When I was a kid, there was always a towel or two hanging from the oven. I never really realized until I got older that the towels had a topper crocheted onto them to make them easier to hang. It's one of those things that you see and it just brings back childhood memories of the house you grew up in. Recently my mom brought me some towels and asked if I knew how to add the topper, I didn't exactly know but I knew that I could figure it out.
I was so excited, not only to come up with a pattern that I hadn't done yet but to make something that reminded me of my childhood home. I can't wait to run out and buy myself some new towels so I can add toppers to them, because let's be honest, mine always end up on the floor. Between the dogs, bunnies and a toddler, nothing stays in place long.
- Tea Towel
- Yarn (weight 4, 100% acrylic or cotton)
- E/3.50 MM Hook
- I/5.50 MM Hook
- 1 Inch Button
- Yarn Needle
Step 1: Cut your towel in half.
Step 2: (Optional) Pre-cut the holes in your towel with a small hole punch, scissors, or your crochet hook -or- you can just poke the holes as you go with your hook (this is what i did), they don't have to be perfectly straight, you won't be able to tell.
Step 3(Row 1): Using your E/3.50 hook, insert your hook into the towel to attach the yarn and chain 1,and SC 40 across the top of your towel ( I like to start by putting one hole on the side of the towel by the corner so the corner kind of folds back and doesn't stick out)
Rows 2-3: Switch to I/5.50 hook, chain 2, turn, HDC in every stitch (40)
Rows 4-5: Chain 2, turn, HDC in first stitch, *skip next stitch, HDC in next stitch*, repeat from * to * until last stitch, HDC in last stitch
Row 6: Chain 2, turn HDC in first stitch, *skip next stitch, HDC in next stitch*, repeat from * to * until end of row, you should be left with 6 HDC
Row 7-17: Chain 2, turn, HDC in every stitch across
Row 18: Chain 2, turn, HDC in 2 stitches, chain 2, skip 2 stitches, HDC in the next 2 stitches
Row 19: Chain 2, turn, HDC in 2 stitches, 2 HDC in the chain 2 space, HDC in the remaining 2 stitches
Row 20: Chain 2, turn, HDC in every stitch across, finish off and weave ends
Optional Boarder: Attach your yarn to one side where the towel and the topper meet, chain 1, SC into the spaces/holes around the outside of the topper, ending on the other side where the towel and topper meet, finish off and weave the end.