I have been very excited for this post … crochet edged tea towels are one of my favorite things and a pretty and easy way to add some color to your kitchen! So grab a towel and let’s get started …
Crochet Edged Tea Towel Pattern
Here’s what you will need:
- lightweight tea towel
- crochet thread
- sewing needle
- 2.5 mm hook
Before beginning, sew a blanket stitch across the edge of your towel using the tutorial here. If you prefer, an alternate option would be to use a sharp crochet hook to edge the blanket as I showed in my Quick and Easy Blanket Edgings post here.
Crochet edging is worked in a multiple of 8 + 1.
With wrong side of towel facing you, join crochet thread in first blanket stitch on right side.
Row 1: Ch 1 (does not count as stitch), sc evenly into blanket stitches along edge for a multiple of 8 + 1 stitches, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count as stitch), work 1 sc in 1st st, *skip next 2 sts, 3 dc in next st, ch 2, skip next st, 3 dc in next st, skip next 2 sts, 1 sc in next, rep from * across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), *ch 1, work 1 dc in 2nd st of 3-dc group, ch 1, [1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc] in ch-2 sp, ch 1, work 1 dc in 2nd st of 3-dc group, ch 1, 1 dc in next sc, rep from * across, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1 (does not count as stitch), *work 1 sc in each st and ch-1 sp to next ch-2 sp, [1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc] in ch-2 sp, rep from * across.
Fasten off, weave in ends.
Here is a diagram of the pattern repeat in case it is easier for you to have a visual …
Block edging if desired… you can find my free tutorial on How to Block Knit and Crochet Items here.
For more edging patterns that can be used, see my Quick and Easy Blanket Edgings post here.