by tying them together in a simple knot 2 at a time. This will ensure nothing becomes loose.

I added fringe along each end of the table runner following the same color pattern I used for the body of the piece. You could do it this way or mix it up and do it randomly. Totally up to you.

To make the fringe, cut 2 equal lengths of yarn (I cut about 8-9 inches). Insert hook into space where you want to attach your fringe, drape yarn over hook and pull through space to make a loop. Yarn-over with all 4 strands of yarn and pull through loop.

Do this along both ends. Trim to desired length ( I cut mine to about 2 inches) And that’s it!

Linen Stitch Table Runner Free Crochet Pattern by The Unraveled MItten

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7 Comments

  1. When I fasten off at the end of each row don’t I need to weave in the yarn? Is there another way to fasten off?
    Thank you

    1. You can certainly replace sc with dc, but 1) then it’s not a linen stitch project, 2) you will likely have to add an extra chain or skip two stitches to make the runner lay flat, and 3) you will have lots of holes in your finished project. It’ll look more like a granny stitch runner, and there are plenty of patterns for those online that you might prefer.

  2. Hi Heather, Love the design of your table runner and would like to make it as a placemat for my friend who has a shelf of urns of her beloved late pets. Planning a rainbow themed placemat. I’d like to know if the 300 yards is the total length for the whole table runner you made? I need to know so that I can estimate the length I need for my project. Thanks so much!
    Cheers.
    Mei Ling

  3. Hi, I want to try making this lovely table runner using ombre (variegated colors). yarn. The pattern instructions are to finish off at the ends of each row. Since I won’t be adding a new color of yarn, can I just turn, chain one, and start the next row, skipping the instruction to fasten off at the end of. each row?

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