How to Make Your Own Crochet Hanging Hand Towel

By Amber Hemmer

A crocheted hanging hand towel is convenient and helpful. After washing your hands, there won’t be a need to look into a closet or on a shelf, as the towel hangs from your refrigerator or stove handle or on a drawer. It also helps cut down on the amount of hand towels to wash. If simply use the crocheted towel to dry your wet hands, there is no need to find and use a new hand towel every time. Making your own crocheted hanging hand towel is easy and provides several benefits.

Lay out the decorated hand towel and smooth it flat. Cut the hand towel in half, through the longest sides. This will leave you with two rectangles. You will only need one of the halves to create a crocheted hanging hand towel. The second half may be used to make another one.

Fold the cut edge down approximately 1/4 inch. Use the needle and thread to sew a hem, creating a smooth edge that won’t fray.

Use the scissors to cut small holes along the newly hemmed edge. Position the scissors approximately 1/4 inch below the hem and cut a hole just large enough for the size F needle. Repeat this process along the entire hem, with the holes spaced about 3/8 inches apart.

Turn the hand towel so the decorated side is facing you.

Use the size F crochet needle to crochet a single chain through each cut hole on the top of the hand towel.

Replace the size F needle with the larger size G crochet needle.

Crochet a chain that is three chains long. Turn the crochet needle and work in the other direction. Create a double crochet in each of the three chains to complete the first row.

Start the second row with a chain that is three chains long. Turn the crochet needle and work in the other direction.

Create a double crochet in the first double crochet you created in the previous row. Skip over the next double crochet in the previous row and move to the third one. Create two more double crochets in the third and fourth double crochets in the previous row. Skip the next double crochet. Repeat this process to finish the second row.

Start the third row with a chain that is three chains long. Turn the crochet needle and work in the other direction.

Skip over the first double crochet. Create a double crochet in the second double crochet from the previous row. Repeat this process to finish the third row. Repeat the entire third row to complete the fourth row.

Start the fifth row with a chain that is three chains long. Turn the crochet needle and work in the other direction. Create six double crochets across the row. Ensure that the double crochets are created evenly.

Start the sixth row with a chain that is three chains long. Turn the crochet needle and work in the other direction. Create double crochets in each of the previous double crochets to finish the row. Repeat the entire sixth row five additional times, for rows seven, eight, nine, ten and eleven.

Start the twelfth row with a chain that is three chains long. Turn the crochet needle and work in the other direction. Create a double crochet in the next two double crochets. Create one single chain. Skip the next double crochet. This skipped double crochet is the hole for your button. Finish the row with two double crochets.

Start the thirteenth row with a chain that is three chains long. Turn the crochet needle and work in the other direction. Crochet a double crochet in the next two double crochets. Create a double crochet on the single chain from the twelfth row. Crochet two more double crochets to finish out the final row.

Tie a knot in your yarn to hold it in place and prevent your crochet work from unraveling. Cut the tail from the knot.

Sew a large button onto the crochet work so that the tail on the top of the towel will button.