Hi guys! I hope you’re having a great weekend and have gotten some crochet time in! Today I’m bringing you a free pattern for a small towel that is great for the dad who loves to golf or grill! It is about 7″ x 12″ and only uses about 100 yards of cotton yarn. If you like it, you may like my other towel for Father’s Day, which is available in the paid PDF version of this pattern which you can buy here.
The free towel uses the wattle stitch which produces a dense, nicely textured fabric that is great for cleaning glasses, wiping a sweaty brow, or even using while grilling!
Look at that texture! Isn’t it gorgeous? If you like that, you’ll love the matching one! It’s available in the paid PDF which contains both that pattern and this one!
Shall we get to the free pattern?
• DESCRIPTION: Give Dad a thoughtful and practical gift for Father’s Day (or any day!) This towel uses simple stitches so it’ll work up quickly. It is composed of a single crochet, a chain, a double crochet. That easy combination creates a texture perfect for wiping glasses and foreheads!
• GAUGE & SIZING: Gauge (tension) isn’t very important in this project. For reference, my gauge is 7 groups worked in pattern stitch and 13 rows per 4″.
Play around with hook sizes until you find one that makes a fabric you like. This pattern is written to produce a towel that is roughly 7 inches by 12 inches.
• ABBREVIATIONS & STITCHES USED:
ch = chain
st = stitch
sp = space
SC = Single crochet
DC = Double crochet
NOTE: Each group of (SC, ch 1, DC) equals one stitch.
The ch 1 at the beginning of each row does not count as a stitch. (You will place your first stitch in the same stitch as the chain.)
After row 1 you will be placing your stitches into the chain 1 space.
About 100 yards of I Love This Cotton in the color Antique Gold
5.0 mm (H) hook
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Stitch markers if desired.
1. Skip 2 ch (equals one SC).
*(SC, ch 1, DC) into the next chain. Sk 2. *
Repeat to end. 1 SC in last chain. Turn.
2. Ch 1, SC in first stitch. Sk first SC and DC.
*(SC, ch 1, DC) into the next ch sp.
Sk SC and DC.*
Repeat across, ending with (SC, ch 1, DC) in last ch sp. Sk 1, SC in turning chain.
Repeat 2 until you reach the stated measurements.
Weave in your ends:
Thread the needle with one yarn tail. Weave the needle back through several stitches, about an inch. Turn and go back through, beginning in the second stitch from needle. Repeat once more. Repeat with any other yarn tails. Snip the tails.
How easy is that! It should work up in just a few hours so it’s great for those who need a quick gift. I hope you’ve enjoyed this pattern and don’t forget you can pick up the PDF which contains TWO patterns here. Not sure you’ll like the other one? See the sneak peek below!
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