Easter Crosses Illusion Table Runner/Place Mat – Knit Pattern

This post has been offline for a long time because the link to the pattern pdf was broken. I have at long last been able to restore the link. Enjoy!

Here’s a link to the pattern pdf file Easter Crosses Illusion Table Runner Pattern

Happy knitting!


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    Julie Says:

    Perfect for my husband’s parents! They are always so tricky to find gifts for! Thank you

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    Hi Julie: I’m glad you like it. I hope your in-law’s do, too.

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    Cathy Lewis Says:

    What a great pattern. I knit and crochet prayers shawls for my church’s prayer shawl ministry. I plan to adapt this pattern into a prayer shawl.

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    Quelemia Says:

    Beautiful, I love the colors n your pattern is wonderful. I cant wait to knit this for easter sunday.

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    Angela Young Says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for offering a pattern for Easter that does not involve ducks or bunnies:) Much appreciated.

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    Angela: Thank you for stopping by my blog to look at the Easter table runner and for taking the time to leave a comment. I appreciate it. I’m glad you like the design. I needed something a bit more formal for Easter and I assumed some other knitters would think the same way.

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    Quelemia: Hello! Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and to leave a comment about my Easter table runner. I’m glad you like it and I hope yours turns out well. Feel free to let me know.

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    Cathy Lewis: Hello! I’m glad you like my Easter Crosses pattern. Thank you for knitting and crocheting prayer shawls for your church. I have done that as well. The Easter Cross pattern should lend itself nicely to shawl construction. I ammumed that would happen when I designed it the way I did. Good luck with your adaptation. I’m certain the recipient(s) will appreciate something so very special.

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    Marla Says:

    This is just beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing such a heart warming piece of art. What a wonderful gift this would make for Easter and year round. God’s Blessings for sharing with us.

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    Hello Marla: Thank you for visiting my blog and for taking the time to leave a comment about my pattern. I’m so glad you like it. I designed the table runner a bit over a year ago, but I am still knitting it for gifts, too. Happy knitting!

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    Angelia Says:

    Your Easter Crosses Table Runner is beautiful, just perfect for my Table at easter. I agree with Angela Young, the bunnies and ducks have to go,we all know Easter is about the cross,but what about the ones who believe it is about bunnies etc, you sent a great message with this pattern!! Keep up the great work and thank-you soooooooooooo much.

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    Angelia: Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I’m so glad you like the Easter Crosses table runner. I grew up in a home where the Easter message was never lost, so I’m carying it forward. In my younger years, I was a church organist, too, so with the music and my upbringing, it’s hard to get too far away from the purpose of the holiday. Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment.

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    Karen Says:

    LOVE this pattern!!! My first time knitting illusion knitting. I made 2 of the dish cloths and am making the runner for this Easter (2012). Almost done (3/23/12) and am glad to finish it but will miss the process of making it when done! MORE please!!!

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    Karen: I’m glad you like the Easter Crosses Illusion design. If you are interested, I just completed and Advent runner with Illusion Advent candles on it. Here’s the link for the post where you can find the pdf pattern: https://goodnightgram.wordpress.com/2012/03/17/advent-candles-illusion-knit-table-runner/ Another pattern that has been wildly popular is the one you can find here: https://goodnightgram.wordpress.com/2010/05/26/grams-vintage-flowers-illusion-table-runner%c2%a9/ I tried to replicate a vintage textile I have. The Illusion replication worked well. To practice the design, I knit a face cloth first. You can find that pattern here: https://goodnightgram.wordpress.com/2010/05/26/grams-vintage-flowers-illusion-face-cloth%c2%a9/ I’m glad for your enthusiasm. The Illusion style makes me smile.

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    Jorga Schmaing Says:

    I really like this pattern. I would like to knit one for my daughter and my sister. However, they both have “family-size” tables with leaves in them. Where in the pattern would I increase the length. It seems logical that it would be rows 61-63, where I could decrease for a tablemat, but I want to make sure :) You know the old adage: Measure twice, knit once :)
    Thanks So Much!

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    Jorga: You are correct. Add length in the center section, same as where you would decrease to make the placemat. The row numbers to repeat would be 62-65.You’re very welcome!

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    oooh… the table runner is beautiful~! Thanks for sharing… and yes, I found your blog through the cloth pattern that was posted today. I’ve also been looking for blogs to follow on wordpress……

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    Dear Dragonmommie: Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment about the Easter Crosses Table Runner. I’m glad you like it. As for my blog . . . it’s knitting. It’s widow stuff. It’s about me raising my granddaughter because she lost her mom (my only child) not long before my husband died. It’s about putting one foot in front of the other and finding a reason to stay connected to this world I still call home. Some of it is tongue-in-cheek (as in the Dead Guy Mail) because truth is stranger than fiction. Peace!

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    Hzjewl Says:

    Thanks, Gram, I really love this one. I think I’ll work on this. Not for this year due to grad schoolwork, but maybe foe next Easter, which happens to bent favorite holiday.

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    Hope Owens Says:

    Approximately how many yards of each color will I need? Thank you for this lovely pattern.

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    Hello Hope: the 4-ounce Sugar ‘n Spice skeins have 200 yards each. You’re welcome for the pattern.

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    shirley Says:

    From a past post you know how much I like this pattern. All was going well untill I got to Row 142. Should 140, 141 142, and 143 be knitted in the same color yarn? Appears to me the pattern routine has changed. Your response is grately appreciated.Thank you . shirley

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    shirley Says:

    All is well. No reason to reply. Thanks for illusion patterns. Look forward to knitting the flower runner. thank you

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    shirley Says:

    Starting with row 142 the crosses are pink instead of green. In other words the prominent color changes. and Rows 167, 169, and 191 each add up to 56. Do you have any corrections ? I am stuck. Thanks for the help.

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    Shirley: Just a note to let you know I saw your most recent comment. I am SWAMPED busy today at the college, but will take a looke at the pattern when I get the chance and then get back to you. I am so sorry for the trouble. Thank you for your patience.

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    shirley Says:

    I would wait for you at any time. Should Rows 142 and 143 be B color ?

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    Shirley: Whew! Thanks for your patience, but thank you also for calling the problems to my attention. Thank you for taking the time to add up the total number of stitches and including that number in your comment. It helped me pinpoint my problem.

    First: Row 167 – should read “Color A: P13, K4, P17, K4, P13.”
    Second: Row 169 – should read “Color B: K13, P4, K17, P4, K13.”
    Third: Row 191 – should read “Color A: P13, K9, P17, K4, P13.”

    Fourth: The crosses are supposed to be pink – per the photo included with my pattern. Are you looking at the back instead of the front? When looking at the back of Illusion knitting, the colors are always reversed.

    If this doesn’t suffieciently answer your questions, I will re-knit sections of the pattern myself and make sure you can get yours completed. Deal?

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    shirley Says:

    Row 191 is a no no. adds up to 56. Thanks for responding at your convenience.

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    Shirley: Oh drat! I typed the wrong thing even when I was trying to make the correction for you. Row 91 should read: “P13, K4, P17, K4, P13.”

    By way of explanation: I work two jobs and try to grab moments on the computer as I get the chance. Seems to be less and less as we get into this time of year. I was typing in a hurry and I’m not a great typist in the first place. I apologize for the trouble. Additionally, I wrote the pattern last year and have lost the flash drive where ALL my knitting patterens were saved. Correcting the online version requires more work that I have time for at the moment. Not an excuse, just the reason I may not get the correction done.

    But . . . keep in touch if anything else come up. I’m hoping this eventually works out for you.

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