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Halloween Crocheted Towel Topper

October 18, 2023 No comments yet

I picked up a few of the Halloween kitchen towels at Dollar Tree to add towel toppers to them. These themed towels are a fun and quick project that I am using for a upcoming fundraiser.

The towel topper is added to the towel by simply folding it in half and crocheting along the top edge. No cutting or sewing is needed. The first row is challenging but using a fine point steel crochet hook really helps. Once that first row is complete, the rest of the pattern works up very quickly. The free crochet pattern is found

Grey Ring Towel Topper

February 24, 2023 No comments yet

This project uses a recycled milk jug ring as a base for a towel topper. It’s a simple crochet idea that I created as I needed a ring to hang up a towel on a hook in my kitchen. So I used a milk jug ring and crocheted it onto my towel topper using a kitchen towel folded in half.

Here is a closeup on the crocheted towel topper.

Christmas Towel Toppers

December 11, 2022 No comments yet

I just love crocheting towel toppers. I crocheted these using several Christmas towels that I either got at the dollar store or on clearance last year.

This Christmas gift idea is quick to crochet and people seem to just love them. I added jingle bells for the closure on a few of them. It just adds to the holiday theme and it’s fun to hear the bells jingle.

These towels use this free crocheted pointed towel topper pattern.

Next I used this polka dot towel to add a blue cotton towel topper to it.

Below is a close-up of the crocheted towel topper.

Robin Egg Kitchen Set

November 28, 2022 No comments yet

Presently a kitchen set crocheted using Sugar and Cream cotton in colorway Robin’s Egg blue along with some white cotton yarn. This set is complete with a recycled plastic item.

The hexagram shaped dishcloth was crocheted using this free dishcloth pattern. It’s a fun little pattern that works up quickly and is a great way to use up scraps of yarn too.

The double-thick diagonally crocheted potholder uses this free pattern. I chain 34 to start which creates a finished potholder about 6.5 inches wide.

To finish up the kitchen set, I crocheted a scrubbie that is worked with the cotton yarn along with recycled plastic vegetable netting. You need about 3-4 nets or you can also use store-bought netting cut in a thin strip. You hold the cotton yarn and netting together

Potholder Towel Pattern

October 22, 2022 No comments yet

Here is a project where you use a store-bought potholder and add a crocheted towel to it. I’ve seen other similar projects that you sew a towel to the potholder to create the combo but not crocheted.


The hard part is crocheting the base row across the middle of the potholder. You want to fold the potholder in half and mark the center with a pencil mark. Then you crochet across the marked line in single crochet (SC) stitches evenly. I used a steel #9 crochet hook to poke the holes and pull the yarn through the holes. This process is hard and takes patience. You need to push and wiggle through the potholder to make the holes and then draw the yarn up to complete the SC stitch.

Once you have the base row complete, crocheting the remainder of kitchen towel is super easy.

Here are more photos of the potholder with both sides showing.

Click below to see more photos and for the full free pattern directions.

Crocheted Poppy Dishcloths

June 5, 2022 No comments yet

I haven’t crocheted any dishcloths in quite a while. I picked up this pretty ball of Sugar’n Cream cotton in colorway Poppy this last week. I figured it was time to break out some oldie but goodie dishcloth patterns of mine. So here is a 4-pointed cotton dishcloth crocheted using my pointed granny dishcloth pattern.

Next is a star dishcloth that I crocheted with white cotton along with the Poppy colored cotton that was leftover from the above project. I didn’t have enough yarn to do the complete dishcloth with the Poppy so I added white for the center and outer rounds. Here is the link to the free star dishcloth pattern.

Below are both dishcloths shown together.

Christmas Towel Toppers

December 8, 2021 No comments yet

I hope you enjoy seeing and reading about crocheted towel toppers as much as I love crocheting them. Here are a few more towel toppers I completed for Christmas gifts.


This poinsettia towel is a Dollar store special and looks so pretty with a red crocheted towel topper. A jingle bell is added for the button closure.

Here is a close up of the crocheted topper. Here is the link to the free towel topper pattern.

Next is another one of my free double layered towel topper patterns.

Snowflake Waffle Stitch Towel Topper

November 22, 2020 2 comments

Need a quick and cute homemade Christmas gift idea? Here is a crocheted Christmas towel topper topped off with a jingle bell for the closure button. This is a double layered towel which requires no cutting or sewing and works up very fast.

Just fold your kitchen towel in half and use this picture tutorial to show you how to crochet single stitches along the top edge through both layers. I will admit that this one row of single crochet stitches is a bit tough but once you have the base row completed, your towel topper will fly to the finish.

The waffle stitch towel topper pattern is free and found here.

Year after year my homemade towel toppers are always popular with people and they make wonderful donations for charity craft fairs too. I have several other free towel topper patterns and you can check them

Dollar Store Towel Set

December 5, 2018 1 comment

Here is a Dollar Store towel and 2-potholder set. I took these Dollar Store items and added some crocheted cotton to spice them up.

The brown Dollar Store towel was folded in half and a waffle towel topper pattern was added to the top. The free double layer waffle towel topper pattern can be found here. Super easy with no cutting, sewing or other prep needed before crocheting the towel topper onto the towel.

Here is a closeup of the potholders.



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