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Weekly Wash #26: Drop Down Towel

This cloth has become my new favorite one. It whips up quickly because it has an easy repeat to remember plus it has a thick texture. It is designed to match my “Bee Happy Hanging Towel“. It starts the same as that towel does so it makes a nice set.

This is similar to my “Drop Down Cloth“. The difference is that pattern repeats the spike stitch every row, whereas this one has a regular row each time you switch colors. It makes the texture stand out and gives the color changes a straighter row.

Drop Down Towel Pattern

The crochet pattern for this towel is available for free below.
A downloadable, ad-free pattern that includes the instructions and all pictures is also available to purchase from my Ravelry Shop.

Materials

  • Yarn: Large cloth – 300 yards cotton in two colors (150 yds each); Small cloth – 200 yards cotton in two colors (100 yds each)
  • Crochet Hooks: I (5.5mm)
  • Miscellaneous: Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Details

Finished Measurements: Large – 15” square or rectangle of desired length, Small – 9” square or rectangle of desired length

Custom Sizes

Create custom sizes by adjusting beginning chain length. Just make sure to start with an odd number of chains. 

How about using this stitch combo for a blanket! I am going to give it a try.

Directions

1. With an I hook and Color A cotton yarn, ch 29 for small cloth (ch 45 for large cloth), sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (28/44sts)

2-3. Ch 1, turn, sc in the same st and in each st to end of row.

4. Ch 1, turn, hdc in the same st, *dc in next st, sc in next st*, repeat until 1 st remains, hdc in last st.

5. Change to Color B. Ch 1, turn, hdc in the same st, *dc in next st, sc in next st*, repeat until 1 st remains, hdc in last st.

6-8. Ch 1, turn, hdc in same st, *dc in st one row below, sc in next st (on current row)*, repeat until 1 st remains, hdc in st.

9. Change to Color A. Ch 1, turn, hdc in the same st, *dc in next st, sc in next st*, repeat until 1 st remains, hdc in last st.

10-12. Ch 1, turn, hdc in same st, *dc in st one row below, sc in next st (on current row)*, repeat until 1 st remains, hdc in st.

13. Repeat steps 5-12 until cloth is almost square or desired length.

14. Change to Color B. Ch 1, turn, sc in the same st and in each st to end of row. 

15-16. Ch 1, turn, sc in the same st and in each st to end of row. 

Finish off and weave in ends.

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