Thanksgiving C2C Grateful Crochet Table Runner Pattern

Nov 4, 2021 | Crochet patterns

This Thanksgiving Crochet Table Runner is a free corner to corner (c2c) crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home.  This free Fall crochet table runner pattern is the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving dining table holiday decor. 

Grateful C2C Thanksgiving Table Runner

Display this crochet table runner throughout the fall holiday season on your dining table or a side table with your fall decorations.

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to reflect on all the things we have to be grateful for. I have so many blessings in my life that I am grateful for – my Faith, family, friends, a successful business that I love, my good health and so much more.  We have a beautiful granddaughter with a terminal illness but I am grateful we have had the time to spend with her these last few months. This “Grateful” Crochet Table Runner pattern is an easy way to remind me to be grateful for all the things I have been given.

Grateful Crochet Table Runner Pattern Details

This modern crocheted table runner is a quick make with the mini hdc corner to corner (c2c) crochet method. I used two different yarns for this project – Lion Brand Heartland* for the main body of the runner and Homespun yarn for the lettering.

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Grateful C2C Thanksgiving Table Runner

Why why would I use two different yarn weights in the same corner to corner project you might ask? Well, I have found that using a bulky weight yarn in combination with a lighter medium worsted weight yarn actually works really well together in c2c.  I did this for two previous projects as well – the Polar Bear & Penguin Pals C2C Throw and the Gnome C2C Pillow.

In fact, I would say that c2c is the perfect medium for a bulky weight yarn particularly one that is “knobby” or has varying textures throughout.  Homespun can be a difficult yarn to work with – finding your stitches can be challenging.  However, using it in C2C is perfect because you are working into a chain space which is much easier to find.

Also, because it is bulky it closes the “gaps” that you would usually get in corner to corner.  Makes it much easier to carry colors on the back side of your work.  You won’t see those yarn carries!

And, that fuzzy texture really makes the lettering in this table runner stand out from the background.  Especially with this particular color way.  I used Vintage Color way which is very fall like with soft heathery self-striping.  Unfortunately this color way is discontinued but there are several others that would look wonderful as well.  And, if you are like me you may have a lonely skein waiting in your stash for the perfect project!

However, you could certainly use two medium worsted weight yarns together in different colors and this table runner would still add a touch of elegance to your dining room table.

Now, if you aren’t familiar with the crochet c2c color work technique I have all the tutorials you need to get started!

Recommended Tutorials:

Basic C2C for Beginners

Mini (hdc) C2C tutorial

How to Change Colors in C2C

Tips & Tricks for Carrying Yarn in C2C

How to add a border to C2C projects

Picot Stitch Tutorial

How to make a rectangle Shape in C2C

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I chose a simple border for the outside edge of this crochet table runner pattern.  I worked around the entire outside with a single crochet, ch 2, between hdc blocks which gives a very easy finish to the outside edge.  Then I added a border to the short ends with the Homespun yarn.  In each ch-2 space I worked a hdc, picot, hdc in each ch-2 space which gives a very pretty edging without going overboard.  You could certainly work those stitches around the entire outside edge if you wish.

I ended up with an approximate finished size of 10” wide x 37” long but could certainly be made larger with double crochet stitches or the standard c2c crochet technique.

If you wanted to have a complete Thanksgiving holiday table with matching placemats you could work those as a plain rectangle in the cream and then add the same border to the outside edge of each one.

The Grateful C2C Table Runner pattern is also available as an ad-free, printable PDF. You can purchase the individual pattern for the Thanksgiving Grateful C2C Table Runner, or if you love PDFs, you might want to check out my Lifetime Membership. It’s an awesome deal! Never pay for one of my PDFs again!! (Or, scroll down for the free version!)

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Thanksgiving c2c crochet table runner

Thanksgiving Grateful Table Runner free pattern

Pattern written in US crochet terminology


Lion Brand Heartland, Weight 4/Medium (100% acrylic, 251 yds / 5 oz)

    Acadia 272 yards / 5.4 oz (C = cream)

Lion Brand Homespun, Weight 5/Bulky (98% acrylic / 2% polyester, 185 yds / 6 oz)    

    Vintage 60 yds / 1.9 oz (B = brown)

Size J  (6.0 mm) crochet hook
Tapestry needle

Approximate finished size: 10” wide x 37” long

Gauge:  7 blocks = 4”


W = white
B = brown
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
sp = space
st = stitch
sl st = slip stitch
ch = chain

Notes about pattern:  Pattern is worked in mini (hdc) Crochet Corner to Corner (C2C) Crochet technique.  Written row by row instructions follow with color pixel graph on last page of pdf.

Recommended Tutorials:

Basic C2C for Beginners
Mini (hdc) C2C tutorial
How to Change Colors in C2C
Tips & Tricks for Carrying Yarn in C2C
How to add a border to C2C projects
Picot Stitch Tutorial
How to make a rectangle Shape in C2C

Special Stitches:

picot: ch 3, sl st in third ch from hook

Written row by row pattern instructions:

← Row 1 [RS]: (W)1 (1 square)  

→ Row 2 [WS]: (W)2 (2 squares)  

← Row 3 [RS]: (W)3 (3 squares)  

→ Row 4 [WS]: (W)4 (4 squares)  

← Row 5 [RS]: (W)5 (5 squares)  

→ Row 6 [WS]: (W)6 (6 squares)  

← Row 7 [RS]: (W)7 (7 squares)  

→ Row 8 [WS]: (W)8 (8 squares)  

← Row 9 [RS]: (W)4, (B)2, (W)3 (9 squares)  

→ Row 10 [WS]: (W)3, (B)1, (W)1, (B)2, (W)3 (10 squares)  

← Row 11 [RS]: (W)2, (B)2, (W)7 (11 squares)  

→ Row 12 [WS]: (W)4, (B)1, (W)7 (12 squares)  

← Row 13 [RS]: (W)7, (B)1, (W)5 (13 squares)  

→ Row 14 [WS]: (W)6, (B)1, (W)7 (14 squares)  

← Row 15 [RS]: (W)15 (15 squares)  

→ Row 16 [WS]: (W)7, (B)1, (W)8 (16 squares)  

← Row 17 [RS]: (W)4, (B)3, (W)1, (B)1, (W)8 (17 squares)  

→ Row 18 [WS]: (W)6, (B)5, (W)2, (B)2, (W)3 (18 squares)  

Corner (begin decreasing)  

← Row 19 [RS]: (W)2, (B)1, (W)4, (B)1, (W)1, (B)1, (W)1, (B)1, (W)6 (18 squares)  

→ Row 20 [WS]: (W)7, (B)1, (W)3, (B)1, (W)6 (18 squares)  

← Row 21 [RS]: (W)1, (B)1, (W)3, (B)1, (W)4, (B)1, (W)7 (18 squares)  

→ Row 22 [WS]: (W)7, (B)2, (W)4, (B)2, (W)1, (B)1, (W)1 (18 squares)  

← Row 23 [RS]: (W)1, (B)3, (W)4, (B)1, (W)1, (B)1, (W)4, (B)2, (W)1 (18 squares)  

→ Row 24 [WS]: (W)1, (B)1, (W)1, (B)1, (W)3, (B)1, (W)2, (B)1, (W)7 (18 squares)  

← Row 25 [RS]: (W)9, (B)1, (W)3, (B)1, (W)1, (B)1, (W)2 (18 squares)  

→ Row 26 [WS]: (W)3, (B)1, (W)5, (B)1, (W)8 (18 squares)  

← Row 27 [RS]: (W)7, (B)1, (W)4, (B)1, (W)1, (B)1, (W)3 (18 squares)  

→ Row 28 [WS]: (W)4, (B)1, (W)1, (B)1, (W)1, (B)3, (W)7 (18 squares)  

← Row 29 [RS]: (W)9, (B)2, (W)1, (B)1, (W)5 (18 squares)  

→ Row 30 [WS]: (W)6, (B)2, (W)10 (18 squares)  

← Row 31 [RS]: (W)10, (B)1, (W)7 (18 squares)  

→ Row 32 [WS]: (W)8, (B)1, (W)9 (18 squares)  

← Row 33 [RS]: (W)3, (B)10, (W)5 (18 squares)  

→ Row 34 [WS]: (W)5, (B)2, (W)1, (B)3, (W)4, (B)1, (W)2 (18 squares)  

← Row 35 [RS]: (W)6, (B)1, (W)5, (B)1, (W)5 (18 squares)  

→ Row 36 [WS]: (W)6, (B)1, (W)5, (B)1, (W)2, (B)2, (W)1 (18 squares)  

← Row 37 [RS]: (W)1, (B)4, (W)6, (B)1, (W)6 (18 squares)  

→ Row 38 [WS]: (W)7, (B)1, (W)1, (B)1, (W)8 (18 squares)  

← Row 39 [RS]: (W)7, (B)3, (W)2, (B)2, (W)4 (18 squares)  

→ Row 40 [WS]: (W)4, (B)4, (W)1, (B)1, (W)1, (B)1, (W)6 (18 squares)  

← Row 41 [RS]: (W)6, (B)5, (W)2, (B)1, (W)4 (18 squares)  

→ Row 42 [WS]: (W)5, (B)1, (W)12 (18 squares)  

← Row 43 [RS]: (W)11, (B)1, (W)6 (18 squares)  

→ Row 44 [WS]: (W)6, (B)1, (W)11 (18 squares)  

← Row 45 [RS]: (W)10, (B)1, (W)7 (18 squares)  

→ Row 46 [WS]: (W)7, (B)2, (W)9 (18 squares)  

← Row 47 [RS]: (W)8, (B)3, (W)7 (18 squares)  

→ Row 48 [WS]: (W)6, (B)2, (W)2, (B)1, (W)7 (18 squares)  

← Row 49 [RS]: (W)4, (B)1, (W)1, (B)1, (W)3, (B)2, (W)6 (18 squares)  

→ Row 50 [WS]: (W)6, (B)1, (W)5, (B)2, (W)4 (18 squares)  

← Row 51 [RS]: (W)4, (B)1, (W)5, (B)1, (W)7 (18 squares)  

→ Row 52 [WS]: (W)7, (B)2, (W)4, (B)2, (W)3 (18 squares)  

← Row 53 [RS]: (W)2, (B)1, (W)1, (B)1, (W)3, (B)1, (W)1, (B)1, (W)7 (18 squares)  

→ Row 54 [WS]: (W)7, (B)1, (W)10 (18 squares)  

← Row 55 [RS]: (W)7, (B)1, (W)1, (B)2, (W)7 (18 squares)  

→ Row 56 [WS]: (W)7, (B)1, (W)1, (B)2, (W)7 (18 squares)  

← Row 57 [RS]: (W)18 (18 squares)  

→ Row 58 [WS]: (W)1, (B)2, (W)5, (B)1, (W)9 (18 squares)  

← Row 59 [RS]: (W)8, (B)1, (W)5, (B)1, (W)1, (B)1, (W)1 (18 squares)  

→ Row 60 [WS]: (W)1, (B)1, (W)2, (B)1, (W)13 (18 squares)  

← Row 61 [RS]: (W)7, (B)1, (W)4, (B)1, (W)3, (B)1, (W)1 (18 squares)  

→ Row 62 [WS]: (W)2, (B)1, (W)3, (B)5, (W)7 (18 squares)  

Corner (begin decreasing)  

← Row 63 [RS]: (W)7, (B)1, (W)2, (B)5, (W)2 (17 squares)  

→ Row 64 [WS]: (W)6, (B)1, (W)2, (B)1, (W)6 (16 squares)  

← Row 65 [RS]: (W)5, (B)1, (W)2, (B)1, (W)6 (15 squares)  

→ Row 66 [WS]: (W)6, (B)1, (W)7 (14 squares)  

← Row 67 [RS]: (W)7, (B)3, (W)3 (13 squares)  

→ Row 68 [WS]: (W)2, (B)1, (W)2, (B)1, (W)6 (12 squares)  

← Row 69 [RS]: (W)8, (B)1, (W)2 (11 squares)  

→ Row 70 [WS]: (W)2, (B)1, (W)1, (B)1, (W)5 (10 squares)  

← Row 71 [RS]: (W)5, (B)2, (W)2 (9 squares)  

→ Row 72 [WS]: (W)8 (8 squares)  

← Row 73 [RS]: (W)7 (7 squares)  

→ Row 74 [WS]: (W)6 (6 squares)  

← Row 75 [RS]: (W)5 (5 squares)  

→ Row 76 [WS]: (W)4 (4 squares)  

← Row 77 [RS]: (W)3 (3 squares)  

→ Row 78 [WS]: (W)2 (2 squares)  

← Row 79 [RS]: (W)1 (1 square)  

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

grateful color graph
Grateful Color Graph


Attach color W between any 2 hdc blocks with sl st, sc in same sp, ch 2, [*sc in next sp between hdc blocks, ch 2,* repeat from * to * to corner, sc in corner, ch 2,] repeat from [ to ] to end, sl st in first st.

grateful c2c table runner border process

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

With RS facing, join color B with sc in a sc corner of one short end, *(hdc, picot, hdc) in next ch-2 sp* repeat from * to * to corner, sc in next corner.

Fasten off.  

Repeat instructions for opposite end.

Weave in ends.

I hope you enjoy this project and I would love to see your finished table runners – share on social media and tag @nanascraftyhome so I can see your projects.  You can also email me your photos at

Happy crocheting 💕🌸

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