Sunday, April 15, 2012

Knitted Towel Toppers

Dee is always giving me beautiful crocheted dish towels with toppers and a matching dishrag.  Sooooo, I decided to try my hand at knitted ones.  I found a free pattern online and dove in. This is my first and it's going to Laura Lee.  As I was putting it together, I could see where I needed to make improvements.  But all in all, I think it turned out just fine for the first try!

Towel Topper

Take one end of towel and cut the stitchery tape the same width of hemline, fold hem to cover stitchery tape & pin. Steam Iron and press(do not iron back and forth)on both sides until tape adhears. Take out pins, wait until cool and sew a hemline. On the hemline just above sewing line, poke 40 even holes with the nail across. Thread needle with cotton and whipstitch from back to front to last hole. (leave a tail to secure & weave in afterwards)

With towel pattern facing outward, pick-up all 40 stitches.

Knit 10 rows. (all rows done in garter stitch)

Decrease Rows:

Row 1. K2tog, knit to last 2 sts, knit 2 together.
Row 2. Knit across row
Repeat Row 1-2.....until 12 sts left on needle.

Knit 30 rows.(hanging part)

Row 1. K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog.
Row 2. K across row.
Repeat Row 1-2....until 6 sts left on needle.

Ending Rows:
K2tog, k1 st, yo, k 1 st, k2tog.(button hole)
Knit 1 row.

Bind Off remaining sts/weave in ends & sew button on.

The knitted topper
after stitching it to the dishrag (better size than using a hand towel)
the gift set


  1. Wish I had known how to make these for my mom! I can't tell you how many times I looked at them, but didn't like the towel. You will have to show me how to do them this fall. So cute and useful!!!

    1. They are so handy! The pattern is so simple. I'll be adding it here soon!