Crochet Kitchen towel Free Pattern

Christmas crochet Kitchen Towel Free Pattern

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Crochet kitchen towel is a fun way to both customize your kitchen towels to your taste and at the same time also decorated your kitchen. Making a crochet Christmas kitchen towel has always been one of my aims and finally glad to share with you all this free pattern.

Do you love making crochet kitchen towels? I wouldn’t have imagined myself making crochet kitchen towels, but recently, I caught the bug (fell in love with making crochet kitchen towels) and I just cannot get enough of these. The concept of using festive colors in this design makes it even more appealing.

How to make a crochet kitchen towel

Crochet kitchen towel can be made in any shape and colors of your choice. For this free pattern of crochet kitchen towel, I have decided to use five different colors in-order to get a towel that mimics Santa.

Truth is, you can make your kitchen towel in color(s) of your choice, skipping out the festive colors as used in the prototype.

Checkout the other crochet Christmas patterns included in the Christmas crochet bundle.

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Best yarn to make a crochet kitchen towel

To pick the best yarn for your next crochet kitchen towel, selecting a yarn that can retain heat and would absorb water should be the top of the list. I have found that yarn with cotton composition, does best as kitchen towels.

For this tutorial, I made mine using Coboo which is 51% Cotton, 49% Rayon from Bamboo. You can make yours using 100% cotton.

The crochet Santa kitchen towel is a free pattern but you can get the ad-free printable copy on either Ravelry or on Etsy

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Santa crochet kitchen towel on Ravelry

Crochet kitchen towel pdf on Etsy

Materials needed to make your version of this crochet kitchen towel

Yarn – Lion brand Coboo – DK, #3 lightweight (51% Cotton, 49% Rayon from Bamboo, 232 yards/212m per 3.5 oz/100g skein)

Estimated Yardage

Main Color – (MC) Red = 180 yards

Contrasting Color (CC) Black = 40 yards

Contrasting Color 2 (CC2)  Yellow = 20 yards

Contrasting Color 3 (CC3), White  = 50 yards

Contrasting Color 4 (CC4), Cream  = 20 yards

Hook and other Materials

US size G  (4 mm) Crochet Hook

Safety eyes or Button – 2 pieces (0.8cm)

Gauge – 14 sts over 8  rows = 10 cm/4” square made in dc

Pattern Notes

  1. Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
  2. Any other weight of  #3 weight yarn can be substituted. 

Difficulty Level – Intermediate

Terms – US Terminology

Stitches Abbreviations

Chain/chains – ch/chs

Single Crochet – hdc

Half double crochet – hdc

Double crochet – dc

Crossed double crochet – xdc

Special Stitches 

Crossed double crochet lace (Xdcl)

First row of xdcl = *Skip next 2 sts, dc in next st, ch 1, crocheting over the dc just made into the 1st skipped st, yarn over, insert hook into skipped stitch and yarn over (3 loops on the hook), yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through the remaining 2 loops, ch 1

The first xdcl made

Rep from * to the end

Rows 2 and the remaining rows of xdcl =

 *Skip the first leg of xdcl and next ch sp, dc in the second leg of xdcl, ch 1, crocheting over the dc just made into the first leg of xdcl, yarn over, insert hook into skipped stitch and yarn over (3 loops on the hook), yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through the remaining 2 loops, ch 1, skip next ch sp

First xdcl of xdcl made. 

Rep from * to the end

Shell – 6 dc in indicated stitch

Bobble – 5 double crochet together

Finished Measurement

Towel  = 14’’ by 11.5’’

Towel head – Santa = 11’’ tall 8’’

Construction note

  1. This Kitchen towel  is made in 2 sections. 
  2. The first section is the main towel, second section – the head is then made and joined together.

Pattern Instruction for the crochet kitchen towel

Section 1 – Main towel

With MC, chain 55

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd chain from hook and in each ch across, turn.  53 hdc

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in first st, xdcl across to last st, dc in last st, turn. 2 dc, 17 xdcl

Rows 3 – 10: Rep Row 2

Fasten off MC, join CC

Rows 11 – 13: Rep Row 2

Fasten off CC, join MC

Rows 14 – 30: Rep Row 2

Row 31: Ch 2, *hdc in first leg of xdcl, hdc in next ch sp, hdc in next leg of xdcl, rep from * to last st, hdc in last st, turn. 53 hdc

Row 32: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each st across until the last 2 sts, hdc2tog, turn

Rows 33 – 35: Repeat Row 32 

Do not fasten off

Edging

Crocheting around the whole panel

With the right side facing you.

You can use only MC or join CC midway through.

Round 1:  Ch 2, 2 hdc in each st/ch sp around, aim for 2 hdc, ch 2 at each corner. Join with a sl st to the beginning chain. 

Fasten off.

Section 2 – Belt

With CC 2, chain 44. Join with a sl st to the beginning chain.

Round 1: Ch 2, *dc in the next 13 chains, 3 dc in next chain, dc in next 7 sts, 3 dc in next st, rep from * to end, join with a sl st to the beginning chain. 52 dc

Leave a long tail of thread for sewing.

To assemble your Santa crochet kitchen towel together

Place the belt over the part made in Black (CC) on the towel.

Using mattress stitch, sew the belt on to the towel.

Section 3 –  Hat

Santa’s Hat

Row 1: With CC 4, ch 2, work 4 hdc in the 1st chain , turn. 4 sts

Row 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each st across, turn.  8 sts

Row 3: Ch 1, 2 hdc in the first st, hdc in the next st, * 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next st, rep from * across, turn. 12 hdc

Row 4: Ch 1, 2 hdc in the first st, hdc in each of the next 2 sts, * 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in each of the next 2 sts, rep from * across, turn. 16 hdc

Row 5: Ch 1, 2 hdc in the first st, hdc in each of the next 3 sts, * 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in each of the next 3 sts, rep from * across, turn.  20 hdc

Row 6: Ch 1, 2 hdc in the first st, hdc in each of the next 4 sts, * 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in each of the next 4 sts, rep from * across, turn.  24 hdc

Fasten off CC4, join CC3

Beard

Row 7: Ch 1, hdc in the first st, *bobble in next st, hdc in next st, rep from * until the last st, bobble  in the last st, turn.  12  hdc/bobble

Row 8: Ch 1, hdc in each of the next 5 sts, *2 hdc in the next st, hdc in each of the next 5 sts, rep from * across, turn.  28 hdc

Row 9: Rep Row 7

Row 10: Ch 1, 2 hdc in the first st, hdc in each of the next 6 sts, * 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in each of the next 6 sts, rep from * across, turn.  32 hdc

Santa crochet Christmas Kitchen towel

Row 11: Rep Row 7

Row 12: Ch 1, 2 hdc in the first st, hdc in each of the next 7 sts, * 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in each of the next 7 sts, rep from * across, turn.  36 Hdc

Row 13: Ch 3, 5 dc in first st, skip next st, *sc in the next st, skip next st,  shell in next st, rep from * to end.

Crocheting across the edge, leaving out the shells.

Ch 1, hdc evenly across

Fasten off.

Place st marker on the 6th st from either sides of the head

With MC

Join Mc with a sl st to the st with first marker

Row 1: Ch 1, hdc in each st across, until the second st marker, turn

Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in each st across, turn

Row 3: Ch 1, hdc2tog, hdc in each st until the last 2 sts, hdc2tog, turn.

Row 4: Rep Row 2

Row 5: Rep Row 3 

Rows  6  – 15 : Rep Row 2 – 3

Rows 16 – 18: Rep Row 2

Rows 19 – 20: Rep Row 3

Fasten off

Edging

Join MC with a sl st to the beginning of Row 1

Crocheting across the edges, ch 1, hdc evenly across

Fasten off.

Finishing 

Place the head over the towel

Sew the stitches left on the edges of the head to the corresponding side on the towel.

Sew eyes on the cream part of the towel

Fasten off

Sew in ends

Enjoy your kitchen towel.

Whenever you make your own version of this beautiful crochet Christmas kitchen towel, do share with me.

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