Crochet a Christmas Towel Topper, and sew it on to a lovely kitchen towel. I love the functionality of a towel topper, but I also like a unique design. Here is my spin on a crocheted towel topper. Application 1 is sewn on to the corner of a towel creating a bias drape, that is beautiful. The pink Towel Topper is my tribute to Breast Cancer Awareness and it is sewn across the width of the towel using Application 2. You can read more on this at my ABOUT page.
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This is a trendy item to take to a craft show, plus they are great for gift giving. When you find a cute towel that has an all over print, Use Application 1. If you find a towel that has a large artwork motif, use Application 2. You will find the directions at the end of the free crochet pattern found below, or you can watch this video to help you decide which application you would like to use.
Christmas Towel Topper
Any (4) cotton yarn. It can be dishcloth yarn as well. I used a combination of yarns that I had on hand. MC= White; CC1 Red or Pink; I have used acrylic yarn for this type of towel topper, but I highly recommend using cotton yarn.
Towel Topper -MC = White – 35 yds; CC1 = Red, Blue or Pink- 15 yds
MC = Main Color = White
CC1 = Contrasting Color = Red or Pink (For Breast Cancer Awareness)
ch = Chain
sc = Single Crochet
dc = Double Crochet
join w/ = join with
slp st = Slip Stitch
skp = Skip
sp. = Space
nxt = Next
prev. = previous
st./st’s = stitch or stitches
beg. = beginning
* * = Complete sequence between the stars, the number of times stated;
x = Times; example Repeat 2 x or 2 times; 3 x or 3 times and so on;
in = example “in nxt st” means you will be inserting the hook under the top two loops of the next stitch to complete stitch or sequence of stitches stated
yo = Yarn Over
Special Stitch Guide:
mb = Mini Bean Stitch = insert hook into the stitch indicated, draw up a loop, yo, insert hook into the same st, draw up a loop, yo, draw thru all 4 loops on hook, ch 1 to close the stitch.
The mb stitch is a unique cluster stitch. When the pattern is worked in rows each row of stitches has a right and left tilt. It is easy to use the ch 1 space to execute the cluster, but it will not give you the right, left tilt. The video below will show you how to crochet the mini bean stitch.
Christmas Towel Topper Crochet Pattern
With MC ch 14, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; ch 1 & Turn (13 sc)
sc in 1st st, and the nxt st (5x); 2 sc in nxt st; sc in nxt st (6x); ch 1 and Turn (14 sc)
sc in 1st st, and in the nxt st (5x); 2 sc in the nxt st (3x); sc in nxt st (5x); ch 1 and Turn (17 sc)
sc in 1st st, and in nxt st (7x); 3 dc st’s in nxt st; sc in last 8 st’s, drop MC, ch 2 by pulling up CC1 and Turn
mb in 1st st, skp st; *mb in nxt st, skp st* 3x; *mb in the nxt dc (do not skp st)* 3x; *skp st, mb in nxt* 4x; ch 2 and Turn
mb in 1st st and in each st across; ch 1 and Turn
mb in 1st st and in each st across, ch 1 and Turn, only if you are executing Row 8. If you are not completing Row 8, end off and weave in all yarn tails.
Row 8: (optional) if adding this stitch, this row will now become the right side of your work. The blue towel topper does not include Row 8.
slp st in 1st st, *ch 1, slp st in nxt st;* repeat across; end off. Weave in all ends.
How to sew the Christmas Towel Topper on to the Towel. Watch this video for a demonstration of both applications.
APPLICATION 1 (OPTIMAL APPLICATION)
Sew the pumpkin towel topper to a corner at the “front” of the towel. Applying the pumpkin towel topper in this manner makes the towel topper offset, and the towel hangs in a beautiful, bias drape fashion. I love how the towel can be grabbed and messed with, and will not look bedraggled and worn.
APPLICATION 2 (BEST FOR A TOWEL WITH A LARGE ARTWORK MOTIF)
This is the best way to add the towel topper to a kitchen towel that has a large “one-way” artwork motif to the front. The towel topper is applied to the back of the towel, 4″ from the bottom. Make sure to fold those bottom corners back and sew them into place.
The photo below is showing two other towel topper designs. The Pumpkin Cluster Towel Topper is the all time favorite. A lot of folks love the Lemon Farmhouse Towel Topper too.
Will you be making these towel toppers? So tell me, where do you get your towels? I would love to know. Leave me a comment.
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I bought my towels at a Dollar Store.
That’s a good place…I have purchased several towels from dollar general, and from the Dollar Tree. 🙂
I buy my towels at the Dollar Stores; you can also buy them online in bulk.
Ohhhh…I didn’t know you could buy them in bulk. I will have to look into that. Do they all have to be the same print, or can you mix it up?