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Project :: Granny Square : Christmas Table Runner

I got one other Project::GrannySquare object finished in time for Christmas gifting.  This one is a table runner made with 20 squares.


Project #7: Christmas Table Runner

For: My aunt + uncle

Squares used: 20 (1 six-round multi-color, 12 five-round multi-color, 3 five-round one-color, 1 four-round two-color, 1 four-round one-color, 1 three-round one-color, 1 two-round one-color)

Step 1: Modify and/or supplement the squares

Most of the squares were the same size, but there were a few that needed additional rounds in order to bring them up to the required five.

As in some of the previous projects, I didn’t like the look of the plain squares mixed in with all of those colorful ones, so I embellished them. My aunt had requested something in Christmas colors, so I crocheted some holly leaves and berries to add a festive touch.

My aunt and uncle have a fairly long table that they use for holiday meals, so I decided long and skinny was the way to go with this one.

Step 2: Join the squares

The original squares didn’t really have a Christmas vibe to them, so I made sure that all of the colors I used in adding new rounds and in connecting the squares together were some form of red or green. If there is one thing I have learned from Project::Granny Square, it’s that you can pretty much start with any random collection of squares, and still bend them to your will, color-wise, with judicious choices for backgrounds and connecting rounds.

Step 3: Finish and enjoy

The runner needed a border, so in keeping with the Christmas theme, I went with a round of white, followed by a round of green and a final round of red.

Then I blocked it, and that was it!


Project #7, used twenty of Granny’s squares (seven of them added to or embellished by me), and roughly 300 yards of new yarn in a various shades of red and green.

The original blocks were most likely made from worsted weight acrylic yarn, or some kind of acrylic/wool blend.  All of the additional yarn I used was a washable worsted weight acrylic/wool/nylon blend (Berroco Vintage) a washable acrylic/wool blend (Ella Rae Amity) or a superwash merino/wool blend (Nashua Creative Focus).

I used a G (4mm) hook.

As with the previous two projects, I joined the squares this way.

I used two different tutorials for the holly leaves and berries: Petals to Picots’ Crocheted Holly Leaf with Berries and Attic24’s Jolly Holly.


Before and after.

Next on the list?  I have one last little batch of squares left for my cousin. That project isn’t started yet, but it will be soon if I can avoid distractions…


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4 thoughts on “Project :: Granny Square : Christmas Table Runner

  1. As always, bookmarked for future projects! This is so beautiful! Thanks Lisa 🙂

    1. Thanks, Iris, glad you like it! Happy New Year 🙂

  2. I have just started learning crochet and have got 10 squares with 5 rounds each 🙂 I have used different colours and was wondering if they will clash. After seeing this post want to make one (like this) for a friend…

    1. Sounds like fun! You know, I really feel like it’s hard to go wrong with granny squares. They are very forgiving in terms of color choices. I think that part of their charm is in their scrappy nature, so colors that would not normally be put together can look right at home on a granny square piece. Also, the right background color(s) can really tie together squares that might not have normally been compatible. I found that happened a lot with the granny squares I got from my grandmother.

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