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--Cat Stevens

Friday, February 24, 2012

Ombre Hand Towels-Pattern

This is one of a set of three towels that I made.  I also made handmade buttons to match.  Pictures of the buttons and set will be coming soon.
Materials:  Classic Elite Yarns Pebbles- 1 skein each of 3 colors( I used discontinued colorways I got on sale and can't find the tabs for more info)  This would work with any worsted weight cotton or cotton blend but you size may vary.  I used a bout half a skein of each color to complete 1 hand towel.

F crochet hook
tapestry needle
embroidery thread in complementary color

Gauge: 3 rows in pattern = 9 inches across and 2 inches high. Gauge is not essential for this pattern

Row 1: With Color A, ch 45, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook (first 3 chs count as first dc), *dc in each of next 3 chs, dc3tog twice, dc in each of next 3 chs**, 3 dc in each of next 2 chs, rep from * across, ending last repat **, 3 dc in last ch, turn. (42 dc)
Row 2-8: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, *dc in each of next 3 sts, dc3tog twice, dc in each of next 3 sts**, 3 dc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, 3 dc in last st, join Color B.
Row 9-16;  Continue stitch pattern from row two.  Join color C and end of row 16.
Row 16-24: Continue Stitch pattern row two.  Fasten off at end of row 24.

 Row 1: Count 15 dc from left side of towel and place stitch marker. Repeat on Right side. With color A sl st in the rightmost st marker to join.  Sl st across to 2nd st marker. (14 sl st)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Sc in next 3 sts, hdc in each of next 3 sts, dc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in each of next 3 sts, sc to end.
Row 3-10: Ch 3, turn, dc across. (14 dc)
Button Hole:
Row 11: Ch 3 turn. Dc in each of next 5 sts, sl st in each of next 2 sts, dc across ( 6 dc,2 sl st, 6 dc)
Row 12: Ch 3, Turn.  Dc2 tog, dc in next 3 sts, ch 2 skip 2 sl sts, dc in next 3 sts, dc2tog, dc( 5 dc, 2 ch, 5 dc)
Row: 13: Ch 3, Turn, Dc 2tog twice, dc, dc2tog twice dc. fasten off

Finishing:  Fold tab over and determine where to place button.  Use complementary colored embroidery thread to attach button.  Weave in ends.

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