Towel Toppers

I made plans to start on the towel toppers last week, but then back to school started. I forgot that there is a lot that I needed to do, like shopping for school supplies. Then all the regular back to school meetings and a fundraiser for Blue Star Mothers, and I didn’t get a chance to sit down and crochet.

The yarn and the full towel.

I started out with a towel topper that is going to be for a Christmas present. Actually many of them are going to be Christmas presents, but my family doesn’t read this blog.

I started out by folding it in half matching the short sides and made sure that I cut it as straight as possible.  Yes, I’ve had mess ups with that. I have another towel that I’ll have to figure out how to fix, or save it for myself.

All crochet terms are US:

ch – chain
dc – double crochet
dc2tog – double crochet 2 together
dc3tog – double crochet 3 together
hdc – half double crochet
rnd – round or row
sc – single crochet

Fold the raw edge over and stitch a 1/8 inch seam. This is optional, but it helps with the first row.

Using a measuring tape, mark off every 1/4 inch with a sharpie – this will be covered/wash off.

Rnd 1 – with a D hook, SC across, pushing the hook through at each mark made above. Make sure you go all the way to both ends (59 stitches)

Switch to an H hook.

Rnd 2 – ch 2, turn and HDC in the first stitch and across, the ch2 does not count as a stitch (59 stitches)

Rnd 3 – ch 1, and turn, sc in the first stitch and every stitch across (59 stitches)

Rnd 4 – ch 2 and turn, dc2tog, (6 dc, dc2tog) 3 times, (7 dc, dc2tog), (6 dc, dc2tog) 3 times (51 stitches)

Rnd 5 – ch 1, and turn, sc in the first stitch and every stitch across (51 stitches)

Rnd 6 – ch 2 and turn, dc2tog, (5 dc, dc2tog) 7 times (43 stitches)

Rnd 7 – ch 1 and turn, sc in the first stitch and every stitch across (43 stitches)

Rnd 8 – ch 2 and turn, dc2tog, (2 dc, dc2tog), (1 dc, dc2tog) 13 times, (2 dc, dc2tog) (29 stitches)

Rnd 9 – ch1 and turn, sc in the first stitch and every stitch across (29 stitches)

Rnd 10 – ch2 and turn, dc2tog, (1 dc, dc2tog) 9 times (19 stitches)

Rnd 11 – ch2 and turn, (dc3tog) 3 times, dc, (dc3tog) (7 stitches)

Rnd 12 – ch 1 and turn, sc in the first stitch and every stitch across (7 stitches)

Rnd 13 – ch2 and turn, dc in the first stitch and every stitch across (7 stitches)

Rnd 14 – ch 1 and turn, sc in the first stitch and every stitch across (7 stitches)
Rnd 15 – ch 2 and turn, hdc in the first stitch and every stitch across (7 stitches)

repeat rnd 14 and 15 5x each

Rnd 26 – ch 2 and turn, dc in the first 3 stitches, ch1, skip the next stitch, dc in the next 3 stitches

Rnd 17 – ch 1 and turn, sc in the first 3 stitches, sc in the ch1 space, sc in the last 3 stitches

Rnd 18 – ch2 and turn, hdc in the first stitch and every stitch across.

Fasten off and weave in ends

Fold over the flap to figure out where to put the button, using a needle and thread, sew the button onto that area of the topper.

The finished product. I found the button at Walmart.

There are a number of patterns for towel toppers out there. They just weren’t exactly what I was looking for, though they were gorgeous.

 

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