How to Crochet a Dish Towel: Making crochet dish towels is quite easy! The whole task is a bit time-consuming but once you get the hang of it; you would enjoy making crochet dish towels.
Hang them near your sink or stove. Add color to your kitchen with a stylish dish towel crochet.
You can add buttons to them; play with various patterns and borders! They are also the perfect gift to give someone.
No need to run to the store to buy crochet dish towels; you can make them at home too.
Read ahead if you would like to learn more on how to crochet dish towels.
- 1 A Step by Step Procedure to Make Crochet Dish Towels
- 1.1 Materials Required:
- 1.2 Master the Pique Stitch
- 1.3 Crochet Dish Towel with a Pique Stitch
- 1.4 Adding a Border in the Crochet Dish Towel
- 1.5 Turning the Dishwashing Towel Crochet into a Hanging Loop
- 1.6 Put a Button on the Dishwashing Towel Crochet
A Step by Step Procedure to Make Crochet Dish Towels
1-2 hours (depending on the length and the pattern of the hand towel you wish to design)
Kitchen Dish Towel
You can find them at any departmental store. However, we recommend that you purchase a dish towel with a material that is not too heavy or thin.
For this, you should buy an acrylic yarn that is washable and can easily be cleaned. Purchase an acrylic yard that has a minimum length of 60 yards.
This way you can make any patterned dish towel you like. Also, even if some of the yarn does get damaged in the stitching process; you don’t have to worry about the yarn running out.
Adding buttons to the crochet dishtowel adds some style.
For the needle to easily pierce through the dishtowel fabric, you should buy a needle of good quality.
Master the Pique Stitch
Out of all the various stitching techniques, the pique stitch is the easiest one to learn.
Before you start working on the dishtowel, start with the pique stitch
Step 1: Take the yarn and insert the hook into the first chain from the hook.
Step 2: You should be making loops by turning the yarn over. By making the yarn over, you would have 3 loops on the hook. Double crochet would be formed.
Step 3: Make two loops in the hook by turning the yarn over and drawing it through the hoops.
Step 4: You would now be completing the pique stitch by drawing up four loops. Insert the hook in the same stitch as you did in step 1. Tie up a loop. By now you should have four loops.
Turn the yarn over one more time and insert it through all four loops.
Crochet Dish Towel with a Pique Stitch
Step 1: Work on Row 1 and start from the 3rd chain in the hook. Make a pique stitch in every chain.
Step 2: Work on Row 2 and make single crochet in every chain.
Step 3: Work in Row 3. Make a Pique Stitch in every stitch.
Step 4: Work on Row 4. Make a single crochet in every stitch.
Step 5: Repeat steps 3 and 4.
Step 6: Take a new colored yarn (example red) and repeat steps 3 and 4 twice.
Step 7: Take the white yarn. Repeat steps 3 and 4 once.
Step 8: Take a new colored yarn (for example yellow). Repeat steps 3 and 4 twice.
Step 9: Take the white yarn. Repeat steps 3 and 4 once.
Step 10: Take a new colored yarn (for example green). Repeat steps 3 and 4 twice.
Step 11: Take the white yarn. Repeat steps 3 and 4 seven times.
Step 12: Take the green-colored yarn. Repeat steps 3 and 4 twice.
Step 13: Take the white yarn. Repeat steps 3 and 4 once.
Step 14: Take the yellow-colored yarn. Repeat steps 3 and 4 twice.
Step 15: Take the white yarn. Repeat steps 3 and 4 once.
Step 16: Take the red-colored yarn. Repeat steps 3 and 4 twice.
Step 17: Take the white yarn. Repeat steps 3 and 4 thrice.
Step 18: Tie a knot on the last stitch and secure it properly. Make sure you weave all the ends of each row. Finish off with trimming the yarn and leaving at least 6 inches behind.
Adding a Border in the Crochet Dish Towel
Take the white yarn and attach it to the corner of the towel. Work your way through the dishwashing towel by making a single crochet.
Turning the Dishwashing Towel Crochet into a Hanging Loop
Step 1: Make a single slit stitch in the 5th chain using a hook. A button loop would be made.
Step 2: Make a single slit in all of the chains and work your way through the dishwashing towel.
Step 3: Make a single slit stitch in the single crochet which would be at the corner.
Step 4: Make a proper knot of the last stitch and secure it leaving 12 inches from the yarn.
Put a Button on the Dishwashing Towel Crochet
After you have made the hanging hoop; it’s time to use the 12-inch yarn which you left.
Step 1: Weave the hanging yarn in the first or second row.
Step 2: Now sew the button into place.
Step 3: Secure the ends by stitching them.
You can now place your beautifully handmade dishwashing towel crochet around any handle or hook!
Final Verdict to Crochet a Dish Towel
Making crochet dishwashing towels may seem like a tedious task but the result is worth the wait!