Free Craft Project

Another Buttonless Crochet Topped Kitchen Towel

Here's another version of our first buttonless crochet topped kitchen towel. They're both based on the crochet top dish towels which are made to hang over a towel bar or handle. These buttonless versions can be hung on a hook instead.

buttonless crochet top kitchen towel

The towel used in this project was purchased at Family Dollar store for one dollar. What you want are towels that have duplicate patterns on both the top and bottom halves. That way, you can cut them in half and make two identical towels.


  • terrycloth kitchen towel
  • 1/2 skein yarn (completes two towels)
  • 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 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 (a total of 7 dc across the row).

Row 6 - Ch 3, turn. Dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc and dc in next 2 dc (hanging hole made).

Row 7 - Turn, (sc, hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1sc) in next stitch - shell made. Sk next st, shell in next st, sk next st, shell in last st. (3 shells made)

Fasten off.

Flower - Ch 6, join to form a ring. 3 sc in each st. Join and fasten off.

Position flower so the hole is lined up with the hole in the top of the towel and sew it in place.


Use other crochet flowers, like carnation, rose, or rosette. Or just get creative. Just make sure you leave a small hole in the middle so you can line it up with the hanging hole on the crochet top.