Today I am so excited to share with you the FREE crochet pattern for the Making Waves Table Runner!

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About the Making Waves Table Runner

The Making Waves Table Runner was designed for the 2023 “Cozy at Home” Crochet along with CAL Central. This crochet along’s theme was to make something cozy and comfy for your home, but also included home decor and utilitarian projects.

Each week from January 9, 2023 – March 13, 2023 a different designer released a new, never before released free crochet pattern. Well, this is my contribution! When I placed the entire set on my table to photograph, my hubby even came up to me and said, “Wow! The table looks fantastic!” So, it looks like I’ll be completing the set of placemats and mug rugs for our table now 🙂

If you’d like to see the free crochet pattern for the placemat and the mug rug, please click on the image below to be taken to the free pattern on the website.

About the yarn

The yarn used is the Comfy Cotton Blend from Lion Brand. This is a DK / #3 light weight yarn. It offers lots of drape, is soft to use and offers lots of yardage in one skein.

The Making Waves Table Runner is an EASY project. Therefore, a beginner could try this out, too. This pattern has been tested – thank you to all my lovely testers!

If you prefer a printable pdf that includes printable gift tagsfor gifting you can purchase through Ravelry (or add to your favorites or que) or you can purchase directly through me and save 10% (Valid for US residents only)!

Or, purchase the COMPLETE Making Waves Table Set

The complete set includes the Making Waves table runner, placemat and mug rug pdf patterns at a discounted price in comparison to if they were purchased individually. If you prefer to shop with Ravelry, simply add all three patterns to your cart and a discount will automatically apply or you can purchase directly from me and receive an additional discount of 10% (for US residents only).

Please note that due to this being a digital download, all sales are final and no refunds will be given. Thank you for your support!

Making Waves Table Runner Pattern from Handmade by Stacy J


  • Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Blend Yarn (50% Cotton / 50% Polyester; 392 yds / 358 m; 7 oz / 200g; DK / #3 Light weight) – 904 yds / 827 m in color “Whipped Cream” (If you need to shop online, here is LoveCrafts link and here is my affiliate link to Lion Brand)
  • US H / 5mm crochet hook (My favorite is Furls!)
  • 12 Wood Barrel Beads in color “Walnut” for decorative fringe (optional)
  • 10 smaller wood beads for decorative fringe (optional)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
Here’s a pin for you Pinterest board 🙂


  • 72” x 13.5” / 183 cm x 34 cm without fringe
  • 82” x 13.5” / 208 cm x 34 cm with fringe

Difficulty Level: 



Pattern for gauge is included below, right before the pattern directions (Gauge isn’t critical with this project, but will affect yarn usage)

Stitches & Abbreviations Used 

(Pattern is written in US terms):

  • Ch(s): Chain(s)
  • Dc: Double crochet
  • Ea: Each
  • Fpdc: Front post double crochet – Yarn over, insert hook from front to back around post indicated, yarn over and draw up a loop, (yarn over and draw through 2 loops) twice
  • Rep: Repeat
  • Sk: Skip
  • Sp: Space
  • St(s): Stitch(es)
  • Tch: Turning chain


  • Before beginning the Making Waves Table Runner, measure your table and add 3” – 6” / 8 cm – 15 cm for each edge for the draping of the table runner. The runner will “grow” a little with blocking if you use the recommended yarn; my runner grew approximately 6” / 15 cm in length. My table length is 54” / 1.37 m and I added 6” / 15 cm for each side.
  • Each cake of yarn gave me approximately 32” / 81 cm of length.
  • When shopping for beads for your table runner, take 2 pieces of yarn with you to determine if the yarn will fit through the bead. You want it to fit through with ease, but you don’t want the hole of the bead to be too large, as it might slide over the knot. Unfortunately, when I purchased my beads, they didn’t have a specific measurement, so I used my best judgment.
  • To make your table runner wider or thinner, add or subtract in increments of 8.
  • For the beginning chain, chain loosely or go up a hook size.

To view the tutorial on how to crochet the Making Waves Table Runner, please click on the video link directly above or visit my YouTube channel at:

Gauge Pattern:

(Gauge is not critical in this project, but will affect yarn usage)

  • With US H / 5mm crochet hook ch 21
  • Work row 1 of pattern
  • Work row 2 of pattern four times
  • Gauge swatch should measure 4.75” / 12 cm wide x 3” / 7.6 cm tall from the top of a shell to the bottom of the piece.

Directions for Making Waves Table Runner:

With US H / 5mm crochet hook, loosely chain 61

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (3 skipped chs count as dc) and in next ch, *sk next 2 chs, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch, sk next 2 chs, 1 dc in ea of next 3 chs; rep * across, turn. Stitch count: 24 dc, 7 (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) clusters

Row 2 (Pattern repeat): Ch 2, work fpdc around ea of next 2 dc posts, sk 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, *sk next 2 dc, work fpdc around ea of next 3 dc , sk next 2 dc, work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp; rep * to last 5 sts, sk next 2 dc, work fpdc around next 2 dc, dc in top of tch, turn. Stitch count: 7 (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) clusters, 22 fpdc, 1 ch-2, 1 dc

Rep row 2 until the piece measures 66” or your desired length

Fasten off.

Weave in ends and block prior to adding the beads.

Making Waves free crochet pattern table runnerfrom Handmade by Stacy J

Fringe for the Making Waves Table Runner (Optional)

  • Cut a total of 24 strands of yarn that are 18” / 46 cm for fringe (12 for each end)
  • Note: To make feeding the yarn through the bead easier, use a tapestry needle.
  • Attach 1 strand of fringe for each of the outer edge “points”, then attach 2 strands on each of the inner “points” (insert diagram or picture).

Using the larger Barrel beads, attach using the following sequence:

  • Outer fringe (2 strands) and 2 strands of the next fringe, then continue across using the remaining 2 strands from the previous fringe and 2 strands from the next fringe, ending with the remaining 2 strands from the last inner point and the 2 strands from the final outer edge.
  • Align the beads how you like so that they all look consistent and secure with a knot.
  • Using the smaller beads, attach the outer edge 4 strands with 2 strands from the next fringe, then continue across using the remaining 2 strands from the previous fringe and 2 strands from the next fringe, ending with the last 2 strands from the last inner fringe and the 4 strands from the outer edge.
  • Align the beads for consistency, then secure with a knot.
  • Trim the final ends to have approximately 1.5” / 4 cm of fringe left.


I hope you enjoyed this free crochet pattern as much as I enjoyed designing it. Please take pictures and tag me at #handmadebystacyj and @handmadebystacyj

Stacy J

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