Flower Tea Towels
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.
- 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.
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.
Note: When changing colors, work to last 2 loops on hook of last st, then draw new color through rem 2 loops and proceed.
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.
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.
Work as given for Towel I, substituting A for D and D for A.
Work as given for Towel I, substituting D for B, C for D and B for A.
Work as given for Towel I substituting A for B, B for D and C for A.
Pleat top edge of each Towel to fit Towel Toppers. Sew in position.
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Jun 30, 2018
This tea towel patten is amazing! Most of the patterns I have found for tea towels are made from a ready made towel, attaching the yarn to it. I love the idea of crocheting the towel itself, because I have not found a lot of towels that are easy to attach yarn to.
May 11, 2017
OH! I was confused. I thought these were instructions for crocheting trim and a topper on an existing tea towel. I wondered how you would begin crocheting onto a cotton towel that has no holes/places to insert your hook. The fact that I can make these towels myself is a bonus! I would love this four piece set to add to my vintage flower/fruit decor in my kitchen.
Jun 10, 2011
Answer to GA Girl, and anyone else asking about the white towel part of the pattern: The instructions for crocheting the white towel is directly under the section header "TOWEL I". It starts with "With MC and larger hook, ch 46. ..." _____ The hook (5.5 mm (U.S. I or 9) crochet hook) is listed above in the "Materials" section along with the white cotton yarn to be used, labeled as "MC" for main color. _____ The pattern also states "Note: Amounts given will make 4 Tea Towels.", so I read it as the 6 balls of white yarn will make all 4 tea towels. You would only need 1 1/2 balls of white plus 1 ball of accent color (A,B,C, or D) for 1 tea towel.
Apr 14, 2011
What pattern is used to create the white tea towel itself? Size, Hook, Material etc???
Apr 08, 2011
Hi jlz1989 3142913 Actually, you crochet the white tea towel section as well. Though I was actually wondering if it could be made by just crocheting the topper and bottom edging and attaching it to a purchased tea towel.
Mar 26, 2011
I want to know where you get the cute tea towels Adorable idea
Aug 27, 2010
I just LOVE these towels. I can't wait to try my first ones. What a lovely gift or accept to any kitchen or even bathroom. Wonderful!
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