weight yarn 1 ounce main color
amount of contrasting color if desired
size H (5.0 mm) and F (4.0 mm) hooks
or half a kitchen towel
Read instructions through before beginning.
I use an awl to poke the holes for my crochet hook.
Work the first row with the F hook if it is too hard
getting the H through the hole made with an awl.
I think it is best to use cotton yarn for the topper. That said I have made plenty of them using Red
Heart Super Saver.
Prep towel: If using a whole towel fold in half and pin
across. If using half a towel fold cut
edge over about ¼ inch.
Row 1 (RS): Single crochet across top. Chain 2, turn. (Use F hook for this row)
Row 2: Switch to H hook. Dc in each sc. Ch 2, turn.
Row 3: Dc in first sc. *Skip one dc, dc in next dc. Repeat from * across. Ch 2, turn.
Row 5: Repeat row 3. Adjust the number of skipped
stitches and dc on this row so that you end up with 9 dc. Ch 2, turn. (9 dc)
Row 6: Dc in next 4 dc, ch 2, skip next dc, dc in next
4 dc. Ch 2, turn. (8 dc and ch 2 space)
Row 7: Dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in ch 2 space, dc in next
4 dc. Ch 2, turn. (10 dc)
Row 8-14: Dc in each dc. Ch 2, turn.
Row 15: Dc in each dc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 16: Sc in first dc,* ch 2,
sc in next dc. Repeat from* across. Ch 3, turn.
(9 ch 2 loops)
Row 17: 5 dc in each ch 2 loop. Dc in last sc. Fasten off.
Row 18: Attach contrasting
yarn with a sc in first dc on right hand side of towel, *ch 2, sc in next
dc. Repeat from * across.
off and weave in ends.