Crochet Dish Towel Pattern
Making a crochet dish towel following this easy pattern is a lot of fun, and very useful. You can use the crocheted dish towel and crochet tea towel, or a beautiful touch to add to your kitchen. Plus, these crochet dish towels make the perfect gift, that you can make simply and quickly. I am so excited to share these instructions with you to make an easy crochet dish towel. This is a great pattern that you don’t want to miss out on!
Crochet Kitchen Towel Pattern
I am so excited to share this free pattern with you, which will walk you through the step-by-step instructions for making crochet dish cloths. Adding a touch of crochet to your kitchen is so much fun and doesn’t have to be difficult with this pattern made of simple stitches.
Not only are these dish towels so much fun to make and hang in your own kitchen, or on your oven door, but this is a great pattern to make and gifts as a great gift. You really can’t go wrong with making your own crocheted dish towels, because the towels are so useful, and are such a good gift.
Making your own towels is surprisingly easy to do, and not an expensive project to make either, which is always a benefit. In this free crochet pattern, we will walk together through the step-by-step instructions on how to make your own crocheted towels.
This crochet dish towel pattern is a great project for beginner crocheters. There are just a few basic stitches that you need to make this pattern, and I have provided step-by-step instructions that will walk you through the process. Even if you are not a beginner crocheter, you can still enjoy making these fun dish towels!
Best Kind of Yarn
Before you begin, it’s important to choose the correct kind of yarn to make a dish towel out of. The best type of yarn is to use a worsted weight cotton yarn. You can find this in solid colors or variegated skeins. When you’re at the store, you will want to look for 100% cotton yarn, which can be found at Hobby Lobby, or in brands like lily sugar n’ cream.
There are many different color options, so make sure you choose the perfect colors for your specific project! Crocheted towels make a fun accent to your kitchen and are also beautiful gifts.
How much yarn you need will depend on what specific size and how many yards each skein has on it. Below I will give you a recommendation on how much yarn to use, but you can feel free to increase or decrease the finished size of the dish towel to fit your preferences.
You will also want to keep in mind that each person stitches slightly different, so my stitches might be slightly tighter than yours, which will impact how much yarn is needed. Feel free to adjust to fit your specific needs.
Crochet Hook Size
My favorite size crochet hook to use when making crochet dish towels is a size 7, or 4.5 mm crochet hook. Sometimes the size of the hook can be difficult to find, so using a size H (5.0mm), I (5.0mm), or even size G (4.25mm) crochet hooks work as good alternatives depending on how tight or lose you naturally crochet.
You can also reference the packaging of your yarn skein to see what the manufacturer recommends for hook size for that specific yarn. This is a good reference guide, but you may need to adjust from there.
Basic Stitches Used in this Pattern
There are just a few basic stitches used in this crochet pattern. In addition to making a crocheted chain, the other two main stitches are a single crochet stitch and a double crochet stitch. Let me give you an overview of how to make each of these main stitches.
Single Crochet Stitches
To make a single crochet stitch, you first need to knit the chain as the base of your project. Then to make a single crochet stitch, you insert the hook into the stitch indicated, then yarn over, and pull up a loop. There are now two loops on your hook. Yarn over once more and pull the new loop through the previous two loops on your hook. This makes a single crocheted stitch.
Double Crochet Stitches
A double crochet stitch is made first by yarning over, then insert the hook into the stitch indicated. Yarn over and pull up the loop. There are now three loops on your hook. Yarn over again and pull through the first two loops on the hook. Yarn over once more and pull through the remaining two loops on the hook. This makes a double-crocheted stitch.
Dish Towel Tips
The Number of Chains. The number of chains must be an even number for the project to turn out. You can add or subtract as many chains as you wish, so the finished product is your desired size, as long as you keep an even number.
Color Change. You can change the color as you work along if desired. Sometimes it’s fun to put a few stripes in your kitchen dish towel, or you can make it all a solid color, or even use variegated yarn. It’s entirely up to you whether you use a solid color or change colors along the way.
Washing in a Machine. When you use 100% cotton yarn, crochet dish towels are technically machine washable, but from personal experience I would caution against it. Sometimes washing your crocheted dish towels in the machine can be very rough on them, and you are likely to lose the color of your yarn. It’s entirely up to you, but just use caution if you choose to wash them in the machine.
Crochet Towel Pattern
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
2-3 Skeins Cotton Yarn
Size 7 Crochet hook
Yarn needle (optional)
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
st/sts – stitch/stitches
sl st – slip stitch
BLO – back loop only
FLO – front loop only
st – stitch
fpdc – front post double crochet
Crochet V Pattern
Row 1: make a slip knot, then chain 102 stitches
Row 2: in the 2nd ch from the hook make (sc, ch 1, sc) *skip the next 2 ch spaces, then make another (sc, ch 1, sc), * repeat from * to * across. Ch 1 and turn.
Row 3: working in the ch 1 space from the previous round, work (sc, ch 1, sc), skip to the next ch 1 space, and work (sc, ch 1, sc) again. Repeat across the row.
Repeat row three until the crochet dish towel is your desired length, then finish off and weave in the ends.
Moss Stitch Pattern
Row 1: make a slip knot, then chain 102 stitches
Row 2: in the 4th ch from the hook, make a sc st, ch 1, *skip the next st, sc, ch 1,* repeat from * to * across the row. Ch 2 and turn.
Row 3: working in the ch 1 spaces from the previous row, make sc, ch 1, sc, across. Ch 2 and turn.
Repeat row three until the kitchen dish towel is your desired size. Then finish off and weave in the ends.
Waffle Stitch Pattern
Row 1: make a slip knot, then chain 103 stitches
Row 2: in the 4th ch from the hook, make a dc st, dc in each ch st across to the end. Ch 3 and turn.
Row 3: working around the second dc from the previous row, make a fpdc, *dc in the next 2 sts, then fpdc.* Repeat from * to * across the row. When you reach the end of the row, ch 3 sts and turn.
Row 4: dc in the first st, then make a *fpdc in the next 2 sts, then make a dc in the next st.* Repeat from * to * across the row.
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until your crochet dish towel is your desired size. Then finish off and weave in the ends.
How to Make a Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc)
Essentially, you are making a double crochet stitch around the stitch on the previous row. To do this, yarn over, then insert your hook around behind the stitch indicated, yarn over, and pull up a loop. There are now three loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through the first two loops on your hook, then yarn over and pull through the remaining two loops on your hook. You have now made a front post double crochet stitch.
The only difference between a front post double crochet stitch, and a normal double crochet stitch is that you are working around the stitch on the previous row, which will give your project texture.
Idea: Make a Matching Dishcloth
If an idea is to make a matching dishcloth for any of these stitch patterns above. That way you can have a crocheted dish towel and matching dishcloths that you can give away as gifts!
Easy Crochet Dish Towel Pattern
Making your own crochet kitchen towel is so much fun and a surprisingly easy crocheted project. This crochet hand towel is the perfect addition to your kitchen, or a great project to make as gifts for any occasion. After all, everyone can use a beautiful dish towel as an addition to their kitchen!
Thank you so much for stopping by, to check out my free crochet dish towel pattern. I hope that you give the pattern to try, and I hope you really like it! I love to crochet and sharing patterns with you is one of my favorite things to do, in the hopes that you will love crocheting too!
Be sure to check out more Free Crochet Patterns and especially the pattern to make Crochet Dishcloths!