Monday, February 08, 2010

Textured Towel **FREE PATTERN**

Here is a pattern I made up as I went along for a crocheted towel/dishrag. It has a ribbed nubby sort of texture that is reversible. I started with a certain number of chains, but feel free to make it as small or as large as you want. (note: I made the font size larger for easier reading or printing, I find myself always magnifying my web pages, so hopefully it's better for you!)

-- Lily Sugar 'n Cream yarn (100% cotton, Worsted Weight yarn, but use whatever you feel suits you..)
-- I/9 (5.5mm) hook, or size appropriate for yarn choice

Guage: not important

here’s the gist of it:
– CH 31 (i use only 1 turning chain-- which does not count-- for HDC this time to keep ends tighter, but you can do as you normally do.)

(Row 1&2): HDC across. (30 HDC)
Row 3): DC across.
Row 4): alternate FPDC/BPDC in each stitch across.
repeat rows 1-4 until satisfied, then repeat rows 1&2.

SC around all edges to finish.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Please leave a comment of praise or any suggestions! Let me know if there is anything that doesn't make sense or could be written better.


Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Love this! Thanks for posting the pattern. I think I need to use this to make my dish rags.

GlitterKnitter said...

thanks Kel! i think i like the look of the sugar'n cream yarn, but next time i'll just go with a scratchy acrylic.. rags made with cotton are too heavy when wet for my taste!

GlitterKnitter said...

I just realized that in the pic, i only did 1 row of half-double crochet in the exact middle, where there should have been two rows... there's my short attention span for ya!