Hey dearies! I wanted to give you guys an updated pattern on the towel topper! I finally mastered it to my liking and I wanted to share it with you guys. If you didn’t know, my great-grandmother has been making these towels since I was really little and I’ve always wanted to know how.
Now that I have more knowledge on how to make them, I created a pattern that is, to me, perfect. Not too much yarn, but just enough to complete the towel itself. As you can see in the picture above, one of them is very long, that was one of my trial ones that I practiced on.
We are going to be making these ones:
What you will need:
- Medium Yarn
- Find a color that you would think, would go good with the towel.
- 2 different sizes of crochet hooks. You don’t have to use just one size, you can use whatever size you would like, these are what I prefer to use.
- 5.0mm – This one, we will use to crochet the actual towel.
- 3.0mm – This one, we will use to start off the towel.
- A button, color of your choice
- The size can be whatever size you would like, but nothing smaller than an inch.
- Sewing needle
- Ruler (Optional)
- Black Marker (Optional)
Part 1: Starting the towel –
The first thing we need to do it cut the towel in half, like this:
As you can see, mine, isn’t completely even, which in normal because of the brand of towel I am using. It doesn’t have to be perfect!
Take one of the sides, of the towel, that you want to work with and lay it flat in front of you. If this is your very first time making this towel, I suggest grabbing a fine point black marker, it will make this next part easier.
Starting from the right side, take a ruler and measure 1/4 of an inch, place a dot with your marker and do that all across the towel. Make sure you are also 1/4 of an inch away from the top of your towel.
Once you are done making the dots, you can begin! Take the smaller crochet hook (3.0mm) and some yarn. Poke your crochet hook in the very first dot, where you started on the right, pull some yarn threw that first hole and slip stitch (sl st) to lock in the yarn.
You are going to do this all across the towel, until you reach the end. Be careful that you don’t snag any of the towel strings, it can happen for some towel, especially for thin ones.
When you reach the end, turn your work and switch the crochet hook to a bigger hook (5.0mm), and chain 1.
Part 2: Crocheting the towel –
Row 1 – Single crochet (sc) in between each stitch. Chain (ch) 1.
*Note – I am considering this as the first row because this is when we are actually starting to crochet.
Row 2 – Double crochet together (dc2tog) for the entire row. If you end up with an extra stitch that you can’t double crochet together, just do a simple double crochet (dc). Turn your work and chain (ch) 1.
Row 3 – Double crochet (dc) across. Turn your work and chain (ch) 1.
Row 4 – Single crochet (sc) across. Turn your work and chain (ch) 1.
Row 5 – Double crochet together (dc2tog) across. Turn your work and chain (ch) 1.
Row 6 – Single crochet (sc) across. Turn your work and chain (ch) 1.
Row 7 – Double crochet together (dc2tog) across. Turn your work and chain (ch) 1.
Row 8 – Single crochet (ch) across. You should end up with 8 stitches. This is needed for the button hole!
- If you have 1 extra: Make a single crochet together (sc2tog) in the last two stitches.
- If you are missing a stitch: Add another single crochet (sc) in that last stitch.
Turn your work and chain (ch) 1.
Row 9-13 – Double crochet (dc) across. Make sure that each row still ends with 8 stitches. Turn your work and chain (ch) 1.
Row 14 – For the last row, I’m going to break it down:
- Single crochet together (sc2tog) in the first 2 stitches.
- Half double crochet (hdc) in the next stitch.
- Double crochet (dc) in the next stitch.
- In the same stitch you just made the double crochet (dc), treble crochet (tr) in that same stitch. Chain (ch) 3.
- In the next stitch, make a treble crochet (tr) and in that same stitch, make a double crochet (dc).
- Half double crochet (hdc) in the next.
- Single crochet together (sc2tog) in the last 2 stitches.
Fasten off and weave in any extra strands.
Part 3 – Button
Sew on the button in between the middle of the 8th row. Make sure that it is in the middle.
And you are finished!
These are a perfect gift to make for anyone! Especially, for craft fairs and such. Enjoy this pattern and if you make one of these towels using my pattern, please feel free to tag me on Instagram by using the hash tag #KatiePurrPurr.
*I created this pattern to my own liking, I do own it and you are more than welcome to use it or share it, but please do not take this pattern to sell as your own. When sharing this pattern, please make sure that you link it back to my blog. Any questions on the pattern, feel free to contact me*