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Heart Dishtowel

This easy dishtowel is a fun pattern that can be used during Valentine’s Day. It would also make a wonderful gift for Mother’s Day. I used Sugar’n’Cream but this pattern will work up fantastic with any kitchen cotton.

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Size

 10.5” x 12”

Materials 

Cotton yarn

2 skeins for background color (B)

1 skein for heart color (H)

5.5 mm (I) hook

Scissors

Yarn needle

Sewing needle

Sewing thread

1 inch button 

Abbreviations 

sc – single crochet 

hdc – half double crochet 

dc – double crochet 

dec – decrease 

sp – space 

st(s) – stitch(es) 

ch – chain 

sl st – slip stitch 

Special Stitches

  • Inc – ch 4, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, sl st to ch up of last block
  • Dec – sl st on top of 2 hdc sts from last block of previous row, ch 2, hdc 2 times on ch up of last block of previous row

Notes 

  • This hand towel is completed using mini c2c.  This is made in the same way as regular c2c, but you ch 1 less and place 2 hdc in each block instead of 3 dc sts.
  • The color of the blocks will be referred to as B (background color) and H (heart color).
  • The top part of the towel is not straight across.  After you stop consistently increasing, it will say whether to make an increase or decrease block at the beginning of each row.  I recommend counting the blocks every row to make sure it matches the pattern.

Let’s Get Started!

  1. 1 B (1 block)
  2. 2 B (2 blocks)
  3. 3 B (3 blocks)
  4. 4 B (4 blocks)
  5. 5 B (5 blocks)
  6. 6 B (6 blocks)
  7. 7 B (7 blocks)
  8. 8 B (8 blocks)
  9. 9 B (9 blocks)
  10. 10. 10 B (10 blocks)
  11. 11. 11 B (11 blocks)
  12. 12. 12 B (12 blocks)
  13. 13. 13 B (13 blocks)
  14. 14. 2 B, 8 H, 4 B (14 blocks)
  15. 15. 5 B, 8 H, 2 B (15 blocks)
  16. 16. 2 B, 9 H, 5 B (16 blocks)
  17. 17. 6 B, 9 H, 2 B (17 blocks)
  18. 18. 2 B, 10 H, 6 B (18 blocks)
  19. 19. 7 B, 9 H, 3 B (19 blocks) You will create a corner block for the bottom in this row.
  20. 20. 3 B, 10 H, 6 B (19 blocks) You will create a corner block for the top in this row.  It is the end of consistent increasing on the side.

The top will not be straight across.  The instructions will say whether you will create an inc or a dec block to start the row off.

  1. 21. Dec block in B, 5 B, 9 H, 3 B (18 blocks)
  2. 22. Inc block in B, 2 B, 10 H, 5 B (18 blocks)
  3. 23. Dec block in B, 4 B, 9 H, 3 B (17 blocks)
  4. 24. Dec block in B, 2 B, 9 H, 4 B (16 blocks)
  5. 25. Dec block in B, 3 B, 5 H, 7 B (16 blocks)
  6. 26. Dec block in B, 5 B, 6 H, 3 B (15 blocks)
  7. 27. Dec block in B, 2 B, 5 H, 6 B (14 blocks)
  8. 28. Dec block in B, 4 B, 6 H, 2 B (13 blocks)
  9. 29. Dec block in B, 1 B, 5 H, 6 B (13 blocks)
  10. 30. Dec block in B, 4 B, 5 H, 2B (12 blocks)
  11. 31. Dec block in B, 1 B, 4 H, 5 B (11 blocks)
  12. 32. Inc block in B, 5 B, 3 H, 2 B (11 blocks)
  13. 33. Dec block in B, 10 B (11 blocks)
  14. 34. Inc block in B, 10 B (11 blocks)
  15. 35. Dec block in B, 6 B (You will not work all the way up this row.) (7 blocks)

In the next row, you will place sl sts around the area where you usually would place your first block.

  1. 36. Using B, Sl st on top of 2 hdc sts of last block in previous row, sl st 2 times on ch up of same block, sl st on top of 2 hdcs of next block, ch 2, hdc 2 times in ch up of same block, 4 B (5 blocks)
  2. 37. Dec block in B, 3 B (4 blocks)

Again in the next row, you will place sl sts around the area where you usually would place your first block.

  1. 38. Using B, Sl st on top of 2 hdc sts of last block in previous row, sl st 2 times on ch up of same block, sl st on top of 2 hdcs of next block, ch 2, hdc 2 times in ch up of same block, 1 B (2 blocks)

Fasten off.

Strip to Hang Towel

Entire section made in color B.  Every row except for the last two will have 3 blocks in it.
1. Sl st to the ch up of the 3rd block made in row 34, ch 2, hdc 2 times on ch up, 2 B

2. Inc block in B, 2 B

3. Dec block in B, 2 B

4. Inc block in B, 2 B

5. Dec block in B, 2 B

6. Inc block in B, 2 B

7. Dec block in B, 1 B

8. Dec block in B, sl st across hdc sts, ch 1, turn, sc in last sl st made at the top, ch 3, sc at the end of 1 st block made in row 6, sl st along side of same block, Fasten off.

Attach button in area below the start of the flap to hang the towel.

When you are done, feel free to share your finished work on Instagram using #llamaunraveled. You are welcome to sell completed projects, but please link back to my site. Please do not copy my pattern, do not redistribute my pattern, do not claim it as your own, and do not publish it anywhere. 

If you have any questions, feel free to email me. 

llamaunraveled@gmail.com 

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