It’s time to add another beautiful crochet make to your kitchen with this Textured Crochet Kitchen Towel Pattern.
About the Textured Crochet Kitchen Towel
The textured crochet kitchen towel was designed to compliment the Textured Crochet Dishcloth. Although it uses more yarn then the dishcloth, you may be able to dig through your stash to complete this project too.
Besides the size, there is one small difference between the Textured Dishcloth and the Textured Kitchen Towel: One of the rows in the dishcloth is worked in the front loop whereas in the kitchen towel, all the stitches are worked like normal. This give a slightly less textured kitchen towel and slightly more scrubbing power to the dishcloth.
Yarn used for the Textured Kitchen Towel
The sample towel was made using Lily’s Sugar’n Cream yarn which is a Category 4 weight, 100% cotton yarn. You’ll need just over 4 oz of the main color and less than 0.5 oz of a contrasting color.
Since the stitch pattern is the same throughout the entire towel, you can put the contrasting stripes wherever you’d like or really use up those scraps and make the whole towel with contrasting stripes. (Each strip uses about 0.17 oz of yarn.)
Stitches used for the Kitchen Towel
Don’t you love complex-looking stitches that are easy to do?
The main part of the dish towel is made with a quick 4 row repeat followed by a single crochet border around the entire towel.
The star-looking stitches are made with a modified half double crochet 3 together followed by a row of hdcs worked into the mhdc3tog. It sounds more complicated then it is and I’ve provided a photo tutorial for the most complicated steps.
Textured Crochet Kitchen Towel Pattern
US size I/9, 5.5 mm crochet hook – You can purchase my favorite hooks right on Amazon!
Lily’s Sugar’n Cream (category 4, 71g / 2.5 oz, 109 meters / 120 yards)
- 4.09 oz in Ecru
- 0.49 oz in Griege
Large Eye Yarn Needle – these are the best I’ve tried!
FHDC: Foundation half double crochet
hdc: half double crochet
mhdc3tog: modified half double crochet 3 together (see notes)
MC: main color
CC: contrasting color
yo: yarn over
Gauge: 4” x 4” = 14 sts by 11 rows (taken in stitch pattern)
Finished Size: 12” w by 19” long
To change the size, start your fhdc with a multiple of 2+1.
To start with a chain, ch 40, hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across.
Go here to learn how to foundation half double crochet.
Mhdc3tog: yo, insert hook into the last completed st, pull up a loop, insert hook into the next st, pull up a loop, insert hook into the next st, pull up a loop, yo and pull through all 5 loops on the hook. (See photo tutorial.)
Textured Kitchen Towel Crochet Pattern Instructions:
Row 1: With MC,FHDC 39, turn
Row 2: ch 1, sc in each st, turn (39)
Row 3: ch 1, hdc in each st, turn (39)
Row 4: ch 1, hdc, [mhdc3tog, ch 1] to the end of the row, hdc in last st (the last mhdc3tog will end in the last st of the row and then you will also put a hdc in the last st of the row), turn
Row 5: ch 1, skip hdc, hdc in ch-1, [skip hdc, 2 hdcs in ch 1] 18 times, skip hdc, 2 hdcs in last st, turn
Row 6: ch 1, sc in each st, turn (39)
Row 7: ch 1, hdc in each st, turn (39)
Row 8: Join CC, ch 1, hdc, [mhdc3tog, ch 1] to the end of the row, hdc in last st (the last mhdc3tog will end in the last st of the row and then you will also put a hdc in the last st of the row), turn
Row 9: ch 1, skip hdc, hdc in ch-1, [skip hdc, 2 hdcs in ch 1] 18 times, skip hdc, 2 hdcs in last st, turn
Row 10: Join MC, ch 1, sc in each st, turn (39)
Row 11: ch 1, hdc in each st, turn (39)
Rows 12-19: repeat rows 8-11, 2 times
Rows: 20-55: repeat rows 4-7, 9 times
Top: ch 1, sc in each st, (39)
Side 1: ch 1 (for the corner), place 1 sc at the end of each row and in the space between each row of mhdc3tog and the next row (68)
Bottom: ch 1 (for the corner), sc in each st (39)
Side 2: ch 1(for the corner), place 1 sc at the end of each row and in the space between each of mhdc3tog and the next row (68), join with a sl st to the 1st sc on the top.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Crochet Textured Dishcloth Photo Tutorial
The following tutorial shows how to complete rows 4 and 5 and their repeats of the kitchen towel pattern. Rows 8 and 9 and their repeats follow this tutorial as well but are completed in a contrasting color.
Row 4: hdc in first st,
yo, insert hook into the same st and pull up a loop,
insert hook into the next st and pull up a loop,
insert hook into the next st and pull up a loop,
yo, pull through all 5 loops on the hook,
Continue starting the next mhdc3tog in the last st of the previous mhdc3tog,
to end the row, hdc in the last st of the final mhdc3tog, turn.
Row 5: ch 1, skip the 1st hdc, hdc in ch, (skip hdc, 2 hdc in ch) repeat to end of row placing 2 hdcs in the last hdc of the previous row.
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