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Friday, April 16, 2010

No-Cut Towel Topper Crochet Pattern

I designed this pattern back in May of 2001 but didn't find it again until this past week!  My Aunt Jean makes these really neat towel topppers but she has to cut the towel and works directly onto the material.  I like changing things off so thought this might work better.  Be sure to use a light-weight towel on the strap. 

NO-CUT TOWEL TOPPER Designed by Linda Graimm

This would work in a kitchen or a bathroom.  If you try this pattern, could you please share a picture. Thank you.   Emmalemmon47@msn.com Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, whatever. Enjoy!

MATERIALS:

Bernat Cottontots, 1 skein (I used off-white #90007)
(Country Mauve was done in Lily Sugar’n Cream, 1 skein with Contrasting Color of Ecru scraps)
Size H hook

GAUGE: Not super important

INSTRUCTIONS: Hanging loop -- Ch 9.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook; sc in ea ch across. (8 sc)

Row 2: (buttonhole row) Sc in first 3 sts, ch 2, skip 2 sts, sc in final 3 sc. (6 sc and 2 ch)

Row 3: Sc in each of first 3 sts, 2 sc in ch, sc in ea sc to end.  (8 sc)

Row 4-30: Ch 1, sc in ea st across, turn. (8 sc)

FYI:: The off-white towel topper looks a bit different because I did the Reverse sc or Crab Stitch in two of the unworked loops at intervals.

NOTE: The following rows are worked in back loops of each st except where noted.

Row 31: 2 sc (in back loops of all sts) of firsts sc, 1 sc in ea st across to last st. In last st, work 2 sc in back loop (10 sc thus far);

--now ch 20, turn and slst in each ch to beg of ch (19 slst)

(You will be making a round) Work in REMAINING LOOPS of last row, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in each of next 6 sts, 2 sc in last st;

--insert hook in top of ch loop and first sc of Row 31, ull yarn through all loops. (This makes the loop for the towel to hang on). Ch 3, TURN.

NOTE: WORK IN ROUNDS FROM NOW ON.

Round 1: In back loops only, 1 dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each st across, keeping towel loop to INSIDE of work. (42 dc, you might have to fudge this a bit)

Round 2: (back loops only) Ch 3, 1 dc in same st as starting ch, 1 dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st.* Rep * to * around. (63 dc)

Round 3: (back loops only) Ch 3, place one dc in ea st around. (63 dc, counting turning chain)

Round 4: (back loops only) Ch 3, TURN, dc in ea dc around. (63 dc)

Round 5 & 6: Repeat Round 4, turning each round.

Round 7: Working on Wrong Side of work, (sc, ch 1) in back loops of ea st around.

(I changed to a CC on the Country Mauve towel topper.). Join. (63 sts with 63 chains)

Round 8: Working on Right Side of work, Ch 3, (in back loops of Row 6), dc in same st as joining, dc in ea of next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in ea of next 2 sts*. Rep * to * around. (84 dc)

Round 9: Do not turn. Repeat Row 3. (84 dc)

Round 10: Working in back loop on Right Side, slst in 1st st, ch 3, skip one st, *slst in next st, ch 3, sk next st* around. Fasten Off.

OPTIONAL ROUND 10: Repeat Row 7.

BUTTONHOLE TRIM: Attach yarn at 1st row of hanging loop. Ch 1, sc in 1st st, hdc in next st, dc in third st, 7 dc into buttonhole opening, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in last st. Fasten off.

Optional trim on buttonhole—Attach yarn and repeat first row above, on 2nd row, ch 1, TURN, sc, ch 3 in ea st across to last st. Sc in last st. Fasten off.

Put on a fancy button, fold towel in half, insert onto loop inside “skirt.” Pretty.