Best Crochet Stitch For Table Runners

by Hanne // updated on: May 10, 2023

Are you wondering what the best crochet stitch is for a table runner? Look no further. In this article I’ll show you several crochet stitches you can use to make a beautiful table runner in no-time. 

Table runners are perfect for beginners. They don’t have complicated shapes (usually just a square) and they often repeat the same pattern over and over. 

However if you pick the right stitch they can look very impressive!

The idea is to pick a crochet stitch that has an interesting texture or one where you can easily create a good looking pattern so that your table runner looks impressive even using only super basic crochet stitches. 

Moss Stitch

The Moss Stitch is a simple combination of single crochet and chain stitch. 

This makes it ideal for a table runner because it’s simple enough to do it while watching television, but still gives a very interesting texture. 

Table Runner in Moss Stitch

As you can see, the moss stitch really gives a nice effect.

You can find the full tutorial for this table runner in moss stitch here.

Shell Stitch

The Shell Stitch is a perfect stitch for table runners because it looks much more complicated than it actually is! You can play around with the amount of double crochets in the shell and the amount of chains in between the shells for a more textured or more delicate look. 

Try the Open Shell ( or the Shell Mesh Stitch if you’re looking for a more laced look.

Here’s a video tutorial showing you how to create a table runner using the Shell Stitch.

Single and Double Crochet Stitch

If you’re a beginner, you can simply create a table runner using a combination of single crochet and double crochet. No need to make it fancy! Use colors to make your pattern interesting or alternate between the stitches and add chains to create openings.

Simple table runner using only single and double crochet stitches.

Here’s the step-by-step video tutorial to create this easy table runner.

Filet Crochet Technique

Filet crochet refers to a technique that uses open and solid meshes to make up a pattern. It’s super easy to do but has a stunning result.

The only stitches you’ll need are a double crochet stitch and the chain stitch. 

Vintage table runner crochet pattern

You can find a free pattern for a vintage table runner here.

Corner to Corner Technique

Corner to corner crochet or C2C crochet is a technique in which you’ll create blocks in a diagonal way. 

Here’s a video tutorial on how to do corner to corner crochet.

A table runner is the perfect project to try your hand at 2c2 crochet as you can use it to send a nice message to your table guests.

Like this Thanks giving table runner design.

Looking for more table runner crochet patterns? Check out our article 62 Crochet Table Runner Patterns.

About the Author

Hanne has been obsessed with arts and crafts ever since her mum taught her how to crochet at the age of 6. Since then, she's been bitten by the DIY bug and knows how to sew, knit, knot macramé, tuft and much much more.
On the Funky Stitch she shares her favorite projects from around the web as well as her own designs.

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