Fern Forest Table Runner

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Twelve beautiful fern leaves close to form a unique beginning for each crocheted medallion. Each medallion is joined creating an ideal runner or doily for a coffee table or dining room table.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Each motif = 7”; Runner = 20”x 30”

Gauge: Each Fern Petal = 1½” in length

Materials

Yarn:

Light weight yarn Tahki Yarns Cotton Classic (100 % Cotton; 108 yards [99 meters]/50 grams: 3724 Leaf Green, 4 balls

Hook: US size H/8 (5 mm)

Notions: Tapestry Needle; scissors

Abbreviations

ch(s) – chain(s)

sc – single crochet

esc – extended single crochet

dc – double crochet

st(s) – stitch(es)

tr – treble crochet

yo – yarn over

RS – right side

Special Stitches

Esc (extended single crochet): Insert hook in designated st, yo, pull up loop, yo, draw through 1 loops on hook, yo, pull through 2 loops.

Pattern Notes

Runner consists of 9 motifs

Pattern

First Motif

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 13, sl st in 6th ch from hook to form ring. For petals, work sc in next ch, esc in next ch, dc in rem 5 chs, ch 7, *drop loop from hook, insert hook in beginning ring, pick up dropped loop, yo, draw through loop, ch 1, working in ch-7 just made, sc in next ch, esc in next ch, dc in next 5 chs, ch 7; rep from * 10 more times, join in last st of starting ch – 12 petals.

Rnd 2: Sl st between first and 2nd petal, ch 1, sc in same sp, *ch 5, sc between next 2 petals, ch 5; rep from * 10 more times, join in first sc – 12 ch-5 sp.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same sp, *work 7 sc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * 11 more times, join in first sc – 35 sc.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same sp, *ch 7, sk next 6 sc, sc in next sc; rep from * 11 more times, join – 12 ch-7; 12 sc.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same sp, *ch 8, sc in next sc; rep from * 11 more times, join – 12 ch-8; 12 sc.

Rnd 6: Ch 4, work 3 tr in same sp, ch 3, 4 more tr in same sp, ch 1, catching ch 7 and ch 8 of Rnds 4 and 5, sc, *ch 1, work 8 tr in next sc, ch 1, sc catching Rnds 4 and 5, ch 1, 4 tr, ch 3, 4 tr in next sc; rep from * 10 more times, ch 1, sc Rnds 4 and 5 tog, ch 1, join on top of ch 4 – 96 tr; 6 ch-3.

Fasten off.

Second Motif

Work Rnds 1-5 of First Motif

Rnd 6: Ch 4, work 7 tr in same sp, *ch 1, sc Rnds 4 and 5 tog, ch 1, work 4 tr, ch 3, 4 tr in next sc; rep from * 7 more times, ch 1, sc Rnds 4 and 5 tog, ch 1, 4 tr in next sc, ch 1, to join, drop loop from hook, insert hook under any ch-3 of First Motif, grab dropped loop from 2nd motif, ch 1, work last 4 tr in same sp, ch 1, sc Rnds 4 and 5 tog, ch 1, work 4 tr in next sc, drop loop from hook at 4th tr, insert hook in 4th tr of First motif, grab loop and continue working next 4 tr in sc, ch 1, sc Rnds 4 and 5 tog, ch 1, 4 tr in next sc, ch 1, drop loop from hook, insert hook under ch-3 of corresponding First motif, grab loop, ch 1, work last 4 tr in same sp, ch 1, sc Rnds 4 and 5 tog, ch 1, join on top of ch-4.

Third Motif (joining from right to left)

Rnd 6: Ch 4, work 7 tr in same sp, *ch 1, sc Rnd 4 and 5 tog, ch 1, work 4 tr, ch 3, 4 tr in next sc; rep from * 5 more times, ch 1, sc Rnds 4 and 5 tog, ch 1, 4 tr in next sc, ch 1, join as in Second Motif, always corresponding with adjoining motifs.

Work motifs as follow, always joining from right to left:

Fourth Motif as Second Motif

Fifth Motif as Third Motif

Sixth Motif as Second Motif

Seventh Motif as Third Motif

Eighth Motif as Second Motif

Ninth Motif as Third Motif

Finishing

Weave in ends. Block if desired yarn ball

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Comments
  • michele fs

    Often when I’m crocheting, I find a chart helpful. It lets me see what stitch to put where so I don’t end up with a mess. Have you tried to chart your designs?

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