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Rustic crochet dish towels – 3 free crochet patterns

Rustic tea towel collection set of 3. Elegant and textured crochet dish towels for everyone.

If you have been wondering why you should make your own crochet dish towels keep reading below to discover how to crochet a dish towel for beginners.

I have included in this blog post not one, but 3 free crochet kitchen towel patterns for you to practice some easy stitches, relax from bigger projects, or make a quick gift for someone.

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If you wanna know how to make a crochet dish towel, then you have come to the right place.

I am sharing not one, but 3 free crochet pattern with you, full of texture and inspired by fall crisp weather.

Are you ready to learn some new stitch combinations with these beautiful crochet hand towels?

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Small items like dish towels, crochet washcloths, potholders, and crochet baskets of all kinds usually make great, thoughtful gifts.

You can scroll below to find the easy crochet dish towel patterns but if you would like to upgrade to the premium pdf, you will find 2 washcloth patterns for each of the tea towels.

Rustic Tea Towels Collection ebook

Yes, that’s right. This time the ad-free pdf is a beautifully crafted ebook of 24 pages, and I am actually pretty proud of it.

In the luxurious ebook edition, I have included not only the crochet hanging dish towel patterns but also a small and a large washcloth for each one of them.

Rustic tea towels collection

You are getting a set of 3 different dimensions for each one of the tea towels. That’s 9 patterns in the Rustic Tea Towels Collection, at a very affordable price.

But, because the pdf is so beautiful this time, more like a book, I have included at the end a print-friendly edition of everything.

The fact that I wanted to make something beautiful doesn’t mean that we will have to ruin the planet for it. Please be mindful of the things you print.

Can I ask you a little favor if you purchase the ebook? Come back here and share in the comments if you like it.

I know I love it, but I really want to hear your opinion. It’s my baby, so my opinion probably doesn’t count.

Crochet rustic tea towels

Free crochet kitchen towels for beginners

One more thing before you jump into the patterns. I am testing a new feature here on the blog where you have to sign-up to have access to all 3 of the free patterns.

There’s nothing fancy about it, you will just have to create an account, and it’ll be easier to share the content of this blog on Pinterest and social media if you choose to.

Go give it a try and please let me know if it doesn’t work. I am known for messing up tech easily…

But first, let’s start with some questions you might have…

Rustic crochet tea towels

Can you crochet a tea towel?

While, yes! This is my very first try at a crochet tea towel pattern, although I have crocheted many dishcloths for personal use in the past.

A crocheted hand towel can be as useful as any store-bought cotton towel, and they make great gifts for friends and family.

Plus, it’s an awesome stash-busting project to use up any cotton leftovers you might have.

Are crochet towels absorbent?

The short answer is, yes. They can be very absorbent if you choose the right yarn. Cotton yarn is always the best option as it can absorb up to 27 times its own weight.

Cotton blends are the next best choice, and you would like to choose one with natural fibers, like cotton and bamboo, or cotton and linen.

I would stay away from acrylic yarn for your crochet dish towels, as it absorbs water more slowly and it can create more of a mess than a clean-up.

Besides that, natural fibers are always better for skin contact, more hygienic, and they are machine washable. Never fear washing your cotton in the washing machine.

Crochet hanging dish towels

More free crochet patterns you may like:

From left to right: Ombre wall hanging, the Plumeria crochet shawl, and the Timeless infinity scarf.

What yarn is best for towels?

We have talked about what fiber is best for your crochet hand towels. Now, I am going to present you with some of the best yarn options out there, to make your crochet dish towels stand out, be practical, and be useful.

Dishie from We Crochet

Comfy worsted by We Crochet

CotLin by KnitPicks

Pima Cotton by Lion brand

24/7 cotton by Lion brand

If you still have more questions, feel free to ask away in the comments below.

Notes:

– I have chosen to make a crochet hanging dish towel pattern. That’s the fancy term for “I made a loop to hang my towels”. Since it’s the very last thing you are going to make so you can totally omit it if you’d like.

– All my patterns are written in Standard US terms.

Free crochet dish towels patterns

Materials for all crochet dish towel patterns:

Weight 4 cotton yarn
US J/6.00 mm, and US E/3.50 mm crochet hooks
scissors
yarn needle

Dimensions: All tea towels are 26×46 cm (10″x18″).

Free crochet dish towel patterns

The Avery

The Avery tea towel is the softest and the drapiest of the collection. Get ready to fall in love with what looks like a 2×2 knit ribbing.

The Avery crochet dish towel pattern

Abbreviations

R: row
RS: right side
WS: wrong side
ch(s): chain(s)
hdc: half double crochet
bb: back bumps
sl st: slip stitch
blo: back loop only
st(s): stitch(es)

Gauge: 14 sts x 20 rows in pattern is 10 cm (4″)

Yardage: approximately 180 m (197 yds)

Note for the Avery tea towel: Crochet all slip stitches as loosely as you can.

Crochet kitchen towels for beginners

With US J/6.0 mm crochet hook

R1 (RS): ch 71, hdc in bb in second chain from hook and in all chains, ch 1, turn (70)
R2 (WS): sl st in blo in each st across, ch 1, turn (70)
R3-4: sl st in blo in each st across, ch 1, turn (70)
R5: hdc in blo in each st across, ch 1, turn (70)
R6-8: sl st in blo in each st across, ch 1, turn (70)
R9-48: repeat R5-8 10 times
R49: hdc in each st across, do not fasten off

Free crochet hanging dish towel pattern

Loop

The hanging loop on the Avery dish towel happens to be on the right side, while on the other two towels the loop is placed on the left side.

This little detail drove me nuts, but since I hate cutting and rejoining yarn, I decided that it wasn’t worth the effort.

You can place your loop on the other side if you like. Just cut your yarn, weave in all ends, and make an afterthought loop on the same side of each towel. You do you.

With US E/3.50 mm crochet hook

Sl st, at the base of the last hdc, ch 12, sl st again at the base of the last hdc. FO

Crochet kitchen towels

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The Blaine

The Blaine tea towel is compiled by the cutest, tiny nupps to display an all-over texture. A nupp is smaller than a bobble and it means “bud” in Estonian.

Crochet hand towel pattern

Abbreviations
R: row
RS: right side
WS: wrong side
ch(s): chain(s)
sc: single crochet
bb: back bumps
sl st: slip stitch
Psc: picot single crochet
st(s): stitch(es)

Gauge: 13 sts x 15 rows in pattern is 10 cm (4″)

Yardage: approximately 210 m (230 yds)

SPECIAL STITCHES

Psc: Insert the hook in the next st, yo and pull up a loop. (Yo and pull through 1 loop) x3, as you would normally do for a ch 3. Yo and pull through both loops on the hook. Push ch 3 to the back (to the right side, that is) of the fabric when working the next st.

Blaine crochet dish towel pattern

With US J/6.0 mm crochet hook

R1 (RS): ch 36, sc in bb in second ch from hook and in all chains across, ch 1, turn (35)
R2 (WS): * sc, Psc * repeat from * to * across until 1 st left, sc in last st, ch 1, turn (35)
R3: sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (35)
R4: sc 2, * Psc, sc * repeat from * to * across until 1 st left, sc in last st, ch 1, turn (35)
R5: sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (35)
R6: * sc, Psc * repeat from * to * across until 1 st left, sc in last st, ch 1, turn (35)
R7: sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (35)
R8: sc 2, * Psc, sc * repeat from * to * across until 1 st left, sc in last st, ch 1, turn (35)
R9-68: repeat R5-8 15 times
R69: sc in each st across, do not fasten off

Crochet dish towels for beginners

Loop

With US E/3.50 mm crochet hook

Sl st, at the base of the last sc, ch 12, sl st again at the base of the last sc. FO

The Carson

The Carson tea towel emits elegance and simplicity while also doing a great job at imitating the 1×1 ribbing in knitting.

Crochet tea towel pattern

Abbreviations

R: row
RS: right side
WS: wrong side
ch(s): chain(s)
sc: single crochet
bb: back bumps
sl st: slip stitch
hdc: half double crochet
st(s): stitch(es)
tlo: third loop only

Gauge: 13 sts x 14 rows in pattern is 10 cm (4″)

Yardage: approximately 173 m (190 yds)

THIRD LOOP OF HDC

The third loop of a half double crochet is the horizontal loop-line that is placed on the back of every half double crochet stitch. Here is a tutorial on how to locate the third loop of a half double crochet.

Crochet dish towel

With US J/6.0 mm crochet hook

R1 (RS): ch 61, hdc in bb in second chain from hook and in all chains across, ch 1, turn (60)
R2 (WS): sc in tlo in each st across, ch 1, turn (60)
R3: hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn (60)
R4: sc in tlo in each st across, ch 1, turn (60)
R5-36: repeat R3-4 16 times do not fasten off

Carson tea towel pattern

Loop

With US E/3.50 mm crochet hook

Remove hook, turn work on the right side and insert the hook back in the loop. Place the yarn in the back and sl st at the base of the last sc. Ch 12 and sl st again at the bast of the last sc. FO

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The Rustic Tea Towels collection is inspired by fall colors, cold wind whispering in the air, and the smell of vanilla and almond tea.

Three different designs, each one with its own personality and traits. Learn new stitches and explore new kinds of texture with these simple free crochet patterns.

You will get 3 different crochet dish towel patterns, two ribbed, and one with tiny nupps. All are highly textured and easy to make.

They can make great gifts for the upcoming holiday season.

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Which one of my rustic crochet kitchen towels did you like the most? Share your favorite in the comments below.

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Natasa

Tuesday 6th of September 2022

Just bought the e-book and I'm super excited! Beautiful layout, wonderful colours, well-written instructions. It's obvious that you've put quite an effort on this and I'm telling you it was worth it!

Keep up the good work!

malloo

Monday 12th of September 2022

Thank you so much, Natasa. Your kind words make me so happy!

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