This is a free crochet pattern for how to crochet the Landon Hand Towel – an easy hand towel pattern worked in the moss stitch aka the linen stitch, which is comprised of simple single crochets and chains.
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Handmade hand towels are a favorite of mine. I love to make them, display them and use them in my home. This hand towel is perfect for the kitchen, or the bathroom. I use my hand towel purely for drying my hands and decoration, but if you use yours to clean up messes, keep in mind, they may stain your fabric.
Keep in mind that 100% cotton yarn will stretch while hung, and used. In a 6 month time period, my C2C hand towel stretched just under 2″ in length. I didn’t measure it again after that (especially since it really didn’t matter to me), but if you want something that will keep it’s shape a little better, try using a blend of mostly cotton paired with acrylic or polyester (as long as not using with heated items) or wool.
My Landon series is an easy crochet line that features the moss stitch aka the linen stitch, which is comprised of simple single crochet stitches and chains. It creates such a beautiful, woven texture, and looks really neat when worked in stripes.
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What Supplies Do I Need to Crochet a Hand Towel?
- 460 Yards of Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn – I used WeCrochet Dishie Yarn in the Mushroom colorway
- H8/5mm Crochet Hook for Body
- G6/4.25mm Crochet Hook for Border
- Tapestry Needle
- Optional, Jewelry Pliers
Yarn Alternatives: Lily Sugar n Cream, Red Heart Smoothie, Lion Brand Re-Up, Premier Yarns Home Cotton (cotton/polyester blend)
Dishie Yarn is a touch thinner than Lily Sugar n Cream – you may need to go down a hook size with this yarn if it’s your choice, though gauge is not essential in this project if the finished size isn’t.
I usually recommend jewelry pliers 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. Dishie Yarn is really smooth, and easy to weave the yarn in and out of.
How Long Does it Take to Crochet a Hand Towel?
I worked up this hand towel in just over 6 hours.
15.25” Wide by 26.5” Tall
Gauge, Not Essential:
With H8/5mm hook: (chain 1 space + single crochet) * 10 = 4″ wide; 18 Rows = 4.13″ (or 4 1/8″) tall
Abbreviations (US Terms):
- SC – Single Crochet (Photo Tutorial)
- Rev SC – Reverse Single Crochet
Beginning chain 1 does not count as a stitch.
Each single crochet and each chain are considered a stitch. In the moss stitch pattern, you are working a two row repeat that staggers the stitches with single crochets worked over the previous rows chain 1 spaces, and vice versa.
Landon Hand Towel, Video Tutorial:
Landon Hand Towel, Written Pattern:
With H8/5mm crochet hook, chain 74. SC into the 2nd chain from the hook, chain 1, (skip the next chain, SC into the next chain) 36x. (36 chain 1 spaces, 37 SC; 73 stitches in total)
R2: Chain 1, turn. SC into the 1st SC, SC into the next chain space, (chain 1, skip the next stitch, SC into the next stitch) 35x, SC into the last SC.
R3: Chain 1, turn. SC into the 1st SC, (chain 1, skip the next stitch, SC into the next stitch) 36x.
R4 – 111: Repeat Rows 2 + 3.
Switch to G6/4.25mm crochet hook for border.
Border, R1: Chain 1, turn. SC into the 1st stitch, and into each stitch and chain space across to the last stitch, (SC, chain 1, SC) into the last stitch, evenly SC (that’s one SC per row) down 111 stitches, (SC, chain 1, SC) into the last stitch, SC 71 across the opposite side of the foundation chain, (SC, chain 1, SC) into the last stitch, evenly SC up 111 stitches, SC into the same stitch as the first, chain 1, then slip stitch join to the first SC. (372 SC, 4 chain 1 spaces)
R2: Chain 1. Rev SC into the chain space, Rev SC into the next SC, (chain 1, skip 1 stitch, Rev SC into the next stitch) 56x, Rev SC into the next chain space, Rev SC into the next SC, (chain 1, skip 1 stitch, Rev SC into the next stitch) 36x, Rev SC into the next chain space, Rev SC into the next SC, (chain 1, skip 1 stitch, Rev SC into the next stitch) 56x, Rev SC into the next chain space, Rev SC into the next SC, (chain 1, skip 1 stitch, Rev SC into the next stitch) 36x. Fasten off, and then join similar to that of invisible join just mimicking the look of the other stitches. (192 SC, 184 chain 1 spaces)
Weave in ends.
Please feel free to make and sell your own Landon 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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