Thursday, April 12, 2012

Kitchen Towel and Washcloth Set

Crocheted kitchen towel and washcloth sets are wonderful home accessories and make fantastic gifts for just about any occasion. Those of us who enjoy crocheting them can make them suitable to our own personal needs, taking care to tailor them to our unique likes and dislikes. I like large kitchen towels. I also like to minimize the clutter around my sink, which is why I crochet a kitchen scrubby around the edges of many of my kitchen washcloths. This particular kitchen towel and washcloth set uses the double crochet crossed stitch. It’s an easy pattern to work up and can be adjusted to the size that is perfect for you.

You Will Need
Large Skein of Cotton Crochet Yarn
Size I Crochet Hook

Kitchen Towel Pattern Instructions
Foundation: Chain 60 (+1 chain); make 4 rows of single crochet
Step 1:  Chain 3, *skip 1st stitch, double crochet in next stitch; cross over the top of the stitch just made and double crochet in the stitch missed.

{Repeat Step 1 from * across row.}
Step 2:  Chain 1, single crochet across row
{Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for pattern, and until towel is the size you want it to be.}
Step 3:  Make 4 rows of single crochet to complete towel. Finish off. Weave in loose ends.