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Crochet Kitchen Towel Pattern | Buco Towel

The Buco Towel is a crochet kitchen towel pattern that you can hang on the oven handle. This textured kitchen towel features a simple design that can be threaded through itself to hang neatly (and never fall on the floor)!

Our oven handle is very cylindrical and the kitchen towels always slip off. This crochet hand towel stays in place, right where we need it.

And if you’re looking for a simple crochet dishcloth pattern then this free pattern works too. You can easily crochet the dishcloth as a solid rectangle, if you prefer.

Grey crochet kitchen hand towel hanging from oven handle.
You can see how roundy our oven handle is!

You can purchase the ad-free, well formatted PDF Pattern in one of my shops. Scroll down for the free pattern!

The Yarn

I use Big Twist Cotton which is a #4 medium worsted weight yarn. It’s a cotton and polyester blend.

You can substitute a comparable #4 yarn. I do recommend using cotton, as you want your crochet kitchen towel to be absorbent.

Progress pic of crochet hand towel pattern in grey cotton yarn.
Crochet cotton cloths are great summer projects.

How to hang your crochet kitchen towel

  1. First drape it over the oven handle with the hole on the back side.
  2. Next take the solid end and thread it through the hole.
  3. Pull it all the way down and through.
  4. Adjust and Eccola!
Crochet kitchen towel laid flat with hole for threading and hanging from oven.
Place the hole on the back side.
Thread end of crochet kitchen towel pattern through for hanging.
Thread the end through the hole.
Crochet kitchen towel pattern in grey threaded through for hanging.
Pull down and straighten.

Materials

  • Big Twist Cotton, a #4 worsted weight yarn (85% cotton, 15% polyester, 2.65 oz/75g, 131 yd/120 m) color: grey; 2 balls each, or 262 yds of comparable yarn. 
  • 4mm US size G/6 hook,* or hook needed to meet gauge.
  • yarn needle, measuring tape, scissors
Grey crochet hand towel hanging on oven in kitchen.
This simple texture is crocheted with half double crochets and slip stitches.

Notes

  1. Please read through all notes and pattern before you begin.
  2. Work up a gauge swatch using the provided gauge information. If your gauge matches great, continue on. If not, change your hook size and swatch again. If your stitches are smaller, go up a hook size, if they’re larger, go down a hook size. 
  3. Ch 1 at beginning of the row does not count.
  4. Stitch multiple is 3, plus 1.

Stiches/Abbreviations (US Terms)

ch(s)-chain(s)

hdc-half double crochet

rep-repeat

sc-single crochet

sk-skip the indicated stitch

sl st-slip stitch

st(s)-stitch(es)

Stainless steel oven with crochet hand towel hanging.

Finished Dimensions

16.5”/42cm x 12”/30.5cm, unblocked

Gauge

4”/10cm x 4”/10cm = 16 sts x 14 rows in pattern, unblocked

Skill Level

Easy

Adjustments

To crochet a wider or narrower towel, add or subtract to my starting chain in 3s.

Increasing or decreasing length is a simple matter of repeating more or less rows.

The hole for hanging the towel is made over the last 1″/2.5cm or last two rows.

You can purchase the ad-free, well formatted PDF Pattern in one of my shops. Scroll down for the free pattern!

Scroll down for the Crochet Kitchen Towel Pattern

Stainless steel oven with crochet hand towel hanging.

Crochet Kitchen Towel Pattern

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $7

The Buco crochet kitchen towel pattern is easy, textured and self hanging so it stays in place!

Materials

  • Big Twist Cotton, a #4 worsted weight yarn (85% cotton, 15% polyester, 2.65 oz/75g, 131 yd/120 m) color: grey; 2 balls each, or 262 yds of comparable yarn.

Tools

  • 4mm US size G/6 hook,* or hook needed to meet gauge.
  • yarn needle
  • measuring tape
  • scissors

Instructions

    1. Ch 49, you can add or subtract 3 to adjust the starting chain, if you would like to make a different size.
    2. Row 1. Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, sl st in next ch, *{hdc in next 2 ch, sl st in next ch} rep from * across, turn. (48 sts)
    3. Row 2. Ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next st, sl st in next st, *{hdc in next 2 sts, sl st in next st} rep from * across, turn. (48 sts)

    4. Rep Row 2 until you have 64 rows total, and cloth measures 15.5”/39.4cm (or until 1”/2.5cm from end of desired cloth length).

    5. Row 65. Ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next st, sl st in next st, *{hdc in next 2 sts, sl st in next st} rep from * until you have made 18 sts, then ch 12, sk 12 sts, and continue to rep from * to the end of the row. (48 sts)
    6. Row 66. Rep Row 2, working 12 sts into the ch 12 sp.
    7. Last row: Rep row 2.
    8. Do not cut yarn.Crochet kitchen towel pattern with built in loop for hanging.
    9. Finishing
      Continue for border from where you are.
    10. Ch 1, turn corner and sc evenly along edges, placing 1 sc per row edge and (sc, ch 1, sc) in each corner, sl st to first sc.
    11. Cut yarn.
    12. Weave in ends.

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Rhonda

Wednesday 8th of September 2021

I love this pattern. I made a pale green one to hang from my knee cart. Very handy. I think they will make great Christmas gifts.

Christa

Wednesday 8th of September 2021

Thank you Rhonda, I'm glad you like it so much!

Alison

Thursday 19th of August 2021

I can't wait to make this towel. It's genius and will stop by German Shepherd from stealing and eating my kitchen towels!Thank you!!

Christa

Thursday 19th of August 2021

Thank you! This does make me laugh a little, silly dog! I hope it helps :)

Agat

Tuesday 3rd of August 2021

What a brilliant idea! And the texture is beautiful!

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