Annie’s Hook & Needle Club – Elegant Table Runner

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This week I finished working on my fifteenth kit from Annie’s Hook & Needle Club, the Elegant Table Runner. It was an enjoyable pattern to crochet. The pattern called for me to repeat four sets of rows until I had the desire length. The pattern is marked easy, making this a great pattern for a beginner who would like to crochet on the higher end of easy. The basic stitches are chain stitch (

The Chain Stitch), single crochet (Single Crochet) and double crochet (Double Crochet) with two specialty stitches of a double crochet decrease (Double Crochet decrease) and Bobbles (Bobbles). I always have fun crocheting Bobbles.

The kit came with two patterns; one with instructions for knitting and the second for crocheting. In the kit was also provided two skeins of yarn, Sinfonia in the color of Blanco. All I needed to provide to finish the kit is a G hook and a fringe maker.

The finished project, including the fringe, measures 10 X 32 inches. Once I began to master the pattern as I crocheted, I allowed my mind to wander on where I would put the finished table runner. This is when I came to the stinging realization that the finished size was a little too small for the few places in my home where I could display a table runner. I have a confession to make, this is the first kit from Annie’s that I have taken some poetic licensing with the pattern. I decided to omit the fringe and use the extra yarn to extend the length of the table runner to measure 42 inches. This enabled me to use it on a hall table that was in desperate need for some decorative touches. For anyone who is wanting to mimic what I did, there is enough yarn to achieve this.

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I have include a picture from the pattern (above) that was sent me, just in case anyone would like to see the intended results from the original pattern. The pattern called for a double knot fridge which really does have an elegant effect. It was just not want I needed in my home at this time.

I rated this kit a ten. The pattern itself was very readable and easy to understand. This would be a great pattern for a beginner who would like to test their skills with something that was on the higher end of an easy pattern.

If I ever want to repeat my experience with the yarn I found some skeins at my local Hobby Lobby. The yarn was easy to work with and crochets up beautifully, although I would suggest taking the time to roll it into balls before crocheting with it.

I could easily see myself crocheting this pattern again, this would be perfect for a house warming gift or even a nice gift to give at a bridal shower. The nice thing is that it works up in two afternoons.

Has anyone here ever adjusted a pattern to fit there needs. I would love to hear about your journeys with your creative impulses.

Until next time, keep those hooks flying.

 

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I have been certified through the Craft Yarn Council both in teaching and Instructor. I also have been teaching people to crochet for over fifteen years. This is what I will be doing through this blog. In the Crochet Master Class there are 18 projects. Some of the projects will be familiar to me such as Hairpin Lace; Tunisian Crochet; Filet Crochet; Double Ended Crochet; painted Crochet; Aran Crochet and Irish Crochet. However there are several in the book that are new and have peaked my interest and that includes the following: Woven Crochet; Tapestry Crochet; Entrelac Crochet; Fashion Crochet; Tassels; Bullion Stitch; Overlay Crochet; Bead Crochet; Bruges Crochet; Free-form crochet and Wire Crochet. Since Crocheting is a time consuming craft I will only be posting once a week. If you are like me and love to crochet but would really like to challenge yourself to go beyond what you are now doing, come along with me and move to the next level. Although the actual patterns will not be posted (copyright law) I will take you through each project and go through the process of each one. This is not a blog about free crochet patterns or selling crochet tools. What I would like to do is take you with me on the journey through this book as I learn and crochet each of 18 projects. I will attempt to crochet each project in the book, and in the process recording in detail my progress and the problems I encounter along the way and the process I went through to accomplish each project. I am hoping that you will not only learn from my experience but that it will inspire you to push yourself to the next phase in your crocheting skills. Until next time; keep those hooks flying.
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3 Responses to Annie’s Hook & Needle Club – Elegant Table Runner

  1. Pingback: Annie’s Hook & Needle Club – Kit 16 – Pamper Yourself Bath Set | Crochet With Passion

  2. Maria says:

    I have this pattern and am doing the knit pattern. I’ve run into a problem as to how to create the design. would you be able to help me?
    maria

  3. I am sorry to said I never mastered knitting. But you can call Pattern services at Annie’s 260-589-4000 ext 4874 and be ready to give the pattern number and the row of the problems you are having trouble with. They are really good about getting back to you quickly and are very helpful. I am sorry I personally could to help you more.

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