Free Crochet Tea Towel Pattern

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I did a giveaway with a gal on Instagram (you can follow me @oneyellowfeatherco!) where she made place mats that matched my crochet tea towels!

Crochet tea towels and place mats

That was the first collaboration I had ever done so I was pretty proud of myself for having had the courage to put myself and my work out there!

This is a very simple crochet tea towel topper and is perfect for beginners. You’ll be pleased with how your tea towels are fantastically transformed.

Like with my Crochet Wash Cloths, I used “I love this cotton!” from Hobby Lobby. And named rightly so because this cotton yarn is very soft and isn’t stiff like other cotton yarns.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 4.25mm crochet hook
  • Cute Tea Towels
  • I love this cotton! yarn (or another similar cotton)
  • Matching embroidery thread
  • Needle

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The first thing I did was iron out any of the wrinkles in the tea towel. That way it will nice and flat when you hang it up. And it will be easier to add the blanket stitch to the top. Fold your tea towel in 3rd’s. (My tea towel was about 6 and 1/2 inches wide when folded this way.) You’re ready to begin your blanket stitch.

If you don’t know how to do a blanket stitch, don’t be intimidated! It is a lot easier than I thought it as going to be at first. You can watch this little video I made to get you started! It’s my first tutorial ever and I’m so proud of it!

Now that you have your blanket stitch on your tea towels it’s time to grab your yarn.

Crochet tea towel topper

With the 4.25 mm hook, join your yarn to the right side of your tea towel with a slip stitch. Chain 1 and single crochet across the top placing one single crochet for every blanket stitch. Chain 1. Turn.

*Single crochet 2 together, single crochet across until last 2 stitches, single crochet 2 together, chain 1, turn. Continue from * until your topper has 7 stitches across the top.

Continue with 7 single crochet stitches until the topper is long enough to reach around your oven handle. (Mine was 17 rows.) Now you will make your button-hole.

Single crochet in the next 2 stitches, Chain 3, single crochet in the last 2 stitches. Chain 1, turn.

Single crochet across the top of the button-hole so it looks like this.

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Single crochet 2 more rows. Fasten off.

Then join with a slip stitch to where you began your stitches and single crochet around the edge of the towel topper. This will give it a nice finished look.

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Aren’t they awesome?! Since I’m not there to do it give yourself a high-five!

I hope you enjoyed making these crochet tea towels as much as I did! If you want to check this set of tea towels you can take a little looky in my etsy shop here! 10% of the proceeds are donated to Voice of the Martyrs. An organization that helps supports persecuted Christians in hostile countries.

Free Pattern Tea Towels Crochet

Until next time, cheers!

Free Crochet Wash Cloth Pattern

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I recently asked my peeps on Instagram if they would like a post about a crochet wash cloth pattern and there was a resounding yes! So after I got my Etsy shop up and running I decided to give my blog some love again and get down to writing.

I usually try to pick patterns that are simple (two, at the most 3 different stitches) because when you have a 4-year-old is asking for a snack and 20-month-old who is trying to climb onto your lap while you are crochet is difficult, let me tell ya.

The stitch for this crochet wash cloth is kind of like a griddle stitch or crumple stitch. It is just switching back and forth between a short stitch and a taller one. And I love the design that comes from it.

Free wash cloth pattern

Special note!

You should begin every row with a single crochet and end with a half double crochet. So when you are crocheting your single crochet stitch it should be on top of a half double crochet stitch from the previous row and vice versa.

What you’ll need:

5mm hook

I really like this cotton yarn and is, rightly named, “I Love This Cotton!” from Hobby Lobby. Other cotton yarns I have felt are stiff and rough but this is the softest kind I have felt outside of a specialty store. Because all real yarn lovers judge a good yarn first by how it feels then by how it looks. Because let’s face it, yarn can look really pretty but then feel like your wearing Velcro.

PeriwinkleNow without further ado…

Crochet Wash Cloth Pattern

I made this the size of a baby wash cloth but you could make it bigger if you want. Just use multiples of 2+1.

Foundation Chain: Chain 33.

Row 1: Single Crochet into 2nd chain from hook. *Half double crochet into next stitch then Single Crochet into next stitch. Repeat from * until the end of the row alternating stitches. Last stitch should be a HDC. Chain 1. Turn.

Row 2: *Single Crochet in first stitch then Half Double Crochet in next. Repeat from * to the end of the row.

Continue in this pattern for 28 rows.

Row 28: After you chain 1, DO NOT turn but single crochet around the edge of the wash cloth. Weave in end.

And you’re done! Super easy right?! I love how they turned out. The single crochet edge really finishes it off and will keep it from losing it’s shape.

Free crochet wash cloth pattern

My philosophy is the easy and more simple the better. Because you can’t really screw it up. And if you do, then you should probably let someone else do it. Kidding!! But, if I made anything unclear or strangely weird then feel free to email me or say so in the comments below!

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