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Dreidel Table Runner & Napkin Holders

Use these easy table runner patterns and DIY napkin rings for great Hanukkah decoration ideas. The Dreidel Table Runner & Napkin Holders will make any holiday celebration fun and colorful. With Christmas and Santa Claus decorations abound, it can be a challenge to find Hanukkah decorations. Knit this matching set for festive decorations that you'll be sure to love. The dreidel napkin rings and place mat attachments put a spin on your usual table decorations. Make your Hanukkah celebration special with heartfelt, handmade decorations.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size4 or 3.5 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge13 stitches, 20 rows, 4 inches. seed stitch

Materials:

  • RED HEART® With Love®: 1 skein 1623 Mallard A, 1803 Blue
  • RED HEART® With Love®: 1 skein Hawaii B
  • RED HEART® With Love®: 1 skein 1601 Lettuce C.
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 6.0mm [US 10]
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: yarn needle
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles:Stitch marker

 

 

 


Gauge: 13 sts = 4” (10 cm); 20 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Seed Stitch pattern. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needle to obtain the gauge.

 

 

 

Measurements: Table Runner measures: 14” wide x 53” long (35 cm x 137 cm)

 

 

 


Abbreviations:

  • Sl 1 kwise = Slip 1 knitwise. Insert the right needle into the next stitch on the left needle as if you were knitting the stitch. Pull this stitch off the left needle. The stitch is now on the right needle and twisted.
  • K2tog = Knit 2 stitches together. Insert the right needle into two stitches at the same time and knit. This will result in a decrease of one stitch. This decrease will slant to the right.
  • Cable Cast On = Insert right-hand needle between the first two stitches, wrap and bring yarn through. Transfer the newly created stitch onto the left hand needle.
  • P2SSO = Purl 2 stitches, pass slipped stitch over the knitted stitch.
  • BO = bind off
  • K = knit
  • mm = millimeters
  • P = purl
  • [ ] or * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.

 

 

 


Instructions:


Seed Stitch (over an odd number of sts)
Row 1: *K1, p1; repeat from * across, end k1.
Repeat Row 1 for Seed Stitch pattern.


TABLE RUNNER

Section 1 (make 2)
With A, cast on 45 sts.
Row 1 (Right Side): Work in Seed St. pattern for 29 rows.
Next Row: With B, work 18 rows in Seed St. pattern.
Next Row: With C, work 10 rows in Seed St. pattern.
Bind off all sts in Seed St. pattern.

Section 2 (make 2)
With C, cast on 45 sts.
Row 1 (Right Side): Work in Seed St. pattern for 7 rows.
Next Row: With B, work 10 rows in Seed St. pattern.
Next Row: With A, work 28 rows in Seed St. pattern.
Next Row: With B, work 18 rows in Seed St. pattern.
Next Row: With C, work 10 rows in Seed St. pattern.
Bind off all sts in Seed St. pattern.


DREIDEL

For Table Runner: Make 6 in B and 2 in A.
For Napkin Holders: Make 2 each in A, B and C.
Leave 8” (20 cm) tails at cast-on and bind-off to aid in sewing.


I-Cord Handle
Cast on 3 sts.
Row 1: K3, do not turn. Slip the 3 sts on the right-hand needle back to the left-hand needle.
Row 2: K3, pulling yarn gently across back of work. No not turn. Slip the 3 sts on right-hand needle back to left-hand needle.
Row 3: K3, do not slip sts to left-hand needle.
Turn.
Row 4: Cable cast on 4 sts, then k7. Turn.
Row 5: Cable cast on 4 sts, then k10, p1.
Mark this side as the right side of work. Turn.

 

Body of Dreidel
Row 6: Slip 1 knitwise, k9, purl the last st.
Rows 7-16: Repeat Row 6.
Piece measures 2” (5 cm) from cast-on edge.

 

Shape Top
Row 17 (Right Side): Sl 1 knitwise, k3, slip 2 together as if working k2tog, k1, p2sso, k3, p1.
Row 18: Slip 1 knitwise, k3, p1, k3, p1.
Row 19: Slip 1 knitwise, k2, slip 2 together as if working k2tog, k1, p2sso, k2, p1.
Row 20: Slip 1 knitwise, k2, p1, k2, p1.
Row 21: Slip 1 knitwise, k1, slip 2 together as if working k2tog, k1, p2sso, k1, p1.
Row 22: Slip 1 knitwise, [k1, p1] twice.
Row 23: Slip 1 knitwise, slip 2 together as if working k2tog, k1, p2sso, p1.
Row 24: P3tog.
Cut yarn. Fasten off.


FINISHING
Using schematic as a guide, align sections 1 and 2 as indicated on a flat surface. Sew dreidels to sections 1 and 2 to form runner. Weave in ends.


NAPKIN HOLDERS
Make 3, sewing A/B, B/C and C/A as follows:
Using yarn tails, sew 1” (2.5 cm) down on either side from top of dreidel.
At lower edge, thread yarn tail through yarn needle and pull yarn through back of I-cord to cast-on edge. Tack on either side of I-cord, then tack outer edges of dreidel.


TIPS & HINTS
Join a new ball of yarn when there are approximately 6” (15 cm) of yarn left from the old ball, also leaving a 6” (15 cm) tail of yarn with the joined yarn. Weave these ends in neatly on the wrong side of the fabric in a zig-zag pattern for a few inches, and then trim off excess.

 

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