The tablecloth is one of the most common designs for thread crochet. These beautiful additions to any table create a lacy and feminine affect that always brings about complements. And they deserve them, tablecloths can require that you put a lot of time into them. But, the end result is worth it, and you’ll find yourself making another one soon after.
Here is a quick pattern to try out and if it doesn’t catch your interest I’ve included several websites and books filled with more free crochet patterns for you to check out.
Black Mesh Tablecloth: A great project for Halloween, or if you have a bit of the dark side…
Note: This tablecloth is made to fit.
Start by measuring your table. You must measure the width and length. If you have a round table, measure the diameter. Determine how many inches you would like to hang over the edge. For a round table please note that this will create 4 points at various places around the table. Double the length you would like for the overhang (one length for each side) and add it to the width of the table.
Using size 10 crochet thread in Black and a size 6 needle, ch st the length needed in multiple of 2 + 4.
Row 1: Dc in 4rd ch from hook, ch 1, *sk next ch, dc in next ch, repeat from * across.
Row 2: Ch 2, turn, *dc in dc, ch 1, repeat from * across.
Continue with pattern until tablecloth reaches desired length. Note: For a round table the tablecloth should be a square.
Bind off, weave in ends.
6 Websites Filled with Lists of Patterns:
Yarn Lover’s Room at http://www.knitting-crochet.com/crochet/antiquecrochet.html: You might have to scroll down a bit to find them, but once you do you’ll find 12 vintage patterns to try out.
Crochet Pattern Central at http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/tablecloths.php: One of the top sites for links to free crochet patterns you’ll find everything from floral to pineapple to lace in 20 pattern links.
Smart Crochet at http://www.smartcrochet.com/tablecloth.shtml: Try one of these 10 patterns, all you have to do is become a member and the great part is once you do you’ll be able to download all sorts of other patterns from tablecloths and table runners to clothing to home décor.
Crochet Dining room Accessories Links at http://home.inreach.com/marthac/dining.html: While you may have to weed through the patterns a little you’ll find several tablecloth patterns among coasters, placemats and napkin rings. So while you are there you might just find a few more dining room accessories to match your new tablecloth!
Mom’s Love of Crocheting at http://www.momsloveofcrochet.com/TableclothPage.html: 7 more lacy and delicate patterns for you to check out – Pictures included on the website!
Free Patterns.com at http://www.freepatterns.com/list.html?cat_id=320: 25 fun and beautiful patterns to look through and download. Pictures included.
4 Books to Get a Hold of:
Annie’s Attic – Tablecloths in ½ the Time by Joyce Nordstrom – 5 Easy to intermediate patterns done in size 10 thread.
The Crocheter’s Treasure Chest: 80 Classic Patterns for Tablecloths, Bedspreads, Doilies and Edgings by Mary Carolyn Waldrep – For crocheters of all levels this book contains more than 80 patterns to comb through.
Crochet Timeless Tablecloths: 5 Designs, 19 sizes by Dot Drake – The title says it all!
Quick-and-Easy Crochet 36 Motifs for Tablecloths, Bedspreads, Doilies, Placemats, and other Projects by Mary Carolyn Waldrep – For crocheters of all levels these patterns were selected because they were hard to find; now they are all available in one book.
Tablecloths are one feature that is still loved throughout the crocheting community and with all the patterns available out there, you are bound to find something you love. Happy Crocheting!