Chamomile Tea Towel

**Below you will find the free written pattern for the Camomile Tea Towel.  This towel is made completely in the Sedge stitch, so I recommend checking out  this picture tutorial before starting.  I also highly recommend reading through all pattern notes before you begin for additional information and tips.**

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It’s been a minute, but I’m excited to share the latest pattern from our “In The Kitchen” line, perfect for warmer weather crocheting! (You can get the free pattern for the matching Sweet Mint Washcloth here Or the Earl Grey Pot Holder here. )

This Chamomile Tea Towel gets its name from one of my favorite teas, as the calm and soothing colors reminded me of the relaxing and stress relieving effects of camomile tea. This tea towel is luxuriously soft, amazingly absorbent and perfectly customizable for any kitchen look.

This particular pattern is a bit smaller than a normal sized hand towel, and will work perfectly for any of your in-the-kitchen needs. It’s also super easy to make with just one stitch pattern to follow in a rectangle shape.

This entire pattern is worked in the sedge stitch, with a few color changes across the first and last few rows, while the main body is made up completely of the same color (I used cream for a nice neutral look)

Typically multiple color changes also means multiple ends to weave in at the end.  However, I like to weave in ends as I go.  Meaning, when you end with one color and start another, you will pull up your new color as the turning chain and then take the end of the row prior and carry it into the first few stitches of the new colored row.

I’m telling you all- this is a total life saver!  I love this technique and hope it helps keep things more simple for you.

I also want you to keep in mind while making your own tea towel that I specially designed this to work with the Sweet Mint Washcloth and the hot pad (all with only 5 skeins of yarn).  If you are using a different cotton yarn that has more yards per skein, or if you are not making all three patterns in this set, but still have the 5 skeins, that opens up the possibility of making this towel larger, and more standard hand towel size.

to add some length, all you will really need to do is add more rows to the center portion with your primary color yarn.  For an approximate gauge of how many rows to add, it may help to know that each row is approximately .5″ tall and will use approximately 4.5 yards of yarn.

I love my completed towel and have already needed to wash it twice!  So far the stitches and yarn used have helped make this the perfect towel for: taking hot items off of the stove, drying wet hands and spills and sturdy for every-day use.

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I hope you enjoy your towel just as much and stay tuned for the final addition of the In The Kitchen series in a few weeks!

What You’ll Need

2 skeins in 1st color of  24/7 cotton yarn by Lion Brand Yarn (approximately 200 grams)

1 skein in 2nd color of 24/7 cotton yarn by Lion Brand Yarn (approximately 32 grams)

1 skein in 3rd color of 24/7 cotton yarn by Lion Brand Yarn (approximately 90 grams)

3.5 mm (US E) crochet hook

scissors

Embroidery Needle (for weaving in ends)

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Gauge Used

20 sledge sts= 4″

8 rows= 4″

Completed Measurements 

15″ wide

22″ long

Pattern Notes

I really enjoyed using Lion Brand’s 24/7 cotton yarn for this pattern, specifically for its drape and absorbency from the 100% cotton composition.  If you do not have access to this yarn- another cotton based, aran weight yarn should work fine as a substitute.

For each color change, I recommend pulling in the next color into the first chain of the row and securing the tails in place by working them into the subsequent stitches (for at least 3 stitches) to prevent less weaving in at the end.

This Tea Towel is the 2nd of 3 patterns from our In The Kitchen line.  You can also make the Sweet Mint Washcloth, as well as the Earl Grey Pot Holder.  If you would like to make all 3 you will need 2 skeins of the primary and 3rd colored yarns, and 1 skein of the 2nd colored yarn.

This entire pattern is made in the sedge stitch.  For extra help in working this stitch, check out our free tutorial found here.

Abbreviations Used

ch= chain

hdc= half double crochet

dc= double crochet

sk= skip

sc= single crochet

fo= fasten off

Pattern

Foundation [starting in the first color]: ch 81, (hdc, dc) in 2nd ch from hook, * sk 2, (sc, hdc, dc) in next, repeat from * across, sc in last ch, turn

Row 1: ch 1, (hdc, dc) into the last sc from previous row, *sc, sk 2, (sc, hdc, dc) in next sc, repeat from * across, sc in last, turn

Row 2-4: switch to 2nd color yarn, repeat row 1

Row 5-10: switch to 3rd color yarn, repeat row 1

Row 11-13: switch to 1st color yarn, repeat row 1

Row 14: switch to 2nd color yarn, repeat row 1

Row 15-17: switch to 3rd color yarn, repeat row 1

Row 18-20: switch to 1st color yarn, repeat row 1

Row 21: switch to 2nd color yarn, repeat row 1

Row 22-24: switch to 3rd color yarn, repeat row 1

Row 25-62: switch to 1st color yarn, repeat row 1

Row 63-65: switch to 3rd color yarn, repeat row 1

Row 66: switch to 2nd color yarn, repeat row 1

Row 67-69: switch to 1st color yarn, repeat row 1

Row 70-72: switch to 3rd color yarn, repeat row 1

Row 73: switch to 2nd color yarn, repeat row 1

Row 74-76: switch to 1st color yarn, repeat row 1

Row 77-82: switch to 3rd color yarn, repeat row 1

Row 83-85: switch to 2nd color yarn, repeat row 1

Row 86-87: switch to 1st color yarn, repeat row 1, fo and weave in all ends.

No assembly needed on this one!  I hope you all enjoy crocheting this fun and easy tea towel and are able to find as many uses for yours as I have!

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Chamomile Tea Towel

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