Farmhouse Striped Kitchen Towel – Free Crochet Towel Pattern

I’ve been meaning to make a couple new crochet kitchen towels, but I wanted something a little less traditional in style. Having to constantly pick up the towels off the floor and wash them because they’ve slipped off the oven handle yet again, gets old in a quick hurry. After designing the Buffalo Plaid Kitchen Towel, I realized how much I loved the style and immediately started on the Farmhouse Striped Kitchen Towel. You can find the free crochet towel pattern in this post below, or an ad-free print friendly version on Love Crafts here, Ravelry here, or on Etsy here

 

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THE YARN 

Cotton is the go-to fiber for dish cloths and dish towels as it’s the most absorbent. There are several cotton yarns out there that would be perfect for this project, but I chose to use Lion Brand Yarn’s Re-Up. Re-Up is a recycled, eco-friendly yarn and it’s available in 14 great colors!

 

 

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Farmhouse Striped Kitchen Towel – FREE CROCHET TOWEL PATTERN

The free pattern is below, but if you love to work offline, or need to order your yarn, I’ve got a couple other great options for you.

Purchase the ad-free, printable PDF that includes all photo tutorials, on Love Crafts here, Ravelry here, or Etsy here.

Save this pattern to your Ravelry favorites here.

Pin it for later here.

 

 

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MATERIALS

  • Yarn:  Lion Brand’s Re-Up / Worsted Weight / 4 / Cotton Yarn – 2 colors / 2 balls of 1 color (for the main color)  /  1 ball (for the stripes)
    • Yardage: approximately 180 yards total – Ecru (150 yards), Denim (30 yards)
  • Crochet Hooks: I/9/5.50mm; H/8/5.00mm (My favorite crochet hooks are the Clover Amour Hooks, I’ve never had an ache in my hand since switching)
  • Button: 1″ (1)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle

 

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Gauge

  • In linen / moss stitch (sc in next, ch 1, skip next): 13 sts = 3″; 13 rows = 3″

 

Size

  • One Size: 9.25″ W x 20.5″ L

 

Abbreviations (US Terms)

  • ch(s): chain(s)
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • sc: single crochet
  • sp: space
  • RS: Right Side
  • Rep: repeat
  • MC: Ecru
  • CC: Denim
  • standing sc: click HERE for tutorial

 

Notes

  • Turning chains are not included in stitch count unless noted otherwise.
  • Yarn Notes: Lion Brand Yarns Re-Up in Ecru & Denim were used for the sample, 85% Cotton / 15% Polyester (114 yards / 105 m / 70 g / 2.5 oz).
  • Yardage – 180 yards of a single color OR:
    • MC: Ecru (150 yards)
    • CC: Denim (30 yards)
  • This dish towel is worked from the bottom up. I chose to work color changes and create a striped dish towel, but you can choose to make a solid one if you prefer. Once you near the top edge, an easy buttonhole is created. Then you’ll finish it off your towel by sewing on a button.

 

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Farmhouse Striped Dish Towel Instructions

Changing Colors: For all color changes, you’ll change colors on the last pull through of the last stitch of the row.

Set-Up: With a 5.50 mm hook & MC (ecru) yarn, ch 42. Turn.

Row 1: Switch to a 5.00 mm crochet hook, working into the back hump of the foundation chain, sc in the 2nd ch from your hook and in each ch across. Turn. (41 sts)

Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, sc in the first st, (ch 1, skip the next st, sc in the next st or ch-1 sp), rep from ( to ) across. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in the first st, sc in the next ch-1 sp, (ch 1, skip the next st, sc in the next ch-1 sp) rep from ( to ) across to the last st, sc in the last st. Turn. *Switch colors to CC. Fasten off MC.

Row 4: With CC, repeat Row 2. *Switch colors to MC. Fasten off CC.

Row 5: With MC, repeat Row 3.

Row 6: With MC, repeat Row 2. *Switch colors to CC. Fasten off MC.

Row 7: With CC, repeat Row 3.

Rows 8 – 9: With CC, repeat Rows 2 – 3. *Switch colors to MC at the end of Row 9. Fasten off CC.

Row 10: With MC, Repeat Row 2.

Row 11: With MC, repeat Row 3. *Switch colors to CC. Fasten off MC.

Row 12: With CC, repeat Row 2. *Switch colors to MC. Fasten off CC.

Row 13: With MC, repeat Row 3.

With MC, repeat Rows 2 – 3, ending with a row 3 repeat, until your towel measures 19″.

Fasten off. Continue on to Creating the Buttonhole.

 

Creating the Buttonhole

Narrow Tab

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in the first st, (ch 1, skip the next st, sc in the next ch-1 sp) twice. Turn. (5 sts) *Place a stitch marker in the next stitch to mark the beginning of the Wide Tab.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in the first st, sc in the next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip the next st, sc in the next ch-1 sp, sc in the last st. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in the first st, ch 1, skip the next st, sc in the next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip the next st, sc in the last st.

Fasten off. Weave in ends. Continue on to Wide Tab.

 

Wide Tab

Row 1 (RS): Join MC with a standing sc in the st where you placed a stitch marker next to the narrow tab, sc in the next ch-1 sp, (ch 1, skip the next st, sc in the next ch-1 sp) rep from ( to ) across. Turn. (36 sts)

Rows 2 – 3: Ch 1, sc in the first st, sc in the next ch-1 sp, (ch 1, skip the next st, sc in the next ch-1 sp) rep from ( to ) across to the last 2 sts, ch 1, skip the next st, sc in the last st. Turn.

Do not fasten off. Continue on to Closing the Buttonhole.

 

Closing the Buttonhole

In this row, you’ll work all the way across the Wide Tab and then pick up stitches from the Narrow Tab and work across it.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in the first st, sc in the next ch-1 sp, (ch 1, skip the next st, sc in the next ch-1 sp) rep from ( to ) across to the last 2 sts of the wide tab, ch 1, skip the next st, sc in the last st of the wide tab, sc in the next st of the narrow tab, sc in the next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip the next st, sc in the next ch-1 sp, sc in the last st . Turn.  (41 sts)

Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, sc in each st and ch-1 sp across.

Fasten off. Weave in ends. Continue on to Attaching the Button.

 

Attaching the Button

Notice that the buttonhole is on the right. Sew the button onto the towel as shown (side opposite the buttonhole).

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Now that I’ve completed my Farmhouse Striped Kitchen Towel, how do I hang it up?

The photos below are of the Buffalo Plaid Kitchen Towel, but the steps are the same.

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Step 1 (photo top, left): With the right side of the towel facing you, fold the top edge (with the button and buttonhole) over and around the oven door handle.

Step 2 (photo top, right): Bring the corner of the towel with the button, around to the front, from the left side. Bring the corner of the towel with the buttonhole, around to the front, from the right side.

Step 3 (photo bottom, left): Put the button through the buttonhole to secure it.

Step 4 (photo bottom, right): Step back and enjoy your talents! 

 

 

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9 Comments

  1. Hi I am a bit confused
    Row 4 says to repeat row 2 switch to MC.
    Was I supposed to cut my MC? So I can attach it to the end of row 4.? Which is on the other side of the row.
    Hope I make sense.
    Thanks

    1. Hi Lori,

      Yes, I fastened off my yarn when I was switching colors because I wanted a clean edge on the sides.

      Jennifer

    1. Hi Chris,

      In the instructions I’ve marked Row 2 as the right side. So when you are working or after you work Row 2, place a stitch marker on the front of those sts, if you need them to keep track.

      Jennifer

  2. Just love these designs. I thought this farmhouse one would be good for the scraps left over from making potholders. Thank you for the patterns (reinder, snowman, santa, etc.)

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