Basic Towel Topper - Free Crochet Pattern

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We recommend cotton yarn for this project - it's machine washable!

Basic Towel Topper

Free Crochet Pattern


Easy Skill Level



Cotton Crochet Thread #10: 15 yds of coordinating color.

Worsted Weight Yarn: 1 ounce of color that matches towel

Standard size Kitchen Towel and 1" Button

Steel Crochet Hook: #7

Aluminum Crochet Hook: Size F



Fold towel so that short sides are together. Cut folded edge of towel. Fold cut edge over ¼" to wrong side. You may baste this edge or hold it folded for the first row.



Row 1: With Right Side of Towel facing and using the steel hook, join thread on right side of folded edge, (work sc, ch 1 54 times across. (54 sc and 53 ch-1 sps) Finish off.

Row 2: With Right Side of Towel facing, and using the F hook, join yarn in first ch-1 sp, ch 3, keeping last lp of each st on hook, dc in next 2 sps, YO and draw through 3 lps on hook (dc dec made), (dec over next 2 ch-1 sps) across. (27 dc) CH 3. TURN EACH ROW.

Row 3: Dc in each st across.

Row 4: (dc dec over next 2 sts) across. (14 dc)

Row 5: Dc in each st across.

Rows 6-7: Decreasing at the beg, middle and end of row, dc across. (11, 8 dc)

Rows 8-16: Dc in each st across.

Row 17 (buttonhole row): Dc in next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 2 sts, dc in last 3 sts. (6 dc)

Row 18: Dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, dc in last 3 sts. Finish off.

With Right Side Facing sew button to middle of Row 7.


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