Texas Towel Topper
By Mistie Bush
This is the competed pattern from the Mini CAL #3 that was done in October 2015.
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver – Soft White & Really Red
Hook: H (5.5mm) Boye
One Kitchen Towel
Sharp Needle & Blunt Needle
Sewing thread (to match your towel)
Ch/chs = chain/chains
Dc = double crochet
Sl st = slip stitch
Sp/sps = space/spaces
St/sts = stitch/stitches
Herringbone Double Crochet – (Hb dc) – yo, insert hook into indicated stitch, yo draw loop up and through, first loop on hook, (2 loops on hook), yo and draw through 1 loop on hook, yo and draw through both loops on hook. (Hb dc completed)
ch 2 counts as dc at beginning of next row
Preparing the towel
Cut both your towels in half (across ways)
After cutting the towel in half
Turn under raw edge and whip stitch across using your matching thread.
You can use the zig zag stitch on the sewing machine.
With the pointed end of your crochet hook poke holes ¼ inch apart, just below your hem and inside the side hem on your towel. If your hook doesn’t work use closed pointed scissors being careful not to make the hole bigger than your hook. It is best to only make one or two holes as they close up fast.
Row 1: 2 sc in first hole, ch 1, * sc in next hole, ch 1 * repeat from * to * across to last hole and work 2 sc in last hole, ch 2 (counts as dc at beginning of next row) turn (30 sc, 27 ch 1 sps)
Row 2: dc in each sc across, sk ch 1 sps, ch 2 turn (30 dc)
Row 3: hb-dc in next st and each st across to last st, dc in last st, ch 2 t urn (28 hb-dc, 2 dc)
Row 4-6: Repeat row 3
Row 7: hb-dc in first st, * hb-dc dec over next 2 sts, hb-dc in next 6 sts *, repeat from * to * across ending with dc in last st, ch 2 turn, (24 hb-dc, 2 dc, 4 hb-dc dec)
Row 8: repeat row 7 (16 hb-dc, 2 dc, 3 hb-dc dec)
Row 9: repeat row 7 (13 hb-dc, 2 dc, 3 hb-dc dec)
Row 10: hb-dc in first st, * hb-dc dec over next 2 sts, hb-dc in next 4 sts *, repeat from * to * across ending with dc in last st, ch 2 turn, (9 hb-dc, 2 dc, 3 hb-dc dec)
Row 11: hb-dc in first st, * hb-dc dec over next 2 sts, hb-dc in next 3 sts *, repeat from * to * across ending with dc in last st, ch 2 turn, (8 hb-dc, 2 dc, 2 hb-dc dec)
Row 12: hb-dc in first st, *hb-dc dec over next 2 sts, hb-dc in next 2 sts *, repeat from * to * across ending with dc in last st, ch 2 turn, (5 hb-dc, 2 dc, 2 hb-dc dec)
Row 13: hb-dc in first st and each st across ending with dc in last st, ch 2 turn, (7 hb-dc, 2 dc Total 9 sts)
Rows 14 – 24: repeat row 13 (7 hb-dc, 2 dc)
FO and weave in ends
With towel front side facing you attach contrasting yarn to right side foundation row made at beginning. Hdc in side of this st, place 2 hdc in end of rows of each hb-dc, until corner place 3 hdc in corner stitch, hdc in each st across end to next corner, 3 hdc in corner, working down other side, place 2 hdc in end of rows of each hb-dc to beginning, place hdc in first st of towel
Fasten off and weave in ends
Button (or you can sew a regular button on)
Leave 4 inch tail at beginning Ch 4 sl st together to form ring
Rnd 1: ch 1 (does not count) 10 hdc in ring, join with sl st to 1st hdc (10 hdc)
Rnd 2: ch 1 (does not count) 2 hdc in same st as ch, and each st around, join with sl st to 1st hdc Button made (20 hdc)
Fasten off leaving a 4 inch tail – weave tail on back side down to beginning ring on opposite side from beginning tail. Fold hanger over to where end meets ROW 14 (where the 9 sts begin). Place button on the inside 3 rows up and pull tails through to back of topper and tie in hard knot. Pull back to front and tie under button and cut off excess. Button the button between 2 hb-dc 2 rows up from trim.
Happy Hooking and Enjoy!
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