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Kitchen Hand Towel (Free Crochet Pattern)

by - July 10, 2020


Dear fellow crocheters,

I'm super excited to share with you my new design, the Kitchen Hand Towel!  It's a quick and easy beginner-friendly crochet pattern.  With a buttoned strap, it can easily be hung on a rod in a kitchen or bathroom.

This hand towel is the perfect home décor project to make as a housewarming gift, thank you or appreciation gift, or birthday present.  It’s also great to make for selling at craft fairs!  


Here are the measurements...

Height: 18 inches
Width: 13 inches

However, I must tell you that it can easily be customized!  The length of the towel or straps can be changed simply by adding or decreasing rows. 



You can also customize this project by using different yarn color combinations or attaching a fancy button to create a unique look.  

I do recommend using 100% cotton yarn so that it absorbs water and maintains its shape well.  The yarn I used was Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Twists in “Green Twists” and Lily Sugar ‘n Cream in “Sage Green."


This PDF pattern file includes written crochet instructions and step-by-step photo references.

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KITCHEN HAND TOWEL

Free Crochet Pattern


Copyright Notice -- © 2020 Sweet Softies (www.sweetsofties.com). You have permission to sell finished products made from this pattern, but you must credit Sweet Softies as the owner/creator of this pattern by linking to my website (www.sweetsofties.com) or Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SweetSofties). No wholesale. You may not copy, alter, or sell my patterns in part or in whole in any way. My patterns may not be used in teaching online classes. My patterns may be used in teaching in-person classes ONLY with written consent from me. You may link to this pattern but you may not copy any part of the pattern instructions on other websites.


Introduction:
The Kitchen Hand Towel is a quick and easy beginner-friendly crochet pattern. With a buttoned strap, it can easily be hung on a rod in a kitchen or bathroom. It’s the perfect home décor project to make as a housewarming gift, thank you or appreciation gift, or birthday present. It’s also great to make for selling at craft fairs! You can easily customize the length of the towel or the straps by adding or decreasing rows. You can also customize it by changing yarn colors or using a fancy button to create a unique look! 

The PDF pattern file includes written crochet instructions and step-by-step photo references.

Size: 
  • Height: 18 inches 
  • Width: 13 inches 
  • Note: The height of this towel is easily adjustable by adding or decreasing rows.

Level: 
  • ★★☆☆☆  Easy / Familiar Beginner 
  • Requires familiarity with stitches used (below), attaching yarn, and sewing buttons.

Stitches/Terms Used (US Terminology):
  • MR: magic ring 
  • Sk: skip
  • St: stitch
  • Sl st: slip stitch 
  • Ch: chain 
  • Sc: single crochet 
  • Hdc: half dc 
  • Dc: double crochet 
  • Dec: decrease 

Materials:
  • Medium weight 4 cotton yarn in two colors (I used Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Twists in “Green Twists” and Lily Sugar ‘n Cream in “Sage Green”)
  • 6 mm crochet hook 
  • Yarn needle 
  • Scissors 




~ CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS ~

Note (read before beginning):
This pattern begins from the bottom of the towel, ending with the top.  It is crocheted entirely in one piece, so fastening off occurs only at the very end when indicated.

Towel Bottom
Begin with the main towel color. 
Ch 51. 
R1: Dc in 4th ch from hook. (Beginning ch-3 counts as first dc.) (Dc 3, dec 2, dc 3, inc 2) x 3. Dc 3, dec 2, dc 3, inc in last st. (48 sts) 
R2: Ch 1 (does not count as first sc), turn. Insert 2 sc in same st as the ch-1. (Sc 3, dec 2, sc 3, inc 2) x 3. Sc 3, dec 2, sc 3, inc in last st. (48 sts) 
R3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn. Insert a dc in same st as the ch-3. (Dc 3, dec 2, dc 3, inc 2) x 3. (Dc 3, dec 2, dc 3, inc in last st. (48 sts) 
R4-R24: Repeat R2 for even rows, and R3 for odd rows.  
Continue on with the ‘Towel Top.’ 

Towel Top
Switch to the towel topper color. 
R25: Ch 1, turn. Insert a sc in same st as the ch-1. (Sc 3, hdc, dc 2, hdc, sc 3, sk next 2 sts) x 3. Sc 3, hdc, dc 2, hdc, sc 4. (42 sts) 
Note: Continuing on, continue inserting the first sc in the same st as the beginning ch-1. 
R26: Ch 1, turn. (Sc, dec) across. (28 sts) 
R27: Ch 1, turn. (Sc, dec) across. (18 sts) 
R28: Ch 1, turn. (Sc, dec) across. (12 sts) 
R29: Ch 1, turn. (Sc, dec) across. (9 sts) 
R30-R34: Ch 1, turn. Sc across. (9 sts) 
R35: Ch 1, turn. (Sc, dec) across. (6 sts) 
R36: Ch 1, turn. Sc 2, dec, sc 2. (5 sts) 
R37-R46: Ch 1, turn. Sc across. (5 sts) 
Note: If you’d like a longer strap, repeat R46 until you reached the desired length.  For a shorter strap, crochet fewer rows than R46.  Continue with the last two rows of this pattern to form the buttonhole. 


Button Hole
R47: Ch 1, turn. Sc 2, ch 2, sk a st, sc 2. 
R48: Ch 1, turn. Insert 5 dc into the ch-2 gap. Sl st into the last st. FO and weave in the ends.



~ FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS ~

  1. Attach yarn to the right side of the towel, where the color change began in R25. 
  2. Sc around the entire ‘Towel Top’ edge for a tidy look, then FO and weave in the ends. 
  3. Sew a wooden button to the top, and weave in the ends. 
  4. Fold the buttonhole strap down to fasten it to the button.  
Congratulations on finishing your Kitchen Hand Towel!





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Best wishes,

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4 comments

  1. This is beautiful! I love the colors. Such an easy pattern to follow, too.

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    1. You're so kind, Michelle! Thank you so much! I'm very glad you enjoy this pattern! :)

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  2. When you decrease is it a DC decrease or a sc decrease?

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    1. Hi! It depends on the row. If you're using dc in that row, you'll want to use a dc-dec. If you're using sc in that row, use a sc-dec. Hope this helps! :)

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