Free Craft Project

Dish Towel with Crochet Top

dish towel with crochet top The towels used in this project were purchased at Wal-Mart for a dollar each. Choose ones that duplicate the picture/pattern on both the top and bottom half of the towel. That way, when the towels that you purchased are cut in half, you'll have two identical towels.

Buttonless Crochet Top Dish Towel


  • terrycloth kitchen towel
  • 1/2 skein yarn (completes two towels)
  • button
  • size "G" crochet hook
  • size "F" crochet hook
  • sewing needle and thread
  • awl (or similar sharp object)


crochet dish towels figure

Cut the dish towel in half (Fig 1). Fold over the cut edge 1/4" and stitch in place, like a single fold hem. Using an awl - or something similar - punch holes 3/8" apart all the way across. (Fig. 2).

Using the size "F" crochet hook, and working with the right side of the towel facing you, sC over the hem all the way across the towel placing a sc in each hole that you created.

NOTE: Using the smaller size F crochet hook makes it easier to work in and out of the holes.

Switch to the size G crochet hook.

Row 1 - ch 3, turn, dc in each sc across.

Row 2 - ch 3, turn, * dc in next dc, skip next dc, dc in next 2 dc, skip next dc, repeat from * all the way across.

Row 3 - ch 3, turn, * skip 1 dc, dc in next dc, repeat from * all the way across

Row 4 - Repeat Row 3.

Row 5 - Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn. 6 dc, all evenly spaced across the row (total of 7 dc)

Row 6 - Ch 3, turn, dc in each dc.

Row 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 - Repeat Row 6.

Row 12 - Ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc and dc in next 2 dc (button hole made).

Row 13 - Ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 dc, dc in ch 1 space, dc in next 3 dc.

Fasten off yarn. Sew on button.