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Gorgeous Needle Knit Lacy Tablecloth!

Inside: Free needle knit Lacy Tablecloth pattern including 5 common sizes, instructions for custom sizes, knitting chart, written row instructions and tutorial videos for right and left handed knitters.

The Lacy Tablecloth will look stunning on your dining table.  This project uses a medium-weight, mercerized cotton yarn that washes well and shows off the beautiful lace design.  This pattern features the lofty lace stitch pattern with a garter stitch border.  

needle knit lacy tablecloth stitch pattern
Lofty Lace stitch pattern

If you don’t think you’re quite ready to tackle a full tablecloth, you may want to try my Lacy Placemat or Lacy Runner patterns. It’s the same beautiful stitch pattern in smaller projects. These are also a great way to learn and practice the design.

Pattern contains written instructions for 5 sizes and instructions to customize the size, plus a lace chart, and links to fully-captioned tutorial videos for both right and left handed knitters showing the lace stitch pattern. 

Needle Knit Lacy Tablecloth

By Kristen Mangus

A downloadable PDF of this pattern is available in my Etsy store or from Ravelry at the links below:


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Medium (#4) worsted weight yarn 
Yarn Bee Fundamental Cotton (164 yds./3.5 oz., 150 m/100 g) in color Ivory used in sample. 11 (15, 18, 21, 25) balls needed

US 8 (5 mm) circular needle with 16” cord
Knitters Pride Mindfull Collection Lace Tips used in sample.

Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Approx.  = Approximately
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit 2 stitches together
P = Purl
Psso = Pass slipped stitch over
Rep = Repeat
Sl1 = Slip 1 stitch
Ssk = Slip, slip knit
St(s) = Stitch(es)
YO = Yarnover

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19 sts x 26 rows in 4” (10 cm) in lofty lace pattern


Measurements are for finished size after blocking.
52” x 70” (132 x 178 cm)
60” x 84”(152.5 x 213 cm)
60”x 102” (152.5 x 259 cm)
60” x 120”(152.5 x 305 cm)
70” x 120” (178 x 305 cm)


Sizing: I included 5 common sizes, but every table is different.  The sizes listed will fit on most tables, but follow the instructions below for a custom fit.  

Measuring: Measure the width and length of your table then add on how much you want it to drape over the side.  If you want a 6” drop (overhang), add 12” to your measurements.  This will cover your table with 6” hanging down around the sides.

Width: Since the lace stitch pattern uses a multiple of 6 +3, every additional 6 stitches cast on adds approx. 1.25” (3.2 cm) to the width.  Add or remove stitches in groups of 6 to fit your desired width.  

Length:  Each 12-row repeat adds about 1.875” (4.8 cm).  Add or remove repeats from the standard lengths listed above to fit your desired measurement.

Blocking: Your tablecloth will be smaller than the listed size to allow for blocking to the finished size.  Don’t skip this step as it opens up the lace design. How to Wet Block:

needle knit lacy tablecloth closeup


Cast on 237 (267, 267, 267, 315) sts. 

Garter border

Row 1: K all.

Rep Row 1 4 more times.

Lofty Lace pattern (see chart below)

Row 1: K2. *Yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1. Rep from * to last st. K1.

Row 2 and all even rows: K1, p to last st, k1.

Row 3: K2. *Yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1. Rep from * to last st. K1.

Row 5: K2. *Yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1. Rep from * to last st. K1.

Row 7: K3. *Yo, (sl1, k2tog, psso), yo, k3. Rep from * to end of row.

Row 9: K2. *K2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1. Rep from * to last st. K1.

Row 11: K1, k2tog. *Yo, k3, yo, (sl1, k2tog, psso). Rep from * to last 6 sts. Yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1.

Row 12: K1, p to last st, k1.

Rep. Rows 1-12 of the lace pattern until piece measures 65” (80”, 96”, 114”, 114”) or until desired length ending after a Row 5.

Garter border

Row 1: K all.

Rep Row 1 4 more times.

Bind off and weave in tails. Lightly block lace to finished size. 

Lofty Lace Chart

Needle Knit Lace Tablecloth Tutorial Videos

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The following tutorial video demonstrates the 12-row lace stitch pattern.  It does not include the cast on, bind off or garter stitch border. But links to those videos are listed in the video description, if

Right handed

Left handed