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Hanging Kitchen Towels

Charm and practicality collide in the Hanging Kitchen Towels. This darling knit dish towel pattern is the perfect addition to your well-kept kitchen. Featuring wavy chevron stitches and an ingenious buttoned loop, you'll wonder how you ever got along without the Hanging Kitchen Towels. These sweet towels make a lovely housewarming present. Have fun mixing and matching colors for a set that will match your personal decor.


Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)


  • Premier Yarns® Home Cotton (85% cotton, 15% polyester; 400gm/700 yds)
  • #59-11 Cornflower (A) – 1 ball
  • #59-02 Cream (B) – 1 ball
  • Needle: US Size 7 (4.5 mm) straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers, 1-1” button


20 sts x 32 rows = 4” in garter st
Save time, check your gauge.


Length: 14” not including hanging loop
Width: 10”


Chevron Stitch (multiple of 13 sts + 1)
Row 1 (RS): With A, * kfb, k4, ssk, k2tog, k3, kfb; rep to last st, k1.
Row 2: With A, knit.
Rep Rows 1-2, 3 more times
Row 9: With B, * kfb, k4, ssk, k2tog, k3, kfb; rep to last st, k1.
Row 10: With B, purl.
Rep Rows 1-10 for patt.


With A, cast on 53 sts.
Knit 1 row.
Work in Chevron Stitch until Towel meas 13” ending with Row 2.
Next Row: With A, *k5, ssk, pm, k2tog, k4; rep to last st, k1 – 45 sts. Knit 1 row.
Dec Row: * K to 2 bef m, ssk, sm, ktog; rep 3 more times, k to end – 8 sts dec’d.
Knit 1 row.
Rep last 2 rows, 4 more times.
Next Row: *SSk, k1; rep from * to last 4 sts, ssk, k2tog – 8 sts rem.

Hanging Loop
Knit 36 rows.

Button Hole
Row 1: k2, bind off 4 sts, k2.
Row 2: k2, cast on 4 sts, k2.
Knit 4 rows. Bind off all sts.


Sew button at beginning of hanging loop.
Weave in all ends.




knit into the front and back of the next st (2 st inc'd)
knit 2 sts together (1 st dec'd)
right side
slip next 2 sts individually knitwise, slip them back to left needle in this position, knit them together through the back loops (1 st dec’d)
St st
Stockinette stitch: Knit on RS rows, purl on WS rows
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What does "k 2 bed m" stand for? Can you please explain this to me?

I think you might mean K 2 bef M", which is knit to 2 stitches before the marker. It's not in the legend or on any knitting abbreviations list, since it has been made up for this pattern.

what do all the abbreviations stand for?...there is no legend...can someone help me understand directions as I would like to make this towel for my children - thanks!

Hello, the abbreviations for this pattern have been added. Hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

I love things with chevron designs, and this towel is great! I really like the hanging loop at the top. It keeps the towel from falling down, or being pulled down by toddlers (or cats). I like the stripes but I might try it in self patterning yarn and not changing colors. I pinned this one to make!

Loved making this towel.


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