Christmas Table Runner

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Think Christmas in July.  This table runner would make a great addition to your holiday decorating.

The red and green accent border on this table runner really makes the white center pop!  Crochet the border using a sparkled metallic yarn and really create a sensational piece.  Display it where it will be seen by everyone that visits your holiday home.  

Berry Leaf Table Runner

Intermediate Level

Crochet Hook: H/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Materials List
1.RED HEART Holiday: 2 balls 1360 Aran w/Gold A, 1 ball each 9560 Wine/Gold B and 6560 Hunter/Gold C
2.Crochet Hook: 5mm [US H-8]
3.Yarn needle
4.Sewing needle and thread
5.6mm gold beads

Crochet Gauge

16 sts = 4; 11 rows = 4 in pattern.

Finished Size: Runner measures 14 x 56.

Instructions
Notes

Runner is made from the center out to Border Edge.

To Change Color in Dc: Work last dc before color change until 2 loops remain on hook, drop color in use, with next color to be used yo and draw through 2 loops on hook; continue with new color.

Runner

First Side
With A, starting at center, ch 214.
Row 1 (Right Side): Dc in 4th ch from hook, * ch 2, skip next ch, sc in next ch, ch 2, skip next ch, dc in next 2 ch; repeat from * across; turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first 2 dc, ch 3, * sc in next 2 dc, ch 3; repeat from * to last 2 sts; sc in dc, sc in top of ch-3; turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, skip first sc, dc in next sc, * ch 2, sc in ch-3 space, ch 2, dc in next 2 sc; repeat from * across; turn. Repeat Rows 2 and 3 five more times, changing to B in last st of last row.

Border
Row 1: With B, repeat Row 2.
Row 2: Ch 3, dc in first sc, dc in next dc, * ch 2, sc in ch-3 space, ch 2, dc in next 2 sc; repeat from * across; work one more dc in last sc changing to C; turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first 3 dc, ch 3, * sc in next 2 dc, ch 3; repeat from * to last 3 sts; sc in next 2 dc and in top of ch- 3; turn.
Row 4: Ch 3, dc in first sc, dc in next 2 sc, * ch 2, sc in ch-3 space, ch 2, dc in next 2 sc; repeat from * to last 3 sc; dc in next 2 sc, 2 dc in last sc changing to B; turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first 4 dc, ch 3, * sc in next 2 dc, ch 3; repeat from * to last 4 sts; sc in next 3 dc, sc in top of ch-3;turn.
Row 6: Ch 3, dc in first sc, dc in next 3 sc, * ch 2, sc in ch-3 space, ch 2, dc in next 2 sc; repeat from * to last 4 sc; dc in next 3 sc, 2 dc in last sc. Fasten off.

Second Side
With right side facing, attach A in first st of beginning ch and work across remaining loops as follows:
Row 1 (Right Side): Ch 3, skip first st, dc in next st, * ch 2, skip next st, sc in next st, ch 2, skip next st, dc in next 2 sts; repeat from * across; turn.
Complete same as First Side.

Edging
Row 1: With right side facing, skip edge of first Border, attach A at short end of First Side; ch 1, work 42 sc evenly across First and Second Side edge, leaving Second
Border unworked, changing to B; turn
Row 2: Ch 3, dc in first sc, dc in next sc, [ch 2, skip next sc, sc in next sc, ch 2, skip next sc, dc in next 2 sc] 8 times, work one more dc in last sc changing to C; turn.
Rows 3-6: Repeat Border Rows 3-6. Fasten off.
Repeat Edging on opposite short end.

Accents

Leaves (Make 8)
With C, ch 14; sc in 2nd ch from hook, * sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, (tr, ch 3, slip st in top of tr, tr) all in next ch, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, (tr, ch 3, slip st in top of tr, tr) all in next ch, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next 2 ch, ch 3 **, slip st in last sc made; working on opposite side of beginning ch, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next st, (tr, ch 3, slip st in top of tr, tr) all in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, (tr, ch 3, slip st in top of tr, tr) all in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; slip st in first sc. Fasten off leaving long end to sew leaf to runner.

Berry (Make 6)
With B, ch 2, 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook; join with a slip st in first sc. Fasten off leaving long end to sew to runner.

Finishing

Sew corners of Border and Edge rows together. Sew groups of 4 leaves with 3 berries to runner as shown. With sewing thread and needle sew gold beads in middle of each berry.

 

See more Christmas crochet projects here.

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