Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Tea Towel Topper
Lion Brand® Lion® Cotton
Pattern Number: 50144-C This classic dish towel hanger buttons over a drawer handle and it will always be just where you need it. Note: Image is of the knit kitchen towel top.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Varies according to size of towel.



760-158 Lion Cotton Yarn: Banana

A creamy light yellow.

Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
1 cotton kitchen towel One skein embroidery floss in matching color Embroidery needle One 1 in. [25 mm] button
Gauge is not important in this project and will vary, particularly in the first rows, depending on the width of the towel. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

dc2tog (dc decrease) Yo, insert hook into st and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops.

Yo, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop.

Yo, draw through 2 loops, yo, draw through all loops on hook.


Embroidered Chain Stitch

Thread embroidery needle with embroidery floss and make a small knot at the end.

With the right side of the towel facing up, bring the needle up from underneath the towel to the top; make a small loop and hold it in place against fabric with thumb.

Bring needle back down to underside, in same space where it came up.

*Bring needle up inside loop just made, toward the top, and make a new loop which will lay outside the stitch made, by bringing needle back down in space where it came up.

Repeat from * for required number of chains.

End by bringing needle up inside loop and then bringing it down outside the loop to anchor final stitch.


Unfold towel and lay flat – do not press open.

Measure and cut a length of embroidery floss 3 times the width of the towel.

Thread embroidery needle with 3 strands of embroidery floss (most embroidery floss has 6 strands, so you will need to split off what you need) and, working along center width fold line, make 64 Embroidered Chain Stitches, evenly spaced.

Fasten off embroidery floss and secure ends.

Row 1

With right side facing, join yarn in first Embroidered Chain st, ch 1, sc in each Embroidered Chain st across; turn – 64 sc.

Row 2

Ch 3, dc in each sc across; turn.

Row 3

Ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc in next dc, *dc2tog in next 2 sts; repeat from * across – 32 dc.

Row 4

Ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc in next dc, *dc2tog in next 2 sts; repeat from * across – 16 dc.

Row 5

Ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc in next dc, *dc2tog in next 2 sts; repeat from * across – 8 dc.

Row 6

Ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc in next dc, *dc2tog in next 2 sts; repeat from * across – 4 dc.

Rows 7-11

Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in each dc across; turn.

Row 12

Ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc in next dc, dc2tog in next 2 sts – 2 sts.

Fasten off.

Sew button to center of Row 4.

The buttonhole is the space between the 2nd and 3rd dc in Row 10.

beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
yo = yarn over

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