Button Free Towel Topper

crochet topper with a flower instead of a button

Kitchen Towels!  Aren't they so pretty when they are hanging from your cabinet handles?



button free towel topper

Everyone that I have ever gifted one of these hanging towels has loved it.  So, Hopefully you will love the pattern and gift it to your friends and family as well.

This post contains affiliate links for which I may make a small commission with no extra cost to you should you decide to purchase.  This only keeps the blog going and I'm able to give some recommendations.  Thanks for your support. Full disclosure and privacy policy here.



Quite a long time ago, I looked at the towel toppers that my grandmother crocheted.  She taught me to crochet and I greatly admired her.  But I hope I've improved on the towel topper.  
First off, there were buttons and after years of wear and wash, the buttons tend to get loose.  Also some frayed edges at the top of the towel where the crochet and the towel met.  So, I will share with you my process of making a towel topper that is button free. 
materials for diy no button towel topper

Materials:Towel
Iron
Good Scissors
Yarn
Hook 5.50mm/I
(If you need to check if you have the correct size hook, here is a quick tool for you.)
steel yarn needle, or steel crochet hook or knitted needle
Sewing machine OR thread and sewing needle
Ruler


New Tools from The Hook Nook. An assortment of Hook Nook tools and hooks on a blue background

Stitches: 
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
ss = slip stitch




Step 1:  Selecting a Towel!  
First when you are selecting your towel, look at the pattern.  Some towels are printed with a pattern that will not work when you cut the towel in half.  A good towel for our project is either one with a solid/plain side and a side that has something printed or embroidered on the other side. OR a towel that has the same pattern on both sides.  Both of these options will give you two towels in one.  So, if you are selling the towels or even giving them away as gifts, you have purchased one towel and you get to give two!  

Step 2: (optional) Iron the towel with the crease in half.
It just helps you to see where to cut the towel.

Step 3:  Cut the towel in half - put aside one of the towels.

Step 4:  Fold down the top of the towel about a one centimeter or slightly more.  Less than half an inch.  

(optional)Iron it down

Step 5:  Sew that part down!  This will help the top of the towel to wear better over time. Personally, I just hand sew this part. but you can sew it fairly quickly if you have a machine.
Sewing the yarn to the towel

Step 6:  Now we attach the yarn to the towel. 
Method A:  Use a steel yarn needle to pull the yarn though the towel.

Method B: Poke holes either with a steel crochet hook or a knitting needle and then crochet into the holes.

I've used all of the above and currently I use the steel yarn needle to pull the yarn through the towel


Step 7:  Finally we get to the good part!  Time to crochet!


Towel pattern!
Row 1: Dc across the top of the towel.
double crochet at the top of the towel

Row  2:  ch 3, skip 1, *dc, skip 1, dc, skip 1, repeat from *  across the row

Row 3: ch 3, dc in all across

Row 4:  ch 3, skip 1, *dc, skip 1, dc, skip 1, repeat from *  across the row

Row 5: ch 3, dc in all across

Row 6: ch 3, skip 1, *dc, skip 1, dc, skip 1, repeat from *  across the row

Row 7: ch 3, dc in all across

Row 8: ch 3, skip 1, *dc, skip 1, dc, skip 1, repeat from *  across the row
crochet a hole for the flower to go through

Row 9:  ch 3, dc, dc, ch 2, skip 2, dc, dc, dc (8)

Row 10: ch 3, dc across all (8)

Row 11: ch 3, dc across all (8)

Row 12: ch 3, dc across all (8)

Row 13: ch 3, dc across all (8)

Row 14: ch 3, dc across all (8)

Row 15: ch 3, dc across all (8) 
crochet towel topper


If you want to watch a video to see how to work the rest of this hanging towel, here is a video I made that starts at row 16.

Row 16: ch 3, dc across all (8) chain 1 and slip stitch to the start of the row.

Start Flower

Row 17: ch 3, skip 1, ss, ch 3, skip 1, ss, ch 3, skip 1, ss, ch 3, skip 1, ss, ch 3, skip 1, ss (5 chain 3 spaces - these will be the five petals)

Row 18: ss into the first ch 3 space, hdc, dc, dc, dc, dc, hdc, ss, in the first ch 3 space, ss, hdc, dc, dc, dc, dc, hdc, ss into the 2nd ch 3 space, ss, hdc, dc, dc, dc, dc, hdc, ss into the 3rd ch 3 space,ss,hdc, dc, dc, dc, dc, hdc, ss into the 4th ch 3 space, ss, hdc, dc, dc, dc, dc, hdc, ss into the 5th ch 3 space. (5 petals)

Row 19: chain 4, (working behind the petals) ss between the petals from behind, ch 4, ss between the petals from behind, ch 4, ss between the petals from behind, ch 4, ss between the petals from behind, ch 4, ss into the start ( 5 chain 4 spaces- these will be the petals for the next round)

Row 20: ss into the first chain 4 space, hdc, dc, dc, dc, dc, dc, dc, hdc, ss in the first chain 4 space, ss, hdc, dc, dc, dc, dc, dc, dc, hdc, ss in the 2nd chain 4 space, ss, hdc, dc, dc, dc, dc, dc, dc, hdc, ss in the 3rd chain 4 space, ss, hdc, dc, dc, dc, dc, dc, dc, hdc, ss in the 4th chain 4 space, ss, hdc, dc, dc, dc, dc, dc, dc, hdc, ss in the 5th chain 4 space, (5 petals) tie off and weave in the ends. 

This flower will fit through the hole that we made in row 9, to make the towel a hanging towel. If you liked this hanging towel topper, check out this pattern for a hanging dishtowel that is all crochet.
hanging towel with flower

This pattern is the original and unique design of crochetanyway.com.  Please do not resell or redistribute this pattern including photos.  You may sell what physical items you make from it. Link back to this post or to my store when referring to my pattern.  Thank you.

If you have any questions, please leave me a comment.
Please consider subscribing to my blog, so you can get updates in your email when I post a new pattern on my website or check out my facebook page.
If you want to share your photos of your crochet project, join me in my new facebook group.  I'm just starting it.  I would love to get some active members to join.

For more free patterns go to https://www.crochetanyway.com/p/free-patterns.html

Check here for Premium patterns 

Or check my ravelry store
There are patterns and printables in my Etsy store
For my daughter's Etsy shop look here.

https://www.pinterest.com/crochetlife2/
https://www.instagram.com/crochetanyway/
https://twitter.com/AnywayCrochet

steps for crocheting a towel topper

This post contains affiliate links for which I may make a small commission with no extra cost to you should you decide to purchase.  This only keeps the blog going and I'm able to give some recommendations.  Thanks for your support. Full disclosure and privacy policy here.


Comments

Popular Posts