Easy Kitchen Dish Towel With Loop Crochet Pattern

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The Buco Towel is a crochet kitchen towel pattern that you can hang on the oven handle. This textured crochet dish 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 our own 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 crochet pattern works too. You can easily crochet the dishcloth as a simple rectangle, if you prefer.

Grey crochet kitchen hand towel hanging from oven handle.
You can see how roundy our oven door handle is – all the hand towels fall off!

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The Yarn

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

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

I chose a solid color for this crochet towel pattern. But the simple stitches would look great in stripes.

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

More Crochet Towel Patterns

Crochet kitchen towels make great gifts. I love a quick project and this one makes the perfect gift that’s so useful. The Buco is my favorite dishcloth pattern, but I have a few more too.

Crochet dishcloths are also a good idea for gifts. You might like the textured Sunrise Dishcloth crochet pattern.

If you have a tea towel, you can learn how to add a crochet towel topper to it here. Once you get the yarn attached it’s a simple pattern.

The Grana is an easy, textured crochet washcloth pattern made with basic crochet stitches. Wash cloths are great to pair with hand towels as gifts too.

It’s a good idea to protect your kitchen surfaces from hot pots, learn how to crochet a hot pad.

Check out the knit version of the self hanging crochet tea towel!


  • Big Twist Cotton, a #4 worsted medium 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.


  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 stitch

rep – repeat

RS – right side

sc – single crochet stitch

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” / 42 cm x 12” / 30.5 cm, unblocked


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

Skill Level



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

This easy stitch pattern has just one repeat row. 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.

How to hang your crochet kitchen towel

  1. First drape the hanging towel 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.

It’s such cute project. My daughter says it looks like a dress.

Video Tutorial

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 crochet kitchen towel pattern!

Stainless steel oven with crochet hand towel hanging.

Easy Crochet Hanging Dish 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 with beautiful texture and self hanging so it stays in place! Add one to your kitchen decor.


  • Big Twist Cotton, a #4 medium 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.


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


    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 stitch, sl st in next st, *{hdc in next 2 sts, sl st in next st} rep from * to the end of row, turn. (48 sts) Your last stitch will always be a sl st.
    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. (RS) 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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  1. 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!!

  2. 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.

  3. I absolutely love this easy pattern! Thanks so much!! I see this as Christmas gifts this year. No more towels falling off my oven handle.