How Do I Crochet Table Scarves?

by Amber Hemmer
Crochet a decorative table scarf to dress up your table.

Crochet a decorative table scarf to dress up your table.

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Adding a table scarf to your tabletop creates a warm, homey feeling. A table scarf, sometimes called a table runner, is a long, thin cloth. It lies in the center of the table and hangs off the sides. Crocheting a table scarf gives you the opportunity to customize the length, width, pattern and colors. If your decor is difficult to color match or if your table is oddly shaped, crocheting a table scarf might be the solution.

Items you will need

  • 4-ply worsted weight yarn
  • Size "H" crochet hook
  • Scissors
Step 1

Tie a slip knot in the end of your yarn. Insert the hook through the loop. Grab the strand of yarn with the hook and pull it through. Release the slip knot as you pull back, creating a new loop with the yarn.

Step 2

Create a chain of 40. This will be the width of the table scarf. The length will depend on how long your table is. Test the length of the scarf on your table as you work to determine the desired length.

Step 3

Begin working in the fourth chain from the hook. Find the hump on the back of the fourth chain. Instead of crocheting with the top loop in each chain, work with the hump on the back side of the stitch. This creates a patterned look on the edge of the scarf. Create a double crochet in the fourth chain.

Step 4

Form a double crochet in the hump of each of the remaining chains. Chain three at the end of the row.

Step 5

Begin the second row by turning your work. This allows you to work in the opposite direction. Create a double crochet in the next two double crochets. Start the repeating pattern in the second row by chaining two. Skip over the next two double crochets. Create double crochets in the next three double crochets. Repeat the pattern to finish the second row. Chain three. By skipping the two double crochets, you create a square hole in the pattern of the table scarf.

Step 6

Turn your work to begin the third row in your table scarf. Create a double crochet in each double crochet. Create a double crochet in each chain two space. Repeat this process to complete the third row.

Step 7

Continue working down the length of your table scarf. Repeat rows two and three as many times as you need to complete the length of the table scarf. The table scarf might hang a little off the sides of the table, or it might be slightly shorter than the length of the table. Lay the scarf on the table when you are almost finished, to measure your progress.

Step 8

Tie off the yarn at the last stitch. Cut the end, leaving a 2-inch tail. Weave the tail into the stitches to hide it.

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