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:

Materials Needed:

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

 

Abbreviations:

Ch = chain

St = stitch

Dc = double crochet

 

Directions:

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

1 Comment

Deborah Reek
9 October 2018

Hi! I LOVE this dishtowel. My daughter would be "over the moon" if I could make this for her using 2 balls of red and 1 ball of white and I'll need the 4 mm crochet hook. Would you email me and advise how I could purchase the above items? I'll copy your well-written pattern to a Word document for future use. Thank You! Debbie '

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