This is a free crochet pattern for how to crochet my Through the Window Hand Towel – the perfect companion in the kitchen to holiday baking. Don’t let this mosaic crochet technique scare you! It’s comprised of simple single crochet stitches, chains and easy double crochets.
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Welcome back to year 6 of our Festive Christmas Event!
In this event, we team up with a bunch of talented blogging friends to bring you a plethora of creative ways to celebrate your holiday season.
We will be baking some cookie recipes for you, sharing some party games, making some handmade gifts, doing some ornament crafting, and sharing our Christmas movies family fun. There will be breakfast recipes and as always our decorated Christmas Trees which is always a fun tour of homes.
You will find new ideas every Monday and Wednesday between Oct. 19th through Nov. 18th. Scroll all the way down to find all the ideas linked at the end.
Today the theme is holiday baking! Find my recipe for these super easy Chocolate Mint Cookies on my On Rockwood Lane blog.
Year after year, you will find me for about 2 or 3 days before Christmas in kitchen baking a huge variety of Christmas cookies. My gift to all of the adults in the family is always a container of cookies, which goes over very well, and has been a more affordable option for me.
I stock up on tupperware throughout the year when I see a sale, and for gifting, I cut a rectangle out of my wrapping paper for that year large enough to wrap around the center of the tupperware just to jazz it up a bit.
I’m constantly washing my hands, and dishes while baking these cookies, and I LOVE using a handmade hand towel to dry my hands off. Here is the one I made last year for baking – Basic C2C Hand Towel (free crochet pattern).
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- 491 Yards of Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn – I used Lily Sugar n Cream in the Ecru (291 Yards) and Red (200 Yards) colorways
- H8/5mm Crochet Hook
- Tapestry Needle
- Optional, Jewelry Pliers
Jewelry pliers are an excellent tool to use to help weave in ends, as cotton yarn can be quite tough on the fingers when weaving in with just fingers and a tapestry needle.
This hand towel took me just over 5.5 hours.
With Border, 16.13″ Wide by 26.5″ Tall
16 HDC by 10 Rows = 4″
Abbreviations (US Terms):
- SC – Single Crochet (Photo Tutorial)
- DC – Double Crochet
In the pattern, I will instruct to example, in Round 5 “DC into R3”. In the photo above, you can see how there is a skipped stitch in white, and two rows of chains above it. You will push those chains to the back, and work the double crochet just into that skipped stitch in white.
Stitch multiple is 4 + 2.
To change yarn colors, do so in the last yarn over of the previous row. If needed, see my How to Change Yarn Colors in Crochet tutorial. Drop old color to the back, and carry up on the side. When you add your border, it will cover up the carried yarn.
This is what the back looks like.
In Ecru, chain 63. SC into the 2nd chain from the hook, and each across. (62 SC)
R2: Chain 1, turn. SC into the 1st SC, and each SC across. Switch to Red.
R3: In Red, chain 1, turn. SC into the 1st 2 SC, (chain 2, skip the next 2 SC, SC into each of the next 2 SC) 15x.
R4: Chain 1, turn. SC into the 1st 2 SC, (chain 2, SC into each of the next 2 SC) 15x. Switch to Ecru.
R5: In Ecru, chain 1, turn. SC into the 1st 2 SC, DC into each of the 2 open stitches from R3, (SC into each of the next 2 SC, DC into each of the next 2 stitches of R3) 15x.
R6: Chain 1, turn. SC into the 1st SC, and each SC across. Switch to Red.
R7 – 114: Repeat Rows 3 – 6, fastening off Red in the last set of repeats.
Border: Chain 1, turn. SC into each stitch across, (SC, chain 2, SC) into the corner, evenly SC (that’s 1 stitch per row) down the side of the scarf, (SC, chain 2, SC) into the next corner, SC across the opposite side of the foundation chain, (SC, chain 2, SC) into the next corner, evenly SC (that’s 1 stitch per row) up the side of the scarf, SC into the same stitch as the 1st, chain 1, then slip stitch join to the 1st SC.
Fasten off, and weave in ends.
Please feel free to make and sell your own Through the Window Hand Towel using this pattern, but please DO NOT claim this pattern as your own nor should you sell my pattern, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own. DO NOT copy and paste my pattern anywhere, link to it instead.
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