How to Crochet a Hanging Hand Towel

How to Crochet a Hanging Hand Towel

I thought I would share how I crochet my hanging hand towels and handmade buttons. I use cotton yarn for my hanging hand towels; I feel that it doesn’t stretch out of shape as much as acrylic yarn does and you can wash them as you normally would wash hand towels.

Crochet pattern: easy

wpid-20140330_172758.jpgWhat you need:

  • Cotton yarn
  • Large eyed needle (one you can fit yarn through)
  • Hand towel
  • Crochet hook (any size will work I use, an “H” or “I” hook.)

My abbreviations:

  • Hdc: half double crochet
  • Sk st: skip stitch
  • Ch: chain

Any crochet stitch will work; I prefer the half double crochet. Remember if you use a smaller or taller stitch you will have a shorter or higher/longer project.

wpid-20140329_113721.jpgFirst, make about a 2 inch fold on either long side and then fold the top towards the bottom about ¼ of the way down. I like folding them like this because it makes the towel part a bit longer.

After you fold your hand towel you have to make 15 stitches with your needle and yarn across the width of the folded hand towel. Make sure you sew through the last loop you made each time. Kind of like a chain on the h

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Now it is time to grab a hook.

Row 1: Attach your yarn to the towel with a slip stitch. Chain 2, 15 hdc across the towel. Turn.

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First row

Row 2: ch 2, sk st, 13 hdc, sk st, 2 hdc, turn.

Row 3: ch2, sk st, 10 hdc, sk st, 2 hdc, turn,

Row 4-7: continue to decrease as you make your project taller.

Row 8: ch 2, sk st, 5 hdc, turn

Row 9-15: ch2, 5 hdc

Chain 4-8 chain stitches and fasten to the opposite side of the project.

 

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Finished button

Button: (working in rounds)

Chain 5, connect to make a circle

Round 1: Hdc around the chain 10 times. Pull to make the middle as small as possible. Finish circle with a slip stitch.

Round 2: ch 2, hdc 10-15 times around the first round, finish off the button.

Sew button on the crocheted hand towel, tightly.wpid-storageemulated0DCIMCamera2014-03-29-21.42.14.jpg.jpg

Cut and sew in the ends.

You can also find all my crochet pieces on my Etsy store.

Happy Hooking,

Jem