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Hi there! How is the beginning of Spring treating you? Are you staying safe and calm? Freaking out a little? Or a lot? All of these feelings are completely understandable, but trying to stay calm is so much healthier for us than giving in to panic and fear.
As someone who suffers from anxiety, I know how easy it is to feel helpless when it feels like so much of our environment is out of control. When I start to feel those nervous vibes creeping up on me, I crochet! The repetitive motion of crocheting instantly grounds me.
These little hand towels are the result of me feeling anxious and trying to focus on something that is in my control. In my house, we have one bathroom. Everyone tends to use the SAME towel to dry their hands, which is just not a great idea right now. Paper products are in high demand so I decided to make something. These hand/face towels are so simple to make and work up so quickly that you can make a lot of them in a very short time! I figured I would make so many that I could wash them often and still have plenty to use.
So that happened....and I'm still making more! I don't know if you can tell from the pictures, but if I used up one color of yarn in the middle of a towel, I just added a different color. I figure the more unique they are, the less chance of people using someone else's towel!
If you want a super simple yet useful project, just crochet up a bunch of these towels. I took a poll of my family members and they all felt that these are big enough to use as face/hand towels!
Level of Difficulty: Easy
14 3/4"L x 10 1/2"W
11 HDC ST in 4"
10 Rows in 4"
What You'll Need:
Row 1: CH 30, work 1 HDC into the 3rd CH from the hook and into each CH across (28 ST), CH 1 and turn
Row 2: HDC into each ST across (28 ST), CH 1 and turn
Row 3 - 34: Repeat Row 2 until you have 34 rows total; don't tie off your yarn yet!
We're going to add a SC border around the whole piece. Starting with the last ST you worked into, work a SC into the same ST.
Rotate your work 90 degrees so you're working along the side of your towel, and SC into the ST at the end of each row (34 ST)
Don't forget to work 2 SC's into the corner. This helps the towel to lay flat.
Rotate your towel 90 degrees again and work 1 SC across your beginning chain end (28). Work 2 SC's into that corner, and rotate your towel again and place a SC into the ST at the end of each row (34), place 2 SC's into the corner
Rotate your towel one more time and SC into your last row of HDC's (28), SL ST into the first SC; don't tie off your yarn yet!
I'm sure you can tell I love putting loops on everything! I just feel like items that can be hung on a hook are less likely to collect germs.
To add a loop on the corner: CH 10 and SL ST into the same ST the CH came out of, now you can tie off your yarn and weave in your ends!
I really hope you love this pattern! You might also like this easy washcloth pattern HERE! As always, I'd love your feedback, thoughts and ideas about how I can help you on your crochet journey!
Stay safe and take care!
Sending you tons of positive energy,