Winter Mint Hand & Face Towels

Give your bestie the spa day she deserves with this striped version of the Spearmint Hand and Winter Face Towels. Pair with a bar of soap and other spa day essentials and you’ve got yourself the perfect gift basket.

Hook: US size E/4 (3.5 mm) 

Notions: tapestry needle

Time: Weekend Project

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Face Towel 12” Square

Hand Towel 12” x 18”

Gauge: 26 sts and 26 rows = 4” [10 cm] in linen st

Light weight yarnYarn: Universal Yarn Bamboo Pop (50% Cotton, 50% Bamboo; 292 yards [266 meters]/100 grams): Winter Blue 126 (MC, 1 ball), Winter Squash 129 (CC, 1 ball)

 

Hand Towel Pattern

Row 1: With Color B, ch 79, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next ch) to end. – 40 sc
Rows 2-5: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, (ch 1, sc in next ch-1) until 2 sts remain, ch 1, skip 1, sc in last st.

Rows 6 & 7: With Color A, repeat row 2.
Rows 8-11: With Color B, repeat row 2.
Rows 12 & 13: With Color A, repeat row 2.
Rows 14-16: With Color B, repeat row 2.
Rows 17 & 18: With Color A, repeat row 2.
Rows 19 & 20: With Color B, repeat row 2.
Rows 12 & 22: With Color A, repeat row 2.
Row 23: With Color B, repeat row 2.
Row 24: With Color A, repeat row 2.
Repeat row 24 until piece measures 14 inches.

Top Border

Row 1: With Color B, repeat row 2.
Rows 2 & 3: With Color A, repeat row 2.
Rows 4 & 5: With Color B, repeat row 2.
Rows 6 & 7 With Color A, repeat row 2.
Rows 8-10: With Color B, repeat row 2.
Rows 11 & 12: With Color A, repeat row 2.
Rows 13-16: With Color B, repeat row 2.
Rows 17 & 18: With Color A, repeat row 2.
Rows 19-23: With Color B, repeat row 2.
Fasten off and weave in all ends

Face Towel Pattern

Rnd 1: With Color A, ch 4, sl st into first ch to form a loop, ch 1 (does not count as a st), [sc, ch 2, sc, ch 1] 4 times, all in loop, sl st to top of first sc to join round. – 2 sc on each side
Rnd 2: Sl st into ch 2 sp, ch 1 (does not count as a st here or throughout), [(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1] 4 times, sl st to top of first sc to join round. – 3 sc on each side
Rnd 3: Sl st into ch 2 sp, ch 1, [(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, (ch 1, sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1) to next ch-2 corner, ch 1] 4 times, sl st to top of first sc to join round. – 4 sc on each side
Repeat Round 3 until piece measures 5 inches.

Border

Rnd 1: With Color B, sl st into ch 2 sp, ch 1, [(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, (ch 1, sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1) to next ch-2 corner, ch 1] 4 times, sl st to top of first sc to join round.
Rnds 2 & 3: With Color A, repeat Rnd 1.
Rnds 4 & 5: With Color B, repeat Rnd 1.
Rnds 6 & 7: With Color A, repeat Rnd 1.
Rnds 8-10: With Color B, repeat Rnd 1.
Rnds 11 & 12: With Color A, repeat Rnd 1.
Rnds 13-16: With Color B, repeat Rnd 1.
Rnds 17 & 18: With Color A, repeat Rnd 1.
Rnds 19-23: With Color B, repeat Rnd 1.
Fasten off and weave in all ends.

 

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