Crochet Country Dish Towel

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Does your kitchen or bathroom need a touch of crochet? You can use this modern crochet dish towel pattern to make a lovely crochet towel. Pair it with the crochet country dishcloth for a perfect house warming gift.

Free crochet pattern for this modern farmhouse crochet dish towel. Add diy rustic style to your kitchen or bathroom.

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.

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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, to the day, one year older than our oldest.)

Free crochet pattern for this modern farmhouse dish towel. Add diy rustic style to your kitchen or bathroom.

In all the time spent at their house, one memory continues to amuse me 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.

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Free crochet pattern for this modern farmhouse dish towel. Add diy rustic style to your kitchen or bathroom.

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.)

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All of that to say, when you have kids, I don’t think there is an enough when it comes to kitchen towel inventory!

Yarn for a Crochet Kitchen Towel

Cotton yarn works the best when crocheting kitchen towels or hand towels for the bathroom.

It is absorbent, durable, and easy to wash especially when using Lily’s Sugar and Cream cotton yarn which is machine washable and dryable. The more the cotton towels are used, the more absorbent they get.

If you want a thinner towel, more like a crochet tea towel, using a lighter weight yarn would work well and still have the same lovely texture.

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Free crochet pattern for this modern farmhouse dish towel. Add diy rustic style to your kitchen or bathroom.

Country Crochet Dish Towel

Skill Level: Easy


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ch(s): chain(s)
sc(s): single crochet(s)
st(s): stitch(es)
sp: space
yo: yarn over

Finished Size:

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. Before starting on this easy crochet dish towel check out How to Crochet the Spider Stitch tutorial for full instructions on the stitch.

Free crochet pattern for this modern farmhouse dish towel. Add diy rustic style to your kitchen or bathroom.

Dish Towel Crochet Pattern 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

Color Changes:

R1-4: Ecru
R5-6: Overcast
R7-8: Ecru
R9-10: Overcast
R11-12: Ecru
R13-14: Overcast
R15-64: Ecru
R65-66: Overcast
R67-68: Ecru
R69-70: Overcast
R71-72: Ecru
R73-74: Overcast
R75-78: Ecru

Fasten off and weave in ends.  Don’t forget to check out the matching crochet country dishcloth set.

Now that you know how to crochet a dish towel with a modern country flair, where will you put it? Will you use this crochet towel pattern to make a kitchen towel or a hand towel for the bathroom?

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    1. Sounds like maybe you are crocheting too tightly. Try a bigger hook size and see if that helps!


  1. Hi there, I really new to crocheting and reading patterns and I have a question. It’s probably basic 101 but what does “1 sp to the end of the row, turn.” Mean? Do I leave the last chain of the row empty?

    1. Hi Carmen! I love that you are digging in and asking questions as a newbie! That is awesome. So the full instructions are to (single crochet, chain 1, single crochet) all in the chain 1 space created in the row below. The How to Crochet the Spider Stitch tutorial might be helpful so you can see where the chain 1 spaces are. Hope that helps!

  2. Your country coasters are just in for a wedding gift. Thanks. Love your designs. PLEASE keep them coming.

  3. These are so cute! I’m planning on getting a few made this week before a boutique I’m having on Saturday, but I can’t figure out how to get the printable label! I followed the link, but it just says to sign up again. 🙁 I’ve signed up twice (just in case the first time didn’t work), and still no sign of that adorable free printable. Can you help me? Thanks! Love your stuff, so cute!!!

  4. Just in time and Just what I was looking for, for a new bridal shower for one of my church members. Thank you

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