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Thread: Dress Towel Toppers (Crochet)

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    Senior Member Norene B's Avatar
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    F Hook is best used for the crochet.
    Working from top to bottom of dress. Handle is done separately. For handle, chain 27, skip 4 and dc back 2 times, chain 1, then dc back to end of chain tie off. Leave string on both ends for attaching to dress top.

    For top of dress. First color, Ch 44, sl st. tog to make a circle.

    Every round will start on the back of the top.
    Round 1: Single crochet in each stitch keeping 44 stitches. Sl st. tog to complete row. Tie off. I leave the strings and hide them inside work using a needle rather than cutting them off.

    Starting this in the Single crochet row that you first did.
    Round 2: Second color. Chain 3, then put dc in same hole as the chain, dc next 3 holes, then 2 dc. continuing all around your circle. Increase to 56 dc using this method. Sl St. together.

    Round 3: Chain 3, then dc in back loop of Round 2, making sure you have 56 dc. Sl. St. together.

    Round 4: Using First color. Make shell in the first dc. (2 DC-CH2-2DC0 (the first dc of the first shell in a rnd is a chain 3), skip 4 dc, then make another shell, skip 4 dc, continue all around, sl st. together. You should have 14 shells. Tie off.

    Round 5: Second color. Start shell in middle of back shell, next shell to the left, then between shells, turn top leaving 4 shells for sleeve, then 2 dc on the other side, then 3 complete shells and on other sleeve 2 dc between shells on one side, turn top and 2 dc on other side, 1 more complete shell, sl st together at middle.

    Round 6-8: Sl st into center of shell, Make shells 2DC-CH2-2DC including under sleeves.

    Round 9: Change to first color and 2DC-CH2-2DC around bottom.

    Round 10: Single crochet around bottom. This gives an area for sewing your towel on to hide your stitches.

    To join towel, fold in middle and do a gather stitch across top. I fold each side to the back about half an inch. Put inside the crochet topper, pin, then sew through all layers by hand.

    To put handle on, center on back side, use the yarn to sew handle to back, making sure the pretty side of handle is on the outside when you turn it to the front to button it. Find your favorite button and sew on the front.

    You can also cut the towel in half if you prefer. The towel I'm picturing is a little different at the bottom but the directions are the way I usually do it. You can also make more rows if you want a longer top. Any questions, please ask.

    Top of dress and round 1
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    Round 2,
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    Beginning Round 3
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    Round 4
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    Start of Round 5
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    Round 5 making sleeve
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    Back side showing sl st. to center of shell for Round 6
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    Showing front on Round 5
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    These are rows in white 5-8. Like I said I was doing something different
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    I skipped row 9 and just did single crochet in 1 st color on this one
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    The handle showing buttonhole
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    Super Member mom-6's Avatar
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    Cute! Had not seen the dress version of the kitchen towel before.

    That's the same way I do the dresses for my angel ornaments only I use crochet thread and do a head, wings(sometimes) and halo too, and of course the skirt is much longer since it doesn't have the towel...

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    Senior Member Norene B's Avatar
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    One of my clients at the Adult Day Care taught me how to do these. She was 94 at the time.

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    Very Cute thanks for sharing with us!

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    Senior Member Norene B's Avatar
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    Your welcome.

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    Google Goddess craftybear's Avatar
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    thanks for the pattern, job well done!

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    Super Member Leota's Avatar
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    Thank you.
    i have seen sewn dress toppers for towels but not the crochet ones... too cute.... now I have another way of dressing up the towels :D Thank you

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    Super Member amazon's Avatar
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    Oh that is so cute. Must add to my to do list. MIL loves to make towels similar to yours, will pass this on to her. Thanks for sharing your pattern :thumbup:

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    That is so cute!! Thanks so much for the tutorial.

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    Super Member grammiepamie's Avatar
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    Oh this is so cute. Thanks for the directions. I am going to try it. Your stiches are just beautiful. Sometimes depending what I am working on I have problems with my tension. Yours looks perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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