by Pam Black (July 2012)
This is another pattern that really isn't a pattern
- more like a suggestion -
This is a pretty basic pattern.
The towels I've used are usually about 16" or 17" wide.
I have always used cotton worsted weight yarn - mostly Sugar 'n Cream.
I use an H hook
I cut the towel in half and sew a 1/4" inch hem across the cut edge to help prevent raveling.
This is how my edge looks.
Remember to leave a long yarn end on both sides so you can weave it in to your crochet stitches.
Stitches used: Ch = chain; sc = single crochet; dc = double crochet; dc dec = double crochet decrease; sl st = slip stitch
To do the topper .....
Row 1: Put the first loop on your hook as if you were going to do a chain then, with the right side of the towel facing you,
Row 2: Double crochet this row, but decrease the stitches to 28. For example: If you have 56 sc, you just do a dc decrease (double crochet
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each stitch, turn. (28 sc)
Row 4: Ch 2, Dc decrease across, turn. (14 dc)
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each stitch, turn. (14 sc)
Row 6: Ch 2, (counts as first dc), dc decrease in next 12 sc, dc in last sc, turn. (8 dc)
Row 7: Ch 1, sc in each dc, turn (8sc)
Row 8: Ch 2, dc in each sc, turn (8 dc)
Row 9 thru 16: Repeat rows 7 and 8.
Row 17: Ch 1, sc in each dc, turn. (8 sc)
Row 18 and 19: Ch 1, sc in each dc, turn. (8 sc)
Row 20: (do not chain) sl st in first sc, skip next 2 sc, 4 dc in nect sc, 4 dc in next sc, skip next 2 sc, sl st in last sc. Fasten off.
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