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Easy Tea Towel Pattern Cotton Free Crochet Kitchen Pattern

Learn how to make this pretty tea towel crochet pattern using cotton and bamboo yarn. This easy kitchen towel pattern has a 2 row repeat.

This pattern makes a practical dish towel that you can customize to your color preference. The pattern is an easy repeat using single crochet and the double cluster stitch.

I made this kitchen towel using soft Lion Brand Coboo Yarn. This yarn is a mix of cotton and bamboo and has a soft feel with a light shine. You can substitute your favorite cotton yarn.

Carmel crocheted tea towel with blue plate

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  • 4 mm crochet hook
  • tapestry or yarn needle
  • scissors
  • 1-3.5 oz (100g) Lion Brand Coboo Yarn in Beige or any #3 light DK yarn 232 yd (212 m)
  • 1-3.5 oz (100g) Lion Brand Coboo Yarn in Steel Blue or any #3 light or DK yarn 232 yd (212 m)
close-up of Carmel tea towel crochet pattern cluster stitch

Abbreviations US Terms

  • yo – yarn over
  • ch– chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • st– stitch
  • ch-sp – chain space

Special stitch: cluster double stitch, similar to working 4 double crochet together in one stitch or space: 1. Yo, insert hook into stitch or space, Yo, draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), Yo, draw through 2 loops (2 loops remain on hook), repeat 3 more times.

You will have 3 loops on the hook, then 4, then 5. Yo, draw through all loops on hook. Chain 1 to secure the stitch. 

Double cluster stitch video left-handed – double cluster stitch video right-handed

Size of towel: 16 x 24 in (41 cm x 61 cm)

Pattern tips

  • You need an even number for the chain.
  • Coboo yarn does have a tendency to split and not go back together so be careful to not split the yarn.
  • The chain at the beginning of each row counts as the first stitch.
Carmel tea towel laid out crochet pattern

Ch 68 in blue

Row 1: sc in the 2nd st from the hook and in each stitch across. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 2: sc in the 2nd st, ch-1. *sc in the next st ch-1 skip 1 st*. Repeat ** ending with 1 sc in each of the last 2 sts. Chain 4 and turn.

Row 3: Work cluster in each ch-1 space across, skip 1 scdc in last st. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 4: sc in top of dcsc in ch-sp before first cluster, *ch 1, sc in next ch-sp between clusters; repeat from * across working one sc in ch-sp after last cluster and 1 sc in third ch from turning chain. Chain 4 and turn.

Repeat Rows 3-4 until you have 60 rows or the length you want.

Color changes: 5 rows of steel blue, 3 rows of alternating beige and steel blue, 16 rows of beige, 6 rows of steel blue, 16 rows of beige, 3 rows of alternating beige and steel blue, 5 rows of steel blue.

Cut and knot yarn. Weave in ends, using a tapestry needle.

finished Carmel tea towel crochet pattern

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Sue Stern

Saturday 18th of May 2024

On row 2 of the tea towel should I be skipping a stitch after every single crochet chain 1 ? I haven’t been skipping any according to the pattern which is different from the video and my clusters are curving the towel badly . Thank you .

Sue Stern

Sunday 19th of May 2024

@Heather Hamlin, thank you so much it looks much better now lol.

Heather Hamlin

Sunday 19th of May 2024

Yes, I updated the pattern. Skip a st after each sc and ch1.


Monday 6th of May 2024

I need help changing my crochet email address with your designer, I don't want to cancel, do you have an option to help with that, a manage preferences?

Heather Hamlin

Tuesday 7th of May 2024

email me at [email protected] with the new email and old email and I will update the contact.

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