Kitchen Casuals Hanging Towels

Accessorize your kitchen with this set of three Tunisian crochet hanging towels. Use colors that match your kitchen’s theme or stick with simple neutrals. These simple patterns are perfect to work up for your own kitchen or as a homemade housewarming gift for a dear friend.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Length (including tab) = 13.5”; Width = 5.5”

Gauge: 12 rows x 14 stitches in sc = 4” square

Materials

Yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream (100% cotton; 120 yards [109 meters]/71 grams): White (Color A, 1 skein), Robin’s Egg (Color B, 1 skein), Lime (Color C, 1 skein)
Hook: US size H/8 (5.0 mm) 10” double ended Tunisian hook
Notions: Sewing thread and needle, 3 medium buttons

Special Stitches

Tunisian Crochet

Foundation: Chain specific amount given in pattern. Working into the second loop from the hook, insert the hook and pull up a loop from each chain to the end. At the end you should have as many loops on the hook as you had chains.
Back Pass: Yarn over and pull through the first loop (this is like a chain 1) *Yarn over and pull through 2 loops, repeat from * to end, one loop will remain on hook.
Forward Pass: The loop already on the hook counts as the first loop or stitch of this row. Insert your hook, right to left, under the second vertical loop from the previous row. Yarn over and pull up a loop. Repeat in each remaining vertical loop to the end.
Finishing with a Slip Stitch: Insert the hook under the second vertical loop of the previous row as you would with a forward pass. Yarn over and pull up a loop, then pull that same loop through the other loop on the hook.

Pattern Notes

The towels are made from the bottom to the top.
Each towel pattern is written separately. The Tab Section is the same throughout and is written at the bottom of all 3 patterns. You can add the tab section, or leave it off for a basic towel.

Pattern

Towel 1

Using Color A, ch 20.
Row 1: Working into the second loop from the hook, insert the hook and pull up a loop from each chain to the end (see Foundation).
Row 2: Back Pass.
Row 3: Forward Pass.
Rows 4-15: Repeat Rows 2-3.
Row 16: Join Color C, drop Color A (do not cut). Back Pass.
Row 17: Forward Pass.
Row 18: Back Pass.
Row 19: Forward Pass.
Row 20: Drop Color C, pick up Color A. Back Pass.
Row 21: Forward Pass.
Rows 22-34: Repeat Rows 16-21.
Rows 35-51: Repeat Rows 2-3.
To complete as a hanging tab towel, see Top Tab below. To finish as a basic towel complete as follows:
Row 52: Insert the hook under the second vertical loop of the previous row as you would with a forward pass. Yarn over and pull up a loop, then pull that same loop through the other loop on the hook (see Finishing with a Slip Stitch).

Towel 2

Using Color B, ch 20.
Row 1: Working into the second loop from the hook, insert the hook and pull up a loop from each chain to the end (see Foundation).
Row 2: Back Pass.
Row 3: Forward Pass.
Row 4: Back Pass.
Rows 5-6: Repeat Rows 3-4.
Row 7: Forward Pass.
Row 8: Push work to opposite end of hook. Join Color A, drop Color B. Turn, Back pass.
Row 9: Forward Pass.
Row 10: Push work to opposite end of hook. Pick up Color B, drop Color A. Turn, Back Pass.
Row 11: Forward pass.
Row 12: Push work to opposite end of hook. Pick up Color A, drop Color B. Turn, Back Pass.
Row 13: Back Pass.
Row 14: Push work to opposite end of hook. Pick up Color B, drop Color A. Turn, Back Pass.
Row 15: Forward Pass.
Rows 16-18: Repeats Rows 12-14. Fasten off Color A.
Row 19: Forward Pass.
Row 20: Back Pass.
Rows 21-50: Repeat Rows 19 & 20.
Row 51: Forward Pass.
To complete as a hanging tab towel, see Top Tab below. To finish as a basic towel complete as follows:
Row 52: Insert the hook under the second vertical loop of the previous row as you would with a forward pass. Yarn over and pull up a loop, then pull that same loop through the other loop on the hook (see Finishing with a Slip Stitch).

Towel 3

Ch 20.
Row 1: Working into the second loop from the hook, insert the hook and pull up a loop from each chain to the end (see Foundation).
Row 2: Back Pass.
Row 3: Forward Pass.
Row 4: Back Pass, join Color B in last stitch.
Row 5: Forward Pass.
Row 6: Join Color C, Back Pass, pick up Color A in last stitch.
Row 7: Forward Pass.
Row 8: Back Pass, pick up Color C in last stitch.
Row 9: Forward Pass.
Row 10: Pick up Color B, Back Pass, pick up white in last stitch.
Row 11: Forward Pass.
Row 12: Back Pass, pick up Color C in last stitch.
Row 13: Forward Pass, pick up Color A in last stitch.
Row 14: Back Pass.
Row 15: Forward Pass.
Rows 16-51: Repeat Rows 15-16.
To complete as a hanging tab towel, see Top Tab below. To finish as a basic towel complete as follows:
Row 52: Insert the hook under the second vertical loop of the previous row as you would with a forward pass. Yarn over and pull up a loop, then pull that same loop through the other loop on the hook (see Finishing with a Slip Stitch).

Top Tab Section

How to Back Pass Decrease: Yarn over and pull through 3 loops on hook. This will take two loops and join into one.
Row 52: Back Pass 1, Back Pass Decrease, Back Pass until 3 loops remain, Back Pass Decrease, Back Pass 1.
Note: this will decrease the row by 2 loops.
Row 53: Forward Pass.
Row 54: Repeat Row 52.
Rows 55-64: Repeat Rows 53 & 54.
Row 65: Forward Pass.
Row 66: Back Pass.
Rows 67-78: Repeat Rows 65 & 66.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Note: You will not slip stitch finish. The openness of the loops created on Row 78 will be the ‘button’ hole’ for the tab.

Finishing

Using the sewing needle and thread, sew the medium button on center of Row 52. yarn ball

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  • Tena A.

    Do you have videos to show how to do theses patterns in person?

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