I’m back at you with another free pattern to the latest addition to my pattern library. Say hello to the Dainty Country Dish Towel. You can find the ad-free pattern on Etsy and on Ravelry as well!
This pattern is made with 100% cotton and drapes so daintily anywhere you set it in your kitchen.
When designing this pattern, I loved the contrast between the short single crochet stitches, and the long double crochet stitches. I added in those beautiful v-stitches and I think the result came out so cute.
But why add “country” to the name?
Now I’ve never made it a secret that I love my Kentucky home.
In many ways, though, I don’t consider myself “country.” I love the AC and think that cow poop smells so bad. I’ve never baled hay or shoveled out a horse stall.
It isn’t well known that one of my many fantasies is to have a little homestead on some land. I love to daydream about being more self sufficient with gardening and perhaps even some chickens! I dream of bees, a little pond, and walking outside to a colorful cut garden.
This spring when I told Patrick I wanted a garden, he tilled me up a spot and we planted. Boy, did we get some harvest!
BUT we also learned a lot. For example, we squished our plants in too tight, and weeds grew like crazy. We planted spearmint in the middle of our herbs bed, so even the basil tastes minty. When we left for the beach in July, we returned to most of our garden dried up. By the end of the month, we sadly said good bye to this year’s garden, as we laid out plans for next year’s, just a little wiser than before.
I added “country” to the name because these dish towels belong in my daydream and the steps that I take towards that daydream. This dish towel belongs in the bottom of a basket full of vegetables. It scrubs the dirt off the tomatoes, right before they are diced up for some salsa or paste. This dish towel wipes up the mess of flour and eggs, as the cake bakes in the oven. It belongs on the stove handle, convenient for drying wet hands from a good kitchen scrub.
So I hope you enjoy this dainty dish towel, but more importantly, I hope it is useful to your everyday magic.
Level of Difficulty:
- 175 yards of 100% worsted weight cotton yarn
- Size 5.0mm H Hook
- Yarn needle for sewing in loose ends.
- Chain (CH)
- Single Crochet (SC)
- Double Crochet (DC)
13.5” by 17”
4” by 4” =
14 DC by 7 Rows of DC.
This pattern is a repetition of Rows 2-5.
The width of the dish towel can be modified by chaining multiples of 6 + 1. The heigth of the dish towel can be modified by repeating or reducing the times does 2-5.
On Row 5, there are SC stitches added towards the beginning and end of the row between the first/last two DCs and V-stitches.
With 5.00mm hook:
Chain (CH) 49, or in multiples of 6 +1.
Row 1: In the second CH from hook, Single Crochet (SC) in each CH and turn your work. (48 SC)
Row 2: CH 3 (counts as first DC), Double Crochet (DC) in the second stitch from hook. See picture below. DC in each stitch across the row, CH 1 (does not count as a stitch) and turn your work. (48 DC)
Row 3: SC in each stitch across the row and turn your work. (48 SC)
Row 4: CH 3 (counts as DC), DC in the second stitch from hook. CH 1. Skip next two stitches.
**DC in third stitch from hook, CH 1, DC in the same stitch to create a V-Stitch. CH 1. Skip the next two stitches.**
See picture below.
Repeat from ** to ** until you reach the last four stitches of the row. DC in the last two stitches. CH 1 (does not count as stitch) and turn your work.
(14 V Stitches)
We are going to be adding a single crochet towards the beginning and end of Row 5, so the stitches will equal 48.
Row 5: SC in the first two stitches. SC in the CH 1 space between the DC and last V-Stitch from Row 4.
**SC in the DC of the V stitch. SC in the CH 1 space of V-Stitch. SC in the last DC of the V-stitch. Do not SC in the CH 1 space in between V-Stitches.**
Repeat from ** to ** until the end of the row.
SC in the CH 1 space of the last V-Stitch and the last two stitches. Turn your work. (48 SC). See pic below.
Rows 6-43: Repeat Rows 2-5. You should be ending on a SC Row!
To make a longer dish towel, keep repeating Rows 2-5 until you reach your desired length.
Cut of a 6” tail and sew in any loose ends.
Enjoy your Dainty Country Dish Towel, even when cleaning up not-so-dainty messes.
Please tag me in any photos published on social media using the hashtag #daintycountrydishtowel
B R A N D I
A M A N D A
Life is messy.
Blessed & a Mess ushers in all makers to slow down and take a break from the grind. Each pattern is for the crocheter that has a desire for calm and seeks the enchantment in the ordinary. My designs are meant to be used daily in the home and on the go, as a reminder that though life can be a mess, you surely are blessed.
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