One of the first patterns I shared on my blog was my beginner towel topper. That was over two years ago. In the last two years of making these cute towels, I have found different ways to make them. I want to share this new tutorial for my easy crochet towel topper which is the quickest way to make them that I have found. I can’t wait to see all the towels you guys make, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram so I can see them when you’re done!
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- Hand Towel
- I purchase from Joanns, walmart, meijer, and dollar tree.
- Check the video for more explanations of how I get nice towels affordably
- 50yds worsted weight yarn
- 100% cotton or 100% bamboo or a cotton/bamboo blend tend to work best
- Rotary Blade (if you want to use a AWL or sharp tool instead, check out my other towel topper tutorial)
- Here is the exact Rotary cutter I use for less than $10 on Amazon.
- Rotary skip blade 45mm
- A cutting mat or cut safe surface (cutting boards work great for this!
- 2 clips
- You can use clothes pins, hair clips, chip clips, sewing clips, etc.
- Two sizes of crochet hooks
- A small hook (between 2.75mm and 3.25mm hook)
- Larger hook (between 4.0mm and 6.0mm hook)
ST(S) – Stitch(es)
CH – Chain
CHSP – Chain Space
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
Easy Crochet Towel Topper Tutorial
Here is the video tutorial for all of you visual learners. The written tutorial is just below the video. Leave any questions in the comments section and I will see if I can help you out!
Fold your towel Hamburger Style with wrong sides together. Make sure that the back side of the towel is shorter than the front side. (6 minute marker in video).
Add clips to the towel to hold your fold firmly in place
Place your ruler 1/4″ from the top fold of the towel. Run the rotary cutter along the top side of the ruler, adjusting the ruler top keep the 1/4″ gap as needed.
You will now have evenly spaced slits cut in the towel for you to crochet into.
Row 1: Make a slipknot with your yarn. Insert your hook into the first slit. Pull up a loop and make a SC then CH 1. *SC in the next slit, CH 1* repeat this SC, CH 1 pattern repeat across the row. When you reach the end of the row CH 2 and turn your work.
Row 2: Now we will HDC in each CH1SP from the previous row (we are HDC in each space between the SC stitches from row 1). CH 2 and turn.
Row 3: HDC in the first 2 STS of the row, Skip the 3rd ST. *2 HDC, Skip the 3rd ST*. Repeat across. Ch 2 and turn.
**If you only have 1-2 stitches left at the end of the row after your last repeat, just HDC in the last few stitches and don’t worry about skipping a stitch. **
Row 4: Repeat row 2 until you only have 6-8 stitches left in the row.
For the next 15 rows do the following:
HDC across. CH 2 and turn. (do not CH 2 and turn on the 15th row)
16th Row: CH 1. SC in the first ST. CH 3. Skip to the last stitch of the row and SC. Tie off and weave in ends.
Add a button and your towel is complete!
What alternative route can I use if I don’t have a skip cutter tool?
An awl tool!
I used a awl, marked the towel every 1/4 or 1/2 inch. then added or subtracted my HDC to fit across. Taylors pattern is the best and you can add or subtract a stitch or two and they still turn out great. Best of luck and TY Taylor
A great crochet towel topper tutorial!
Now, I am very interested in doing a flour sack towel topper that you mentioned and I am not having any luck finding how to fold one before crocheting. Any clues?
I fold it in half twice so its 4 rows thick instead of just 2. That seemed to work best for me!
I’m having trouble finding a rotary skip blade. Any suggestions on what to use instead?
Amazon or Joann online only