Easy Crochet Bed Runner Free Pattern

Easy Crochet Bed Runner Free Pattern

Excited to share this free bed runner crochet pattern with you all. A crochet bed runner is a decorative piece that runs across the foot of your bed. It’s primarily used for decorative purposes but can also offer some warmth.

I made this easy bed runner for my son’s bed and he loves it. This is not an intricate design, just an easy row repeat that creates an amazing piece, a great way to spice your home decor.

The bed runner is a simple design that can be made using different colors that match the entire room. 

This easy crochet bed runner is available as a free pattern but you can get the ad-free on Ravelry and Etsy using the links below.

Easy bed runner pattern on Ravelry

Bed runner pattern on ETSY

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What Yarn Is Suitable for a Crochet Bed Runner?

Choosing the right yarn for your crochet bed runner will depend on several factors, including the desired texture, durability, and ease of care. I generally advise using either cotton yarn, acrylic, or wool. A blend of these 3 or any 2 will make a good bed runner. For yarn weight, either DK weight yarn, worsted weight yarn, or bulky yarn (chunky yarn) can be used for fabulous crochet bed runners.

How long should a crochet bed runner be?

Typically, a bed runner spans the width of the bed with a bit of overhang on both sides. The exact length can vary based on personal preference. This is an easy pattern that uses basic stitches mainly double crochet stitches that you can adjust the starting chain. chains. 

How wide should a bed runner be?

Again, the best part is that you can use most patterns to achieve different widths based on your personal preference. Some like their bed runners to cover just the foot of the bed, while others prefer it to run from the foot to almost halfway up the bed. The easy way to do this is to increase the number of repeats for a wider bed runner.

If you are looking to add a little fun this fall season, why not add a new piece of your wonderful makes to your room using this fabulous crochet bed runner-free pattern? 

Supplies needed to make a crochet bed runner 

Yarn – Portobello, Aran weight, #4,  60% Cotton, 28% Acrylic, 12% Wool, 120 m (131 yds) per 1.75 oz/50g skein)

Estimated Yardage in each color

Color A = Eucalyptus (98) – 650 yards

Color B = Hunter Green (116) – 550 yards

Estimated Total Yardage 

1200 yards

Hook – 6 mm Crochet Hook


14 sts over 7 Rows = 4 x 4” made in xdc, before blocking.

Instructions for the gauge

Row 1: Chain 16, dc in 3rd ch and in each ch across, turn. 14 dc

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in first st, xdc across until the last st, dc in last st, turn. 6 xdc, 2 dc

Rows 3 – 7: Rep Row 2

Adjust hook size if necessary, to obtain gauge.

Crochet Bed Runner Pattern Notes

  1. Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
  2. Similar #4 weight yarn can be substituted, please check the gauge.
  3. Chain stitches at the beginning of the rows do not count as a stitch.

Skill Levels – Easy. This is a simple pattern that a beginner crocheter will be able to make. 

Terms – US Terminology

Basic crochet stitches 

Chain(s) – ch(s)

Single Crochet – sc

Half Double crochet – hdc

Double crochet – dc

Crossed double crochet – xdc

Special stitch for this free crochet pattern

Crossed dc – skip next st, dc in next st, crocheting over the dc just made, work dc into the skipped st

The bed runner will fit a single to a twin bed. It measures 40” BY 50”

Construction Notes

1. This pattern is worked in one section with 2 separate pieces made.

2. This bed runner uses simple stitches that are a simple repeat of the stitch pattern. 

3. The panels are then joined together after which a round of edging is worked and fringes added!

How to crochet bed runner pattern

Make 2

To customize, increase or decrease the numbers of your foundation chain in a multiple of 2.

With A, Chain 148

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd Ch from hook and in each Ch across, turn. 146 hdc

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in first st, xdc across until the last st, dc in last st, turn. 79 xdc, 2 dc.

Rows 3 – 7: Rep row 2

Fasten off A, join B

Rows 8 – 13: Rep row 2

Fasten off B, join A

Rows14 – 20: Rep row 2

Row 21: Ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn. 146 hdc


  • You can use color specific to each edge or go with the same color when working on the edges.
  • Crocheting around the whole panel.

Round 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around, aim for 2 sc in each dc/ch sp and (sc, ch 2, sc) at each corner, join with a sl st to the beginning ch.

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in each st around, (sc, ch 2, sc) at each corner, join with a sl st to the beginning ch.

Fasten off

To join

  • Place both panels beside each other.
  • Join color A with a sl st to the edge of any of the panels.
  • Using either a darning needing or a crochet hook with mattress st or sl st, join the sides together

Fasten off. 

Adding Fringes to your Crochet Bed Runner

Supplies needed for the fringe

  • Yarn in the color of your choice
  • Scissors 
  • Solid material – Can be a book
  • Tape measure

Finished measurement – 4”

Note that the length of the solid material you intend to use will determine the length of your yarn.

Step 1: Wrap yarn around the solid material (book) multiple times.

Step 2: Cut an opening into the bunch of yarn.

To attach the fringes to the bed runner.

  • Use any of the sts from the short edge of the bed runner, with your hook and the 2 – 3 strands of yarn; using a slip stitch, secure the fringe firmly to the bed runner.
  • Count 2 sts away from the previous fringe, and secure another fringe.
  • Repeat until you have attached your fringes across the last row of your scarf.
  • Repeat on the other short end of the scarf.
  • Trim off excess yarn on the fringe, to have an equal length of loops.

Weave in all ends

Block your bed runner to measurement.

There you have it, your crochet bed runner! Happy Crocheting.

Care Instructions for Your Crochet Bed Runner

For a bed runner, it’s beneficial to choose a yarn that is machine washable and dryable, as it can get dirty or need refreshing periodically. Follow the care instructions for the yarn fiber you have made your bed runner.

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