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Free Easy Country Crochet Dishtowel Pattern

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Does your kitchen or bathroom need a touch of crochet or perhaps your looking for a great gift to crochet? You can use this modern crochet dish towel pattern to make a lovely set of crochet towels for your house. You can also pair it with the matching dishcloth pattern for a perfect housewarming 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 precisely, 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 of my own 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!

Overview of the Easy Crochet Dish Towel Pattern

This cotton dish towel, which can also be used as a crochet hand towel, is made with one simple stitch pattern, the spider stitch.

You’ll work the towel along the short end and make a long rectangle. It’s really simple!

You can make it in a solid color or add stripes in the perfect colors that coordinate with your decor. Below, the free pattern instructs you on where to make color changes if you want stripes.

Whatever you choose, you’ll love making your own crochet kitchen towel and seeing it hanging on your oven door.

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Yarn for a Crochet Kitchen Towel

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

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

Lily’s Sugar Sugar’n Cream yarn is an affordable, worsted weight cotton yarn that is available in a variety of colors. There are plenty of places to order it online and it is usually in stock in my local craft stores.

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.

Stitches Used for the Crochet Kitchen Towel Pattern

Would you believe that all the beautiful texture in these crochet towels is done with chain and single crochet stitches? It’s true, you only need to know basic stitches to complete this easy crochet dishtowel pattern.

This combination of chains and single crochet forms a stitch pattern called the spider stitch.

To make the spider stitch, you’ll work a single crochet, chain, and another single crochet into the same stitch. After the first row, you’ll be working each stitch combination into the chain one space of the previous row.

Don’t worry if that sounds a bit confusing, I have step-by-step photos in the spider stitch tutorial you can work through before starting this pattern. It won’t take you long to get the hang of it and it only uses simple stitches!

If you don’t need the full tutorial, you’ll find the pattern written below, and here are the quick general steps of the Spider Stitch:

Chain an even number

Row 1: Single crochet in the second chain from the hook, chain 1, single crochet in the same chain as the first single crochet, skip the next chain then single crochet, chain 1, single crochet in the next chain. Repeat to the end of the row putting the last single crochet, chain 1, single crochet, in the last chain.

Row 2: do not chain 1, single crochet, chain 1, single crochet in the first chain 1 space, continue placing a single crochet, chain 1, single crochet in each chain 1 space.

The next row is just the same as the last row: repeat row 2 until the fabric reaches the desired length.

I’ve found that textured or dense crochet stitches work well for crochet dishcloths and towels.

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Country Crochet Dish Towel Free Pattern

Skill Level: Easy


  • US-Size J/10 Crochet Hook
  • Lily’s Sugar and Cream Yarn (100% Cotton 4 Medium weight,  2.5 oz / 71g, 120 yards / 109 meters)
    • 3 balls in Ecru (approximately 360 yds)
    • 1 ball in Overcast (less than 120 yds)
  • Large Eye Tapestry Needle


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Size J/10 Crochet Hook

Lily’s Sugar and Cream Yarn

Large eye yarn needle


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