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Free Crochet Pattern: The Lyndon Tea Towel

Tea towels are one of my favorite things to make for the house. Functional, beautiful, and simple to put together. I love to crochet a tea towel whenever I want to experiment with a new stitch. These don’t require a serious time commitment, provide a slightly larger sample space than a dishcloth, and can be put to use immediately. No waste of yarn, and any mistakes can be easily overlooked in any home décor piece that sees such practical use.

Unlike a dishcloth, a crochet tea towel can be a more decorative home piece than a functional one. For the Lyndon Tea Towel, I wanted a good balance between practical and pretty, which is why I opted to use the Crossed Double Crochet Stitch. And while the result is a pattern which looks intricate and fairly delicate, its actually a quite durable stitch. The final product is one that has good drape, but still holds its form well enough to be sturdy.


lyndon crochet tea towel flowers

While I wouldn’t recommend using the Lyndon Tea Towel as an all-purpose dishcloth, you can still put it to good use. Because it’s made with 100% cotton, it’s absorbent and easy to wash. It’s strong enough to dry salad greens with, or to cover fresh-baked goods like bread or scones to keep them toasty warm. For more decorative uses, the Lyndon Tea Towel can line a serving tray for a touch of style, or be used as a placemat for your table. And again, because the Lyndon Tea Towel is 100% cotton, it contains heat well without burning, so it also works brilliantly as a tea or coffee cozy.

Read on for the free crochet pattern for the Lyndon Tea Towel, as well as list of recommended materials.



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Yarn:

Lily Sugar’n Cream Yarn, Solids – Soft Ecru, 2 balls


Hook:

US Size H/7 5.00mm


Dimensions:

13.5″ x 20″


Gauge:

13 sts and 9 rows in 4″ using pattern (blocked)


Lyndon Tea Towel gauge and supplies

Abbreviations:

chChain
scSingle Crochet
dcDouble Crochet
2Cdc2 Crossed Double Crochet
stStitch
tchTurning Chain
repRepeat

Notes:

The stitch used for the Lyndon Tea Towel is the Crossed Double Crochet Stitch. If you wish to adjust the size of your tea towel, be sure to chain a multiple of 2 sts (plus 2 for the base chain).

Crossed Double Crochet Stitch: skip next st, 1 dc into next st, 1 dc into skipped st (working over previous dc).



Pattern:

Ch 48

Row 1: Skip 1 ch, 1 sc into 2nd ch from hook and into each st to end, turn.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), skip 1 st, 1 dc into next st and into each st to end, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), skip 1 st, 1 sc into next st and into each st across, working last sc into top of tch, turn.

Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), skip 1 st, * work 2Cdc over next 2 sts; rep from * across, ending 1 dc into tch, turn.

Rows 5-12: Rep Rows 3-4 [4 reps].

Row 13: Ch 1, skip 1 st, 1 sc into next st and into each st to end, working last st into top of tch, turn.

Row 14: Ch 3, skip 1 st, 1 dc into next st and into each st to end, turn.

Rows 15-32: Rep Rows 3-4 [9 reps].

Rows 33-34: Rep Rows 13-14.

Rows 35-44: Rep Rows 3-4 [5 reps].

Rows 45-46: Rep Rows 13-14.

Row 47: Ch 1, skip 1 st, 1 sc into next st and each st to end. Fasten off.


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