Strawberry Mango Towel

Using a double-ended crochet hook, create a cheerful kitchen towel, then display it with either the mango yellow side or bright strawberry side showing. You’ll love the amount of cheer this adds to your kitchen décor!

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Approximately 15” wide x 23” long

Gauge: 17 sts and 23 rows = 4” [10 cm] in pattern

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Red Heart Scrubby Smoothie (100% Cotton; 153 yards [140 meters]/100 grams): #2154 Zesty (C1, 2 skeins), #9235 Lemony (C2, 1 skein)

Hook: US size I/9 (5.5 mm) double-ended hook, US size 1/9 (5.5 mm) standard hook (for edging)

Notions: Tapestry needle

Special Stitches

Picking up lps in horizontal sts: Horizontal sts are created when you work the lps off the hook in previous row and look like a series of chs connecting the vertical bars. When picking up in a horizontal st, insert hook under top strand of horizontal st, yo, draw through keeping lp on hook.

Pattern Notes

Working with a double-ended hook is similar to Tunisian Crochet except with the double-ended hook you will turn each time your hook is fully loaded with stitches.

Odd numbered rows are forward passes, working from right to left pick up stitches and hold them on the hook.

When picking up in a horizontal st, insert hook under top strand of the horizontal stitch, yo and draw through keeping lp on hook.

Always turn your work at the end of a forward pass when you have picked up all of the stitches.

Even numbered rows are return passes, working lps off the hook from left to right until you have 1 lp on the hook. Do not turn at the end of this row.

Carry unused yarn up along side edge.

Pattern

With C1 and double-ended hook, ch 65.

Row 1: Working through bump on back of ch, pick up a lp in 2nd ch from hook and all rem chs, slide all sts to opposite end of hook, turn. (65 loops on hook)

Row 2: To work lps off hook, place C2 on hook with slip knot, working from left to right, draw slip knot through first lp, *yo, draw through 2 lps; rep from * across until 1 lp rem on hook. DO NOT TURN WORK.

Row 3: With C2, ch 1, *pick up a lp in next horizontal st, insert hook under next vertical bar without working, skip next vertical bar; rep from* across, slide all sts to opposite end of hook, turn. (65 loops on hook)

Row 4: With C1, yo, draw through first lp on hook, *yo, draw through 2 lps; rep from * across until 1 lp rem on hook. DO NOT TURN WORK.

Row 5: With C1, ch 1, *yo, skip next horizontal st, pick up lp in next horizontal st; rep from * across, slide all sts to opposite end of hook, turn. (65 loops on hook)

Row 6: With C2, yo, draw through first lp on hook, *yo, draw through 2 lps; rep from * across until 1 lp rem on hook. DO NOT TURN WORK.
Rows 7-10: Rep Rows 3-6.

Row 11: With C2, ch 1, pick up a lp in each horizontal st across, slide all sts to opposite end of hook, turn. (65 loops on hook)

Row 12: Rep Row 4.

Row 13: Rep Row 11 with C1.

Row 14: Rep Row 4 with C1.

Row 15: Rep Row 11.

Rows 16-18: Rep Rows 4-6.

Rows 19-118: Rep Rows 3-6.

Rows 119-126: Rep Rows 11-18.

Rows 127-130: Rep Rows 3-6.

Rows 131-132: Rep Rows 3-4.

Row 133: Bind off in the following manner:

With C1 and working right to left, ch 1, *insert hook in next horizontal st, yo and draw through st and loop on hook, repeat from * across. Fasten off C2. Transfer final loop of C1 to standard hook for edging.

First Side Edging
Ch 1, sc evenly along side edge, join with sl st in foundation ch, fasten off.

Second Side Edging
Join C1 with sl st in opposite end of foundation ch, ch 1, sc evenly along side edge, join with sl st in Row 133. Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in all ends.

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