This one is very special to me because the antique Venetian square pattern represents the renaissance world of Italy in our modern world.
The unique pattern of crochet square makes up a stunning tablerunner.
Natural white is the perfect shade to recreate the design of renaissance Venetian palace adding warmth and class to please the most discerning taste.
WRITTEN PATTERN OF VENETIAN SQUARE
Here is the written pattern of Venetian square for you to make your own vintage table runner. I use crochet thread size 10 and crochet hook 2 mm. My square measures about 3 inches on each side.
The table runner definitely needs blocking after you finish it. I usually make the doily wet, stretch it out on blocking mats and attach it with pins. I also spray some starch to give it extra firm shape. Let it dry completely before removing the pins.
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Abbreviations: ch = chain dc = double crochet sc = single crochet
Row 1 – ch 20, dc in 8th ch from hook, (ch 2, skip 2 ch, dc 1 in next ch) 4 times.
Row 2 – ch 5 and turn, dc 1 in next dc, (ch 2, dc 1 in next dc) 4 times.
Rows 3-5 repeat row 2
Row 6 – turn the square sideways and start working on the side: (sc 2 in ch2-space, sc 1 in next column) 3 times, ch 9, turn, sk 2 sc and slip st in next sc, turn again, sc 3 into 9ch-loop, (ch 3 and sl st in sc below) this is picot, (sc 2 more in 9ch-loop, make next picot) 4 times – total 5 picots, sc 3 more in loop, now continue on the side of square: sc 2 in next space and sc 1 in column, sc 5 in corner space.
Row 6 – continue on second side of square: (sc 1 in next column, sc 2 in next space) twice, sc 1 in next column (now 3 little side squares are worked), continue with 9ch-loop pattern: ch 9, turn, sk 2 sc and slip st in next sc, turn again, sc 3 into 9ch-loop, (ch 3 and sl st in sc below) picot, (sc 2 more in 9ch-loop, make next picot) 4 times – total 5 picots, sc 3 more in loop, now continue on the side of square: sc 2 in next space and sc 1 in column, sc 5 in corner space.
Repeat same for 3rd and 4th side of square. In the last corner sc 3 more and sl st in 1st sc.
Row 7 – ch 7 and sl st in 2nd picot on 9ch-loop, ch 9 and sl st in 4th picot on the loop, ch 7 and sl in 3rd sc of the corner; repeat the same for other corners.
Row 8 – sc 3 in ch7-space and make 3ch-picot, sc 2 in same space and make 2nd picot, sc 3 more in same space, next sc 3 in ch9-space and make 1st picot, (sc 2 in same space, make picot) twice, sc 3 more in same space = this is the corner. Continue the same way: sc3 + picot + sc2 + picot + sc 3 in ch7-space and sc3 + picot + sc2 + picot + sc2 + picot + sc 3 in ch9-space. Slip st in 1st sc and fasten off.
Please see my video tutorial for connecting the squares. Here is the 2nd edition of Venetian Square video tutorial as the 1st video quality is not the best.
DISCLAIMER: I take no credit for this FREE pattern as it is not my design. DO NOT try to sell the pattern or pass it off as your own. However, you are welcome to sell your products made with the pattern. Unfortunately I don’t have the name but thank you to the designer of this free pattern!