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Delicate Lace Table Runner

Click here for larger image.Recreate a time gone by when you add this beautiful accent to your decor! This ageless piece is certain to grab everyone's attention, regardless of where it's displayed.

Dainty rectangular motifs are worked with a shell design and then edged with half double crochet stitches. Then the motifs are sewn together and adorned with frilly chain-loop flowers. Stitched from size 10 crochet cotton, the finished size of this beautiful runner is 9 1/2 x 25 inches.

Design by Lillian Gimmelli

Skill Level

Easy

Finished Size

9 1/2 inches x 25 inches

Materials

  • DMC Cebelia Crochet Cotton size 10 (1 3/4 oz/284 yds/50g per ball):
    • 2 balls ecru
    • 1 ball #223 medium dusty pink
  • Size 13/.85mm steel crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge

9 hdc = 1 inch; Motif = 3 1/4 inches x 4 1/4 inches

Pattern Notes

Weave in ends as work progresses.

Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.

Chain-3 at beginning of rows counts as first half double crochet unless otherwise stated.

Special Stitches

Beginning shell (beg shell): Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in indicated st.

Shell: (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in indicated st.

Table Runner

Motif

Make 16.

Row 1 (WS): With ecru, ch 40, hdc in 4th ch from hook (beg 3 sk chs count as hdc), hdc in each rem ch across, turn. (38 hdc)

Row 2 (RS): Ch 6, sk first 4 hdc, sl st in next hdc, [ch 6, sk next 3 hdc, sl st in next hdc] 8 times, sc in 4th ch of beg 4 sk chs, turn. (9 ch-6 sps, 1 sc)

Row 3: [Ch 8, sl st in next ch-6 sp] 9 times, turn. (9 ch-8 sps)

Row 4: Ch 1, sl st in first ch-8 sp, beg shell (see Special Stitches) in same sp, *ch 1, sc in next ch-8 sp, ch 1, shell (see Special Stitches) in next ch-8 sp, rep from * 3 times, turn. (5 shells, 4 sc)

Row 5: Ch 3 (see Pattern Notes), shell in ch-2 sp of next shell, *ch 2, dc in next sc, ch 2, shell in ch-2 sp of next shell, rep from * 3 times, turn. (5 shells, 5 dc)

Row 6: Ch 6, dc in ch-2 sp of next shell, *ch 10, dc in ch-2 sp of next shell, rep from * 3 times, ch 6, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, turn. (6 dc, 4 ch-10 sps, 2 ch-6 sps)

Row 7: Sl st in first ch-6 sp, ch 3, shell in next dc, *ch 2, dc in next ch-10 sp, ch 2, shell in next dc, rep from * 3 times, ch 2, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-6, turn. (5 shells, 6 dc, 9 ch-2 sps)

Row 8: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of next shell, *ch 1, sk next ch-2 sp, sc in next dc, ch 1, shell in ch-2 sp of next shell, rep from * 3 times, ch 1, sc in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, turn. (5 shells, 5 sc, 1 dc)

Row 9: Ch 8, sl st in ch-2 sp of next shell, ch 8, sl st in 2nd dc of next shell, [ch 8, sl st in next sc, ch 8, sl st in ch-2 sp of next shell] 3 times, ch 8, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, turn. (9 ch-8 sps)

Row 10: Ch 6, sl st in first ch-8 sp, [ch 6, sl st in next sp] 8 times, turn. (9 ch-6 sps)

Row 11: Ch 3, 4 hdc in each ch-6 sp across, turn. (37 sts)

Border

Rnd 1: Ch 2, hdc in each of first 36 sts, 3 hdc in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, working across next side, 2 hdc in end of row 11, 4 hdc in next ch sp, hdc in last ch of same ch sp, hdc in end of next sc, hdc in same sp as sc worked, hdc in next ch sp, 4 hdc in sp formed by next edge dc, hdc in same sp as edge dc worked, hdc in next ch sp, 3 hdc in sp formed by next edge dc, 3 hdc in next ch sp, 2 hdc in end of next edge sc, 3 hdc in sp formed by edge dc of row 1, working across next side in unused lps of starting ch, hdc in each of next 36 chs, 3 hdc in last ch, working across next side, 3 hdc in next ch sp, hdc in each of next 2 chs of next ch sp, 2 hdc in sp formed by next edge dc, hdc in same dc, hdc in each of next 2 dc, 3 hdc in sp formed by next edge dc, 3 hdc in each of next 3 ch sps, 2 hdc in next ch sp, 5 hdc in sp formed by next edge hdc, join in beg hdc. (134 hdc)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, working in back lps (see Stitch Guide), hdc in each hdc around, join in beg hdc. Fasten off.

Flower

Make 8.

Rnd 1 (RS): With medium dusty pink, ch 6, join in first ch to form a ring, *ch 15, sl st in ring, rep from * 4 times. (5 ch-15 sps)

Rnd 2: *Ch 18, sc in beg ring between next 2 sl sts, rep from * 4 times. Fasten off.

Assembly

Referring to photo, sew Motifs together.

Edging

Join ecru in any hdc on rnd 2 of Border of any outer Motif, ch 1, sc in same hdc, sc in each rem hdc around, join in beg sc. Fasten off.

Finishing

Block lightly. Referring to photo for placement, sew Flowers to Table Runner.

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