Crochet Kitchen Towel Pattern
There’s something about having handmade items that are both useful and decorative in your kitchen that brings a whole extra level of “home” feeling. This fast and easy crochet kitchen towel pattern will help bring that handmade feeling into your kitchen in no time.
Whether you’re looking to add a small towel to your linen closet for it’s usefulness, to create 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), you’ll love the simple texture and easy construction of this crochet kitchen towel.
Simple, Easy and Customizable!
This crochet kitchen towel has a fairly simple, straightforward construction. It is a mitered square which means that we start crocheting in one corner and the work becomes larger and larger with each row.
The best part about this crochet kitchen towel being mitered is that you can make the towel as big as you’d like. While the pattern is written to a specific size, you can easily stop crocheting when you’ve reached the size you like or continue adding rows to make a larger towel. Easy!
You can also customize this crochet kitchen towel by using several colors instead of one. So you could make striped towels, color block towels, towels with a border of a different color… the combinations are endless.
This crochet kitchen towel pattern is written to use 100% cotton yarn for it’s durability, but if you wanted to make a towel with a bit more scrubbing power, you could easily use a “scrubby” yarn like Red Heart’s Scrubby which is 100% Polyester.
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Learn a New Stitch with this Crochet Kitchen Towel Pattern
This crochet kitchen towel was specifically designed to accompany my Linked Double Crochet tutorial. If you haven’t used a Linked Double Crochet before, you are in for a treat!
I love to include small, relatively easy and fun patterns with my stitch tutorials and, for this one, I decided to spice things up a bit!
I certainly could have designed a simple square or rectangle using the stitch but every crochet kitchen towel needs a little bit of flair, right?
My favorite thing about this crochet towel pattern is the Linked Double Crochet. This stitch provides a solid texture which is fantastic for kitchen items. There aren’t any gaps for crumbs or soap to fall through and the addition of simple texture makes it great for catching dust!
Pattern Details and Information
This crochet kitchen towel pattern is free in this blog post. Scroll down to view the free version!
However, if you’d like a more robust pattern with a photo tutorial, the steps for the photo tutorial written out in full sentences and a printer friendly version of the PDF, I recommend you purchase the PDF pattern.
With the PDF pattern, you will receive a detailed photo tutorial for the first few starting rows which will set you up to create this crochet kitchen towel with confidence and a photo tutorial for the border. The photos include highlighted stitches and details with arrows or dots, when necessary. You can purchase this pattern on Etsy or Ravelry!
Advanced Beginner- This crochet kitchen towel use fairly basic stitches and techniques that most advanced beginners should know. You should know how to chain, slip stitch, single crochet and double crochet. You should know how to create chain spaces and work into them. You should also know how to begin a project in a circle (whether that is using a Magic Circle or chain 3, slip stitch to first chain circle).
There is the addition of the Linked Double Crochet, which is a modified version of the double crochet which is slightly more advanced. I have a full step by step photo tutorial here on the blog and the PDF of this pattern comes with a step-by-step tutorial as well.
As long as you can double crochet, you should be able to Linked Double Crochet!
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
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.
- The construction for this kitchen towel is “mitered”, meaning that it is worked from the corner out and gets larger with each row. Because of this, you can make yours as big as you’d like to.
- The chains at the beginning of the rows are worked into due to using LDC (Linked Double Crochet), so you don’t have to worry about whether or not they’re counted.
- The only time a chain 2 is not worked into to create a LDC and does not count as a stitch is in the first row.
- Please be sure to read the Special Stitch Section of Linked Double Crochet (LDC).
- There are notes in this section and within the pattern on how to start each row using this special stitch.
- This pattern begins with a Magic Circle but you can chain 3 and slip stitch to the first chain made to form a circle, if you prefer.
Special Stitch – Magic Circle
This pattern is written to use a magic circle. You can use the magic circle or you can chain 3 and slip stitch to the first chain made to create a circle to work into. Your choice!
If you don’t know how to work a magic circle but would like to learn, I do have a photo and video tutorial!
Special Stitch – Linked Double Crochet (LDC)
A Linked Double Crochet (LDC) is a modified version of the double crochet. Using this stitch, the posts of the stitches are linked which creates a fabric that doesn’t have gaps like standard double crochets do.
If you haven’t used LDC before, I highly recommend that you review my Linked Double Crochet Tutorial. This photo tutorial will teach you everything you need to know about this stitch, including how to work the stitch, how to start new rows and how to make a LDC off of a standard double crochet. You will need to know how to do each of these for the crochet kitchen towel pattern.
To work a Linked Double Crochet, you will: Insert your hook into the horizontal bar of the previous double crochet or Linked Double Crochet, yarn over and pull up a loop.
Then, you will insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. You will have 3 loops on your hook.
Finish your LDC the same as you would a normal double crochet. You will yarn over, pull through 2. Then, yarn over and pull through 2 again.
In the chain 2 spaces of this pattern, you will need to work 1 standard double crochet and then place a Linked Double Crochet. It works the same, just keep this in mind!
Starting New Rows with Linked Double Crochet
The starting Linked Double Crochet is worked on the turning chains and into the first stitch, slightly different from a regular Linked Double Crochet.
To start a new row with LDC, you will chain 2 and turn. You will then insert your hook into the second chain from the hook 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 your first LDC the same as you would a normal double crochet. You will yarn over, pull through 2. Then, yarn over and pull through 2 again.
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!
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