Sunday, October 18, 2009

Crochet Towel Topper


Crochet Towel Topper

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Crochet Towel Topper

Video Tutorial: Left Hand Crochet Towel Topper

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
ST - Stitch

SC DEC - Single Crochet Decrease

Materials
Size I/5.5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle

Work an embroidery chain across the center section of the towel.

It is not necessary to have a specific number on each row. The object is to decrease and then form a strap. I have used 6 stitches in the example to make the strap. You can use 8 or 10 stitches for a wider strap.


Row 1: 1 SC in ea SC across, turn.

Row 2-3: Ch 1, 1 SC in ea SC across, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1,  1 SC in ea of the next 2, SC DEC in the next Stitch, turn.

Row 5: 1 SC in ea SC across, turn.

Row 6: Ch 1,  1 SC in ea of the next 2, SC DEC in the next Stitch, turn.

Row 7: Ch 1, 1 SC in ea SC across, turn.

Row 8: Ch 1,  1 SC in ea of the next 2, SC DEC in the next Stitch, turn.

Row 9: Ch 1, 1 SC in ea SC across, turn.

Row 10: Ch 1,  1 SC in ea of the next 2, SC DEC in the next Stitch, turn.

Row 11: Ch 1, 1 SC in ea SC across, turn.

Row 12: Ch 1,  1 SC in ea of the next 2, SC DEC in the next Stitch, turn.

Row 13: Ch 1, 1 SC in ea SC across, turn.

Row 14: Ch 1,  1 SC in ea of the next 2, SC DEC in the next Stitch, turn.

Strap
Row 15 - 30: Ch 1, 1 SC in ea SC across, turn.

Work the crochet button first to make sure it will fit through the button hole.

ButtonHole on Strap
Work an even amount of single crochet on each side of of the strap.
Side 1 Row 31-34: Work 1 SC in ea of the next 3 stitches.


Side 2 Row 31-34: Work 1 SC in ea of the next 3 stitches.

Join with a slip stitch at the top to the opposite single crochet. Slip Stitch across to the edge. Turn.

Row 35-36: Chain 1, Work 1 SC in ea SC across.

Crochet Button
Work the magic circle or a chain 3, join.

Round 1: Ch 1, work 6 SC in the loop or chain. Do not join and work in a continual round. This will be working the first stitch in the top of the first single crochet.

Round 2: Work 2 SC in ea SC around.

Round 3-5: Work 1 SC in ea SC around.

Weave the tapestry need through the last round of stitches, pull to close the back. Sew and knot the back of the button.

Sew the button to the place you want it on the towel.

5 comments:

  1. Where it says half double crochet=SC...I made your towel topper last night and there weren't any half double crochet stitches in it were there? The button written directions are different as well. The video started off with 6 single crochet stitches. Am I missing something or are they just a lil different than the video directions?

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  2. Anonymous: The written instructions and video instructions are going to be worded different from each other. You may need to choose one or the other to avoid confusion.

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  3. I am crocheting this towel topper. I am confused with the "turn" instruction. For example in row 2-3 after SC in eac SC across, turn then in row 4: ch 1 , turn??

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  4. jcummins43 - "turn" is very literal in this case. You physically turn the work over to continue your work. If you are able to go back and forth without turning your work, then you are:
    1) awesome, and very talented
    2) not required to do this step.

    Happy Hooking,
    Kolo

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  5. ok when you fold the towel in half and start with the yarn and yarn needle are you sewing through both thickness of the towel or only one side.

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