Kitchen dish towel toppers have been around for years. They are quick to stitch up and are very useful to have hanging in your kitchen.
Remember that one dish towel will make two hanging towels. These towels make a very useful and very inexpensive gift. It is the perfect gift for those hard to buy for family members, friends and neighbors.
Materials and Supplies
- Worsted weight yarn; 1oz
- 3/4" Shank button
- Kitchen towel*
- Crochet hook; size G or H
- Metal yarn needle
* One kitchen towel makes two hanging towels.
Cut the dishtowel in half. It's a good idea, but not completely necessary, to run a zig zag stitch along the cut edges with your sewing machine to prevent raveling .
Working with just one towel half (put the other one aside to make a second hanging towel later) Thread a piece of yarn onto a metal yarn needle. Knot the end of the yarn about 6" from the end. Whip stitch (overcast stitch) 54 stitches across the cut edge of the towel. Knot off. Weave the edges of the yarn into the back side of the whip stitches and cut yarn close to your work.
Row 1: Dc in each of the whip stitches across; ch 2 turn (54 stitches)
Row 2: TC in 1st st *sk 1; tc in next st. Repeat from * to end of row. ch 2 turn (27 stitches)
Row 3: DC in each st; ch 2 turn (27)
Row 4: Repeat Row 2 (14)
Row 5: DC in each st; ch 2 turn (14)
Row 6: DC in 1st st; sk 1 st; dc in remaining stitches; ch 2 turn (13)
Row 7: Repeat Row 6 (12)
Row 8: DC in 1st st; sk 1; dc in next 8; sk1; dc in last st; ch 2 turn (10)
Row 9: DC in 1st st; sk 1; dc in remaining stitches; ch 2 turn (9)
Rows 10 - 12: Repeat row 9 (you will have 6 stitches after completing row 12)
Row 13 - 15: DC in each st; ch 2 turn (6)
Row 16: 2 DC in 1st st; dc in remaining stitches; ch 2 turn (7)
Row 17 Repeat Row 16 (8)
Row 18: DC in 1st 3 stitches; sk 2; dc in remaining stitches; ch 1 turn (6) [the sk 2 in this row makes the button hole]
Row 19: *sk 1; sc in next st. Repeat from * across row (3)
Row 20: SK 1; sl st in next st; Fasten off and weave loose ends back into your work.
Sew a button to the center of the 6th row.