Dish Towel Hanger – Free Crochet Pattern Review

Dish Towel Holder Crochet Pattern Stitch11 Review

While looking through Towel Hanger crochet patterns, I decided on this one because not only does it look simple, but it doesn’t call for a hair tie.
Hair ties are very hard to keep in my house. Between my 4 year old playing with them, me throwing them from my hair in the middle of the night, and my little thieving cats… they can never be found. We usually just use little hair rubber bands.
Anyways, that is why I chose to follow this pattern first. At least until I can get some hair ties. >.<

Overall, the pattern is very easy to follow and works up super fast. However, the piece was a little small/tight/short.. and it was hard to fit my tiny button between the HDC stitches. If I were to freehand more based from this pattern, I would make it longer and also add a button hole.
The towel holder does still do it’s job.. and that is whats most important. So thank you very much TheNinjaHerself!

Get your copy of the free Dish Towel Hanger crochet pattern by TheNinjaHerself >HERE<

It’s So EASY Towel Topper – Free Crochet Pattern

It's SO Easy - Free Towel Topper Crochet Pattern - Stitch11

I wanted to crochet while sitting outside… away from my computer. So I grabbed a half of a hand towel, my sharpened 4 MM crochet hook and a few shades of blue Peaches and Creme cotton yarn.
While sitting there brain storming and wondering if I should freehand this one or just go ahead and write the pattern, I decided to do both. I wanted to freehand something so simple… with easy step by step instructions that anyone could follow it.. no matter what yarn or hook they used… or how long they have been hooking.

Note- To Sharpen an aluminum crochet hook, you just need to use a knife sharpener.

Stitches Used 
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
SC DEC – Single Crochet Decrease

Supplies (The supplies I used are listed in the top paragraph of this post)
Yarn
Hook
1 inch button
1/2 a hand towel

Step 1 – SC across the cut side of the towel with an even number of stitches.  This time, I folded the cut end back while crocheting… it did make it slightly cleaner than not folding. 
Step 2. CH 1. Turn. SC DEC across.
Step 3. CH 1. Turn. SC DEC once at the start of the row and once at the end of the row. While SC in each stitch between.

Repeat Step 3 until you only have 5 stitches. 

Step 4: CH 1, Turn. SC into each stitch across.

Repeat step 4 twelve times. 

Step 5. CH 1. Turn. SC into first stitch. CH 3. SC into last stitch.
Step 6. CH 1. Turn. SC into first stitch. 4 SC into CH 3 space. SC into last stitch. Finish off and attach a button where Step 4 started.

Tada!

10 Free Leg Warmer Crochet Patterns

10 free leg warmer crochet patterns

Here in Indiana, our weather has been CRAZY! One day it’s around 90 degrees outside and the next is in the 50’s. When the weather is changing so rapidly, we like to have legwarmers on hand for my daughter. Not only are the great for keeping her warm, but they look adorable too! We use leg warmers all year round. On summer nights while watching fireworks, the stars, or while camping. In the winter over leggings, with costumes, and with her favorite dresses. There is always a reason!

Leg Warmers are also great gifts for babies who are learning to crawl, photo props, and craft fairs!

Below you will see each leg warmer linked through the title of the pattern. Get your hooks ready!

1. Little Crochet Leg Warmers (You will see the download button below the description of the book)
2. Fluff Cuff Leg Warmers by Stitch11
3. Cute Puff Stitch Leg Warmers by Busting Stitches
4.  Ladies Leg Warmers by PatternsForCrochet
5. Toddler Leg Warmers by Stitch11
6. 6-12 Month Leg Warmers by Stitch11
7. Snowy Lane Leg Warmers from Lion Brand
8. Owl Leg Warmers by Stitch11
9. Bobble Leg Warmers by Stitch11
10. Picot Baby Leg Warmers by Crochet N’ Crafts

Bounding Towel Topper – Free Crochet Pattern

Bounding Towel Topper - Free Crochet Pattern
While searching for Towel Topper crochet patterns, I realized there really isn’t that much of a variety to choose from. In order to complete my latest crochet order, I knew I would have to write at least one pattern for a towel topper if not more..
I wanted to make this pattern easy for any hook size, yarn, or tension. I had problems following other patterns because on a towel they could fit 60 SC into their first row, I was only getting 40! So with this pattern, whether you can fit 24, 40, or even 60.. add one more SC to your towel and it will still work out just fine!
There is more information about adjusting your starting SC row in the notes. This gives you the ability to make the towel  custom to how many stitches you can get into your first row. You also have the freedom to change your hook size and even yarn weight.

Supplies
1 hand towel cut in half – You will only need 1/2 of a towel for each topper you make.
5 MM crochet hook
Worsted Medium Weight yarn
Yarn needle for weaving in ends.
One 1 inch Button

Stitches
SC – Single Crochet
CH – Chain
Slip Stitch
HDC – Half Double Crochet

-Note- I sharpened an aluminum 5 mm crochet hook with a knife file. Then, after row 1, switched to an un-sharpened 5 mm.
-Note- To change your starting SC number, hook size, and yarn weight- you will be making your starting SC count by 4’s plus 1.

Let’s Get Started!
Row 1: 41 SC across the cut end of the towel.
Row 2-3: CH 1. Turn. SC into same stitch and each of the remaining 40 stitches.
Row 4: CH 1. Turn. SC into same stitch. **CH 3. Skip 3 stitches. SC into next stitch. Repeat from ** across.
Row 5: Turn. Slip Stitch into same stitch. **5 HDC into CH space. Slip stitch into next SC. Repeat from ** across.
Row 6: CH 1. Turn. Slip stitch into next 3 HDC. CH 1. SC into same stitch. **CH 3. SC into 3rd HDC of next HDC set.  Repeat from ** across.
Row 7: Turn. Slip Stitch into same stitch. **5 HDC into CH space. Slip stitch into next SC. Repeat from ** across.
Repeat rows 6 and 7 until you only have SEVEN 5 HDC sets left. With starting with 41 SC, this is 2 repeats of rows 6 and 7.

Row 11: CH 1. Turn. Slip stitch into next 3 HDC. CH 1. SC into same stitch. **CH 2. SC into 3rd HDC of next HDC set. Repeat from ** across.
Row 12: Turn. Slip stitch into same stitch. **3 HDC into CH space. Slip stitch into next SC. Repeat from ** across.
Row 13: CH 1. Turn. In this row you will be skipping your slip stitches. **HDC DEC, HDC into next stitch. Repeat from ** across. (You should have 12 stitches)
Row 14: CH 1. Turn. HDC into same stitch and each stitch across.
Row 15: CH 1. Turn. **HDC DEC, HDC into next stitch. Repeat from ** across. (You should have 8 stitches)
Row 16-23: CH 1. Turn. HDC into same stitch and each stitch across.
Row 24: CH 1. Turn. HDC DEC. CH 3. Skip 4 stitches. HDC DEC.
Row 25: CH 1. Turn. SC into first stitch. 5 HDC into CH space. SC into last stitch.
Finish off and weave in your ends. Attach a button to the center of row 14.