Add a little spice to your kitchen by adding some handmade Tunisian crochet dish towels. These eye-catching kitchen towels are great for drying your hands and your dishes. They also have a little loop on top for easy hanging.
You can learn how to make these by scrolling down to the guided photo tutorial or continue to read through some of the inspiration behind my latest design.
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Free Tunisian Crochet Kitchen Towel Pattern
My latest free pattern is a farmhouse-inspired dishtowel in Tunisian crochet. I just love how this kitchen towel turned out and I’m so happy to be sharing this free pattern with all of you.
This pattern is made using Tunisian crochet stitches. If you’ve never tried Tunisian crochet before or have been wanting to try it, I encourage you to try this pattern and see if you like it.
One thing that’s great about this pattern is that it works up pretty quickly and it’s not too hard. I would say it’s perfect for an adventurous beginner who’s comfortable with making basic crochet stitches. This pattern uses only two stitches.
The first stitch that you will use is the Tunisian honeycomb stitch, this stitch is made by making 1 Tunisian simple stitch and 1 Tunisian purl stitch. Once you have made the first row, then you switch the stitch for the second row. So you will complete the Tunisian purl stitch first and then work the Tunisian simple stitch.
The second stitch that is used in the pattern will be the Tunisian simple stitch. This stitch is made by inserting your hook in the front loop of the vertical bar and then you want to yarn over and pull through. So very similar to regular crochet!
So if that sounds good to you and you’re ready to give it a go, scroll down to the pattern. If you want to wait a bit and work on something else, try this fun crochet potholder pattern. It’s a really cool potholder pattern that’s made in the round and then turned into a square. Double-thick too!
Double Sided Equals Lots of Texture
One thing that I love about Tunisian crochet is that the back and front of your work look completely different. So for this project, the front shows the honeycomb stitch and the Tunisian simple stitch, while the back shows little purl stitches (just like knitting).
It’s pretty neat and it’s what made me want to try out Tunisian crochet in the first place. I also love the little loop on top of the dishtowel. This part is totally optional, but it makes it easier to hang in the kitchen.
The Yarn You’ll Use for These Crochet Kitchen Towels
For this crochet project, I used 1 ball of Hobby Lobby’s Cotton Et Lin yarn in the color Parchment and Hummus. It’s a number 4 worsted weight blended (80% cotton, 20% linen) yarn and it comes in 8 different colors. Some of my favorites are Smokey Plum, Mauve, and Haze.
I really enjoyed working with this yarn and definitely recommend it. I thought it really brought out the stitches, plus you can never go wrong with a cotton blend. Another yarn I would recommend for this project is WeCrochet Dishie’s yarn.
I used this yarn for my modern crochet potholders and it’s just a great yarn for crochet home decor patterns.
More Free Crochet Patterns
- Rustic Crochet Washcloths – Spruce up your kitchen with these adorable rustic crochet dishcloths. These dishcloths can be used for many different things.
- Chunky Square Coasters – Whip up some square coasters for your coffee table with this beginner-friendly coaster pattern.
- Round Crochet Hot Pads – Add some charm to your kitchen by adding these cute + modern crochet hot pads.
- Boho Crochet Coasters – Learn how to crochet these easy coasters for your coffee table. These easy coasters are made in the round using only double crochets. A perfect beginner-friendly project.
Tunisian Crochet Kitchen Towel Pattern
Learn how to make a Tunisian crochet kitchen towel for your home with this free crochet pattern. This dish towel is made using the honeycomb stitch and the Tunisian simple stitch.
You will first work the Tunisian honeycomb stitch and then you will work the Tunisian simple stitch. After you’ve made the simple stitch, then you will work the honeycomb stitch pattern again. Once you’ve completed all rows, you will slipstitch to bind off for the last row and then crochet a loop.
- 1 skein of Hobby Lobby Yarn Bee Cotton Et Lin in the color Parchment or Hummus (Weight 4/ 3.5oz, 180 yds), a total of 180 yards or you can use another worsted weight yarn (like this one here).
- 6.5 mm (K) Tunisian hook with a 24″ inch extension cord.
- Darning Needle
14 stitches x 16 rows = 4″ inch square in Tunisian simple stitch.
FwP – forward pass
RetP – return pass
Lts – last tunisian stitch
Tss – tunisian simple stitch
Tps – tunisian purl stitch
Size of Kitchen Towel:
12 1/2 ” inches x 14″ inches
- Pattern written in U.S Terms.
- “R” stands for row in the pattern.
- Last row is made by making a Tunisian crochet slip stitch. You can find a detailed tutorial here.
R1: FwP, draw up loop in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across, RetP, yarn over, pull through first loop on hook. * yarn over, pull through next 2 loops, repeat from * till the end of the row (45 loops on the hook).
R2: Skip first vertical bar, (Tss 1, Tps 1) across row to last stitch, Lts, RetP.
You want to alternate between the Tunisian simple stitch and the Tunisian purl stitch. Continue to do this till the end of the row.
R3: Skip first vertical bar, (Tps 1, Tss 1) across row to last stitch, Lts, RetP.
Like row 2, you are going to alternate between stitches, except row 3 starts with the Tunisian purl stitch first, and then the Tunisian simple stitch. Take a look at the photo down below to help identify what each stitch looks like.
R4: Repeat row 2.
R5: Skip first vertical bar, Tss across row to last stitch, Lts, RetP.
R6 – Rows 39: repeat row 5.
R40: Repeat row 2.
R41: Repeat row 3.
R42: Repeat row 2.
Row 43: Repeat row 3.
Last row: Tunisian slip stitch across row, but do not fasten off. Now you will be making a loop on the left hand side of your dish towel.
Adding a Hanging Loop
To make a loop, chain 10 (photo 1) and then make 3 slip stitches along the left edge of the rectangle (photo 2 and 3).
Once you have made your last slip stitch, fasten off, and weave in all ends. Voila, you’re done!
I hope you enjoyed making this Tunisian crochet pattern and don’t forget to share it with me. I would love to see it.