Happy 2014, everyone! It’s Heather again from Craft Cravings to share a little project with you that I whipped up while watching college football bowl games: No button Crochet Towel Topper. I think most of us have seen those kitchen towels that have the crochet toppers on them so you can hang them on your stove or cabinet handles. They are nifty to have for when you need to wipe your hands quickly or deal with an unexpected mess.
No Button Crochet Towel Topper (Pattern)
If you crochet, you’ve no doubt seen that there are a LOT of these patterns floating around. Most of them involve a button, but what should you do if you don’t have any buttons handy or you just plain don’t want to use a button? This is where today’s project comes in. I’ll show you how to make a towel topper that loops over the hanging surface through itself. I know, that sounds weird, but the pictures helps me explain it. Ready to start? Let’s get to it!
Crochet Towel Topper Supplies:
- Kitchen hand towel cut in half horizontally
- Hole Punch or something sharp to poke holes with, like an ice pick
- Size H crochet hook
- Worsted weight yarn (less than a skein)
- Scissors, yarn needle for weaving in ends.
Sc 2tg= Single Crochet 2 stitches together
Crochet Towel Topper tutorial
Firstly, if you haven’t done so already, lay your towel out and cut it in half horizontally (across). For a normal sized dishtowel, you should be able to make two hanging towels
Then, not really perfectly even, but it’s all good.
- Use your hole punch to make 24 evenly spaced holes more or less a half inch from the cut edge of one of your towel halves.
Now, you need One Single Crochet in each hole across.
- Using the size H crochet hook, do one sc in each hole. (you will have 24 stitches across)
- Ch 2, turn and sc in each stitch across.
- Repeat above row 3 more times. (24 stitches)
- sc 2tg, sc to last two sc and sc last two stitches together. (22 sc).
- ch 2, turn. SC in each stitch across, (22 sc)
- Repeat previous row
- sc 2tg, sc to last two sc and sc last two stitches together. (22 sc)
- repeat previous row until you have a total of 16 stitches across
- Ch 2, turn and sc in each stitch across. (16 stitches)
- sc 2tg, sc to last two sc and sc last two stitches together. (14 sc)
- Repeat previous row. (will be left with 12 sc across)
- sc 2tg all the way across. When you finish, you’ll have 6 stitches in that row.
- ch 2, turn. SC in each stitch across, (6 sc)
- Repeat previous row
Lastly, my handy dandy circle
- Ch 20 and slip stitch to end of row, making a circle.
- Ch 2, turn. sc in each stitch around. (18 sc) slip stitch end to body of towel topper.
- repeat above row, slip stitching the other end of the circle to the body of the towel topper
- Finish off. Weave in ends.
To hang the towel:
- Hold loop in front of whatever handle, etc that you want to hang it on.
- Push the end of the towel through that loop and pull taught. There you go!
See? Wasn’t that easy?
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