Friday, December 20, 2013

Free Crochet Hanging Dishtowel Pattern

Kitchen Trio
This may just be one of my favorite patterns yet.  These are handy helpers and very decorative in a kitchen.
A Dishtowel can easily be crocheted in one evening using 100% cotton yarn and a little imagination.
Choose colors to match your kitchen and be sure to make the part that goes around the stove handle large enough to fit.  Each stove is different so it's better to make it a little larger. What I like about crocheting an entire dish towel is that I don't have to cut a normal dishtowel in half and sew it up before crocheting the top. Plus when I need a quick gift I always have yarn on hand but not always an extra dish towel.

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Supplies Needed:
Approximately 6 oz. of worsted weight cotton (about 3 balls)  and a size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook.
One button about 1-1/2" in diameter or size to fit hole that you crochet.
Sewing or yarn needle to attach button to towel.
Stitches Used:
ePattern Rosy Denim Dishcloth Set Crochet pattern
Single Crochet, Double crochet, and crochet in back loops of single crochet.
dc2tog (dc decrease) Yo, insert hook into st and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops. Yo, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop. Yo, draw through 2 loops, yo, draw through all loops on hook.

Ch 62
Row 1:  sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end, turn (61 sc)
Row 2:  sc in 1st sc and in each ch st across, ch 1 turn
Row 3-6:  sc in back loops of each sc across, ch 1 turn (Note:  This give the edges a ribbed look)
Row 7-30:  Repeat Row 2
Row 31-34:  Repeat row 3 (sc in back loops only)
Row 35:  sc in 1st sc and in each ch st across ch 1
Next You will be working on the top half of the dishtowel.
Turn the towel so that you are now working on the vertical end (short side) of the towel.  
Row 1:  Double crochet in each stitch across (approximately 30 stitches this could vary)
Row 2 Ch 1, dc in each sc across; turn.
Row 3 Ch 1, dc in next dc, *dc2tog in next 2 sts; repeat from * across 
Row 4 Ch 1 , dc in next dc, *dc2tog in next 2 sts; repeat from * across 
Row 5 Ch 1, dc in next dc, *dc2tog in next 2 sts; repeat from * across 
Row 6 Ch 1 , dc in next dc, *dc2tog in next 2 sts; repeat from * across 
Rows 7-15 Ch 1, dc in each dc across; turn.
Row 16 Ch 1 , dc in next dc, dc2tog in next 2 sts – 2 sts. Fasten off.
Sew button to center of Row 4. The buttonhole is the space between the 2nd and 3rd dc in Row 14.
Note - Please measure your stove handle to make sure the dishtowel fits before placing and sewing button.  Some handles on stoves are thicker and require additional rows.
This pattern was created by Craftdrawer and was not tested if you have any corrections or suggestions please post them in note below...

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