Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Moss stitch table runner

Make a lovely table runner for spring. This table runner is made using the crochet moss stitch (sc and ch). The moss stitch together with a thicker cotton yarn gives a great texture. I have used the yarn Reko Cotton from Järbo Garn for this project. 

Crocheting moss stitches is pretty easy after a while, so this is a perfect project for anyone who enjoys crocheting in front of the tv :)

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Yarn: Reko Cotton (100% recycled cotton)
For this project I had 9 balls from the start ( 3 nature (24201), 2 black (24202), 1 Beige (24206), 1 Lagoon Green (24212), 1 Yellow (24218), 1 Light grey (24204).
I've finished approximately 7-8 balls for the whole table runner.

Hook: 4,0 mm
Scissors and a needle for fastening ends.

Substitute Yarn: If you can't find Reko Cotton I would recommend Drops Paris which is similar. Drops Paris can be found at Wool Warehouse. Use recommended hook.

Size: My table runner is about 35 cm wide and 85 cm long. You can easily make it bigger by adding more rows or by adding more stitches to the starting chain.

Wool Warehouse


st - stitch
ch - chain
sl st - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
ch-1 - chain with 1 stitch


Start by making 82 ch. Do not crochet to tight on the starting chain to prevent your work from curling later on.

Round 1:
Start in 3:rd chain from hook. *1 sc, ch 1, skip 1 st*, repeat * -* until you have made 1 sc in the last ch. Turn your work.

Round 2  and forward:
Ch 2. *Make 1 sc in next ch-1, ch 1*, repeat * -* until you have made 1 sc in the last ch. Turn your work.

Continue until you are happy with the length of your table runner. Fasten off and weave in the ends!

Color change:
Fasten the new color with a sl st in the last sc on last round when changing color.  Continue as before by first ch 2, 1 sc in next ch-1 etc..


It is of course possible to vary the colors and stripe pattern on this table runner. To make parts with thin stripes in 2 colors you need to make each other round with each of the 2 colors. Follow the color code below if you'd want exactly the same colors and stipes as me. 

Round        Color                                     Round             Color

lm-kedja      black                                     94                  light grey              
1- 21            black                                    95-96            nature
22-31           light grey                              97-99            black                
32                nature                                    100- 03         nature
33                yellow                                   104-114        yellow             
34                nature                                    115-119        nature
35                yellow                                   120-122         light grey            
36                nature                                    123               nature
37                yellow                                    124               lagoon green     
38                nature                                     125               nature
39-41           beige                                      126               lagoon green     
42-65           nature                                     127               nature
66-83           lagoon green                          128              lagoon green      
84-87           nature                                     129               nature
88                light grey                                130               lagoon green      
89                nature                                      131               nature
90                light grey                                132-146        black               
91                nature                                     147-153        nature
92                light grey                               154-172        beige 
93                nature

If you've got questions, or find any errors in this pattern, please tell me!
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Happy crocheting!

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  1. Absolutely beautiful use of my favorite stitch :)

  2. I love this simple, yet, effective pattern. Thank you so much for sharing your instructions! I've been looking for some ideas for my kitchen table and I might just give this one a try :)
    All the best!