How to Make Simple Crochet Tablecloth Patterns

Those gorgeous, lacy crochet tablecloth patterns made by our grandmothers are beautiful, but many who are new to crochet look at them and think, "There is no way I could make something like that!" While complex lace patterns are indeed best left to intermediate and expert crocheters, there are options out there for beginners who would like to create a beautiful crochet tablecloth. Here is an extra-easy pattern to get you started.

Squares in a Square Tablecloth
This square tablecloth is made up of simple crocheted squares, which are then stitched together. You can make this tablecloth as large or small as you like, simply by using more or fewer squares. You can also make it to fit a rectangular table by using more squares on one side.

Materials:

  • Size 10 cotton crochet thread; the amount will depend on how large you wish your finished piece to be
  • Size 7 steel crochet hook

Directions:
To begin, chain 4, join with sl st to form a ring.  

Round 1: ch 3, then work 2 dc in ring. Ch 2, work 3 dc, ch 2, work 3 dc, ch 2, work 3 dc, join with sl st. You will now have the beginning of a basic "granny square."

Round 2: sl st into next two dc, then sl st into the ch 2 space. Chain 3, then work 2 dc in the chain space, chain 2, work 3 dc, chain 2, then skip over the 3 dc and work 3 dc in the next chain space, chain 2, work 2 dc. Continue around the square, so that you end up with two groups of 3 dc in each corner of your original square. At the end of the round, join with a sl st.

Round 3: sl st into next two dc, then sl st into the ch 2 space. Chain 3, then work 2 dc in the chain space. Continue as in round 2, working 2 groups of dc in each of the corner chain spaces and one group of 3 dc in the middle chain spaces. At the end of the round, join with sl st.

Round 4: sl st into the next two dc, and work the corner as in rounds 2 and 3. Ch 1, skip the next stitch, then dc into the next stitch. Ch 1, skip the next stitch, and dc into the next stitch. Continue this way until you reach the corner. Work the corner as before, then continue with dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1 until you reach the next corner. Continue until the end of the round, then join with sl st.

Round 5: work as round 4. At the end of the round, fasten off.

Repeat, making as many squares as necessary for the size tablecloth you wish to make. When you have enough squares, stitch them together, and then weave in the ends.

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