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Monday, August 29, 2022

Crochet Bed Runner

This bed runner is a result of a squirrel or maybe more correctly called a "rabbit hole" that I traveled down after Karen at Quilts, Etc mentioned her yarn stash! Thank you Karen, I am having fun picking up the crochet hooks again.

The main yarn was hard to find - Lion Brand Mandala Thick & Quick in Thumbprint. It is a variegated yarn with deep slate blues and rich browns and golds. I ended up adding two skeins of Pocket Watch, with brown, purple-red, orange, and grey, and like the pop of color it provided.

I first tried some ridges with front post half double crochet, but my stitches were
too tight no matter what I did, so I switched to half double crochet.

I had 4 skeins of Thumbprint and quickly went through those, so I ordered 3 more on eBay. That particular colorway is no longer available and hard to find. When I did find it the price was more than I wanted to pay, so I added in 2 skeins of Pocket Watch and like the purplish red pop of color it added.

Unblocked size is 20 x 80, just perfect as a runner for our "new" guest room.
It does need to be properly blocked though!

FYI, I have been accepted as an affiliate of Lion Brand Yarn! You can find a logo link to their website in my sidebar, where I will keep you current with discounts and sales for crafting and project needs, especially with holidays coming up!

On to my next project - a crochet hat for winter! Looking forward to shaping this into a hat.

I am linking with Melva's Sew and Tell!


  1. oh isn't that yarn pretty! and here I haven't picked up my crochet hook yet and have just talked about it LOL

    1. Hey thanks! I do a lot of just talking about it myself - lol!

  2. What a beautiful bed runner! And many congrats on your affiliation.

  3. I like the yarn combination! They look beautiful together.


  4. Your guest room looks like a lovely, calm oasis, Linda! The crocheted runner has such pretty colors - a fall vibe, I think. You're making me want to learn to crochet!

  5. What a wonderful collection of colors! Thanks for linking with sew & tell. :)


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