modern crochet table runner
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Modern Crochet Table Runner Made With T-Shirt Yarn

Hey there makers! Today I have the pleasure of sharing a fun and versatile modern crochet table runner pattern. I absolutely love the stitch definition with this pattern and being able to use t-shirt yarn in this stitch is so much fun!

This pattern can be made longer or wider, or with or without fringe, which is why it’s so versatile! If you make this pattern exactly as the pattern is written, then it’s the perfect size for a coffee table or top of a dresser. If you make it longer, that would be perfect for a dinner table or buffet counter. If you make it as written, but leave the fringe off, then it would make a perfect placemat. You could even crochet a decorative border rather than adding fringe! Check the pattern notes for size customization instructions.

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Modern Crochet Table Runner

Skill LevelEasy, Beginner

Tools and Materials

  • 10mm crochet hook
  • stitch markers
  • scissors
  • 109 yards Knitz N Purlz Tshirt yarn, Purple Prune color pictured

Abbreviations (US)

  • ch – chain
  • st/sts – stitch(es)
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • dc – double crochet

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Gauge and Finished Dimensions

  • 7 DC X 5 rows = 4 inches x 4 inches
  • 11 inches x 14 inches (not including fringe). The fringe adds about 7 inches to each side making the measurements 11 inches wide by 28 inches long.
crochet table runner gauge

Pattern Notes

  • To adjust the length of this runner, chain any odd number.
  • To adjust the width of this runner, work additional repeats of rows 2 and 3.

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T-Shirt Modern Crochet Table Runner

Chain 27 See Photo A (Maker Tip: When you begin this project, make the tail of the slipknot 7 inches long so it can be incorporated into the fringe rather than weaved into the work.)

Photo A – Use a stitch marker in the last chain to mark this stitch. You will crochet into this chain after the work is turned.

Row 1: DC in the 4th ch from the hook, DC in each st across, turn (25) See Photo B

Photo B – Use a stitch marker in the chain 1’s at each edge of the project where a chain 1 is worked. This helps make the stitch easier to locate when crocheting into it on the next row.

Row 2: ch 1 (counts as a st), *DC in next st, SL ST in next st, repeat from * across, last SL ST will be worked in the top of the previous row’s turning chain, turn (25) See Photo C and D

Photo C – The chain 1 counts as a stitch, so you will not crochet into the first stitch in this row, but rather you will begin by working a DC in the next stitch. The white arrows in this image indicate the chain 1 and first stitch. The pink arrow indicates the next stitch.
Photo D – The last slip stitch in this row is worked in the top of the previous row’s turning chain, which is marked with the stitch marker.

Row 3: ch 3 (counts as a st), DC in each st across, last DC will be worked in the ch-1 from the previous row, turn (25)

Row 4 – 13: repeat rows 2 and 3

Cut yarn leaving approx a 7 inch tail, fasten off. This tail (as well as the tail from the slip knot at the beginning of the project) can be incorporated in the fringe siding rather than having to weave it in to the project.


To create the fringe, cut 26 (or preferred amount – I like fuller fringe so I cut 38) 14-inch lengths of yarn. Divide in half and attach to each of the short edges. Trim to even or to desired length.

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