Spring is the perfect season to use that cotton yarn in your stash, the time to work up something nice for your home. So why not crochet some kitchen towels to match your décor?
This crochet pattern is designed using the Block stitch but without the hassle of fastening off every row. If you haven’t seen my Facebook video on how to change colors every row without fastening off, you will learn something new today. So grab your hooks and get started.
Crochet Kitchen Towel Pattern
1. Worsted weight cotton yarn
2. Hook H (5mm)
3. Yarn needle to weave in the tails
17 1/2 inches long and 10 1/2 inches wide after buttoning up.
110 Yards of the main color
5 block stitches in 4 inches
sc- single crochet
dc- double crochet
Note: This towel is worked sideways. The pattern refers to the colors of the green towel.
With H hook and cream color yarn, ch 52. The initial chain is a multiple of 3+1.
Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, *(ch 2, skip 2 chains, 1 sc in next), repeat from * until 1 st is left, 1 sc in last ch while picking up the new color, green. Do not fasten off the cream yarn, just drop it to pick up later, turn.——–16 ch loops
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as a dc here and throughout), 3 dc in each ch-2 space across to end, skip next st, 1 dc in last st. Take your hook out of the last loop and place a marker in that loop to ensure that your work doesn’t unravel. Do not turn.—–50 dc
Row 3: This row is worked on the same side as the previous row by picking up the cream yarn that we dropped on the right edge of your work. Insert your hook through the top of beginning ch-3 of the previous row and pull through the cream colored yarn, ch 1 with the yarn joined.
1 sc on top of beginning ch-3 in same place where you worked the beginning ch 1, 1 sc in the adjacent space between beginning ch-3 and next dc, *(ch 2, skip 3 dc, 1 sc in next space between the 3dc groups), repeat from * across, 1 sc in last marked st while joining the green color back.
To join green color back, you start working your sc and once you have 2 loops left on your hook, take out the marker and pull the green loop through (shown below). Turn.-—–16 loops
Repeat rounds 2 and 3 eleven more times and you end in a Row 3 repeat. Fasten off the cream color after you pick up the green loop.
Gathering the Top of the Towel
Row 1: Ch 1 with the green color you just joined and work across the row ends, 1 sc in the same corner as ch 1, 2 sc in the space under next beginning ch-3, 3 sc in the space under each beginning ch-3 across until 1 space is left, 2 sc in last space, 1 sc in the corner, turn.—-36 sts
Row 2: Ch 1 ( not counted as a st), sc2tog in the same st as ch 1 and next st *(1 sc, sc2tog), repeat from * to end, turn.—–24 sts
Row 3: Ch 1, sc2tog in the same st as ch 1 and next st, sc2tog across to end, turn.—–12 sts
Row 4 & 5: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ch 1 and 1 sc in each st across, turn.——-12 sts
Row 6: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ch 1, *(sc2tog, 1 sc), repeat from * to end, turn.—–8 sts
Row 7: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ch 1 and 1 sc in each st across, turn.——-8 sts
Row 8: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ch 1,, sc2tog, 1 sc, 1 sc, sc2tog, 1 sc, turn.——6 sts
Row 9: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ch 1 and 1 sc in each st across, turn.——-6 sts
Repeat Row 9 until the green gathered part measures 6 1/2 inches from the beginning. If you want to make it longer you just repeat this round before proceeding to the Buttonhole row below.
Buttonhole Row: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in next, ch 2 tightly, skip 2, 1 sc in last 2 sts, turn.—-4 sts and 2 chs
Next Row: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ch 1, skip next st, 3 sc in ch-2 loop, skip next st, 1 sc in last. Turn.—————– 5 sts
Last Row: Ch 1, skip next st, 5 dc in next st ( the 3rd st), skip next st, sl st into the last st. Fasten off.
Adding the Bottom Border
Work the first row on the wrong side of your towel. It is up to you which side you want to pick as the wrong one.
Row 1: Join cream colored yarn with a sl st at the bottom corner and work across row ends, 1 sc in the same corner as the sl st, 2 sc in next space under beginning ch *(1 sc on top of the white speck of color, 2 sc in the next space under beginning ch-3), repeat from * to last space, 1 sc in the corner, turn.—-37 sts
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in each st across to end. Fasten off.
1. Make a round of sl st around the top gathered green part of your towel to even out the edges.
2. Weave in any ends left and sew on the button.
You can find a matching dishtowel pattern here: Dishtowel.
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Saturday 13th of May 2023
I need help, I followed your directions and which end do you start the top since I’m crocheting sideways and my measurements are way off then yours as my length is 13 in with 52 sc as foundation row.
Friday 9th of August 2019
I've made two of these now, and will make more for gifts for my co-workers. Thanks for being so generous with your time and sharing your pattern! It's beautiful, well-written and fun to make! Thank you!!
Saturday 5th of January 2019
Thanks for the beautiful patterns
Friday 3rd of August 2018
Wonderful pattern for dishtowels and dishcloths!!!
Friday 3rd of August 2018
Hi Patty, I am glad you like the patterns. Thank you for visiting my blog.