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Heart table runner

HEART PATTERNED COFFEE TABLE RUNNER
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THIS IS MY ORIGINAL PATTERN

I started using table runners for my coffee tables because, the one in the picture was my grandmothers, and with teenagers in the house all the time that NEVER use a coaster, I had to do something to protect the table.  Thought this was appropriate for Valentines Day.
 
Two colors of worsted weight yarn - I usually use Red Heart - for table runner above I used Red Heart in a bright yellow and a medium country blue to match my family room. Sorry I can't give you an amount - I used scrap yarn, but it probably takes close to an 8 oz skein of the MC.
Size H needle
 
Measure your table and adjust the size accordingly.
 
ROW 1:  With MC (main color) chain 70,  HDC (half double crochet) in third chain from hook, HDC in each chain across.  Chain 2, turn.  68 HDC made.
ROW 2-16:  HDC in each HDC across.  Chain 2, turn.  68 HDC made.
ROW 17:  With MC HDC in first 16 stitches.  Change to CC (contrasting color).  With CC HDC in next 4 stitches, change to MC.  With MC HDC in next 5 stitches, change to CC.  With CC HDC in next 4 stitches, change to MC.  With MC HDC in next 10 stitches, change to CC.  With CC HDC in next 4 stitches, change to MC.  With MC HDC in next 5 stitches, change to CC.  With CC HDC in next 4 stitches, change to MC.  With MC HDC in next 16 stitches.  Chain 2, turn.  68 HDC made.
ROW 18:  With MC HDC in first 14 stitches, change to CC.  With CC HDC in next 6 stitches, change to MC.  With MC HDC in next 3 stitches, change to CC.  With CC HDC in next 6 stitches, change to MC.  With MC HDC in next 10 stitches, change to CC.  With CC HDC in next 6 stitches, change to MC.  With MC HDC in next 3 stitches, change to CC.  With CC HDC in next 6 stitches, change to MC.   With MC HDC in next 14 stitches.  Chain 2, turn.  68 HDC made.
Row 19:  With MC HDC in first 12 stitches, change to CC.  With CC HDC in next 8 stitches, change to MC.  With MC HDC in next 1 stitch, change to CC.  With CC HDC in next 8 stitches, change to MC.  With MC HDC in next 10 stitches, change to CC.  With CC HDC in next 8 stitches, change to MC.  With MC HDC in next 1 stitch, change to CC.  With CC HDC in next 8 stitches, change to MC.  With MC HDC in next 12 stitches.  Chain 2, turn.  68 HDC made.  
Row 20:  With MC HDC in first 10 stitches, change to CC.  With CC HDC in next 20 stitches, change to MC.  With MC HDC in next 8 stitches, change to CC.  With CC HDC in next 20 stitches, change to MC.  With MC HDC in last 10 stitches.  Chain 2, turn.  68 HDC made.
Rows 21-23:  Repeat row 20.
Row 24:  With MC HDC in first 12 stitches, change to CC. With CC HDC in next 17 stitches, change to MC.  With MC HDC in next 10 stitches, change to CC.  With CC HDC in next 17 stitches, change to MC.  With MC HDC in last 12 stitches.  Chain 2, turn.  68 HDC made.
Row 25:  With MC HDC in first 14 stitches,change to CC.  With CC HDC in next 14 stitches, change to MC. With MC HDC in next 12 stitches, change to CC.  With CC HDC in next 14 stitches, change to MC.  With MC HDC in next 14 stitches.  Chain 2, turn.  68 HDC made.
Row 26:  With MC HDC in first 16 stitches, change to CC. With CC HDC in next 11 stitches, change to MC. With MC HDC in next 14 stitches, change to CC.  With CC HDC in next 11 stitches, change to MC.  With MC HDC in next 16 stitches. Chain 2, turn.  68 HDC made.
Row 27:  With MC HDC in first 18 stitches, change to CC.  With CC HDC in next 8 stitches, change to MC.  With MC HDC in next 16 stitches, change to CC.  With CC HDC in next 8 stitches, change to MC.  With MC HDC in next 18 stitches.  Chain 2, turn.  68 HDC made.
Row 28:  With MC HDC in first 20 stitches, change to CC.  With CC HDC in next 5 stitches, change to MC.  With MC HDC in next 18 stitches, change to CC.  With CC HDC in next 5 stitches, change to MC.  With MC HDC in last 20 stitches.  Chain 2, turn.  68 HDC made.
Row 29:  With MC HDC in first 21 stitches, change to CC.  With CC HDC in next 3 stitches, change to MC.  With MC HDC in next 20 stitches, change to CC.  With CC HDC in next 3 stitches, change to MC.  With MC HDC in last 21 stitches.   Chain 2, turn.  68 HDC made.
Row 30:  With MC HDC in first 22 stitches, change to CC.  With CC HDC in next 1 stitch, change to MC.  With MC HDC in next 22 stitches, change to CC.  With CC HDC in next 1 stitch, change to MC.  With MC HDC in last 22 stitches.  Chain 2, turn.  68 HDC made.
Rows 31 - 35:  With MC HDC in each stitch across.  Chain 2, turn.  68 HDC made.
Row 36:  With MC, HDC in first 28 stitches, change to CC.  With CC HDC in next 4 stitches, change to MC.  With MC HDC in next 5 stitches, change to CC.  With CC HDC in next 4 stitches, change to MC.  With MC HDC in last 27 stitches. Chain 2, turn.  68 HDC made.
Row 37:  With MC, HDC in first 27 stitches, change to CC.  With CC HDC in next 6 stitches, change to MC.  With MC HDC in next 3 stitches, change to CC.  With CC HDC in next 6 stitches, change to MC.  With MC HDC in last 26 stitches.  Chain 2, turn.  68  HDC made.
Row 38:  With MC HDC in first 26 stitches, change to CC.  With CC HDC in next 8 stitches, change to MC.  With MC HDC in next 1 stitch, change to CC.  With CC HDC in next 8 stitches, change to MC.  With MC HDC in last 25 stitches. Chain 2, turn.  68 HDC made.
Row 39:  With MC HDC in first 24 stitches, change to CC.  With CC HDC in next 21 stitches, change to MC.  With MC HDC in last 23 stitches.  Chain 2, turn.  68 HDC made.
Rows 40-43:  Repeat Row 39.  Chain 2, turn.  68 HDC made.
Row 44:  With MC HDC in first 25 stitches, change to CC.  With CC HDC in next 17 stitches, change to MC.  With MC HDC in last 26 stitches.  Chain 2, turn.  68 HDC made.
Row 45:  With MC HDC in first 27 stitches, change to CC.  With CC HDC in next 14 stitches, change to MC.  With MC HDC in next 27 stitches.  Chain 2, turn.  68 HDC made.
Row 46:  With MC HDC in first 28 stitches, change to CC. With CC HDC in next 11 stitches, change to MC. With MC HDC in last 29 stitches.  Chain 2, turn.  68 HDC made.
Row 47:  With MC HDC in first  30 stitches, change to CC.  With CC HDC in next 8 stitches, change to MC.  With MC HDC in last 30 stitches.  Chain 2, turn.  68 HDC made.
Row 48:  With MC HDC in first 32 stitches, change to CC. With CC HDC in next 5 stitches, change to MC.  With MC HDC in last 31 stitches.  Chain 2, turn.  68 HDC made.
Row 49:  With MC HDC in first 33 stitches, change to CC. With CC HDC in next 3 stitches, change to MC.  With MC HDC in last 32 stitches.  Chain 2, turn.  68 HDC made.
Row 50:  With MC HDC in first 34 stitches, change to CC. With CC HDC in next 1 stitch, change to MC. With MC HDC in last 33 stitches.  Chain 2, turn.  68 HDC made.
Rows 51-55:  With MC HDC in each stitch across.  Chain 2, turn.  68 HDC made.
Rows 56-69:  Repeat rows 17-30 above.  Chain 2, turn.  68 HDC made.
Rows 70-86:  With MC HDC in each stitch across.  Chain 2, turn.  68 HDC made.  Fasten off.
 
EDGING:  I wanted a little "fancier" edging on this runner than just the plain edge, so I put a scalloped edging on each end, but not the sides. 
 
In first starting chain, join yarn with slip stitch.  Skip next chain.  5 HDC in next chain.  Slip stitch in next chain, skip next chain.  5 HDC in next chain.  Repeat until end of beginning chain, fasten off.  Go to other end of work, join yarn in first HDC with slip stitch, skip next stitch.  5 HDC in next stitch.  Slip stitch in next stitch, skip next stitch.  5 HDC in next stitch.  Repeat until end of row, fasten off.
 
This pattern is a little more complicated than the ones I've been posting.  If you have any problems with it or find any mistakes let me know - I didn't write it down when I actually made the runner (I won't make that mistake again!) so had to go and count it and write it down so I could post it here!

HEART COASTERS - LAID OUT INDIVIDUALLY ON MY POOL
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TABLE SO YOU CAN SEE WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE!

HEART COASTERS IN BASKET ON TOP OF COFFEE
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TABLE RUNNER

FEBRUARY PATTERN #2 - I've been busy this month!  :)
 
If you'll do the "heart" part of the table runner pattern, but do it in SC (single crochet) instead of HDC (half double crochet) it makes a nice coaster sized heart.  Just start at the bottom of the heart by chaining 2, SC in second chain from hook, chain 1 and turn.  Then go by the number of stitches in the heart portion of the table runner pattern.  When you get to the lobes on the top, work one side then fasten off and work the other side.   You can also make two of the hearts, join them by SC (single crochet) around the outside edge of both, cut one of the auto air freshners to fit inside and then finish SC around to completely join the hearts.  You can then use these to freshen your closet, hang from a wreath (which I did in the family room) or to use in the car - or anything else you can imagine!