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Easy Hanging Dish Towel Knitting Pattern Mura Towel

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The Mura is an easy knit dish towel with hanging loop. This free knitting pattern is simple to knit and easy to hang.

Plenty of hand towels is a kitchen essential. Even though I have enough, so many end up on the floor. Hanging kitchen towels that stay in place are my favorite.

The Mura Towel threads on to the bar of your oven door to keep it in place. This means no more towels hitting the floor after the kids use them!

Beige textured knit towel hanging from stainless steel oven bar.

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


I find adding the loop to the towel easier than making a towel topper separately too. And if you prefer regular dish towels to a hanging towel, you can just bind off instead of adding the loop.

Who loves patterns knit with an easy repeat? I do! Now this towel has an 8 row repeat, which may sound long. But all the right side rows are knit, so it’s easier to remember than 8 separate rows.

Another thing I love about this easy towel pattern is that it’s mostly knit stitches! And it’s textured, which I enjoy. There is only one row of all purls, the rest are knits, with a purl here and there.

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Christmas in July Make Along

This free knitting pattern is a part of the Christmas in July MAL hosted by Underground Crafter! Check out the round up post for all the free crochet, knitting and sewing patterns. You’ll find the schedule, entry form for giveaway prizes and and the details on how to participate.

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While the Mystery Knit Along may be over, you can still knit the patterns if you are making wash cloths, new towels, or a square dishcloth. This free knitting pattern includes both a washcloth size and full hand towel size.

Materials

  • Dishie,* a #4 medium worsted weight yarn (100% cotton, 190 yd / 100 g), color: linen (1) ball. This is a one skein pattern, so you may want to order a second just in case.
  • 4mm / US Size 6, Yarn needle, Measuring tape, Scissors

Notes

  1. All measurements are taken before blocking.
  2. Stitch multiple is 7, plus 6.

Skill Level

Easy

Gauge

4” / 10 cm x 4” / 10 cm = 18 sts x 24 rows in stockinette

7 sts in pattern = 1.5”; 8 rows in pattern = 1”

Finished Size

16.5” / 42 cm x 13” / 33 cm

Stitches/Abbreviations (US Terms)

BO – bind off 

CO – cast on, for the hanging loop I use the knitted cast on.

K – knit

P – purl

rep – repeat

RS – right side

st (s) – stitch (es)

WS – wrong side

Video Tutorial

You can check out the full video tutorial on my YouTube channel, or just jump around to the bits you need help with.


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 free hanging dish towel pattern!

Beige textured knit towel hanging from stainless steel oven bar.

Easy Hanging Dish Towel Knitting Pattern

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 3 hours
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

The Mura is an easy knit dish towel with hanging loop. This free knitting pattern is simple to knit and easy to hang.

Materials

  • Dishie, a #4 medium worsted weight yarn (100% cotton, 190 yd / 100 g), color: linen (1) ball. This is a one skein pattern, so you may want to order a second just in case.

Tools

  • 4mm / US Size 6 knitting needles
  • Yarn needle
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors

Instructions

    CO 62
    Row 1. K
    Row 2. K6, *P1, K6 rep * to end of row.
    Row 3. (RS) K
    Row 4. K2, *P2, K5 rep * until 4 sts left, P2, K2.
    Row 5. K
    Row 6. Rep Row 2.
    Row 7. K
    Row 8. P
    Rep these 8 rows for 13 reps total.

    If you wish to leave off the loop, just finish the towel with one more rep of repeat rows 1-8. Then bind off.

    Hanging Loop
    Rep Rows 1 - 6 one more time.
    On the next Row 7 rep K 21, BO 20, K 21.

    Row 8. P 21, turn your work, CO 20 I use the knitted cast on, turn your work again, P 21.Cast on stitches on needle for hanging loop.

    Next Row. K
    Last Row. K
    On RS BO.

    Finishing
    Cut yarn and weave in ends. Block to size.

    How to Hang
    With WS facing you and the top of the towel upside down (hole down), slide towel behind the towel bar, drape the towel over bar so RS is facing you. Wrong side up, place hole end down, fold over towel.

    Slide end of towel through hole. Slide end of towel through hole.

    Adjust as needed.Beige knit dish towel with hanging loop threaded.

    The second way to hang the towel is with a trifold.

    First fold the sides of the towel to the center.

    Then follow the same steps above for hanging.

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Tricia

Saturday 30th of July 2022

Hello. I just stumbled upon this pattern for hanging dishtowel and I must say I'm impressed. I too get frustrated when I see the dishtowel on the floor instead of on the oven door handle. I like the towel handle you designed; it's just an extension of the towel but what a time-saving idea! (how many times a day do we have to pick up the towel?) Your written instructions are clear and photos are helpful. Thank you for sharing this pattern. I shall start one soon, just have to choose colour, and I think that this is a good item to make for my best friend's Christmas stocking. (or maybe two)

Christa

Monday 1st of August 2022

Thank you Tricia, I'm glad you like it! And what a kind gift for your friend. I hope you enjoy the pattern!

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