After making and using my crochet dishcloths, I decided that I needed to make a crochet dish towel. So I picked up my hook and modified my dishcloth pattern and turned it into a simple crochet dish towel pattern.
I admit I wasn’t sure how this was going, but it turned out that it worked out great. The towel will need to be washed before it will it fully absorb water if you plan to use this towel for drying dishes.
Video on How to make a Half Double Crochet Stitch
Yarn for Crochet Dish Towels
I always use 100% cotton yarn for dish towels. They absorb more water than acrylic yarn.
I also buy the yarn in a cone. It makes it easier to make sure you have enough for your towel and then you have extra yarn for dishcloths!
Crochet Dish Towel Pattern
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- 100% Cotton Worsted Weight Yarn – You will need at least 2 balls of yarn. I would snag up 3 just in case since everyone crochets a bit differently.
- J Hook
- Yarn Needle
- Row Counter
Row 1: Chain 42. Half Double Crochet into the third chain from your hook. Half Double Crochet into the remaining stitches of your chain; Chain 2 and turn your work.
Row 2 -50: Half Double Crochet into the top of the stitches; Chain 2 and turn your work. (Do not Chain 2 after row 50 is complete. This is where we apply the edging)
Edging: Chain 1 and Turn your work; Single Crochet around the dish towel. Put 3 Single Crochets into the corners to help give the dish towel a rounded corner. After getting all the way around, Slip Stich and finish off. Then weave the tails into your work. If you need some tips on the how to work the edging, visit my dishcloth pattern.
Have you used a crocheted towel before? If you try out this pattern, be sure to come back and let know what you think of your finished product.