Happy June and (almost) summer everyone! 😉 I’m here with another FREE DIY tutorial for the kitchen today, with this super simple, striped cotton tea towel crochet pattern! It uses HobiumYarns beautifully versatile, 100% DMC Natura Just Cotton yarn in yellow and white – two lovely, summery colors (but of course you can use any two colors you like best! 😉 )
Are you ready to get started? 🙂 Great! Here’s what you’ll need:
2 Balls of Yellow (or 340 yards main color of your choice) DMC Natura Just Cotton Yarn
1 Ball of White (or approximately 85 yards stripe color of your choice) DMC Natura Just Cotton Yarn
A 4mm Crochet Hook
A pair of Scissors
Ch = chain
St = stitch
Dc = double crochet
Row 1: Starting with the main yellow yarn color, ch 65. Put 1 dc in the 3rd ch from hook and in in each ch across.
Row 2: Ch 2, turn. Skip 1 st, and put 1 dc in the next st and in each st across. (Don’t forget that very last dc of the row!)
Rows 3-4: Repeat Row 2.
Row 5: Repeat Row 2, EXCEPT when you reach the very last dc, DO NOT complete the last “pull through” – instead, use the next (white yarn) color to pull through and complete that final stitch. Cut the yellow yarn and tie it to the tail of the white yarn you just attached as pictured.
Row 6: (continuing on using the white yarn color) Repeat Row 2, EXCEPT when you reach the very last dc, DO NOT complete the last “pull through” – instead, use the 1st (yellow yarn) color to pull through and complete that final stitch. Cut the white yarn and tie it to the tail of the yellow yarn you just attached.
Rows 7-18: Repeat Rows 5-6, alternating colors each row.
Rows 19-69: (finishing with the yellow yarn color) Repeat Row 2.
Cut yarn, weave in all ends and trim yarn.
You’re all finished, enjoy your brand new, handmade striped cotton kitchen towel! 😉
Brenna Ann is the designer and maker behind BrennaAnnHandmade. She crochets & knits cozy pieces of knitwear and accessories at her handmade shop on Etsy. She also has a blog, YouTube channel, and shares daily behind-the-scenes photos of her handmade work on Instagram @BrennaAnnHandmade