Crochet kitchen towel topper Star Spangled Towel Topper

This pattern is for a crochet kitchen towel topper in the American colors. It’s a beginner project to practice the basics of Tunisian crochet! 
This pattern is for a crochet kitchen towel topper in the American colors. It’s a beginner project to practice the basics of Tunisian crochet!  

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This pattern is for a crochet kitchen towel topper in the American colors. It’s a beginner project to practice the basics of Tunisian crochet!  

Happy Fourth! Enjoy a new FREE crochet kitchen towel topper pattern!

In honor of the Fourth, I thought I’d make something fun, in this crochet kitchen towel topper pattern you will learn how to do basic Tunisian crochet stitches, colorwork, and how to increase and decrease stitches! Oh and you’ll get a super cute functional product in the end! A crochet towel topper or crochet towel holder perfect for your kitchen! I also released a Canadian version on the 1st for all my Canadian makers! You can check out the Canehdian Towel Topper here.

Today can be a day filled with gratitude but also a day wondering how to be part of a community you only partially identify with. Here’s a short poem I wrote in honor of Fourth of July:

“Somewhere in the in-between, my face hidden, yet seen.
Clashing cultures, bold beliefs, virtuous values.
Speaking loudly, exactly what I mean.
I keep questioning. I keep going, despite where I’ve been.
I long for humanity, in this ultimate race.

United in equality, peace, and justice, we shall win.”

-Noorain Nizami 07/04/2023

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About the Crochet towel topper Pattern:

Skill Level: Beginner 


Yarn:

Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran in Royal Blue (Col A) 80 yards (Size 4 worsted weight yarn; 170g/6oz, 347m/380yds; 97% Acrylic, 3% Polyester)

Big Twist Twinkle in Red (COL B) 100 yards (Size 4 worsted weight yarn; 170g/6oz, 347m/380yds; 97% Acrylic, 3% Polyester)

Comfy Worsted in White (COL C) 60 yards (Size 4 worsted weight yarn;  oz/50 g, 109 yds/ m; 75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic)

Hooks:

Notions: 


Gauge:

  • Gauge is 9 sts over 7 rows in Tunisian simple stitch for a 2 x 2 in. square using a 5.5 mm hook.


Finished Size:

7 x 2 in. folded over with wooden rings

Crochet towel topper Pattern Notes:

This pattern is for a fun crochet kitchen towel topper featuring the American colors. It’s the perfect beginner colorwork project to practice the basic Tunisian crochet stitches! 

https://youtu.be/J1ik0EXqp8g

Other important tutorials:

  • Pattern rows are Forward pass instructions.
  • The following instructions are implied:
    • The loop already on the hook at the beginning of the row counts as the first st. 
    • Always Tunisian simple stitch in the last st of the row, being sure to work under both loops of the st.
  • Return Pass: Follow the foundation row and each row with the Return Pass in the same color unless a color change is needed.
    • Return Pass Instructions: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through two loops; repeat from * until 1 loop remains on the hook.
    • Increase: Tunisian simple stitch, then work Tunisian knit stitch into the same stitch.

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Abbreviations:

Ch: Chain
Tss: Tunisian simple stitch
RetP: Return Pass -Explained above
Sc: Single crochet
Inc: Increase
Tks: Tunisian knit stitch
Tss2tog: Tunisian simple stitch two together

Crochet Kitchen Towel Topper Pattern Instructions

COLOR CHART

This pattern is for a crochet kitchen towel topper in the American colors. It’s a beginner project to practice the basics of Tunisian crochet!

Note: Complete color chart in Tunisian simple stitch. Refer to the chart above. Refer to the video tutorial for how to complete colorwork.

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Crochet Towel Topper Pattern Instructions:

Join Col A to a wooden ring with a slip knot. Sc 6 around a wooden ring.

Row 1: Turn and work the foundation row into the sc stitches. Pick up a loop into the next 6 sts. Complete normal RetP.

Row 2: Inc, Tss across until there are 2 sts remaining, inc, work last st as normal. (9 sts)

Row 3: Repeat row 2. Now you should have 11 sts.

Rows 4 and 5: Tss across, work last st as normal. (11 sts). At the end of RetP on Row 5, join Col B
Rows 6 and 7: Tss across. (11 sts). On row 7, at the end of the RetP join Col C.

Rows 8 and 9: Tss across. (11 sts). On row 9, at the end of the RetP join Col B.

Rows 10 to 13: Repeat rows 4 to 7.

Row 14 to 22: Tss across (11 sts). On row 22, at the end of the RetP join Col C.

Pattern continued

Rows 23 and 24: Tss across (11 sts). On row 24, at the end of RetP join Col B

Rows 25 and 26: Tss across (11 sts). On row 26, at the end of the RetP join Col C.

Rows 27 and 28: Tss across (11 sts). On row 28, at the end of the RetP join Col B

Rows 29 and 30: Tss across (11 sts). On Row 30, at the end of the RetP join Col A. Leave a 6 in. tail each of Col B and Col C and cut yarn.

Rows 31 and 32: Tss across (11 sts).

Row 33: Tss2tog, tss across until there are 3 sts remaining, tss2tog, work last st as normal. (9 sts)

Row 34: Repeat row 33 (7 sts)

Row 35: Tss across (7 sts).

Take a wooden ring and go through each vertical bar, sc around the ring. Leave a 6 in. tail and cut yarn. 

Take a 12 in. double-stranded piece of Col C yarn and cross stitch on the Col A sections to make stars. Leave a 6 in. tail and cut yarn. Weave in all loose ends.

This pattern is for a crochet kitchen towel topper in the American colors. It’s a beginner project to practice the basics of Tunisian crochet!

You are done! Have any questions? The best way to reach me is via email: [email protected]

Share your finished topper with me on social media using the hashtag #StarSpangledTowelTopper for a chance to be featured!
Tag me on Instagram @noorsknits and Facebook @noorsknits1

This is an original pattern from Noor’s Knits, ©2023. Please do not reprint, repost, or sell any parts of this pattern, but feel free to link back to my blog. You are welcome to sell finished items made from this pattern but please kindly link back to my website. Send questions to [email protected].

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A Tunisian crochet towel topper pattern with a simple Canadian maple leaf colorwork section to practice basic Tunisian crochet stitches! 

Happy Canada Day! I am kicking off my pattern sale with a brand new pattern to celebrate Canada Day!

Since I won’t be able to have my poutine and Timmies, I thought I’d make something for us Canadian crocheters to make myself feel better! In this project, you will learn how to do basic Tunisian crochet stitches, colorwork, and how to increase and decrease stitches! Oh and you’ll get a super cute functional product in the end! A crochet towel topper or crochet towel holder perfect for your kitchen!

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A Tunisian crochet towel topper pattern with a simple Canadian maple leaf colorwork section to practice basic Tunisian crochet stitches! 

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About the Pattern:

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner 


Yarn:

Big Twist Twinkle in Red (COL A) 150 yards (Size 4 worsted weight yarn; 170g/6oz, 347m/380yds; 97% Acrylic, 3% Polyester)

Comfy Worsted in White (COL B) 100 yards (Size 4 worsted weight yarn;  oz/50 g, 109 yds/ m; 75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic)

Hooks:

Notions: 


Gauge:

  • Gauge is 18 sts over 14 rows in Tunisian simple stitch for a 4 x 4 in. square using a 6 mm hook.


Finished Size:

  • Short size is 15 x 4.5 inches  
  • Long size is 19 x 4.5 inches 

Pattern Notes:

This pattern is for a fun Tunisian crochet towel topper featuring the Canadian maple leaf.. It’s the perfect colorwork project to practice the basic Tunisian crochet stitches! 

  • Pattern rows are Forward pass instructions.
  • The following instructions are implied:
    • The loop already on the hook at the beginning of the row counts as the first st. 
    • Always Tunisian simple stitch in the last st of the row, being sure to work under both loops of the st.
  • Return Pass: Follow the foundation row and each row with the Return Pass in the same color unless a color change is needed.
    • Return Pass Instructions: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through two loops; repeat from * until 1 loop remains on the hook.
    • Increase: Tunisian simple stitch, then work Tunisian knit stitch into the same stitch.


Abbreviations:

Ch: Chain
Tss: Tunisian simple stitch
RetP: Return Pass -Explained above
Sc: Single crochet
Inc: Increase
Tks: Tunisian knit stitch
Tss2tog: Tunisian simple stitch two together

LONG SIZE COLOR CHART



Pattern Instructions (Long Size):

Join Col A to a wooden ring with a slip knot. Sc 8 around a wooden ring.

Row 1: Turn and work the foundation row into the sc stitches. Pick up a loop into the next 8 sts. Complete normal RetP.

Row 2: Inc, Tss across until there are 2 sts remaining, inc, work last st as normal.

Rows 3 to 7: Repeat row 2. At the end of row 7, you should have 18 sts.

Row 8: Inc, tss across, work last st as normal. (19 sts).
Rows 9 to 13: Tss across. (19 sts). At the end of the RetP join Col B.

Note: Complete color chart in Tunisian simple stitch. Refer to the chart above. Refer to the video tutorial for how to complete colorwork.

Note: Refer to color chart for rows 14 to 27 colorwork

Row 14: (Col B) x 19
Rows 15 to 17: (Col B) x 9, (Col A) x 1, (Col B) x 9
Row 18: (Col B) x 4, (Col A) x 11, (Col B) x 4
Row 19: (Col B) x 3, (Col A) x 13, (Col B) x 3
Row 20: (Col B) x 2, (Col A) x 15, (Col B) x 2
Row 21: (Col B) x 3, (Col A) x 13, (Col B) x 3
Row 22: (Col B) x 2, (Col A) x 3, (Col B) x 3, (Col A) x 3, (Col B) x 3, (Col A) x 3, (Col B) x 2
Row 23: (Col B) x 3, (Col A) x 1, (Col B) x 3, (Col A) x 5, (Col B) x 3, (Col A) x 1, (Col B) x 3
Row 24: (Col B) x 6, (Col A) x 1, (Col B) x 1, (Col A) x 3, (Col B) x 1, (Col A) x 1, (Col B) x 6
Row 25: (Col B) x 8, (Col A) x 3, (Col B) x 8
Row 26: (Col B) x 9, (Col A) x 1, (Col B) x 9
Row 27: (Col B) x 19. Join Col A at the end of RetP. Leave a 6 in. tail and cut Col B yarn.
Rows 28 to 39: Tss across.
Row 40: Tss across. Join Col B at the end of RetP

Note: Refer to color chart for rows 41 to 54 colorwork

Row 41: (Col B) x 19
Row 42: (Col B) x 9, (Col A) x 1, (Col B) x 9
Row 43: (Col B) x 8, (Col A) x 3, (Col B) x 8
Row 44: (Col B) x 6, (Col A) x 1, (Col B) x 1, (Col A) x 3, (Col B) x 1, (Col A) x 1, (Col B) x 6
Row 45: (Col B) x 3, (Col A) x 1, (Col B) x 3, (Col A) x 5, (Col B) x 3, (Col A) x 1, (Col B) x 3
Row 46: (Col B) x 2, (Col A) x 3, (Col B) x 3, (Col A) x 3, (Col B) x 3, (Col A) x 3, (Col B) x 2
Row 47: (Col B) x 3, (Col A) x 13, (Col B) x 3
Row 48: (Col B) x 2, (Col A) x 15, (Col B) x 2
Row 49: (Col B) x 3, (Col A) x 13, (Col B) x 3
Row 50: (Col B) x 4, (Col A) x 11, (Col B) x 4
Rows 51 to 53: (Col B) x 9, (Col A) x 1, (Col B) x 9
Row 54: Tss across with Col B. Join Col A at the end of RetP. Leave a 6 in. tail of Col B and cut yarn.
Rows 55 to 59: Tss across with Col B. (19 sts)
Rows 60 to 64: Tss2tog, Tss across until there are 3 sts remaining, Tss2tog, work last st as normal. (9 sts)
Row 65: Tss2tog, tss across, work last st as normal.

Working through each vertical bar, sc around the wooden ring. Leave a 6 in. tail and cut yarn. Weave in all loose ends.

SHORT SIZE COLOR CHART


Pattern Instructions (Short Size):

Join Col A to a wooden ring with a slip knot. Sc 8 around a wooden ring.

Row 1: Turn and work the foundation row into the sc stitches. Pick up a loop into the next 8 sts. Complete normal RetP.

Row 2: Inc, Tss across until there are 2 sts remaining, inc, work last st as normal.

Rows 3 to 7: Repeat row 2. At the end of row 7, you should have 18 sts.

Row 8: Inc, tss across, work last st as normal. (19 sts). 

Rows 9 and 10: Tss across. At the end of the RetP join Col B.

Note: Complete color chart in Tunisian simple stitch. Refer to the chart above. Refer to the video tutorial for how to complete colorwork.

Note: Refer to color chart for rows 11 to 27 colorwork

Row 11:
(Col B) x 19
Rows 12 to 14: (Col B) x 9, (Col A) x 1, (Col B) x 9
Row 15: (Col B) x 4, (Col A) x 11, (Col B) x 4
Row 16: (Col B) x 3, (Col A) x 13, (Col B) x 3
Row 17: (Col B) x 2, (Col A) x 15, (Col B) x 2
Row 18: (Col B) x 3, (Col A) x 13, (Col B) x 3
Row 19: (Col B) x 2, (Col A) x 3, (Col B) x 3, (Col A) x 3, (Col B) x 3, (Col A) x 3, (Col B) x 2
Row 20: (Col B) x 3, (Col A) x 1, (Col B) x 3, (Col A) x 5, (Col B) x 3, (Col A) x 1, (Col B) x 3
Row 21: (Col B) x 6, (Col A) x 1, (Col B) x 1, (Col A) x 3, (Col B) x 1, (Col A) x 1, (Col B) x 6
Row 22: (Col B) x 8, (Col A) x 3, (Col B) x 8
Row 23: (Col B) x 9, (Col A) x 1, (Col B) x 9
Row 24: (Col B) x 19. Join Col A at the end of RetP. Leave a 6 in. tail and cut Col B yarn.
Rows 25 and 26: Tss across.
Row 27: Tss across. Join Col B at the end of RetP

Note: Refer to color chart for rows 28 to 41 colorwork

Row 28: (Col B) x 19
Row 29: (Col B) x 9, (Col A) x 1, (Col B) x 9
Row 30: (Col B) x 8, (Col A) x 3, (Col B) x 8
Row 31: (Col B) x 6, (Col A) x 1, (Col B) x 1, (Col A) x 3, (Col B) x 1, (Col A) x 1, (Col B) x 6
Row 32: (Col B) x 3, (Col A) x 1, (Col B) x 3, (Col A) x 5, (Col B) x 3, (Col A) x 1, (Col B) x 3
Row 33: (Col B) x 2, (Col A) x 3, (Col B) x 3, (Col A) x 3, (Col B) x 3, (Col A) x 3, (Col B) x 2
Row 34: (Col B) x 3, (Col A) x 13, (Col B) x 3
Row 35: (Col B) x 2, (Col A) x 15, (Col B) x 2
Row 36: (Col B) x 3, (Col A) x 13, (Col B) x 3
Row 37: (Col B) x 4, (Col A) x 11, (Col B) x 4
Rows 38 to 40: (Col B) x 9, (Col A) x 1, (Col B) x 9
Row 41: Tss across with Col B. Join Col A at the end of RetP. Leave a 6 in. tail of Col B and cut yarn.
Rows 42 and 43: Tss across with Col B. (19 sts)
Rows 44 to 48: Tss2tog, Tss across until there are 3 sts remaining, Tss2tog, work last st as normal. (9 sts)
Row 49: Tss2tog, tss across, work last st as normal.

Working through each vertical bar, sc around the wooden ring. Leave a 6 in. tail and cut yarn. Weave in all loose ends.

A Tunisian crochet towel topper pattern with a simple Canadian maple leaf colorwork section to practice basic Tunisian crochet stitches! 

You are done! Have any questions? The best way to reach me is via email: [email protected]

Share your finished topper with me on social media using the hashtag #CanehdianTowelTopper for a chance to be featured!
Tag me on Instagram @noorsknits and Facebook @noorsknits1

This is an original pattern from Noor’s Knits, ©2023. Please do not reprint, repost, or sell any parts of this pattern, but feel free to link back to my blog. You are welcome to sell finished items made from this pattern but please kindly link back to my website. Send questions to [email protected].

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How to Crochet with Fur Yarn Tunisian crochet tutorial

Check out this Tunisian crochet YouTube tutorial for how to crochet with fur yarn. Easy hacks to follow when crocheting with fur yarn!

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Do you have some fur yarn in your stash but no idea how to crochet with it? When I got my pattern tested recently, the difficulty of working with fur yarn kept coming up in my tester group. With the help of my tester Kaitlyn, I have put together a tutorial for how to Tunisian crochet with fur yarn. You can read through some of the tips below or go straight to the full video tutorial! I have some fun designs coming with this yarn so it would be good to get some practice working with this yarn!

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Here’s a quick tutorial of how to work with fur yarn. Here, I show you some tips and tricks to use while doing Tunisian crochet with faux fur yarn. I will be releasing a free pattern soon using this yarn. Make sure you are signed up for my newsletter so you don’t miss out!

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Materials needed to Crochet with Fur Yarn:

Denise Interchangeable Tunisian crochet hook Size 17 12.0 mm Tunisian Crochet Hook. Buy the complete set here
Yarn: Any faux fur yarn such as We Crochet Fable Fur Yarn
Contrast yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick
Clover Yarn Needle
Clover Locking Stitch Markers

My 3 Main Tips when working with Faux Fur Yarn:

1. Feel for the yarn

Make sure you feel for each stitch before working into it so you know you’re putting your hook through the right space.

2. Use a bright contrasting color yarn to hold your stitches as a lifeline.

Below you can see how Kaitlyn used a contrasting piece of yarn to indicate where each stitch is.

Here she laid the yarn back and forth across the working yarn as she created the foundation chain so that she could find the back bumps.

If it’s hard for you to do this, just feel for the stitches. It’s also okay to go into the front of the stitch if you can’t find the back bumps since it’s hard to tell the difference in stitches due to the fuzzy/fluffy nature of fur yarn! When you make the foundation chain make sure your tension is a little bit loose so the stitches are not too tight and it’s easier to go into them!

Then she weaved the yarn through the Tunisian simple stitch loops of the forward pass to create a lifeline if she accidentally drops or misses any on the forward or return pass.

Check out this Tunisian crochet YouTube tutorial for how to crochet with fur yarn. Easy hacks to follow when crocheting with fur yarn!

And this is how that looks after the return pass.

Photo credit: Kaitlyn of @kaleidostitch on Instagram, follow all of her work here.

3. Always count stitches after every row.

Make sure you count your stitches after every single row because it is very easy to lose stitches when working with fur yarn! So yes, you have to count after every single row!

You can also use locking stitch markers to see where your first and last stitch are on each row!

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If you’ve been wanting to crochet with faux fur yarn, watch this Tunisian crochet tutorial and get started! I take you through some basic steps for how to Tunisian crochet with fur yarn. You can also subscribe to my channel to get more crochet tips and tricks for beginners, learn new Tunisian crochet stitches, and more! I hope you enjoyed this yarn hack!

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