There’s something about having handcrafted objects in your kitchen that are both utilitarian and ornamental that adds a whole other level of “home” feeling. This quick and simple crochet kitchen towel design will let you add a handcrafted touch to your kitchen in no time.
You’ll love the simple texture and easy construction of this crochet kitchen towel, whether you’re looking to add a small towel to your linen closet for its usefulness, to make a set as a housewarming gift, or to decorate your kitchen just enough to get yourself interested in cooking every night (looking at myself here).
Crochet Kitchen Towel
The fabrication of this crochet kitchen towel is quite easy and uncomplicated. It is a mitered square, which means that we begin crocheting in one corner and work expands with each row.
The nicest part about this mitered crochet kitchen towel is that you can make it as large as you like. While the pattern is created for a certain size, you may easily stop crocheting when you reach the desired size or continue adding rows to produce a larger towel. Easy!
You may also make this crochet kitchen towel your own by using many colors instead of just one. So you could make striped towels, color block towels, towels with a contrasting color border… the possibilities are unlimited.
This crochet kitchen towel design is created to use 100% cotton yarn for durability, but if you needed a towel with a bit more cleaning power, you could simply substitute a “scrubby” yarn like Red Heart’s Scrubby, which is 100% Polyester.
With this Crochet Kitchen Towel Pattern, you may learn a new stitch.
I like to add short, very easy, and entertaining designs with my stitch instructions, and I decided to spice things up a little for this one!
I could have made a basic square or rectangle with the technique, but doesn’t every crochet kitchen towel deserve a little flair?
The Linked Double Crochet is my favorite part of this crochet towel pattern. This stitch has a firm feel that is ideal for culinary objects. There are no spaces for crumbs or soap to fall through, and the plain texture makes it ideal for collecting dust!
- Medium (4) cotton yarn of your choice.
- You will need approximately
- 2.5 ounces/ 69 grams/ 125 yards
- I Love This Cotton in colorway Banana (100% cotton)
- 5 mm (H-8) hook
- Tapestry needle
- 16 LDC x 9 rows = Approximately 4 inches x 4 inches.
- Matching gauge perfectly isn’t required for this pattern as it is usable at any size.
- I am a tight crocheter, which means my tension is typically tighter than others.
- Approximately 10.5 inches by 10.5 inches
- Ch – Chain
- Sc – Single Crochet
- Dc – Double Crochet
- LDC – Linked Double Crochet *Special Stitch
- Sl st – Slip Stitch
- Sts – Stitch(es)
- Spc – Space
- (…) – Indicates to work all stitches in the same space.
- (…) – Stitch counts are listed at end of row in ( ) and bold italics.
- This kitchen towel is “mitered,” which means it is worked from the corner out and grows larger with each row. As a result, you may make yours as large as you like.
- The chains at the beginning of the rows are worked into since LDC (Linked Double Crochet) is used, so you don’t have to worry about them being counted.
- In the first row, a chain 2 is not worked into to produce an LDC and hence does not count as a stitch.
- Please read the Linked Double Crochet Special Stitch Section (LDC).
- This section of the design include instructions on how to begin each row with this particular stitch.
- This design begins with a Magic Circle, but if you want, you may chain 3 and slip stitch to the first chain produced to form a circle.
Magic Circle is a special stitch.
- This design is intended to be used with a magic circle. You may either utilize the magic circle or chain 3 and slip stitch to the first chain produced to make a circle to work into. It’s your call!
Video Magic Circle Tutorial :
Linked Double Crochet is a unique stitch (LDC)
A Linked Double Crochet (LDC) is a type of double crochet that has been modified. Using this stitch, the posts of the stitches are joined, resulting in a fabric with no gaps like regular double crochets.
Insert your hook into the horizontal bar of the preceding double crochet or Linked Double Crochet, yarn over, and draw up a loop to stitch a Linked Double Crochet.
Then, slide your hook into the following stitch, yarn over, and draw up a loop. Your hook will have three loops.
Finish your LDC as you would a regular double crochet. You will yarn over and pull through 2 times. Then yarn over and pull through 2 more times.
In the chain 2 spaces of this pattern, perform 1 regular double crochet followed by a Linked Double Crochet. Remember that it works the same way!
Linked Double Crochet to Begin New Rows
Unlike a typical Linked Double Crochet, the beginning Linked Double Crochet is crocheted on the turning chains and into the first stitch.
To begin a new row with LDC, chain 2 and turn. Pull up a loop by inserting your hook into the second chain from the hook. Then, slide your hook into the row’s first stitch, yarn over, and draw up a loop. Your hook will have three loops.
Finish your first LDC as you would a regular double crochet. You will yarn over and pull through 2 times. Then yarn over and pull through 2 more times.
Crochet Kitchen Towel Pattern
- Row 1 – In magic circle, ch 2 (doesn’t count as a stitch) and place 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc. Pull tail tight. (4)
- Row 2 – Ch 2, turn. 1 LDC each of the next 2 sts, (2 LDC, ch 2, 1 dc, 1 LDC) in ch 2 spc. 1 LDC next 2 sts. (8)
To place your first LDC in this row and all following rows, you will: Insert your hook into the 2nd ch from hook, yarn over and pull up a loop. Then, insert your hook into the first stitch of the row, yarn over and pull up a loop. You will have 3 loops on your hook.
Finish the stitch as you would a standard dc (yarn over and pull through 2, yarn over and pull through 2).
- Row 3 – Ch 2, turn. 1 LDC in each of the next 4 sts, (2 LDC, ch 2, 1 dc, 1 LDC) in ch 2 spc. 1 LDC next 4 sts. (12)
- Row 4 – Ch 2, turn. Place 1 LDC in each st to ch 2 spc. (2 LDC, ch 2, 1 dc, 1 LDC) in ch 2 spc. 1 LDC in each st to end of row. (16)
- Rows 5 through 21 – Repeat Row 4.
Each Row adds 4 stitches to your stitch count. Row 21 should have 84 stitches.
Border and Hanging Loop
To finish off this kitchen towel, we will add a border to clean up the sides and a loop to hang it from. If you’d prefer to skip the loop, that’s totally okay. Just omit the 15 chains from the pattern.
Round 1 – Ch 1 and rotate work to crochet along the raw edge. Place 42 sc evenly down the side (2 sc in side of each LDC) to the end. You should be at your magic circle (or chain 3 circle, if that’s what you used).
In the circle, place 2 sc. Then, chain 15 and sl st to the front loop of the second sc made. Place 1 more sc in the circle.
If you used a magic circle, you may need to pull your tail tight again.
Rotate to work along the second raw edge. Place 42 sc evenly down the side to the end.
At the end, ch 1 and rotate to work along the top of Row 21. Place 1 sc in each st to the ch 2 spc. In ch 2 spc, place 3 sc. Then, place 1 sc in each st to the end. Ch 1, sl st to the first sc made to close.
Round 2 – Sl st in each stitch to the ch 15 loop. In ch 15 loop, place 25 sc. Then, place 1 sl st in each st and ch 1 spc to the end of the round. Sl st to the first sl st to close.
Cut your yarn, weave in ends. Block if desired. You’re done!