Tartan Plaid Table Runner Free Crochet Pattern

Decorate your home with this stunning crochet tartan plaid table runner. This free crochet pattern uses basic stitches and a simple design to make a stunning base for your table centerpiece.

Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this Tartan Plaid Table Runner crochet pattern. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge, and sizing information.

Decorate for the holidays with is free crochet pattern for a tartan plaid table runner. Tartan plaid can be made with any color combination.

Tartan Plaid Table Runner and So Much More

The table is not the only place where we can use a cute tartan plaid crochet mat. I have designed this pattern so you can adjust the size of the crochet table runner to make it fit any surface you like. Make one for an entryway table. My grandmother always had a decorative cloth for the top of the toilet. It is completely up to you where you would like to use this tartan plaid table runner. Just use the instructions below to make it the perfect size.

Decorate for the holidays with is free crochet pattern for a tartan plaid table runner. Tartan plaid can be made with any color combination.

Tartan Plaid Color Options

Tartan plaid is a super pretty plaid pattern and it can be made with ANY color. Unlike buffalo plaid, which requires 3 shades of a color, tartan plaid is just made of stripes and does not need a blended middle color. So you can use blue, orange, and white, fall colors, or even red, green, and white for a Christmas table runner.

Decorate for the holidays with is free crochet pattern for a tartan plaid table runner. Tartan plaid can be made with any color combination.

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Materials Needed

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Amounts are for the 14 inches wide by 58 inches long table runner.
8.5 oz or 442 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Soft White (Size 4 Yarn)
2.4 oz or 125 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Carrot (Size 4 Yarn)
2.4 oz or 125 yds of Red Heart With Love, Ochre Brown (Size 4 Yarn)
Size H 5mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
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Stitches and Abbreviations

CH – Chain
DC – Double Crochet
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
SLST – Slip Stitch

Gauge and Size

Gauge: 7 DC X 4 Rows = 2 inches
Size: According to Google you want your table runner width to be 1/3 the width of your table. I have provided instructions for a lot of different widths and lengths so you can easily adjust this pattern to the size of your table or to fit an entryway table or other surface. The material list is for a table runner that is 14 inches wide by 58 inches long including the fringe. Larger table runners will require more yarn than listed.

Widths Included in the Pattern
Widths in Inches – 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20.

Lengths Included in Pattern
You can easily add or subtract length by working fewer or more rows in the table runner base. I have included the following lengths in the instructions below. The lengths below include the 6-inch fringe (3 inches on each side). The base of the table runner will be 6 inches shorter than the length listed below.

Lengths in inches – 17, 29, 35, 41, 47, 53, 59, 65, 71, 77.

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Tartan Plaid Table Runner

Notes:
-Written in US terms.
– I do not count my CH2, turning chain, as a stitch.
– The pattern is worked in 3 steps, the table runner base, surface slip stitch stripes, and fringe (optional).
– I did not carry my yarn.

Table Runner Base

With Main Color. (White)

For 6 inch Runner – CH 24
For 8 inch Runner – CH 31
For 10 inch Runner – CH 38
For 12 inch Runner – CH 45
For 14 inch Runner – CH 52
For 16 inch Runner – CH 59
For 18 inch Runner – CH 66
For 20 inch Runner – CH 73

Row 1: DC in the 3rd CH from the hook. DC in each CH across. (Your stitch count will be 2 less than your starting chain.

Row 2-4: CH2, turn, DC in each ST across.

Change to first Accent Color. (Brown)

Row 5: CH2, turn, DC in each ST across.

Change to second Accent Color. (Orange)

Row 6: CH2, turn, DC in each ST across.

Change to Main Color. (White)

Row 7-10: CH2, turn, DC in each ST across.

Now simply repeat rows 5-10 until your table runner is as long as you would like it to be. I have added some instructions for different lengths of table runners below. Be aware the lengths are for the final table runner including the 6 inches of fringe, so the table runner base will be 6 inches less than the final length listed.

17 Inch Table Runner – Work row 5-10 a total of 3 times for a total of 22 rows.
29 inch Table Runner – Work row 5-10 a total of 7 times for a total of 46 rows.
35 inch Table Runner – Work row 5-10 a total of 9 times for a total of 58 rows.
41 inch Table Runner – Work row 5-10 a total of 11 times for a total of 70 rows.
47 inch Table Runner – Work row 5-10 a total of 13 times for a total of 82 rows.
53 inch Table Runner – Work row 5-10 a total of 15 times for a total of 94 rows.
59 inch Table Runner – Work row 5-10 a total of 17 times for a total of 106 rows.
65 inch Table Runner – Work row 5-10 a total of 19 times for a total of 118 rows.
71 inch Table Runner – Work row 5-10 a total of 21 times for a total of 130 rows.
77 inch Table Runner – Work row 5-10 a total of 23 times for a total of 142 rows.

Once the table runner is long enough, fasten off and weave in all your ends.

Adding the Surface Slip Stitched Stripes

To create the second set of stripes we will use surface slip stitch. When working surface slip stitch make sure your stitches are loose to avoid gathering the table runner. We will start in the 4th stitch from the edge. Work a row of one accent color then directly next to it (in the 5th stitch) work a row of the other accent color. Then you will skip 5 stitches and repeat the process. Follow the photo instruction below to learn how to surface slip stitch.

tartan plaid instructions

Step 1: Insert hook into the top of the stitch in the last row worked. Yarn over with accent color.

Step 2: Pull the loop through the stitch. Make sure to leave a 3-4 inch yarn end on the backside of your work.

tartan plaid instructions

Step 3: Holding the hook vertical, insert the hook into the stitch directly under the last stitch worked. Holding your hook vertical will make sure the loop you created is loose enough.

Step 4: Yarn over on the backside of the work and pull the loop through the stitch and through the loop on your hook.

This creates your surface slip stitch. Make sure to keep the tension on your working yarn nice and loose.

tartan plaid instructions

Steps 5-6: Showing steps 3 and 4 repeated. Continue repeating steps 3-4 until you reach the end of the table runner.

When you don’t have any stitches left to work in, fasten off with a 3-4 inch yarn end, yarn over and pull the whole yarn end through the last loop. Weave in your ends if you are not adding fringe. If you are adding fringe we will work these yarn ends into the fringe.

Adding Fringe (Optional)

To add fringe to the table runner first count the edge stitches for each color. You can use strands of the accent colors for the fringe where the surface slip stitch ends. Instead of weaving in the surface slip stitch ends, you can tuck them into the fringe.

Cut one 6-inch strand of yarn for every stitch of the first and last row.

tartan crochet instructions

Step 1: Take one strand of yarn and fold it in half.

Step 2: Pick a stitch and insert your hook into the end of the stitch from the back of the table runner to the front. (Depending on which side you are working on the table runner, you will either be inserting your hook into the top of the stitch or into the foundation chain (bottom of the stitch)).

tartan crochet instructions

Step 3: Loop the middle of the strand of yarn over the hook.

Step 4: Pull the loop through the stitch leaving the yarn ends on the other side of the stitch.

tartan plaid instructions

Step 5: Take the yarn ends (and the yarn tail from the slip stitch stripe if there is one) and wrap them over the hook.

Step 6: Pull the yarn ends through the loop on the hook.

Repeat steps 1-6 for every stitch on the two ends of the crochet table runner.

Once all fringe is attached, carefully smooth the fringe out and cut the fringe to the desired length.

Now your Tartan Plaid Table Runner is complete and ready to be enjoyed. You can work this up in so many different sizes to help decorate many areas in your home.

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Decorate for the holidays with is free crochet pattern for a tartan plaid table runner. Tartan plaid can be made with any color combination.
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