Red Heart Super Saver Americana Table RunnerBack to category
Red Heart Super Saver Americana Table Runner
Decorate a star-spangled table with a runner of crocheted stars. It will give your table setting style on July 4th and Memorial Day -- and can be easily washed and reused for other patriotic events and picnics all summer long!
- Time:several hours
1Use a gauge of 12 sts and 14 rows (4 inch) in single crochet to crochet a star that measures 12 inch in diameter (finished runner measures 12 inch wide x 60 inch long). Be sure to check your gauge. If it takes you less chains to match the gauge, try using a smaller size hook; if it takes you more stitches, try a larger size hook. Download the template, if needed, for commonly used abbreviations in yarn projects.
Single crochet 2 together (sc2tog): [Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop] twice, yarn over and draw through all three loops.
standing sc: Place slip knot on hook, insert hook in designated st, yo, draw yarn through st, yo, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook.
2Star (make 3 with Cherry Red and 2 with Royal Blue)
Round 1 (right side): Work 10 sc in 2nd ch from hook, do not join -- 10 sc. Place marker in first st of round and move marker up as work progresses.
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around -- 20 sc.
Round 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around -- 30 sc.
Round 4: * Sc in next two stitches, two sc in the next; repeat from* 10 times -- 40 sc.
Round 5: Sc in each sc around.
Round 6: *Sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around -- 50 sc.
Round 7: Sc in each sc around.
Round 8: *Sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around -- 60 sc.
Round 9: Sc in each each sc around.
Round 10: *Sc in each of next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around -- 70 sc.
Round 11: Sc in each sc around.
Work now progresses in rows.
Row 1: Sc in each of next 12 sts, turn, leaving remaining sts unworked -- 12 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc2tog over first 2 sts, sc in each st across to last 2 sts, sc2tog over last 2 sts, turn 10 sts.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 4 through 9: Repeat Rows 2 & 3 (3 times) 4 sc at end of last row.
Row 10: Ch 1, [sc2tog over next 2 sts] twice, turn -- 2 sts.
Row 11: Ch 1, sc2tog over next 2 sts 1 st.
4Points #2 through 5
Row 1: With right side facing, skip next 2 sts after last point, join same color with standing sc in next sc, sc in each of next 11 sc, turn, leaving remaining sts unworked 12 sc.
Row 2 through 11: Work same as Rows 2 through 11 of Point #1.
Round 1: With right side facing, join Soft White with standing sc at side of any point, *sc evenly across to top of point, 3 sc in point, sc evenly across other side of point, sc in next 2 sc in Round 11 of Center; repeat from * around, join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off Soft White.
Weave in ends. Using photograph as a guide, sew stars together at the points with Soft White.