Ahhhh, Sweet November! I love this time of year as Thanksgiving preparations are in full swing and the holiday music is blasting on the radio and my favorite Christmas movies are on TV. Perfect time to cozy up and crochet!
Time to decorate your dinner table and no better way to do that than to add some crochet accents! I made a crochet table runner with the words “Give Thanks” along the center. Crochet Oak Leaves add a little flair to each end! Follow the pixel graph below or to make it super simple you can choose to make a solid color C2C runner!
The Caron Simply soft line of yarn has the perfect autumn colors for this project AND you need less than a skein of each! As you can see from the picture, I have a little ball of the Bone color left!
– Caron Simply Soft in Dark Sage, Autumn Red, Pumpkin, Gold, Taupe (not pictured) and Bone. Shop all colors HERE on Yarnspirations.com.
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Give Thanks Pixel Graph. Download it HERE.
– Tapestry needle
Finished Size: Approximately 48 inches long and 8 inches wide (not including the leaves)
I used the Corner-to-Corner (C2C) method to crochet the graph.If you aren’t familiar with the C2C technique, I have a video class available HERE for purchase that teaches you this technique! The Crochet Crowd also has a very helpful video tutorial for FREE that shows you the basic technique of corner-to-corner crochet. Check that out HERE.
Instead of the traditional C2C method of using DC’s and chain 3’s to make each pixel, I used HDC’s and only chained 2 (and chained 5 instead 6 on the increase stitches). This allowed me to have a smaller overall runner and tighter stitches but you can absolutely use DC stitches if that is more comfortable for you!
When you are done crocheting the main part of the runner you will need to make two triangles for each end. Just begin doing a normal C2C until it gets to 7 stitches across the top. Next you will want to transform the edge of your triangle with ridges to a smooth edge so you can sew it onto either end of your runner. See a full tutorial of this HERE when I made my Valentine’s Day runner.
Next you will work on the border.
Round 1: SC in the spaces along the edge between each pixel square and chain 2. So you will SC + Chain 2 repeating along the entire edge of your runner. Make a SC + Chain 2 + SC in the very tip of each end of your runner.
Round 2: 2 DC in each chain 2 space along the edge.
Round 3: Switch to green. 2 DC between each 2 DC cluster from the previous row. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Lastly, crochet a few Fall Oak Leaves for the ends! This pattern can be found in the new Yarnspirations Holiday Cheer Thanksgiving Lookbook! It is a simple and repetitive pattern that won’t take you very long to make.
If you also have your eye on the crochet pumpkins in the pictures above, you can also get that free pattern in the Yarnspirations Holiday Cheer Thanksgiving Lookbook!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!