Nothing beats the charm of a handcrafted crochet table runner! Whether you want to showcase an antique wooden table – or just cover up a few scratches – these stunners make every surface look its best.
This post shares our favorite free crochet table runner patterns. Choose from cozy cottage patterns, minimalist modern designs, or delicate lacework – there’s a design here for every style. Let’s get started!
Free Crochet Table Runner Patterns
Crochet table runners are one of our favorite ways to spruce up your space because they highlight one of the main gathering areas – the table!
Decorate your space. The table is the heart of your home, where you gather to share food, drinks, conversation, and quality time. A handmade table runner adds a special touch of beauty, color, and your own creativity to make this space extra inviting.
Protect your surfaces. We all have that one dining table or heirloom coffee table we want to last forever. A table runner helps protect surfaces that might otherwise be harmed by heat damage or stains.
Heartfelt gift idea. Lastly, table runners make fantastic gifts to give to new homeowners, newlyweds, or anyone who likes to create a beautiful home.
In this list, you’ll find lots of inspiration for crochet table runners that will accent your space beautifully. Whether your style is cozy farmhouse, sleek modern, or romantic lace, you’ll find a pattern that’s perfect for your home.
Are crochet table runners a good project for beginners?
New to the world of crochet? No worries. There are lots of easy table runner patterns that are perfect for beginners. Start with patterns that focus on basic stitches, simple rectangular shapes, and easy-to-work-with yarns.
For table runners, choose a durable, easy-care yarn. Cotton and linen are excellent options – they can withstand messes and wash up nicely. For runners you’ll use around food and drinks, definitely opt for a machine-washable yarn.
This table runner uses the classic granny stitch to create a light and lacy chevron design. It’s an easy project, and its airy texture would be a great way to accent a table that you already love. It measures 44”, but is easy to adjust to your preferred size.
This shell stitch pattern is addicting to crochet and works up quickly! This boho pattern features fun tassels and looks great set with vintage plates and cups, succulents, or whatever decor you have on hand! This pattern is best for the experienced beginner.
This simple pattern is the perfect background for a relaxing cup of tea or coffee and effortless conversation. It’s made with easy row repeats, so you can make it whatever length you need in order to fit your space. Made with durable cotton, this welcoming table runner will be used for many occasions over the years.
This modern crochet table runner pattern is made using the corner-to-corner (C2C) crochet technique. This “Waves of Grain” pattern gets its name from its wheat-like stitching. This pattern is best for intermediate crocheters.
This pattern is easy to make and measures approximately 12” by 72”. This pattern lies flat even without blocking, which helps to create a really organized, straight, and simple look for your table. It’s created with the moss stitch, and is a great pattern for beginners!
Using basic stitches, this sweet pattern is easy to adjust for the length that you need. This decorative runner would be a beautiful choice for a tea, baby shower or wedding shower, or even for a wedding reception. It’s made with lace and is a good pattern for intermediates.
This beautiful runner uses the basketweave stitch to create its textured pattern. Using fingering-weight yarn, this light runner is the perfect accent for your table, whether it’s time for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert! It measures about 8.5” x 65”.
Crocheted into this bold, hexagonal pattern, you’ll find flying dragonflies integrated throughout. This unique centerpiece is sure to impress your guests and add beauty to your table. This pattern uses chains, slip stitches, single crochets, double crochets, and treble crochets.
This two-tone pattern is an easy way to celebrate the coming of spring in your home. With a contrasting border and waving edges, you won’t be able to help thinking of the beauty of nature all around you. This pattern is perfect for comfortable beginners.
Filled with interesting, geometric triangles, this filet crochet table runner pattern is a great way to add interest to your eating and visiting area. It features a braided fringe and is made mainly with chain stitches and double crochets. Try it out in a neutral or use a brighter color to liven up your space!
Inspired by the beautiful art of macrame, this table runner has tons of texture! It’s made with a 4-row repeat using the back post treble crochet. It’s easy to adjust this pattern to fit your table perfectly.
Named “Geometry” in English, this pattern is made with blocks of color featuring lovely diamonds throughout. This would be a great pattern for gathering the different colors around your home to feature right there on your kitchen table.
Made with crochet thread, this intricate lace crochet table runner pattern features delicate star motifs throughout. This pretty pattern would be wonderful to pull out for special occasions when you want to dress up your home a bit. This one is a good choice for intermediate crocheters.
This calming table runner would be the perfect addition to Thanksgiving dinners. It’s made with the woven lattice stitch, works up quickly, and is a good pattern for beginners! It measures approximately 14” x 78”.
Made using the linen stitch, this colorful table runner doesn’t require any weaving in ends! The colorful tails are tied together using simple knots to create a carefree fringe. This one is made with five complementary colors, but you can use as many or as few colors as you like.
Fill up your table with these festive snowflakes! This lacy pattern is created with individually joined snowflakes, so you can make as many or as few as you like to fit the size of your dining table, coffee table, or end table.
This festive pattern creates an antique vibe in your dining room space. Don’t need any more fall decor? You could easily change the color combination on this versatile pattern to create a spring or winter-themed design.
This pattern is made with the moss stitch, and is a fun and relaxing way to combine your favorite colors to form an interesting and unique table runner design. To make this pattern, you’ll need to be able to chain, slip stitch, and single crochet. Get creative with your favorite shades in this fun pattern!
This coffee table crocheted runner is a cozy way to decorate your living space, and it’s a great project for beginners. Alternating a pattern of single crochets and crossed double crochets, it creates a beautiful texture for sprucing up your surface.
This cheery table runner is a beautiful way to brighten your dining room table or coffee table no matter the season. It measures about 12” x 36”. To make this pattern, you’ll need to be comfortable with the chain stitch, slip stitch, starting double crochet, double crochet, half double crochet, and double crocheting two together.
Ideal for gathering your favorite people all in one space, this striped table runner can easily be customized to be longer or shorter to fit your table perfectly. It’s great for fall decorating but could be adjusted to fit nearly any color scheme.
This festive table runner embodies the thankful hearts and rich colors that make up the Thanksgiving season. This 48” x 8” design is great for using up your extra autumn-colored yarns. It’s made using the C2C technique.
This rustic, farmhouse crochet table runner represents the thankfulness that fills us up around our tables all year long. It incorporates simple, cozy neutrals and would be a beautiful way to decorate your own table or give to a friend as a gift. This colorwork pattern is a good fit for advanced beginners.
This simplistically beautiful pattern would be so lovely on a coffee table or dining table. It incorporates detailed bobbles and lace throughout. (Please note that the creator closes her shop on Fridays and Saturdays, so try again later if you’re having trouble accessing the pattern.)
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