If you are looking for a little extra holiday decor for your kitchen or a quick gift for someone who loves to cook, then this crochet towel topper is perfect. You can decorate them to the ‘T’ or leave them simple and plain. The tree towel topper has a built-in ring to hold the towel in place.
Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this crochet towel topper pattern. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge, and sizing information.
Crochet Towel Topper to Reduce Paper Towel Use
It is 2020 and where are all the paper towels? I just went to the store and the aisles were cleared with only a few 2 packs of paper towels available at about $1.50 a roll. That is just crazy, but this is 2020. The truth is paper towels are not as necessary as we think. We can easily replace most of our paper towel usage with tea towels or kitchen towels. Just use, wash and use again.
So my family stocked up on kitchen towels and yet I still can’t seem to find one when I just need to dry my hands. So I decided a crochet towel topper would be the perfect solution to keep the towels in place so that I can find one.
A Quick Crochet Gift
This crochet tree towel topper can be whipped up in about 30 minutes or less. It makes a wonderful little holiday gift. I am sending one to each of my siblings and my dad in a little holiday care package. If you have someone who loves to cook for you, consider making a tree towel topper as a surprise ‘thank you’ gift.
Getting Creative with your Crochet Towel Topper
Feel free to decorate your tree towel topper anyway you like. I tried three different variations. You can add ornament buttons, embroider a red garland, or just leave the tree plain so it can stay out all winter. I would have added a star button to the top if I could find one.
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Crochet Tree Towel Topper
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0.7 oz or 37 yds of Red Heart Super Saver (Size 4 Yarn) in Tree Color
0.1 oz or 6 yds of Red Heart Super Saver (Size 4 Yarn) in Accent Color
Colors Used are Tea Leaf, Cherry Red, Burgundy, Medium Thyme and Green Ombre
Crochet Hook 5.5mm Size I
1 – 3/4 inch Button
Smaller Buttons (optional)
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Stitches and Abbreviations
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
SLST – Slip Stitch
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
MC – Magic Circle
Gauge and Size
Gauge: 8 DC X 3 Rows = 2 inches
Size: The tree is 4.75 inches tall and 4.5 inches wide. The entire piece with hanger is 7.5 inches tall.
Crochet Tree Towel Topper
-Written in US terms.
– I do not count my CH2, turning chain, as a stitch.
– The ring to hold the towel in place is crocheted while making the tree. You will notice that the row is separated into two parts to help with clarity.
– Pattern is work in all one direction.
Part 1: Crochet Towel Topper
With a tree color.
Row 1: Work 8 DC into a Magic Circle. SLST to first DC. (8)
Alternative Row 1: CH3, Work 8DC into the 3rd CH from the hook. SLST to first DC. (8)
Row 2: CH2, *DC in next ST, 2DC in next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 4 times. SLST to first DC. (12)
Row 3: CH2, *DC in next 2 STs, 2DC in next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 4 times. SLST to first DC. (16)
Row 4: CH1, SC in next ST, skip next 3 STs, SC in next 5 STs, skip next 3 STs, SC in last 4 STs. SLST to first SC. (10)
Row 5: CH2, *DC in next ST, 2DC in next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 5 times. SLST to first DC. (15)
Row 6: CH2, *DC in next 2 STs, 2DC in next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 5 times. SLST to first DC. (20)
Row 7: CH2, *DC in next 3 STs, 2DC in next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 4 times. DC in next 2 STs, 2DC in next 2 STs. SLST to first DC. (26)
Row 8: Part 1: CH 15, skip 13 STs, SLST to next ST, turn to work back into the chain you just created. Work 1 SC in each CH. (15 SC)
Note: We just created the ring that will hold the towel. When working Row 8 Part 2, completely ignore and work around the ring we just created.
Row 8: Part 2: CH1, SC in next ST, skip 4 STs, SC in next 9 STs, (last SC will be in the same ST that we SLST to in part 1), skip 4 STs, SC in last 8 STs. SLST to first SC. (18 SC for part 2 only)
Row 9: CH2, *DC in next ST, 2DC in next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 9 times. SLST to first DC. (27)
Row 10: CH2, *DC in next 2 STs, 2DC in next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 9 times. SLST to first DC. (36)
Fasten off and weave in your ends. You can decorate your tree by sewing on little buttons or embroidering on a red zig-zag or just leave it plain.
Part 2: The Hanging Strap
CH25 with accent color.
Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook. SC in next 23 CH. (24)
Row 2: CH2, turn, DC in next 24 STs.
Row 3: CH1, turn, SC in next 24 STs.
Fasten off leaving a long yarn end. Use the yarn end to sew a button to the last 1 inch of the strap. Sew the end of the strap with the button to the back of the top point of the tree just like the photos below.
Weave in your ends and your crochet tree towel topper is complete.
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