I Love Texture Kitchen Towels


Pamela Kuloba

What do you do when you have ordered yarn and have been waiting for it so that you can make a wedding gift for someone and after over a month you haven’t heard from them?

What do you do when you have ordered yarn and have been waiting for it so that you can make a wedding gift for someone and after over a month you haven’t heard from them? You check your email everyday and there is no communication at all. A month later, you receive an email stating that there is a delay due to COVID-19 lock down. One week before the wedding and NOTHING. Well, thank God for local stores. They come in handy.

I got this yarn from our local Joann Store. I decided to make kitchen towels because they are faster to make and let’s face, who doesn’t need good kitchen towels? They are a useful addition to your kitchen especially if you love a good home cooked meal.

These kitchen towels are made with Sugar n Cream 100% Worsted Cotton Yarn. As you might have guessed, I decided to go with a simple pattern using single and double crochet stitches. Given the limited time before her big day I knew,

1). I would finish faster

2). I just love the texture and hope you will love it too. It is excellent for soaking in water. The yarn was easy to work with and this contributed to the timely completion of the towels and I even decided to add on matching potholders, which can be found here put a link

I was also pleased that I was able to find yarn in colors coordinating with her wedding colors. Needless to say, I finished the towels and potholders on time and presented them to the bride on her wedding day.

Sadly, I haven’t received or hear from the yarn company at all by the time I am writing this. All I can say is that COVID 19 has changed our lives as we know it.

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Notes

These Kitchen towels are made with sc, dc, and ch. They are made in one piece with changing of colors at the beginning of the row. After the towel is finished, a sc border is added on evenly around it, and 3 sc in each corner.  

I used Lily Sugar n Cream 100% worsted cotton. You can use any cotton yarn

Materials 

Lily Sugar n Cream Super Size 100% Cotton medium weight 4 yarn, 200 yds/184 m (4 oz/113 g)

White Towel   

Color A: White-340 yds/311 m​  

Color B: Overcast-40 yds/37 m​  

Color C: Dark Orchid-15 yds/ 14 m​  

Grey Towel 

Color B: Overcast-320 yds/293 m​  

Color A: White- 60 yds/55 m​  

Color C: Dark Orchid-15 yds/14 m​  

Hook Size: US H/8 (5 mm)​  

Gauge  

13 sts x 11 rows = 4” (10 cm) 

Abbreviations

ch- chain 

sc- single crochet 

dc- double crochet 

rep-repeat 

st- stitch

Skill Level 

Basic

Finished Measurements 

Kitchen towel-25” x 15” the border included

White Kitchen Towel 
With Color A, Ch 51 

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch, dc in next ch, *sc in next ch, dc in next ch* rep * to end, turn. 

Row 2: ch 1, starting in 1st st, *sc, dc in next st*, rep * to end, turn.

The instructions from Row 2 make the pattern. Continue with the Row 2 instructions, changing colors as below

Rows 3-8: Continue with Color A​  

Rows 9- 10: Color B

Rows 11-12: Color A​  

Rows 13- 14: Color C​  

Rows 15 -16: Color A​   

Rows 17- 18: Color B
Rows 19-34:
Color A

Rows 35-36: Color B​  

Rows 37-38: Color A​  

Rows 39-40: Color C​

Rows 41-42: Color A​  

Rows 43-44: Color B​  

Rows 45-52: Color A​
Sc evenly around the towel twice. Sc 3 sts in each corner. 

Fasten off and weave in the ends


Grey Kitchen Towel

With Color B, Ch 51
Row 1:
sc in 2nd ch, dc in next ch, *sc in next ch, dc in next ch* rep * to end, turn 

Row 2: ch 1, starting in 1st st, *sc, dc in next st*, rep * to end, turn.
The instructions from Row 2 make the pattern. Continue with the Row 2 instructions, changing colors as below:
Rows 3-8:
Continue with Color B​

Rows 9-12: Color A​  

Rows 13-14: Color C​  

Rows 15-18: Color A​  

Rows 19-34: Color B​

Row 35-38: Color A​  

Rows 39-40: Color C​  

Rows 41-44: Color A​

Rows 45-52: Color B​
Sc evenly around the towel twice. Sc 3 sts in each corner. 

Fasten off and weave in ends. 

Start by making the band first with single crochet stitches in the back loop only. Make 80 rows












In row 7, you will create the buttonhole

Row 7: With CC, sc 1, scblo 9, sc 50, scblo 4, ch 3, sk 3, scblo 3, ch 1, turn

Row 8: sc 1, scblo 2, sc 3 in ch-3 sp, scblo 4, ccs 25, scblo 10, ch 1, turn

Row 9-12:  With MC, rep rows 5-6 twice

Row 13: Rep row 3 twice

Fasten off and weave in the ends

Using a tapestry needle, sew the button on the right side of the end without the buttonhole in row 7.

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