Introducing the Sweet Suzy Hand Towel. You might recognize the design from the companion piece, the Sweet Suzy Washcloth that was published back in January 2021. I am so thankful to have received such positive feedback and project sharing with that pattern. It makes me so happy to know that people have enjoyed it!
Today, I’m releasing the complimenting pattern which together, will make beautiful wash cloth and hand towel set. Perfect for yourself, gift giving or market prep!
All the details can be found below…
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– This design is a companion piece to the Sweet Suzy Washcloth
– This pattern is written in US terms.
– Finished piece with edging measures approximately 10 inches wide and 21 ½ inches in length. Gauge is not terribly important although size may vary depending on tension and yarn used.
– Turning chain does not count as a stitch.
– Special stitch tutorials are included within the pattern. For more detailed instructions with photos, please follow the link provided.
– Edging is optional. Instructions for fastening off when appropriate will be explained after completing row 70.
– Approximately 220-221 yards of Bernat Handicafter
– 5mm hook (I used my Furls Streamline Ebony)
– Yarn needle
CH – Chain
SK – Skip next stitch
SS – Slip Stitch
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
BLSC – Back Loop Single Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
Special Stitch Tutorial
Suzette Stitch: One single crochet and double crochet are placed into the same stitch. Skip the next stitch. Repeat. After the last skipped stitch of the row, place 1 SC.
Detailed walkthrough: Click here for the suzette stitch tutorial.
Back Loop Single Crochet (BLSC): Instead of working your stitch into both loops, crochet into only the back loop. This is the loop that is furthest away from you.
Begin by chaining 36.
Into the second CH from your hook and each stitch across, place 1 SC. CH 1 and turn.
(35 SC stitches)
Into the first stitch, place 1 SC and 1 DC. SK the next stitch.
*Into the next stitch, place 1 SC and 1 DC. SK the next stitch.*
Repeat from * to * 15 more times. Place 1 SC into the last stitch. CH 1 and turn.
(18 SC stitches, 17 DC stitches = 35 stitches)
Into the first stitch and each stitch across, place 1 BLSC. CH 1 and turn.
(35 BLSC stitches)
Repeat rows 2-9, 7 more times, ending on row 65. Do not fasten off.
Repeat rows 2-5
Into the first stitch and each stitch across, place 1 SC.
(35 SC stitches)
If you would like to add edging please continue on. If you do not want to add edging, fasten off and weave in ends.
Edging: Working into the same space as the last SC from row 70, place two more SC stitches. This will create a corner curve around to the next edge. Evenly place 1 SC around all edges working 3 SC stitches into each corner stitch space. Once you have returned to the beginning of your edging, SS into the 2nd SC of your first corner. Fasten off and weave in all ends.
A very big shout out to all my testers: Aspen, Cheryl, Breanne, Stephanie, Audrey and Michelle. You can see their beautiful versions below!
Don’t forget to check out the complimenting pattern, the Sweet Suzy Washcloth to create a beautiful set. You can find both the Sweet Suzy Washcloth and Sweet Suzy Hand Towel together in a pattern bundle on Etsy! The paid versions offer a printer friendly .pdf that is ad-free in a simple and easy to read format.
For more fun and creative designs, be sure to check out the Free Pattern section of my blog. Happy Crocheting!