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Modern Crochet Table Runner Patterns

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One of the easiest ways to make a dining room look put together and finished is with a table runner. It’s like adding earrings to an outfit, spices to a meal, a bow on a present, or sprinkles on a cake. You get it. Of course, the table in my dining room is always covered in “I’m just going to set this here for a minute” treasures, but perhaps if I added a table runner it would make me want to keep it tidy? It’s worth a try.

collage of table runners with words reading, "modern crochet table runners to update your dining room."

You can put a table runner directly onto your bare table, or if you’re feeling really fancy you can layer it over a tablecloth. What I love about these crochet table runners is that they bring a modern feel to a home decor item that’s been around for centuries. (Did you know table runners were invented in the middle ages? Neither did I. Thank you, Google.)

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Whether you are a tidy table person or a messy table person, adding a crochet table runner is an easy way to add some beauty to your dining room, so I’ve put together a list for you to pick out your favorite modern crochet table runner pattern.

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Below you’ll find a mix of paid and free crochet table runner patterns. Don’t forget to save this roundup on Pinterest because you’re sure to find your next favorite crochet project and more after that.

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Modern Crochet Table Runner Patterns

decorated sofa table with a boho crochet table runner on it

Boho Floral Granny Square Table Runner by Stitching Together

A beautiful blend of unique granny squares plus fun colors delivers a bold table runner that’s perfect for tailoring to your space.

stack of books and a bucket with flowers sitting on an elegant crochet table runner

Iris Table Runner by Hooks, Books, & Wanderlust

The combination of the Iris stitch and Trellis stitch makes this elegant crochet table runner a stunning standout. You may even want to keep it tucked away for special occasions.

table with a solid crochet table runner and a vase with flowers

Crochet Cottage Style Table Runner by CdCKDesign

This is the perfect cottage-style table runner that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. I love how easily it could fit into so many different styles of home decor. This table runner pattern is made with 100% natural cotton yarn which makes it soft but durable and very absorbent.

neutral crochet table runner with a triangle motif

Alpine Table Runner by Pattern Paradise

I love that this beautiful runner can be used specifically for the holidays with that cute pine tree motif or it can really blend into any year-round decor. There are instructions to make it longer and wider so you can customize it to your table.

small vase of greenery sitting on a lace crochet table runner

Spring Tulip Crochet Table Runner by Sweet Pea and Sparrow

The stitch pattern in this crochet table runner creates a beautiful tulip-like shape and will add some lovely spring vibes to your table. The pattern can be repeated as many or as few times as you’d like to lengthen or shorten your table runner!

table with a long striped crochet table runner and vase as the centerpiece

Gather Crochet Table Runner by Elena and Kamila

This crochet table runner pattern is a statement piece and is perfect for any season, but is so beautiful for fall especially! This is another crochet pattern that can easily be tailored to your dining room table by choosing your own yarn colors.

yellow crochet table runner with a hexagon motif laying on a table with candles and flowers on it

Fiery Dragonflies Crochet Table Runner by Mimzan

I love the idea of using a colorful yarn to make your crochet table runner really pop! The geometric design throughout this table runner pattern is lovely and I think it would look amazing in a beautiful red for Christmas or in a burnt orange for Thanksgiving!

colorful lacy table runner crochet hanging off the side of a black table

Lace Crochet Table Runner by Handmade by Raine

The lace star flower stitch used in this beautiful table runner pattern is just a combination of chains, single crochets, and triple crochets. This lacy table runner will be the highlight of your table or can be a lovely accent to your table decor.

crochet table runner with tassels hanging off the end of a table

Tunisian Crochet Table Runner by Noors Knit

The texture on this modern crochet table runner is so beautiful, but as impressive as it looks, it can be made by a beginner with only two simple stitch repeats! And I love the chunky tassels!

table runner with a gingham and sunflower pattern with a teapot sitting on it

Sunflower Table Runner Free Crochet Pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home

Sunflowers plus gingham are a winning spring crochet project! This beautiful tapestry crochet project will certainly brighten up your table. I can picture it looking lovely on an outdoor table during a fun summer cookout. Enjoy a lovely yarn garden while you eat.

black, white and gray, buffalo check table runner

Crochet Gingham Table Runner by Little Light Design

This table runner pattern is made in the buffalo plaid style that I love, and the fringe adds such a cute and cozy touch. Choose your favorite yarn color combinations to match your dining table decor or crochet a table runner specific to an upcoming holiday!

tartan pattern crochet table cloth with candles and pumpkins styled on it

Tartan Plaid Crochet Table Runner Free Pattern by Winding Road Crochet

Spice up your dining table with this free crochet pattern! The Tartan Plaid Table Runner uses basic stitches and a simple design that will pop and bring beauty to your dining room. A combination of easy colorwork and surface slip stitches gives this runner is a unique design. Change up the yarn colors and crochet a few seasonal options!

crochet runner with a zigzag pattern and a centerpiece with place settings

Dionysus Crochet Table Runner by Dark N Twisty Housewife

Named after Dionysus, the Greek God of wine and pleasure, this crochet table runner looks like it belongs on a royal banqueting table. So if you’re planning a feast, this is the pattern for you! This pattern is modifiable in width and length to fit your dining table size perfectly!

small side table with a crochet table runner and plant on it

Trellis Fan Crochet Table Runner by Made by Lillian Designs

Why are things even cuter when they’re tiny? Table runners can be used on more than just a dining table. You can use this crochet table runner on a side table, a dresser, or a coffee table as this pattern is fully customizable in width and length!

bowl full of easter eggs sitting on top of a crochet table runner

Sunset Crochet Table Runner by Crafting Each Day

The beautiful self-striping variegated yarn used for the Sunset table runner really makes this a statement piece. The simple double crochet stitches along with some easy stitch work means this easy crochet table runner pattern will work up quickly.

lacy crochet table runner with a snowflake motif sitting on a small black table

Crochet Snowflake Table Runner by Handmade by Raine

This gorgeous filet crochet snowflake table runner is a lovely holiday table decor addition that will look beautiful on your dining room table or on a coffee table.

dried flowers and a crochet runner with a diamond pattern

Crochet Lattice Table Runner by Fiction and Fibers

This crochet table runner is designed with filet crochet – a grid of stitches and chain spaces. This beautiful diamond pattern is simple but makes a big visual impact, using negative space to catch your attention. And the whole pattern is created with double crochet and chain stitches, so it’s perfect for a beginner!

striped crochet fabric with open stitch work and fringe

Crochet Tasselled Table Runner Free Pattern by Crochet ‘n’ Create

This beautiful free pattern is made with worsted weight yarn, and, as with many of these table runners, would look beautiful in all sorts of color combinations or in one solid yarn color!

table with a crochet runner and a small grassy vase

Puffy Chevron Crochet Table Runner by Made by Lillian Designs

This farmhouse-style chunky chevron table runner uses a bulky yarn to achieve its sturdy but cozy look. The design of this pattern creates such lovely visual interest, that it will be the talk of your dinner conversation.

small crochet placemat as a centerpiece with flowers

Floral Centerpiece Table Runner by Simply Melanie Jane

The granny stripe pattern plus the flowers make this sweet little table runner absolutely adorable. It works well as a runner for a smaller table or as a centerpiece on a large table.

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Which pattern are you going to work on first? There are so many gorgeous options. Grab your crochet hook and yarn and get started! Happy crocheting!