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Kitchen Towel Hangers

By: Lily Sugar'n Cream

These knit towel tops from Lily Sugar n' Cream are both functional, saving space when hanging, and decorative. Knit two coordinating towel tops with this quick and easy kitchen knitting pattern. Find matching teacup accents in our Kitchen Knits section.

Knit Towel Hangers

Materials:

  • Yarn: Lily® Sugar’n Cream (2.5 oz/70.9 g) 2 Towel Hangers

Main Color (MC) (White) 1 ball
Contrast A (Blue) 1 ball
Contrast B (Green) 1 ball

  • Knitting Needles: Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • 2 buttons (1 for each)
  • Tea towels

Gauge: 20 sts and 26 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.

Instructions:

Tea Cup Towel Topper
With MC, cast on 7 sts.
**1st row: (RS). K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row. This row forms seed st pat.
Work a further 3 rows in seed st pat.
Next row: (Buttonhole row). Seed st pat across 3 sts. yo. K2tog. Seed st pat to end of row.
Cont in seed st pat until work from beg measures 5 ins [12.5 cm] ending with RS facing for next row.**
Next row: yo. Pat to end of row.
Next row: yo. Pat to end of row.
Next row: Work even in seed st pat.
Rep last 3 rows to 17 sts.
Next row: yo. Pat to end of row. 18 sts.
Next row: yo. Pat to end of row. 19 sts.
Next row: Pat 3 sts. K13. Pat to end of row.
Next row: yo. Pat 3 sts. P13. Pat to end of row. 20 sts.
Next row: yo. Pat 3 sts. K13. Pat to end of row. 21 sts.
Next row: Pat 4 sts. P13. Pat to end of row.
Next row: yo. Pat 4 sts. K13. Pat to end of row. 22 sts.
Next row: yo. Pat 4 sts. P13. Pat to end of row. 23 sts.
Next row: Pat 5 sts. K13. Pat to end of row.
Next row: yo. Pat 5 sts. P13. Pat to end of row. 24 sts.
Next row: yo. Pat 5 sts. K13. Pat to end of row. 25 sts.
Next row: Pat 6 sts. P13. Pat to end of row.
Next row: yo. Pat 6 sts. K13. Pat to end of row. 26 sts.
Next row: yo. Pat 6 sts. P13. Pat to end of row. 27 sts.
Next row: Work even in seed st pat.
Next 2 rows: yo. Pat to end of row.
Work 2 rows even in seed st pat. Cast off in pat.
Embroider Diagram over stocking st area as illustrated. Fold strap over to back and sew button in position. Trim tea towel, pleat top edge to fit and sew to WS of Towel Topper.

Teacup Diagram


Blue Towel Topper

With A, cast on 7 sts.
Work from ** to ** as given for Tea Cup Towel Topper.

Proceed as follows:


1st row

: (Inc 1 st in next st) 7 times. 14 sts.


2nd row

: (K1. P1) 7 times.


3rd row

: (P1. K1) 7 times.

 

Rep last 2 rows 3 times more, then 2nd row once.


Next row

: (WS). Pat across 2 sts. *Inc 1 st in next st. Pat across 2 sts. Rep from * to end of row. 18 sts.


Next row

: With C, knit.


Next row

: With C, purl.


Next row

: With A, knit.


Next row

: (WS). K1. *Inc 1 st in next st. P1. K1. Rep from * to last 2 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. P1. 24 sts.

 

Work 3 rows even in seed st pat.


Next row

: (WS). K1. *Inc 1 st in next st. Pat 2 sts. Rep from * to last 2 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. P1. 32 sts.


Next row

: With MC, knit.


Next row

: With MC, purl.


Next row

: With A, knit.


Next row

: (WS). K1. *Inc 1 st in next st. P1. K1. Rep from * to last 3 sts. P1. K1. P1. 42 sts.

 

Work 4 rows even in seed st pat.

 

Cast off in pat.

 

Fold strap over to back and sew button in place. Trim tea towel, pleat top edge to fit and sew to WS of Towel Topper.

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