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Flower Tea Towels

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Use an easy crochet pattern from Bernat Yarns to make yourself some fun tea towels. These towels are adorned with flower edgings. Have them out when you have guests over. Use different color combos for a great variety.

Materials:

  • Bernat® Handicrafter Cotton (50 g/1.75 oz)
    Main color (MC) (White) 6 balls
    Contrast A (Green) 1 ball
    Contrast B (Orange) 1 ball
    Contrast C (Pink) 1 ball
    Contrast D (Blue) 1 ball
  • Sizes 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) and 5.5 mm (U.S. I or 9) crochet hooks or size needed to obtain gauge.

Note: Amounts given will make 4 Tea Towels.

GAUGE
14 sc and 16 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with smaller crochet hook.
14 sts and 14 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger crochet hook in pat.

INSTRUCTIONS
Note: When changing colors, work to last 2 loops on hook of last st, then draw new color through rem 2 loops and proceed.

TOWEL I
With MC and larger hook, ch 46.
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. *Ch 1. Miss next ch. 1 sc in next ch. Rep from * to end of ch. Turn. 45 sts.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. *Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to last sc. 1 sc in last sc. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. *Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to last 2 sc. Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in last sc. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows until work from beg measures 13 ins [33 cm], ending with RS facing for next row. Join A.

Change to smaller hook and proceed as follows:
Edging: 1st row: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, work 46 sc across. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. *Ch 2. Miss next 2 sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first ch-2 sp. *Ch 2. (2 dc. Ch 3) 3 times in next ch-2 sp. 1 sc in next ch- 2 sp. Rep from * to end of row. Fasten off.

Towel Topper:With B and smaller hook, ch 2.
1st rnd: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. 12 sc. Fasten off.

FLOWER
First Petal: 1st row: Join D with sl st to front loop only of any sc. *Ch 1. 2 sc in same sp as sl st. 2 sc in front loop only of next sc. 4 sc for petal. Turn.
Next 4 rows: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.
Next row: Ch 1. (Draw up a loop in each of next 2 sts. Yoh and draw through all 3 loops on hook - sc2tog made) twice. Fasten off leaving a long end.*

Second Petal: **Rejoin D with sl st to front loop of next unworked sc of 2nd rnd. Rep from * to * once.**
Third to Sixth Petals: Rep from ** to ** 4 times more. 6 petals.
3rd rnd: Join A with sl st to rem back loop of any sc of 2nd rnd. Ch 3. 1 dc in same sp. 2 dc in each rem back loop around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 24 dc.
4th rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. *1 dc in next dc. 2 dc in next dc. Rep from * to last dc. 1 dc in last dc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 36 dc.
5th rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc in next dc. *2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. 2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in next dc. Rep from * to last 4 dc. 2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. 2 dc in last dc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 50 dc.
6th rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc in next dc. *2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. 2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in next dc. Rep from * to last 6 dc. 2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 4 dc. 2 dc in last dc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 66 dc.
7th rnd: Ch 1. Working from left to right instead of from right to left as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each dc around. Ch 7 (loop). Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
Using yarn ends from each petal, sew around outer edges of petals.

TOWEL II
Work as given for Towel I, substituting A for D and D for A.

TOWEL III
Work as given for Towel I, substituting D for B, C for D and B for A.

TOWEL IV
Work as given for Towel I substituting A for B, B for D and C for A.

FINISHING
Pleat top edge of each Towel to fit Towel Toppers. Sew in position.

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