Free pattern for a modern crochet country dish towel. Pair it with the crochet country dishcloth for a perfect house warming gift.
Before we had kids, my husband and I spent a lot of time with close friends who had four young kids. We loved babysitting the kids, eating meals with the whole family, and just doing life together.
Secretly we were watching them, all of them, closely. Doesn’t that sound diabolical? – it wasn’t – they are good parents with amazing kids. Knowing we wanted to start our own family soon, we wanted to learn as much as we could from them. (Fun fact: Their youngest was the newest baby my husband had ever held and holding her was the turning point for him being ready to have kids. She is exactly one year older than our oldest.)
In all the time spent at their house, one memory continues to crack me up mainly because I just didn’t understand until I had my own kids. They seemed to have a towel, or towels, designated just for spills. Someone would spill and there would be a chorus of “get the towel.” I couldn’t frame how spilling was so commonplace that it required a regular spill towel – or set of towels.
Now, with 3 littles of my own, I TOTALLY get it. I cannot keep enough towels in my kitchen. When they are all clean, I don’t have enough drawer space for them, but they are never all clean. I had no idea how often little people can manage to spill. (I shouldn’t be surprised though as I have always been a bit of a mess – to put it mildly.)
All of that to say, when you have kids, I don’t think there is an enough when it comes to towel inventory!
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Crochet Country Dish Towel
Skill Level: Beginner
- US-Size J/10 Crochet Hook (Amazon carries my favorite crochet hooks!)
- Lily’s Sugar and Cream Yarn (100% Cotton 4 Medium weight, 2.5 oz / 71g, 120 yards / 109 meters)
- 3 balls in Ecru
- 1 ball in Overcast
- Large Eye Tapestry Needle
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sc(s): single crochet(s)
yo: yarn over
12.5″ X 21.5″
4″ x 4″ = 6 spider stitches by 14 rows
The dish towel is worked in the spider stitch which is a sc, ch 1, sc in the same space. See How to Crochet the Spider Stitch tutorial for full instructions.
Ch 38 with main color (Ecru)
Row 1: (sc, ch 1, sc) in 2nd ch from hook,* sk ch, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch, repeat from * to end of row. turn
Row 2: do not ch 1 to start the row, (sc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-1 sp to the end of the row, turn.
Repeat Row 2 for a total of 78 rows
Bind off and weave in ends. Don’t forget to check out the matching crochet country dishcloth set.
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