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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
About the Crochet towel topper Pattern:
Skill Level: Beginner
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)
- I 5.5 mm Tunisian crochet or traditional crochet hook that is at least 8 in. long or with an 8 in. cord. I used by Furls Odyssey Hook. Here’s a good alternative, the Clover Takumi Tunisian crochet hook.
- Gauge is 9 sts over 7 rows in Tunisian simple stitch for a 2 x 2 in. square using a 5.5 mm hook.
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!
- This pattern uses a few Tunisian crochet techniques. Use the following video tutorials as needed:
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.
Tss: Tunisian simple stitch
RetP: Return Pass -Explained above
Sc: Single crochet
Tks: Tunisian knit stitch
Tss2tog: Tunisian simple stitch two together
Crochet Kitchen Towel Topper Pattern Instructions
Note: Complete color chart in Tunisian simple stitch. Refer to the chart above. Refer to the video tutorial for how to complete colorwork.
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.
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.
You are done! Have any questions? The best way to reach me is via email: [email protected]
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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].