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Pointed Handle Towel Topper

Posted on January 15, 2012

Here is my latest towel topper crocheted pattern. It is a double layer towel that is folded over and requires no cutting or sewing. The towel topper is simply added by working a base row along the top edge of the towel using a small steel crochet hook. I have a picture tutorial here that shows in more detail how I fold, pin, and crochet the first base row through both layers of the folded towel.

Here is another one I did using a printed novelty towel.

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Pointed Handle Towel Topper Pattern

Materials needed:
1- Kitchen towel or decorative towel (15 inches wide x 24 inches long used)
1- oz. Sport weight mercerized Cotton
1- 3/4 inch button

Hooks:
#7 Steel hook
G (4-4.25 mm) hook

Directions:
This towel topper uses the double layered fold and pin method. See my picture tutorial on how to prepare the top of towel to begin Sc stitching along top edge if you are not familiar with this no-sewing or cutting method. All crochet terms are US as shown in this pattern.

Row 1
Fold the towel exactly in half and using the steel crochet hook to poke holes, Sc evenly along the top edge of towel. (You will be Sc’g through both layers of the towel along the top edge.) I had 60 Sc along the top of the edge but it will vary depending on your stitch placement and yarn weight used. Just try and have an even number of stitches along the top. Otherwise it doesn’t matter how many stitches you have along the top of the towel.

Row 2
Using the G crochet hook, Ch 2, turn. Dc in each st.

Row 3
Ch 4, turn. Tr in every other st.

Row 4
Ch 2, turn. Hdc in each st.

Row 5
Ch 2, turn. Hdc in every other st.

Row 6-7
Ch 2, turn. Hdc in each st.

Row 8
Ch 2, turn. Hdc in every other st.

Row 9
Ch 2, turn. Hdc in each st.

Handle Rows:
Ch 2, turn and Hdc in ea st. (10 sts counting Ch 2 turning chain as a st) until you have a 6 inch long handle. (Tip: Adjust your st count as needed so you are working even on 10 sts. Sometimes I have to skip a st or work a decrease as needed to get my st count to 10 at this point depending on how many beginning sts I had to start the towel topper. Just adjust your sts are needed.)

Next Row:
With W/S facing, Ch 2, turn and Hdc in each of the next 3 sts, Ch 2, Sk 2 sts, Hdc in the last 4 sts.

Next Row:
Ch 1, Sc in next 4 sts, work 3 Hdc in Ch 2 space buttonhole, then Sc in last 4 sts.

Next Row:
Ch 1, Sc in next 5 sts, work 3 Hdc in the center st at buttonhole center st, then Sc in each of the remaining sts.

Next Row:
Ch 1, Sc in ea st up to center st, work 3 Hdc in center st, then Sc in ea remaining st of row.
Repeat last row once and finish off. (Tip: You want to end with R/S facing for the last row. If for some reason, your last row is on the W/S, just crochet one more row using a Sl St in each st for a smooth finished edging.)

Fold handle over and sew button in place.

If you have any questions or find discrepancies in this pattern, please email me using contact tab above.

Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Ea – Each
FO – Finish Off
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
R/S – Right Side
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Sm – Same
St – Stitch
Tr – Triple Crochet
W/S – Wrong Side

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4 Responses to “Pointed Handle Towel Topper”

  1. Clara
    Jan 17, 2012

    You always give the most thorough instructions. Love the blue/green color.


  2. Suzie
    Mar 03, 2012

    My mom & I love this pattern so easy & so cute!!! <3 Thank you so much for posting it. šŸ™‚


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  4. Jennifer
    Jul 27, 2014

    Thank you for posting this! Towel toppers were the main reason I wanted to learn to crochet. My grandmother had a set and it was so convent to have a towel by her sink to dry her hands on the kitchen. I have looked for 20 years for one for my home to no avail. So I learned how to crochet to make my own. Thank you now I can make one.



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