Simple Farmhouse Style Crochet Hand Towel
The bathroom doesn’t have to be a dull and boring place to be. Bring a little bit of decorative style into your bathroom with this simple and pretty Farmhouse Style crochet hand towel pattern!
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Designed to be both useful and pretty, this crochet bathroom hand towel pattern has a large section of double crochets for optimal hand drying space and decorative edges using the Arcade Stitch for a touch of beauty and elegance.
This pattern is fantastic for both beginner crocheters and experienced crocheters alike. As a beginner, you can feel confident working through this pattern with a step by step stitch tutorial for the more advanced stitch and have a break between the advanced stitches with double crochets.
As an experienced crocheter, you can work up a bunch of pretty hand towels in no time for your home or as gifts!
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I designed this crochet bathroom hand towel pattern to go hand in hand with my Arcade Stitch tutorial. When I create stitch tutorials, I like to offer a pattern that is accessible to those who are new to the stitch so the newly learned skill can be put to use without having to search for a pattern.
And what’s better than a pretty crocheted hand towel? Not only can you test your skills with a simple crochet pattern, but you get something useful out of it, too!
A Simple and Pretty Crochet Bathroom Hand Towel
This crochet bathroom hand towel is designed using cotton yarn so that it washes well. Any cotton yarn you like to work with should work fine for this pattern.
It is also designed using two colors. One color is the solid potion of the towel and the other is the decorative, pretty section. You can feel free to use one color, two colors or more! Whatever your heart desires.
Once you’ve started this crochet bathroom hand towel pattern, it works up fairly quickly and would be a great pattern to create a set as a house warming gift or to decorate your own bathroom.
Easy – Crocheters looking to follow this pattern should know how to chain, single crochet and double crochet.
The crochet Arcade Stitch does require a slightly more advanced technique which includes creating chain spaces and working into them. If you haven’t already learned how to create or work into chain spaces, don’t worry. This Arcade Stitch tutorial will show you step by step how to do this or you can purchase a PDF of the pattern which includes a photo tutorial!
Medium (4) Cotton Yarn in 2 colors. You will need approximately:
Color A: 1.5 ounces/ 42 grams/ 44 yards
Color B: 1.8 ounces/ 51 grams/ 92 yards
Yarn Bee Pima Suprema in Bone (Color A) and Charcoal (Color B)
5 mm (H-8) hook
16 dc x 8 rows = Approximately 4 inches x 4 inches. Matching gauge perfectly isn’t a requirement for this pattern.
Length: Approx 16 inches.
Width: Approx 11.5 inches.
- Ch – Chain
- Sc – Single Crochet
- Dc – Double Crochet
- St(s) – Stitch(es)
- Sk – Skip
- Spc – Space
- Dc Fan – This is a chain 3 space filled with 7 dc which looks like a fan.
- Dc Half Fan – This is a chain 1 space filled with 4 dc and looks like ½ of a Dc Fan.
- […] – Repeats are listed inside brackets
- (…) – Stitch counts are listed at end of row in ( ) and bold italics.
- This crochet bathroom hand towel pattern begins and ends with pretty detailing, with a large section of double crochets for easy hand drying and crocheting.
- Chain 1 to start a row doesn’t count as a stitch. Always place your first stitch in the same stitch you chained out of.
- Chain 2 to start a row doesn’t count as a stitch. Always place your first stitch in the same stitch you chained out of.
- Chain 3 to start a row counts as both a double crochet and a chain 1 space. Do not place the first stitch in the same stitch you chained out of (it counts as filled).
- This pattern is designed for two colors but you can make it in a solid color or in more colors if you’d like to!
How to Crochet this Hand Towel
With Color A, Ch 44
Row 1 – Place 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and 1 sc in next ch, [ch 3, sk 3 ch, 1 sc next 3 chs]. Repeat across the row until 5 chs remain. Ch 3, sk 3, 1 sc in next 2 chs. (7 ch 3 spcs, 22 sc)
Row 2 – Ch 1, turn. 1 sc first st, [sk 1 sc, 7 dc in ch 3 spc, sk 1 sc, sc next]. Repeat across the row to the end. Your last sc should be in the last st of the row. (7 Dc Fans, 8 sc)
Row 3 – Ch 3 (counts as a double crochet and a chain 1 here and throughout), turn. Sk first st and next 2 sts, 1 sc 3 sts [ch 3, sk 5 sts, 1 sc next 3 sts]. Repeat until 3 sts remain. Ch 1, sk 2, dc last. (6 ch 3 spcs, 21 sc, 2 dc, 2 ch 1 spcs)
Row 4 – Ch 2 (doesn’t count as a stitch here or throughout), turn. 4 dc in first ch 1 spc. Sk 1 sc, sc next [sk 1 sc, 7 dc in ch 3 spc, sk 1 sc, sc next] Repeat across until ch 1 spc remains. Place 4 dc in ch 1 spc. (6 Dc Fans, 2 Dc Half Fans, 7 sc)
Row 5 – Ch 1, turn. Place 1 sc 2 sts. [Ch 3, sk 5 sts, 1 sc 3 sts]. Repeat across the row until 7 sts remain. Ch 3, sk 5, 1 sc last 2 sts. (7 ch 3 spcs, 22 sc)
Rows 6 through 9 – Repeat Rows 2 through 5 in sequence.
In last st of Row 9, change to Color B.
Row 10 – Ch 2, turn. Place 1 dc in each sc and 3 dc in each ch 3 spc across the row. (43)
Row 11 – Ch 2, turn. Place 1 dc in each st across the row. (43)
Rows 12 through 28 – Repeat Row 11.
In last st of Row 28, change to Color A.
Row 29 – Ch 1, turn. Place 1 sc in each of the first 2 sts, [ch 3, sk 3 sts, 1 sc next 3 sts]. Repeat across the row until 5 sts remain. Ch 3, sk 3, 1 sc in next 2 sts. (7 ch 3 spcs, 22 sc)
Rows 30 through 37 – Repeat Rows 2 through 5 in sequence.
The border is a simple round of single crochet to clean up the edges and make everything look uniform.
To do this, you will: Ch 1 and turn. Place 1 sc in each sc and 3 sc in each ch 3 spc across the row to the end. (43)
Then, ch 2 and turn your work 90 degrees to work along the long edge. Place 2 sc in side of each dc and 1 sc in the side of each sc across to the end. (64). (Don’t worry if this isn’t perfect, just try to place them as evenly as possible. Check your work after working this side and make sure nothing pulls or ruffles. If it lays flat, you’re good to go!).
At the end, Ch 2, turn 90 degrees again and work the two remaining sides as indicated above.
Cut your yarn, weave in ends. Block your work if desired. You’re done!
That’s it for this crochet bathroom hand towel pattern! Isn’t it pretty? I love how fast it is to work up and how easily it can fit into any color scheme. Enjoy!
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Can this pattern be doubled in size as I like things a little bigger. My wash cloths are almost this wide. I love the pattern.
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