How about a cute crochet towel topper pattern with added flowers? Excited to add a flower to this towel topper, the poinsettia flower came to mind as it is appropriate for this season.

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Materials for this crochet towel topper


PAINTBOX Simply DK, #3 lightweight (100% Acrylic 302 yards/276 m per 3.5 oz/100g skein)

Estimated Yardage

White = 30 yards

Red = 30 yards

Hook and other materials

  • 4 mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Elastic Hair tie (3” in diameter)
  • Button – 1 X 2.5cm
  • 3 large Berries – Ornaments


Gauge isn’t important to this project.

Pattern notes

  1. Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
  2. Similar #3 weight yarn can be substituted, please check the gauge.


Length: increase or decrease the repeats.

Skill level – Easy

Terms – US Terminology

Stitch Abbreviations

Chain(s) – ch(s)

Single Crochet – sc

Half double crochet – hdc

Double crochet – dc

Treble crochet – tr

Crossed half double crochet – xhdc

Repeat – rep

Special Stitch Used in this towel topper

Crossed half double crochet (xhdc) – *skip next st, hdc in next st, crocheting over the hdc just made, work hdc into the skipped st, rep from * to the end.

Finished Measurement for this free crochet towel holder pattern

7” by 3”
This kitchen towel topper can be customized in length.


Main Holder

Make 1

Round 1: With MC, join yarn to the hair band with asl st, ch 1, 50 sc evenly around the band, join with a sl st to beginning ch. 50 sc

Check this Video for how I joined the yarn to the band

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across, join with a sl st to beginning ch. 50 sc

Working in Rows from here.

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc from here), *skip next st, dc in next st, dc in the skipped st, rep from * 7 more times, dc in next st, turn. 4 xdc, 2 dc

Rows 4 – 18: Repeat Row 3


Crocheting around the whole panel

Round 1: Ch 1, sc evenly in each st/edge across the whole panel. 

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

Section 2: Poinsettia

Petals: Make 2 in Red.

Round 1: In a magic ring, ch 3, 14 dc, join with a sl st to the beginning chain. 15 dc

  • Petal round – you will have 3 petals
  • When crocheting into the chains, use the first loop as the remaining loop will be used in round 3

Round 2: *Ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next 2 chs, tr in next 5 chs, skip next 2 sts on round 1, sc in next 3 sts, rep from * to the end, Insert the hook into the base of the first ch of the petal to join with a sl st.

Round 3: Ch 1, *dc in next 2 chs, tr in next 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, sc in next st, you should be at the tip of the petal now, ch 3, crocheting down the other side – sc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, tr in next 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, skip next st, sc2tog, rep from * to the end. Join with a sl st to the beginning Ch

Round 4: Ch 1, sc in each st around, aim for 3 sc in each ch 3 sp, join

Fasten off, and weave in ends

assemble the towel holder


  1. Place the poinsettia on each other, making sure not to overlap the petals.
  2. Add/sew any ornaments or a button at the center of the flower.
  1. Secure the center of the two flowers together and sew the flower on the lower end of the towel holder. 

Flower to the towel holder

  • Sewing the flower to the towel topper.


  • On the other side as the towel topper, this is the opposite side to the flower.
  • Sew button on 2nd xdc row of Row 4.
  • Use the corresponding ch space on the lower side of the panel as the buttonhole. 

How to use your towel holder

  • The ring is for holding your towels.
  • While the button holds this to the handle on your Oven or cupboards.

As part of the Thanksgiving Crochet Project Event, this pattern is featured along with 14 other patterns.

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