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Free crochet kitchen towel holder pattern
A crochet towel holder to use in your bathroom or kitchen to display your towels.
I love these because they keep my kitchen towels from falling to the floor. One of my cats is always putting his paws on my oven door when I am preparing food and would pull them off in the process!
With these crochet towel holders my towels stay put but I can easily pull them out of the ring when I need them for various kitchen towel things.
You may also like this festive peppermint towel holder free crochet pattern to dress your holiday kitchen.
This is a beginner-friendly crochet pattern and they work up quickly. They make a nice gift to pack in with some goodies for the home. See other great crochet gift ideas.
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Supplies to make a crochet kitchen towel holder
- Small amount category 3 yarn in 100% cotton or natural fiber blend (heat safe)
- 4 mm crochet hook (my favorite hook)
- large wood ring (2.75″ – 3″)- I am using these large wood rings
- button or wood bead for closure
- tapestry needle
I am using yarn on hand, LB collection cotton bamboo in snapdragon.
US Terms: sc: single crochet, hdc-half double crochet, sk- skip stitch, ch- chain
Instructions to crochet the kitchen towel holder
Create a slipknot, then use the 4 mm crochet hook to begin working sc stitches around the wood ring. Smooth yarn as you go to make sure it is evenly spaced, no overlapping and covers the entire ring so no wood is exposed. Adjust any stitches if needed so they all face upward in a straight line around the ring.
At the end of the round, ch 1 (no need to slip to join this round) and begin working HDC around the ring.
Slip to join at end of round.
Ch 1. Work 10 hdc. Ch 1 turn. Work hdc across same 10 you just made. Repeat this ch 1 turn (be sure to work in that short turn chain to keep a straight edge and 10 stitch count for your strap).
You will continue to work until the strap is approximately 5″ long. If you have a thicker fridge handle you’d like to mount the towel hanger on go just a big larger. Test as shown in video to ensure you have the right strap length for how you will use your crochet towel hanger.
Create crochet button hole for your towel hanger
When you have finished your strap length, now it’s time to work the button hole that will taper to a point.
Use the images above as a reference, and demonstrated in the video tutorial.
Skip first st and sc next three. Leave the remaining stitches unworked. Ch 1 turn. Work 3 stitches back over the 3 you just made. Repeat one more time. Now you have 3 rows of 3 stitches.
Slip stitch down the three rows on the inner side (this is the button hole space), and along the 2 stitches at the base, then work 3 sc leaving last stitch unworked (this matches that first stitch you skipped when you started the button hole section).
Repeat the ch 1 turn, sc three stitches twice so you now have two stacks of 3 sc rows with the button hole space created. See second image above.
Now the narrowing of the end. Purple X’s.
Sk first st, work 2 sc, ch 2, sk 2, 2 sc. Ch 1 turn. work 6 sc across, working under the center chain 2 space that will reinforce the button opening.
Ch 1 turn. Sk first st. sc 4.
Ch 1 turn, skip first sc 2.
Work slip stitches down sizes of this whole section. Cut yarn and attach to work slip stitches on other side of button hole section. Cut yarn weave in ends.
Attach button or bead closure
On the side you would like to face forward, attach button or wooden bead just above the center base of the strap.
To mount the towel holder on an upright handle (the wrap-around style), Turn wrong side toward you. Insert the strap around the handle then turn the ring forward as you close the strap onto the button.
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